3-Days Tour from Sabah: Sandakan Wildlife Wonders in Sepilok/Selingan & Sukau Start from $780
Discover the beauty of Malaysia’s natural world on this 3-day Sandakan sightseeing and wildlife experience in Sepilok and Selingan from Sabah. Learn of the life cycle of green sea turtles on Selingan Turtle Island, and soak up the sunshine at your leisure. Trek through lowland rainforest to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Take a boat safari along the Kinabatangan River and admire native wildlife along the riverbank. Explore the Gomantong cave system with your guide. Discover Sandakan attractions including Agnes Keith House and Sandakan Memorial Park during your city tour.
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Turtle Island
Stop At: Turtle Island Park, Sandakan Malaysia Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to jetty. At 9:30 AM, boat departs to Turtle Island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Island which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah’s east coast. Selingan Island is the main nesting area for the green turtles. A day of relaxation for you to swim or snorkel at the island. After dinner, prepare to wait for the Park Ranger to inform us of the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. Learn about the conservation of these turtles; witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon released on the shore. Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Selingan Turtle Island (Standard room)
Day 2: Turtle Island – Sepilok – Sukau
Stop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sandakan Malaysia Proceed to drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang-Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest; a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Duration: 2 minutes Stop At: Borneo Nature Lodge, Sandakan, Sabah., No. 41, Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan, SA, Malaysia Drive for about 2.5hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages. Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river at 4:00 PM along Sabah’s longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is on the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Sukau River, Malaysia Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river at 4:00 PM along Sabah’s longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is on the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Borneo Nature Lodge (Chalet room)
Day 3: Sukau – Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu
Stop At: Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Gomantong Hill, Sandakan Malaysia Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds’ nests. Take about 15 minutes’ boardwalk to the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Sandakan Central Market, Jalan Pryer, Pusat Bandar Sandakan, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia Proceed for a city tour and explore the various landmarks of Sandakan which may include Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, Sandakan Malaysia Visit Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.