11 days trip around Sabah, Borneo


Day 1: Singapore > Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 – 4: Manukan Island (Open Water Diver)
Day 5: Sepilok
Day 6: Kinabatangan
Day 7: Kinabatangan > Tip of Borneo
Day 8: Tip of Borneo
Day 9: Tip of Borneo > Kota Belud
Day 10: Kota Belud > Kota Kinabalu
Day 11: Kota Kinabalu > Istanbul

Open Water Diver: Manukan Island Stay & PADI Open Water Course

Detailed Itinerary around Sabah (Borneo)

DSC-0214.jpgDay 1: Singapore > Kota Kinabalu

Distance: Walking distance + Flight (1.455km – 2h:20m)
Highlights: Visit Singapore’s highlights (Jalan Besar, Gardens by de Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Patk, Chinatown, Little India, etc)
Stay: Adventure Lodge

DSC-0240.jpgDay 2 – 4: Manukan Island (Open Water Diver)

Distance: Walking distance + Ferry
Highlights: Spend 3 days completing a Padi Open Water Course and relaxing around the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park.
Stay:Manukan Island Resort

DSC-0251.jpgDay 5: Sepilok

Distance: Drive (312km – 5h:30m)
Highlights: Enjoy the scenic drive to Sepilok passing through Majestic Mount Kinabalu. Meet the Orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
Stay:Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

DSC-0320.jpgDay 6: Kinabatangan

Distance: Drive (110km – 1h:45m)
Highlights: Cruise along the Kinabatangan River for exciting wildlife encounters.
Stay: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

DSC-0069.jpgDay 7: Kinabatangan > Tip of Borneo

Distance: Drive (410km – 6h:50m)
Highlights: Go in search for wild Bornean Pygmy Elephants around the Kinabatangan River and visit the Gomantong Caves.
Stay:Hibiscus Villa Borneo

IMG-8218.JPGDay 8: Tip of Borneo

Distance: Walking Distance
Highlights: Full day chilling in and around Hibiscus Villa (including snorkeling at the private beach).
Stay: Hibiscus Villa Borneo

DSC-0115.jpgDay 9: Tip of Borneo > Kota Belud

Distance: Drive (132km – 2h:15m) + Ferry (2km – 0h:20m)
Highlights: Overnight at Big Fin Divers Resort for spectacular views from your room. Dive around their dive sites for the chance to spot Sharks and Rays.
Stay:Big Fin Divers Resort

IMG-8241.JPGDay 10: Kota Belud > Kota Kinabalu

Distance: Drive (66km – 1h:15m)
Highlights: Explore the city of KK (Filipino and Sunday Markets, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, etc)
Stay:Imago KK Times Square

DSC-0163.jpgDay 11: Kota Kinabalu > Istanbul

Distance: Flight to Singapore (1.455km – 2h:20m) + Flight (8.642km – 11h:15m)
Highlights: Long stopover at Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Galata bridge, Grand Bazaar, etc)
Stay: Night in the flight back