Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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3 Days / 2 Nights
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Lahad Datu
Lahad Datu
Tour Details

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is one of the best places in Borneo to experience the tropical rainforest, that provides habitat for a vast array of plants and animals, many of which are still undiscovered.

On this 3 day-tour you will have the opportunity to see the Mud Volcano and trek through the trails in search of wildlife such as orangutans, elephants and gibbons.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, avid photographer or just a lover of nature, Tabin Wildlife Reserve has something on offer for everyone.


  • Cherish the harmony of the endangered rainforest ecosystem. In Tabin’s forest you will see life as it truly should be – wild, variable, colourful, pure, and full of wonders!
  • Trace and identify the fresh tracks of the nightly animal visitors in search of vital minerals at Tabin's Mud Volcano.
  • Learn about the important role of Tabin Wildlife Reserve which provides protection and shelter for rare and endangered wildlife
  • Explore Tabin's jungle at night and spot unique nocturnal species.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Lahad Datu - Tabin Reserve
Day 2
Tabin Reserve
Day 3
Depart Lahad Datu

What's Included

  • Accommodation in River or Forest Chalet
  • Scheduled Roundtrip Transfer Lahad Datu airport-Tabin
  • Meals and Activities as per travel itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Tourism Tax (RM 10 per room/night)

Scheduled Transfers:

From Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve: 08.00am and 12.00pm
From Tabin Wildlife Reserve to Lahad Datu: 1.30pm


Day 1 Arrive in Lahad Datu - Tabin Reserve

Meet upon arrival at Lahad Datu airport and transfer to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (about 1.5-hour drive).

Check into the Tabin Wildlife Resort nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad River.
Visit the Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that are found in this area.

After lunch hike for about 20 minutes to the active Lipad Mud Volcano. The elevated bare area of the Mud Volcano is frequented by wildlife and birds that are attracted to salt to fulfill their mineral requirements. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion.
Trek back to the resort along the elephant trail.

After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.

Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort


Day 2Tabin Reserve

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of more than 300 species of birds. After breakfast, drive to the core area and trek through the lush green rainforest to Lidap Waterfalls. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively, explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks (optional). In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.

After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail near the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog, and nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort


Day 3Tabin Reserve - Depart Lahad Datu

After breakfast, free and easy until check out.
You may opt to take up a dawn drive or jungle walk to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day.