Timbun Mata Island is the largest island on the south side of Darvel Bay, in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. It is over 26 kilometres long and at the widest is almost 10 kilometres wide. The island is mountainous and was formerly (pre-2000) densely wooded. Mt. Tannabalu, the highest point at 620 m., is a conical, extinct volcano located at the centre of the island. A secondary peak, Mt. Sedungal, at the east end of the island rises to 489 m. The south side of the island is only separated from the mainland by a shallow channel known as the Trusan Sigalong. It is located at 4°39' N 118°25' E with an area of 114.97 km².
The island has been inhabited since before records were kept. There are several villages on the island which have been there for at least several hundred years, Mantandak (in the west), Lakai Lakai (north), Dap Dap (northeast) and Kubor (east). In addition there are newer, illegal settlements which have sprung up on the southeastern portion of the island.
The island was declared a forest reserve in 1930, but had been planted in teak as early as the 1880s. The teak forests have been periodically surveyed, but inroads by illegal logging and land clearing has reduced them.
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Meet up at Jeti Pelancong Semporna.
Depart to Timbun Mata Island.
Arrival at Timbun Mata Island and enjoy welcome drinks.
Prepare for hiking activity
Enjoy Buffet lunch.
Proceed snorkeling activity.
Start water sport activity - Parasailing, jetski, banana boat.
Depart to mainland.
Arrive at mainland.
Meeting Point: Jeti Pelancong Semporna
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ejk2iCEV21kguBAJ8
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau (Semporna) . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport too.
Recommend to book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 7 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.
Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.
Pickup Service: No hotel pickup service is provided, you may need to reach meeting point yourselves.
Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).