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2D1N Libaran Island


  • Turtle conservation program
  • To release baby turtle
  • Camping style accommodation


Return boat transfer, in-house guide service, 1 night Twin Sharing camp, conservation fee, breakfast * 1, lunch * 1, dinner * 1.


    MYR50 OFF

Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)

The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) imposes Tourism Tax to International guest (MYR 10 nett per room per night). You may pay the tax at reception.  Update: Malaysia government waive the tourism tax from 1 July 2020 until 30 Jun 2021.

Libaran island lies on the north-eastern coast of Sabah, about 40 minutes boat ride from Sandakan and five minutes away from the main islands of Sabah’s Turtle Island Park. Libaran island support about 450 inhabitants whose main livelihood being fishing and boat making. Turtles are known to come ashore and lay their eggs on the island.

Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Sabah Wildlife Department, a turtle conservation program has been set up on the island. The program includes creating awareness for the locals and visitors on the conservation value of sea turtles, undertaking research projects with the goal of better understanding the life cycle of sea turtles of Libaran island area and to make available research program on sea turtle for international and local students.

As part of the company corporate social responsibilities (CSR), Walai Penyu Resort, Libaran has opened a turtle hatchery and visitors now have the chance to release baby turtles from the hatchery and even see turtles coming on shore to lay eggs.

Boat schedule:
Sandakan Yacht Club to Libaran Island: 10:30am
Libaran Island to Sandakan Yacht Club: 8:30am

Other activities:
Kayaking rental:
MYR 40 (single)
MYR 70 (double)

Snorkeling equipment rental:
Fin & Mask: MYR 31.80

Boat rental to Bakungan Kecil Island:
MYR 150 per boat (price not included conservation fees MYR 60 per person)


Location of Libaran Island


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

  • 10:00

    Meet at Sandakan Yacht Club. Register and stand by for departure.

  • 10:30

    Departure from jetty.

  • 11:30

    Arrive at Libaran island. Free and easy. Relax at the sun deck area while enjoying the sun or walk along the beach.

  • 12:30

    Lunch will be served.

  • 14:00

    Briefing about the turtles conservation program by our in-house Honorary Wildlife Warden. Visit the turtle hatchery after the briefing (free admission) set up by Walai Penyu Resort with the collaboration of the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) an effort to address the threat of the extinction of turtles as well as creating awareness and educate the public.

  • 15:00

    Walk along the beach to kampong Pulak Libaran, the only village on the island. The village in the island is a small and quiet place surrounded by coconut trees. Here you will be able to see how these villagers carry out their daily routine. They are mainly boat makers, fisherman and fishnet-makers. Enjoy the refreshing coconut juice before you head back to the camp.

  • 18:00

    Get the chance to release baby turtle while enjoying the sunset.

  • 18:30

    Dinner and wait for ranger call for turtle sighting.

  • ** Even though record shows turtles come to Libaran island consistently, the sighting is still NOT GUARANTEED.

  • Overnight at island - camping style (2 people per camp).


Lunch at island

Dinner at island

Warm Remind

  • No hotel pickup service is provided, you may extra pay MYR100 per way for hotel transfer.
  • It is limited to 20 persons everyday.
  • Recommend 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).
  • Each camp could accommodate 2 persons only, the kid could stay with parents in a camp, otherwise the 3rd person would have to pay Single Supplement Surcharge at MYR150 to stay in another room.
  • 07:00

    Breakfast time.

  • 08:30

    Check out and transfer back to jetty.

  • 09:30

    Transfer back to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel.

Breakfast at island



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, ...) 9:30 am 100.00
B Sabah Hotel 9:30 am 100.00
C Mile 4 area (Bandar Indah area, Prima Square area, ...) 9:30 am 100.00
D Airport 9:15 am 100.00
E Sepilok area (Sepilok Jungle Resort, RDC, ...) 9 am 100.00
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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. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

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)4 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 least7 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Not refundable for any cancellation made

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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