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5D4N The Ultimate Sandakan Tour

Highlight

  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • Selingan Turtle Island
  • Sandakan City
  • Gomantong Cave
  • Kinabatangan River

Included

Return boat & land transfer, English speaking guide, 4 nights Twin Sharing Bedroom, entrance fee, breakfast * 4, lunch * 4, dinner * 4.

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Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)
1
Not accepted
2 ~ 4
2,576
5 ~ 9
2,550
10 ~ 30
2,530
Child
1,288

The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) is imposing a Tourism Tax on guest at the sum of MYR 10 nett per room per night with effect from 1st September 2017. Please direct pay to tour guide.

  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre  Rainforest Discovery Centre →  Turtle Island Park Sandakan City Gomantong Cave Kinabatangan River


Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

The SOURC giving tourists the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads you to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed by rangers.The center taking care of about 80 apes, keeping the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, elephants and other rare animals as well.

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The mission of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild, by:

  • Creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild.
  • Providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released.
  • Educating the public and raising awareness about this species.
  • Achieving increased protection for sun bears and their habitat through ongoing research, increased knowledge and awareness, and further protection of habitat.



Rainforest Discovery Centre

RDC is the gateway getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests. Its main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kapili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides. Birdwatchers will be fascinated by this place as it has one of the rarest birds in Sabah, The Borneon Bristlehead and another 250 species of other birds.


Turtle Island Park

Selingan, one of the composition of Turtle Island Park, houses the park’s headquarters, a turtle hatchery, tourist accommodation and basic facilities. Turtles lay their eggs throughout the year, but the best time to head there is between July and October. As turtle landings usually occur after dusk, an overnight stay would be the best plan to see the turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs, but shining a light on them or using camera flashes should be avoided as either can be stressful on the creatures.

 

Sandakan City

Sandakan is located on the eastern seaboard of Sabah. It is a city which is steeped in history. Its character is shaped by the hinterland that embodies Sabah’s rich and diverse biodiversity in all its glory.

The city tour includes :

  • Australian War Memorial : commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both Australian and British soldiers who were held by the Japanese as Prisoners of War between 1942 and 1945.
  • Sandakan Central Market : see the local produce and fresh seafood are being sold.
  • Sim-sim Water Village : houses built close to the water surface , which at that time was a narrow , uninhabited coastal fringe of jungle and mangroves
  • Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
  • Agnes Keith House : may have your own choices of refreshment (own payment).
  • St. Michael’s Church : The oldest church in Sabah where you can see a century old building where Christianity is preached.


Gomantong Cave

Described by WWF as ’the best-managed edible birds’ nest cave in the world’, Gomantong Caves in the heartland of the Gomantong Rainforest Reserve have been the focus for birds’ nests for centuries. There are two cave complexes - Simud Hitam (Black Cave) soaring up to 90 metres high and the more accessible of the two, and Simud Putih (White Cave), where the more valuable nests are found. A well-maintained boardwalk gives you easy access to do some exploring or watch the skilled harvesters at work.


Kinabatangan River

Stretching 560 km from the Crocker Range in the southwest of Sabah to the Sulu Sea in the east, the Kinabatangan River sustains one of the world’s richest ecosystems. The lower basin of the river itself is the largest forest covered floodplain in Malaysia and has the largest concentration of wildlife in the South East Asian region. A trip up the river at dawn or dusk is the best opportunity to see the wildlife, eg. Proboscis monkeys, langurs, orang utan, hornbills, kingfishers, mangrove snakes and etc. You might even sight an Asian elephant or a Sumatran rhinoceros wandering through the trees.


Itinerary

* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • 08:15

    Pick up from Airport/hotel and transfer to Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR).

  • 09:15

    Take 5 minuted leisure walk to the nearby Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. After registration, trek 10 mins through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to the Feeding Platform.

  • 10:00

    Witness the morning feeding of Orang Utans. Return to reception center, watchthe scheduled video programme (25 mins) at the Nature Education Center, andnvisit to the Exhibition Hall.

  • 11:00

    Advance to Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

  • 12:00

    Lunch enroute.

  • 15:00

    Visit Sepilok for the second feeding.

  • 16:00

    Transfer to Rainforest Discovery Centre.

  • 17:30

    Transfer back to Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR).

