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Orang Utan + Sun Bear + Rainforest Discovery Centre

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  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre

Included

Return transfer service, entrance fee, tour guide, lunch.

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1964 to help rehabilitate orangutans which had been orphaned. Just like a human baby, the orphaned young orangutan (which would normally live with its mother for 5-6 years) needs to be taught how to cope in the wild, while its health is carefully monitored during rehabilitation.

Visit the world’s smallest Sun Bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center at Sepilok, adjacent to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre opened in 2014 and aims to increase public awareness and release back into the forest individuals which can be rehabilitated or are still “wild”.

The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is the gateway getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests.

Situated 23 KM from Sandakan town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre (SOURC), the RDC’s 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.

The RDC also gives visitors a chance to get intimate with nature through its Nature Experience programme which includes a guided walk to the Plant Discovery Garden, Rainforest Walk and indoor / outdoor activities.

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 like the Hornbills, Broadbills, Pittas and Kingfishers. As of 2009, RDC has also become the official venue for the annual Borneo Bird Festival which attracts the participation of birding enthusiasts from all over the world.


Itinerary

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

  • 08:30

    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.

  • 10:00

    Witness the morning feeding of Orang Utans.

  • Return to reception center, watch the scheduled video programme (25 mins) at the Nature Education Center, and visit to the Exhibition Hall.

  • 11:00

    Advance to Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

  • 12:00

    Enjoy lunch.

  • 13:00

    Transfer to Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

  • 13:15

    Visit the Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Garden.

  • After that, walk on a suspension bridge and ending it with the only Canopy Walk (147 metres long, 28 metres height) in Sandakan.

  • 16:00

    Transfer back to respective hotels.

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Breakfast

Local lunch
Lunch

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Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Recommend to bring : raincoat (wet season Nov - Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera, personal medications.
  • Price not included camera fee.

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 (EUR)
A Sandakan city (Four Points, Sandakan Hotel, Nak, ...) 8:30 am Free
B Sabah Hotel 8:45 am Free
C Mile 4 area (Bandar Indah area, Prima Square area, ...) 9 am Free
D Airport 9 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. Please be noted that 2.3% transaction 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)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 least3 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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# Currency EUR is for reference only, actual price will be based on Ringgit-Malaysia (MYR).