Daily life at Sukau Rainforest Lodge involves a well-paced exploration of the surrounding wilderness and its creatures, interspersed with time to relax and enjoy the jungle ambience. Naturalist guides take guests on a variety of excursions depending on their package, from morning walks and river cruises to outings to historic limestone caves or orangutan habitats. Each afternoon, guests are invited to join a guide for a scheduled talk, hike, or tour, and every evening, a slideshow features intriguing stories about the lodge.
The following experiences are included in the cost of your stay.
Join experienced guides for an interpretive morning walk along the raised boardwalk that loops through the forest behind the lodge. Learn to identify exotic tree and plants species, and spot birds, monkeys, and other wildlife. The walkway has two areas designated as elephant passes, and Bornean pygmy elephants can sometimes be found here.
Join a guide in the Gomantong Hall on Mondays or Thursdays for a talk on orangutans.
Take a short boat ride to a nearby village with a guide to meet members of the community and learn about everyday life in rural Borneo.
Head into the jungle with a guide to observe wildlife and examine rare flora and fauna.
Go behind the scenes on a tour of the lodge with a staff member and learn about its eco-friendly facilities and green practices.
Learn about games that have been played in Borneo for centuries.
The following experiences are offered with specific packages or at an additional cost.
Join a naturalist to go searching for wild orangutans and langurs in nearby forests. (Included in Orangutan Search package.)
Drive to Gomantong Caves, home to millions of bats and swiftlets and historically a source of edible birds' nests, a rare delicacy in East Asian cuisine. Follow a guide through limestone passageways to discover the cave’s unique ecosystem. Then explore the surrounding primary rain forest, home to wild orangutans, langurs, and other wildlife. (Included in Orangutan Search package.)
Take an early morning river cruise in search of Bornean pygmy elephants, which can often be found on the floodplain, tributaries, and the upper catchment of the Kinabatangan River. (Included in both Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari and Orangutan Search packages.)
Indulge in a relaxing foot massage and treatment surrounded by the peaceful forest after a day of exploring.
Learn the traditional art of batik painting during a workshop led by local artisans.
*These activities are offered at an additional cost.
The Melapi restaurant is built on a jetty with a lovely outdoor terrace so that guests can enjoy river and wildlife views as they dine by candlelight on a creative fusion of local and international cuisine. The cozy Gecko Lounge is handsomely appointed in wood and local textiles and serves coffee, tea, cocktails, wines, and other beverages.
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