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.
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.
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 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, you can visit them, so you have a better understanding of them. Most importantly, we can hope that after some time with them to get along with you, allowing you to better understand why we want to protect them all. Some sun bears have the basic ability to survive. We 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, we must continue to increase research and habitat protection, increased knowledge and awareness, to further protect habitat, so that they live a peaceful life.
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.
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 :
Meet & greet from Sandakan airport or hotel lobby.
Deport by boat to Selingan Island.
Arrive the island , check-in at the chalet.
Lunch at Selingan cafeteria.
Spent your time with your own leisure (swim or snorkel or simply relax).
Beach is off-limit.
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 .
Stay overnight at Island Chalet .
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast in the cafeteria.
Surrender your key to the Reception Counter and depart the island.
Estimated arrival time at the jetty.
Drive approximately 40 min to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Upon arrive at the center, trek 10 min through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to the Feeding Platform.
Witness the morning feeding of Orang Utans. Return to reception center, to watch the nature video programme at the Nature Education Center, and view the display at the Exhibition Hall.
Advance to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
Overland to Kinabatangan River for 2.5 hours.
Expect arrive at Bilit, Kinabatangan. Check in and free at own leisure.
Afternoon river cruising for 2 hours.
Return to lodge for dinner.
After dinner, enjoy a night drive safari in search of nocturnal animals. It may approximately 1 hour.
Overnight at Bilit, Kinabatangan.
Wake up by the calls of nature.
Early morning take a river cruise to observe wildlife.
Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Early jungle walk to MERBAU TRAIL. Fascinated by more than 100 years old Merbau Tree. Walk around the village, to experience the lifestyle of the villagers or jungle trekking.
Enjoy 2 hours afternoon river cruise.
Return to the lodge for dinner.
Wake up by the calls of nature and enjoy breakfast.
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Sandakan city.
Transfer back to respective hotels / 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: 6 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 7 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).