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    Danum Valley Field Center

    Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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    Overview
    • Excellent53%
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    • Average17%
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    • Terrible7%
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    “sticky rice” (18 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 74 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    ok, we are fairly well travelled but have never used the 'once in a life time experience' tag. First thing, accommodation is basic, food is basic, living standards are basic. BUT this is the appeal of the Field Centre. Our first afternoon we trekked for...More

    Thank SimonNewman
    Reviewed 23 September 2017

    We went through Sticky Rice and I really dont have enough good things to say about them... But first, accommodation. ACCOMMODATION This was the only thing you could potentially give out about, however, this center was not built with tourists in mind and therefore it...More

    Thank Alexandrafoley1
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    Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

    Despite what most people think, you can go to DVFC on your own! However it is a logistical nightmare. I would give the fantastic primary rainforest of Danum 5 stars, but the booking system leaves something to be desired. Booking Danum alone is by far...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

    We had an amazing time in Danum Valley. It's a peaceful retreat in a vast forest that is as old as it gets. Being surrounded by passionate people and a research environment only improved our experience. Doing it on your own is slightly fiddly. Best...More

    2  Thank Spagetti68
    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    Located in the ancient lowland dipterocarp forest of Danum Valley, the field centre is the most comfortable rainforest accommodation I've ever stayed in (but perhaps I'm not the best judge, as the last time I spent any extended time in a rainforest, it was in...More

    2  Thank Meg M
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    • Malaysia >
    • Sabah >
    • Lahad Datu
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    • Danum Valley Field Hotel Lahad Datu
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    Sonya E
    13 November 2017|
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    Response from Franc C | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Sonya, I made my booking in May through a woman called Rosnita at this email address: roserlie2507_at_gmail•©om Have a great trip! Frank
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    7 September 2017|
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    Response from Meg M | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, you don't need to book beforehand. I think they recommend at least half a days' notice, though. If you wanted to book a ranger (they don't call them guides) for the evening you arrive, you could possibly request one at... More
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    27 August 2017|
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    Response from Anywhere4Animals | Reviewed this property |
    You'll need to schedule your own guides. We used Sticky Rice. I wouldn't recommend going without guides. I'm not sure who has access to canopy walk but I believe it's everyone.
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