• 3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre


The Standard Resthouse and Superior Deluxe rooms will be closed for maintenance from December 8th to December 22nd, 2023. During this period, new bookings for these rooms will not be accepted. The maintenance works will occur during daytime hours to reduce noise disturbances.

3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre - Nature Lover Experience (Budget)

Price From : RM2,550.00
Tour Code : ABLD-DVFC01
Tour Name : 3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre - Nature Lover Experience (Budget)
Region : Danum Valley
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Minimum : 2 Pax
We recommend immersing yourself in the full nature lover experience by booking our 4D3N Danum Valley Field Centre.

Nature Lover Experience (Budget)

About Danum Valley Field Centre


Step into the rainforest jungle of Danum Valley Field Centre, for the ultimate Borneo Experience!

If you are a keen naturalist or adventure-seeker and are content with the bare necessities of clean and comfortable facilities, Danum Valley Field Centre is for you!

Approximately 80 metres west from Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast, the field centre is accessible by road and the journey takes at least two hours. It is the habitual grounds to over 500 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians living relatively untouched. The hot and humid jungle deems with a variety of towering tropical trees, lingering lianas, exotic orchids, and overhanging epiphytes.

Take this opportunity to feed your curiosity and immerse yourself in a variety of activities for that quintessential Bornean experience! Start the day observing early-morning wildlife as you climb up a tree-hide, take a dip into the river to escape the midday heat or trek your way up to Bukit Atur to catch one of Borneo’s best sunrises! For the adventurous, you may opt for the longer hiking trails. And for the night owls, nightly walks may suit your fancy for a chance to spot some nocturnal wildlife. For something a little bit more on the leisure side, recharge and unwind in a stretcher hammock by the base of a waterfall!


The Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC), which is housed within the Danum Valley Conservation Centre, is situated approximately 80 metres west of Lahad Datu town along Sabah's east coast.

The field centre is accessible by road and the journey takes at least two hours. The route to the field centre features a combination of both paved roads and gravel roads, and the journey is frequently used by heavy vehicles such as logging trucks. Despite the presence of heavy traffic, the road conditions are generally good, making the trip to the field centre relatively straightforward.


Check-in time - 1130 HRS

Check-out time - 1030 HRS


The Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC) offers a variety of accommodation options to suit the needs of different travellers. Visitors can choose from:

Danum Valley Field Centre Superior Deluxe
Superior Deluxe :
  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom with Heated Shower
  • Air Conditioned
  • Pillow, Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Refrigerator
  • Cupboard
  • Sofa
  • Working Table
Danum Valley Field Centre Deluxe Resthouse
Deluxe Resthouse :
  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom with Heated Shower
  • Air Conditioned
  • Pillow, Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Working Table
Danum Valley Field Centre Standard Resthouse
Standard Resthouse :
  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom with Heated Shower
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Pillow, Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Cupboard
  • Working Table
Danum Valley Field Centre Dormitory
Dormitory :
  • Dormitory Bunk Beds (48 Male ; 48 Female)
  • Common Bathroom
  • Wall Fan
  • Pillow, Blanket & Towel

All of the accommodations at the DVFC are well-maintained and equipped with basic amenities, allowing visitors to fully relax and enjoy their time in the stunning Danum Valley.


Malaysian home-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in a dining hall and on a veranda adjacent to the resthouse.

  • Breakfast: 0700 hrs – 0800 hrs
  • Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1300 hrs
  • Dinner: 1915 hrs – 2000 hrs


  • ON: 0700 HRS
  • OFF: 2300 HRS


Day 1 - Lahad Datu / Danum Valley Field Centre

  • 0830hrs
    Depart from Lahad Datu Hotels / Airport and proceed 2 ½ hours overland journey to Danum Valley Conservation Area. Enjoy the changing landscapes of the regenerating forests to virgin rainforests of 130-million year old Borneo’s tropical rainforest!

  • Upon arrival, register at DVCA Reception & Information Building and check-in after briefing by DVFC staff. Enjoy your lunch provided at the Dining Hall.

  • After lunch, have a chat with your nature guide to plan your days at DVFC. Relax or take your power nap before going on a mid-afternoon walk around the centre as an introduction to the tropical rainforest. The area surrounding the center is teeming with wildlife and it is not uncommon for you to spot resident orang utan, red leaf monkey, sambar deer, wild boar, hornbills, and other species.

  • 1900hrs
    Return to centre before sundown and enjoy your dinner.

  • After dinner, venture into the forest on a guided night walk to spot nocturnal wildlife.
  • Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC).

Day 2 - Nature & Wildlife Observation / Night Jungle Walk

  • 0600hrs
    Wake up early for morning nature and wildlife observation with your nature guide to experience the pristine ambience of the rainforest as it has been for millions of years.

  • Return to center for your hearty breakfast and afterwards, embark on a trail in the area if you wish.

  • Spend late morning unwinding before lunch. After lunch, head off for another trek – there are various trails available nearby the centre or embark on a longer trail if you wish; our nature guide will have to determine your fitness level before engaging you on a long hike.

  • Return to center in late evening, just in time to watch the sky changes color as the daylight fades.

  • After dinner, embark on another night walk with your nature guide in search for nocturnal wildlife(if weather permits).
  • Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre.

Day 3 - Hike to Bukit Atur / Danum Valley / Lahad Datu

  • Wake up as early as 0430hrs for 4x4 drive to Bukit Atur and be among the first to greet the first ray of the sun as it touches the valley (optional at a fee) or rise at 0600hrs for another morning walk with your nature guide.

  • Return to center for your hearty breakfast and afterwards, rest or embark on a trail nearby the centre.
  • Pack your belongings for check out time at 1030hrs, depart DVFC for your onwards travel to Lahad Datu.

Things To Bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Good trekking shoes or boots
  • Comfortable clothing (preferably not bright colours)
  • Swimwear
  • Dry bag (to keep items dry)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sun block & sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Leech socks
  • Head torch or torch light


Important Things to Note

  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
  • Phone and internet reception is available. However, it is extremely limited.

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