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3D2N Sandakan Focus Travel

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  • Turtle Island Park
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River
  • Gomantong Cave
  • Sandakan Nature City

Included

Return boat & land transfer, English speaking guide, 2 nights Twin Sharing Bedroom, entrance fee, local bites, breakfast * 2, lunch * 3, dinner * 2.

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Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)
1
Not accepted
2 ~ 4
1,690 +6% GST
5 ~ 10
1,670 +6% GST
11 ~ 30
1,650 +6% GST
Child
845 +6% GST

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.

   Turtle Island Park →  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation CentreBornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre   Kinabatangan River   Gomantong Cave   Sandakan Nature City



Turtle Island Park

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 mission of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild, by:

  • Creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild.
  • Providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released.
  • Educating the public and raising awareness about this species.
  • Achieving increased protection for sun bears and their habitat through ongoing research, increased knowledge and awareness, and further protection of habitat.



Kinabatangan River

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.


Gomantong Cave

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.


Sandakan Nature City

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 :

  • Sandakan Memorial Park - commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both Australian and British soldiers who were held by the Japanese as Prisoners of War between 1942 and 1945.
  • Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
  • St. Michael’s Church - a century old building where Christianity is preached.
  • Central Market - see the local produce and fresh seafood are being sold.
  • Agnes Keith Museum - learn about the life in the colonial days on Agnes & Harry Keith, who was the first conservator of the Forestry Department in Sabah.
  • English Tea House - may have your own choices of refreshment (own account).

Itinerary

  • 08:15

    Pick up from Resort and transfer to CQ Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey by motorised boat will take about 1 hour.

  • After lunch, 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 the turtle park and turtles.

  • After dinner, standby 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 Sharing Basis)

N/A
Breakfast

Lunch on island
Lunch

Dinner on island
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Things to bring : raincoat (wet season Nov - Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, a pair of sandals, torch, comfortable cotton T-shirt, coat, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
  • Photographing of turtles only with camera of unaided flash.
  • Snorkelling gears are available to hire (Please refer to the Island).
  • Surcharge of MYR 50 on Attached Bathroom.
  • Wake up early in the morning for breakfast.

  • 07:00

    Depart the island.

  • 08:00

    Pick up from CQ Jetty and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, watching the Orang Utan and scheduled video show programmes (25 mins) and visit to the Exhibition Hall.

  • Lunch enroute.

  • After lunch, we will continue overland to Bilit, Kinabatangan River. Upon arrival, a warm welcome by the staff followed by an afternoon tea with some local bites.

  • 16:00

    After a short briefing by the nature guide, take an afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan River (Sabah’s longest river at 560km) where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself.

  • Dinner and stay overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge (Twin Sharing Basis).

  • An Optional Night walk can be arranged and pay locally at the lodge.

Breakfast on island
Breakfast

Lunch at SJR
Lunch

Dinner at Bilit
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Leech socks and gumboot are available for rent at MYR 10.
  • Price not included camera fee.
  • An optional Night Walk can be arranged and pay locally at the lodge.
  • 06:00

    Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise.

  • 07:00

    After the cruise, proceed back to the lodge for breakfast.

  • 08:30

    Drive overland (25 mins) to reach Gomantong Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home.

  • 10:30

    Transfer to Sepilok Jungle Resort for lunch.

  • 14:00

    Afternoon, depart for Sandakan Nature City Tour.

  • 17:00

    End of service. Transfer to respective hotels.

Breakfast at Bilit
Breakfast

Lunch at SJR
Lunch

N/A
Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Special tip : Birds’ nest collecting is done usually between February and August.

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 am Free
B Sabah Hotel 8:45 am Free
C Mile 4 area (Best Western, Bandar Indah, Prima Square, ...) 8:45 am Free
D Airport 8:30 am Free
E Sepilok area (Sepilok Jungle Resort, RDC, ...) 8 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. 2.5% surcharge apply.

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 2.5% 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 book6 month(s) in advance

To book at least7 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).

Goods & Services Tax (GST): This service fare has included 6% GST. Itemized fee (extra expenses) is for reference only, it might not included GST unless stated otherwise.

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