What To Expect
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival in Sandakan, transfer to the jetty for a boat trip to turtle island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Island which is the main nesting area for the green turtles. Afternoon is for relaxation, to swim or snorkel. After dinner, wait for the Park Ranger to signal the sighting of a turtle laying eggs.
Learn about the conservation of these turtles. Witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery, and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon being released on the shore. Overnight stay at the island chalet.
After breakfast, return to Sandakan and proceed to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Learn about the rehabilitation of young or strayed orangutans before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to the viewing platform. Witness the feeding of orphaned orangutans. Continue with a 2.5 hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages, and take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation and check in.
Relax by the river before embarking on a boat trip along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan, with the opportunity to view wildlife and birds in their virgin mangrove and rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Dinner and overnight stay at Borneo Nature Lodge.
Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible bird's nests. Take about 15 minutes boardwalk to the opening of Semut Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Return to Sandakan for lunch.
In the afternoon proceed to the city tour. Visit the water village, central market, Buddhist temple, and many more. Then transfer to airport for evening flight departure.
Sightseeing stops as indicated in the itinerary
Qualified English speaking guide
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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.
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