The Valley is about 400 square kilometers or 240 miles in its total area. One of the very best features of this land is that it is totally pristine. Before becoming a park, no humans had lived here. There was no mining or logging. Not many other parks in Southeast Asia can make this very specific claim.
These days, the park serves various functions: physical training, scientific and animal research, conservation and of course, education programs for the young people of Malaysia. They will learn about their nation's abundant natural resources, and the importance of protecting them for future generations.
Remote Lands clientele will enjoy hiking, trekking, photography, nature investigation and the local burial grounds. Come and experience one of the best parks in Borneo. Lovers of the Orangutan will not be disappointed!
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Academic Field Research
Over 70 Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees have been completed in recent decades at Danum Valley. It is a world-class international research facility. In fact, it is one of the premier facilities for rainforest research in all of Southeast Asia. And the canopy here can reach over 100 feet high: that’s a ten story building. Over 350 research projects could be cited, and they have been published in about 400 periodicals. One of the most important projects focuses on climate studies. Come and talk to the researchers about their various projects, and learn fascinating new information.
There are ancient burial sites on the far side of the Segama River. Take a guide and go and explore the past of this region. Don’t forget your camera.
The Rajah Brooke Butterfly is king here. But there are various species waiting your arrival: turtles can also be found, as well as the Wallace Flying Frog.
Hiking and Trekking
Danum Valley features various opportunities for walking and hiking as you experience the vast expanse of the area. Borneo is a beautiful island, and Danum provides a totally pristine environment for the hiker. There are also night walks and tropical field trips available.
For Remote Lands clientele, bird watching is on the agenda. There are various species to be found here. There are also deer, Pygmy Elephants and the aforementioned Orangutans, amongst many other creatures of the natural realm. Don’t forget the Sumatran Rhino.
Lovers of the Orangutan will be thrilled with the opportunity to photography these magnificent animals, amongst many others. Take a take, or several days, to test your photographic abilities.
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Danum Valley Itineraries
Discover the best that Malaysia Borneo has to offer on this exciting 8-day adventure. You’ll start in the picturesque Kota Kinabalu and explore the foot of the volcano, followed by a cruise along the Kinabatangan River, continuing through the Danum Valley, passing hanging coffins, and on the lookout for proboscis monkeys, orangutans, and indigenous wildlife.
- 8 days / 7 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $13,900
In Singapore for business, the Grand Prix, a wedding, reunion, or another event? While in the Lion City, take advantage of this major airline hub and turn your trip into a vacation with these quick and easy add-on getaways.
Leave the bustling city of Singapore behind for the wilds of Malaysian Borneo, a 2.5 hour flight away. This quick and easy 4-day getaway to Danum Valley will thrill wildlife seekers with its plethora of plants and lowland fauna.
- 4 days / 3 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,800
Make your way across Borneo’s wilds on this exciting 7-day luxury adventure. You’ll get close to baby orangutans, walk along the treetops in a canopy tour, cruise down jungle-lined rivers, noting the multitude of exotic plants and animals you spot along the way, and sleep in an award-winning eco-lodge.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,000
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Situated in ultimate seclusion, 60 miles from the nearest town, the beautifully-designed Borneo Rainforest Lodge denotes understated elegance. The hotel’s 31 eco-friendly chalets feature high ceilings, dark wood panels and incandescent draping lights, all made from locally-sourced, recyclable material. The chalets use ceiling fans rather than air conditioners and have outdoor tubs, decks and patios boasting panoramic views of the million-year-old rainforest: drenched in the vivacity of the surrounding tropics, there is perhaps no better place to experience undisturbed nature. Guests will be living amongst nature’s finest trees and flora which douse the rainforest in exotic, vibrant color: the Danum Valley provides a home to many rare and endangered animals including the Clouded Leopard, Orangutan, the Proboscis Monkey and around 300 species of bird. Further, the lodge provides an outstanding spa with luxurious treatments which guests may enjoy after an exhilarating jungle trek.
Malaysia Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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For the traveler who likes a little luxury with their adventure, these itineraries from Remote Lands offer a Borneo experience like no other.
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