2 Day Sandakan Turtle Island and Orangutan Sanctuary Tour from Kota Kinabalu

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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.

Description

Itinerary

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.

Includes

  • Sightseeing stops as indicated in the itinerary

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Inclusions: Sightseeing stops as indicated in the itinerary / Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle / Entry fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Start

    Pick-up at Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • Board a Boat to Selingan Island

    From the airport, transfer to a flight for Sandakan. An hour boat ride via jetty will bring guests to Selingan Island. After checking into chalet, free leisure time is given for guests to roam around the island.

  • Witness Green Turtles at Their Own Natural Habitat

    Proceed in small groups to watch green turtles lay eggs on the beach, eggs being relocated to the hatchery and baby turtles being released to the sea. Since 1977, the island has been a park conservation area due to turtles coming ashore and laying their eggs every night all year round.

  • Overnight at Selingan Island Resort

  • Day 2
  • See Playful Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

    Board a jetty back to Sandakan and proceed to Sepilok Oragutan Rehabilitation Center, where a video show starts off the tour. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutans.

  • Go On a Tour of Sandakan

    Go on a short cultural tour of Sandakan with stops such as the market, Agnes Keith Museum and Australian War Memorial.

  • End

    Drop-off at Sandakan Airport

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Hat

  • Swimsuit

  • Rain gear

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Water (plastic bottle, etc.)

  • Flashlight

Additional Note(s)
  • Flash photography of turtles is strictly prohibited between 18:00 - 06:00.

  • Please be advised that the 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 tour operator has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed unsafe for passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The tour operator is not responsible for any compensation.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Airfare is not included in the tour price. Please make flight arrangements on your own.

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

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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