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From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

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From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

Hello,

Does anyone know if there is a way to get from Borneo Rainforest Lodge (or the other way around by all means) without having to fly via KK?

Is there a way to make this in to a fun excursion and adventure rather tan a boring day of transit.

If getting a driver how long is it and is it a nice trip?

Many thanks?

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1. Re: From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

Actually - I think I found the answer. Google maps is saying it is about a 3 hr Drive from the Airport for BRL to Sandakan so I am sure we can get a driver.

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2. Re: From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

We got the bus but if you can afford a driver from Lahad Datu, it would be much more convenient! Unless things have changed, we found it really difficult to get information on the bus - ended up waiting in a minibus for about 90 minutes (it was a Sunday morning so I guess not many people were travelling), then spotted an express air-conditioned coach and got tickets for it - actually cheaper than the minibus was charging! So pre-booking a driver would be the easiest way and the best use of your time.

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3. Re: From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

Many thanks!

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4. Re: From Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Sandakana area not via KK

We had BRL set us up with a driver - cost 750RM and took 4 hours by road to Semporna dock. Toyota Landcruiser. Drove too fast to see much but did have to stop for a 7 foot spitting cobra to cross the road.

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