  • 18:30

    Enjoy dinner.

  • Overnight at Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR)

  • Overnight at Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR)

N/A
Breakfast

Lunch SJR
Lunch

Dinner SJR
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Things to bring : raincoat (wet season Nov - Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, a pair of sandals, torch, comfortable cotton T-shirt, coat, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
  • Camera fee is not included.
  • 07:30

    Enjoy breakfast.

  • 08:15

    Transfer to Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey by motorized boat will take about 1 hour. Go to reception counter at the Visitor’s Centre and check in to Chalet.

  • 12:30

    Lunch will be served at the cafeteria.

  • After lunch, free at leisure! You may grab your mask, fins and snorkel and head to the beach where you can find lots of juvenile marine life or you can choose to relax or sun bathing by the beach.

  • Before dinner, treat yourself to a slide show featuring information of the Turtle Park and turtles.

  • After dinner, stand-by at the cafeteria. Wait for park ranger’s signal before proceed in a small group to the egg-laying site to witness the mother turtle laying eggs, transferring of eggs to the hatchery and releasing of hatchlings to the sea.

  • Stay overnight at Island Chalet (Twin Room Basis).

  • Stay overnight at Island Chalet (Twin Room Basis).

Breakfast at SJR
Breakfast

Lunch at island
Lunch

Dinner at island
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Things to bring : cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, swim wear, torch light, sandals, comfortable cotton T-shirt with short pant, towel, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
  • Photographing of turtles only with camera of unaided flash.
  • Snorkeling gears are available to hire (please refer to the island).
  • There is no camera fee will be charged for taking photos on daytime, you need only to pay MYR10/camera if you wish to take photos during watching the turtles at night.
  • Wake up early in the morning for breakfast in the cafeteria.

  • 07:00

    Surrender your key to the Reception Counter and depart the island.

  • 08:30

    Proceed for the city tour.

  • Sandakan Memorial Park, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, The Parish Of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Central Market , Agnes Keith House, English Tea House.

  • 12:00

    Lunch enroute.

  • 13:00

    Proceed to Kinabatangan River.

  • 15:00

    Stop at Gomantong Cave.

  • 17:30

    Wait at the cave entrance to witness the feeding of the Bat Hawk on millions of bats that merge out from the cave in search for food.

  • 18:15

    Transfer to Bilit Adventure Lodge.

  • 20:00

    Dinner & stay overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge (Twin Sharing Basis).

Breakfast at island
Breakfast

Lunch at Bilit
Lunch

Dinner at Bilit
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Recommend to bring : raincoat (wet season Nov - Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, a pair of sandals, torch, comfortable cotton T-shirt, coat, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
  • Camera fee is not included.
  • Special tip : Birds’ nest collecting is done usually between February and August.
  • An optional Night Walk can be arranged and pay locally at the lodge.
  • 05:30

    Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise.

  • 07:00

    Proceed back to the lodge for breakfast.

  • 09:00

    A guided jungle walk in the late morning for wildlife sighting.

  • 11:00

    Trek back to the lodge.

  • 12:00

    Reach lodge to freshen up.

  • 12:30

    Lunch at dining hall.

  • 13:30

    Free and leisure time.

  • 16:00

    Take an afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan River where you can observe wildlife on the boat.

  • 18:00

    Finish cruising, back to room for a rest / shower.

  • 19:30

    Dinner and overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge.

Breakfast at Bilit
Breakfast

Lunch at Bilit
Lunch

Dinner at Bilit
Dinner

  • 08:30

    After breakfast, depart to Sandakan city.

  • 11:00

    Transfer back to hotel or airport.

Breakfast at Bilit
Breakfast

N/A
Lunch

N/A
Dinner

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Sandakan city (Four Points, Sandakan Hotel, Nak, ...) 8:30 am Free
B Sabah Hotel 8:45 am Free
C Mile 4 area (Best Western, Bandar Indah, Prima Square, ...) 8:45 am Free
D Airport 9:15 am Free
E Sepilok area (Sepilok Jungle Resort, RDC, ...) 9:15 am Free
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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromSandakan . To reach Sandakan city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.

Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

To book at least14 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  31 days or more, no cancellation charge, but need to pay for 5% refund fee; 16~30 days, charge 50% of tour total amount; Less than 15 days or No-Show, no refund. 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:  Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

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).

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