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.
Pulau Selingan is the second largest of the three islands with an area of 8 hectares. A conservation programme has been in place since 1964, when the Fauna Conservation Ordinance 1963 (Act No. 11) came into force. On August 1st 1966, the first turtle hatchery in Malaysia was set up on Pulau Selingan, funded entirely by the State Government. Many turtles now return to lay their eggs and you can be certain of seeing them every night of the year. Of the three islands, Pulau Selingan is the most developed. It serves as the centre for the park’s administration. Visitors can stay overnight on Pulau Selingan to watch the green turtles but numbers are restricted to 38 persons per night to protect the turtles.
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Orang Uten Rehabilitation Centre is located about 25 kilometers west of Sandakan in the state of Sabah , East Malaysia.
The centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready. The sanctuary is located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which covers an area of 4,294 ha (10,610 acres), much of which is virgin rainforest . Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. It has become one of Sabah’s tourist attractions.
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
The sun bear is the smallest, most arboreal and least known of the bear family , measuring between 120–150 cm long and between 60-78 cm high at the shoulder. Males tend to be larger than females, the former normally weighing between 30 and 70 kg, and the latter between 20 and 40 kg. They unlike other bears, the sun bear’s dark brown or black fur is short and sleek, probably due to the lowland climates it lives in. On their chest sits a pale beige horseshoe shape marking which gives the sun bear its name being said to resemble a setting or rising sun. Similar colored fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes.
Here are allowing you to better understand why we want to protect them all. Some sun bears have the basic ability to survive. Conservation centre will restore and release back into the wild bear appropriate orphans. For captive bear can not be released to provide an improved long life environment. To protect the sun bear, conservation centre must continue to increase research and habitat protection, increased knowledge and awareness, to further protect habitat, so that they live a peaceful life.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
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.
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pick up from hotel and 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.
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 theTurtle 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).
Breakfast at Selingan cafeteria.
Depart from Selingan back to Sandakan.
Drive approximately 40 mins to Sepilok Orang Utan Centre.
Walk in Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest and watch a 25 mins video show.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
Advance to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
You can walk around the Sun Bear Centre. Go visit sun bears and know more about the sun bears.
Drive approximately 15 mins to Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Visit the Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Garden. After that, walk on a suspension bridge and ending it with the Canopy Walk.
Transfer back to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel.
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: 6 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 30 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Up to 30 days prior to departure date: charge 50% of full rates. 29 to 0 days prior to departure date: charge 100% of full rates. 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).