2 Days Sandakan Turtle Island and Orangutan Sanctuary

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Turtle laying eggs
Kundasang War Memorial - Australian Garden
Kundasang War Memorial - Australian Garden
Turtle laying eggs
Kundasang War Memorial - Australian Garden
2 Days Sandakan Turtle Island and Orangutan Sanctuary - Picture 4
Kundasang War Memorial - Australian Garden

What To Expect

Join this nature tour to Selingan Island via Sandakan to watch Green Turtles lay their eggs on the beach, and baby turtles released into the sea. Witness the feeding of the Orangutans in the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Also visit the town of Sandakan for a short cultural tour of the town before returning to Kota Kinabalu.


Multi-day Tours from Kota Kinabalu
Departs From:
Kota Kinabalu
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
2 days / 1 night
daily at upon request
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Day 1:

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, transfer to jetty for a 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Check into chalet. Free leisure time to explore the island. After dinner, proceed in small groups to watch Green Turtles lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and the release of baby turtles to the sea. This island has been a park conservation area since 1977 and turtles come ashore to lay their eggs every night throughout the year. Overnight in Selingan Island Resort.

Day 2:

Return to Sandakan by boat and proceed to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center for a video show. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutans. After lunch in Sandakan, proceed for a short tour of the town including the market, Agnes Keith Museum and Australian War Memorial before transfer to airport for the late afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.


  • Sightseeing stops as indicated in the itinerary

  • Qualified English speaking guide

  • Admission fees

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Airfare

Please Note

  • Please bring swim wear, sun block lotion, hat, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, raincoat and torchlight.

  • Flash photography of turtles is strictly prohibited between 18:00 - 06:00.

  • Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves a boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of adverse weather conditions during or before the boat journey, the company has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.

  • Airfare will be quoted upon request.

  • Single Traveler rates are available. Please inquire.

  • Hotel pick-ups are for city center hotels only. For pick-ups outside the city center, additional fees will apply.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Other languages are available on request with additional charge.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate.

Cancellation Policy

  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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