• 3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre

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

RM2,550.00
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

OVERVIEW

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 kilometres 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 teems 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 your day right with an early morning trek to spot wildlife, take a dip at the river beach 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 and drives may suit your fancy for a chance to spot some nocturnal wildlife. For something a little bit more on the leisurely side, the dining hall veranda is a welcome retreat to unwind and observe the wildlife passing by.

LOCATION / HOW TO GET HERE

The Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC), which is housed within the Danum Valley Conservation Area, is situated approximately 80 kilometres 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.

INFORMATION

Check-in time - 1130 HRS

Check-out time - 1030 HRS

ACCOMMODATION

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
Superior Deluxe
Travel Period: 01 January 2024 till 31 December 2024
International Market
(Price per person)
Malaysian Market
(Price per person)
Adult Traveller
Twin/Triple Sharing
MYR 4,660 3,492 MYR 3,925 2,942
Child Traveller
With Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 4,190 3,145 MYR 3,530 2,650
Child Traveller
No Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 3,495 2,620 MYR 2,945 2,210
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling with a group of 2 pax or more)
MYR 5,745 4,310 MYR 4,395 3,295
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling alone)
MYR 6,400 4,800 MYR 5,150 3,865
Danum Valley Field Centre Deluxe Resthouse
Deluxe Resthouse :
  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom with Heated Shower
  • Air Conditioned
  • Pillow, Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Working Table
Deluxe Resthouse
Travel Period: 01 January 2024 till 31 December 2024
International Market
(Price per person)
Malaysian Market
(Price per person)
Adult Traveller
Twin/Triple Sharing
MYR 4,585 3,440 MYR 3,870 2,900
Child Traveller
With Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 4,130 3,100 MYR 3,480 2,610
Child Traveller
No Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 3,440 2,580 MYR 2,900 2,175
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling with a group of 2 pax or more)
MYR 5,480 4,110 MYR 4,280 3,210
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling alone)
MYR 6,155 4,615 MYR 5,035 3,775
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
Standard Resthouse
Travel Period: 01 January 2024 till 31 December 2024
International Market
(Price per person)
Malaysian Market
(Price per person)
Adult Traveller
Twin/Triple Sharing
MYR 4,530 3,400 MYR 4,120 2,855
Child Traveller
With Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 4,080 3,060 MYR 3,430 2,570
Child Traveller
No Extra Mattress (Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 3,400 2,550 MYR 2,855 2,140
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling with a group of 2 pax or more)
MYR 5,200 3,900 MYR 4,165 3,120
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy (Travelling alone)
MYR 5,900 4,425 MYR 4,925 3,695
Danum Valley Field Centre Dormitory
Dormitory :
  • Dormitory Bunk Beds (48 Male ; 48 Female)
  • Common Bathroom
  • Wall Fan
  • Pillow, Blanket & Towel
Dormitory
Travel Period: 01 January 2024 till 31 December 2024
International Market
(Price per person)
Malaysian Market
(Price per person)
Adult Traveller
(Travelling with a group of 2 pax or more)
MYR 4,320 3,240 MYR 3,740 2,805
Child Traveller
(Accompanying a group of Adults)
MYR 3,890 2,915 MYR 3,360 2,520
Adult Traveller
(Travelling alone)
MYR 5,070 3,810 MYR 4,520 3,390

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.

MEALS SUPPLY

Malaysian home-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffets are served at the dining hall. Vegetarian options are provided upon request.

Complimentary coffee and tea are available all day at the dining hall.

  • Breakfast: 0700 hrs – 0800 hrs
  • Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1300 hrs
  • Dinner: 1900 hrs - 2000 hrs

GENERATOR SUPPLY (ELECTRICITY)

  • ON: 0700 HRS
  • OFF: 2300 HRS

Itinerary

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 the pristine 130-million-year-old tropical rainforest of Borneo!

  • 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 the centre 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 as well as longer, more challenging trails. Your nature guide will have to determine your fitness level before engaging you on a long hike.

  • Return to the centre in late evening, just in time to watch the sky change colour as the daylight fades.

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

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


  • Wake up as early as 0430hrs for a 4x4 drive to Bukit Atur (optional) and be among the first to greet the first ray of the sun as it touches the valley 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 t-shirts (long sleeves and quick-dry recommended)
  • Outdoor pants (long, quick-dry and earthy colours recommended)
  • Swimwear
  • Dry bag (to keep items dry)
  • Camera (for non-commercial use only)
  • Binoculars
  • Sun block & sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Leech socks
  • Head torch or torch light
  • Power adapters (for European or 2-pin plugs)

 

Important Things to Note

  • Please note that the itinerary provided in the DVFC packages serves as a sample, and you are encouraged to customize the activities after consulting with your nature guide upon arrival.
  • 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 depending on weather conditions and satellite function.
  • The electricity at DVFC is powered by generators that shut down from 23:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs. Battery-powered lamps are provided in each room but you may wish to bring your own torchlight.
  • A permit is required for any photos and videos taken for commercial use. This must be arranged prior to your trip.
  • Danum Valley Field Centre is a no-fly zone. If you wish to fly a drone, you must apply for a permit at least 2 months prior to your trip.
  • Power outlets at the centre are all UK 3-pin sockets. For electronics and appliances that do not have UK 3-pin plugs, you may wish to bring your own power adapters.
  • Before departing from Lahad Datu, you may ask your driver to bring you to a local shop to buy "adidas kampung" (rubber trekking shoes) – the recommended shoes for trekking through Borneo tropical rainforest.

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