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Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre → → Rainforest Discovery Centre → → 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bilit vs Sukau
What’s the difference between Bilit and Sukau?
Why we recommend you Bilit instead of Sukau?
Bilit is the new Sukau, with its own collection of jungle lodges and homestays, is located at the up stream of Sukau. This is a totally new and great location to explore the local fauna and flora, tracking the wild animals in their natural habitat, established due to up stream migration of wildlife animals.
Both Bilit and Sukau is located along Kinabatangan River.
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pick up from hotel and drive approximately 40 mins to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. After registration, trek 10 mins through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to the Feeding Platform.
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.
Visit Sepilok for the second feeding in the afternoon.
After that, pay a visit to Rainforest Discovery Centre. The Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Centre will bring you a lot of information about the nature in the area. Walk on a suspension bridge and ending it with the only Canopy Walk in Sandakan.
Dinner & stay overnight at SJR (Twin Sharing Basis).
Pick up at Resort and drive overland (2 hrs) to reach Gomantong Cave.
Arrive to Gomantong Cave.
After cave, drive onwards to Bilit for lunch.
Lunch at Bilit, by the Kinabatangan River, free and leisure.
Have an afternoon tea with some local bites.
After a short briefing by the nature guide, take an afternoon cruise along Kinabatangan River where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself.
Return to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge.
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise.
Proceed back to the lodge for breakfast.
A guided jungle walk in the late morning for wildlife sighting.
Depart for second river cruise.
Dinner and stay overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge (Twin Sharing Basis).
After breakfast, transfer to airport.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Sandakan . To reach Sandakan city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.
Recommend to book: 3 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 7 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.
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).