Another unique eco-tourism destination for you to explore in Sabah. Take a leisurely boat cruise along the Garama River to look out for the curious-looking Proboscis Monkey with its over-sized nose and pot belly. They usually hang out in small groups that consist of a dominant male and four or five females. Feeding on leaves and seeds, they go from tree to tree and are best sighted during the day or late afternoons. These animals are only found on the island of Borneo.
This tranquil setting of mangroves, palms, scrubs and secondary forests also attracts other wildlife like Macaques, the rare silver Leaf monkey, flying foxes, birds and water buffalos. The cruise lasts for 1 ½ hours and ends as the sun sets and daylight fades into dusk. There are a few riverside refreshment places along the Garama River serving up local dishes and refreshing drinks.
- Return boat and land transfer
- Tea Break (Local Cuisines)
- 1st boat cruise to see the Proboscis Monkeys
- Dinner (Buffet style)
- 2nd cruise to see fireflies
- English Speaking Guide
1300 hrs: Depart to the South-western part of Sabah. Journey takes roughly 1hr 45mins / 2 hours. Coffee & tea will be served with some local cake made by the local people.
1600 hrs: On board comfortable fibreglass boat – cruise down for almost 2 hrs in search for wildlife. Experience by walk through the longest boardwalk in the wetland area to return to the Base Camp.
1800 hrs: Enjoy sumptuous Malaysian dinner served in glimmering lanterns hug around the lodging. Catch the glimpse of fireflies slowly lighting up and decorating the mangrove trees. Do not forget to visit the Monkey Souvenir shop which offers you good price; handicrafts and gifts for you to take home. Listen to the crickets singing while you walk back to the coach.
2100 hrs: Estimated arrival to Kota Kinabalu.