Revel in the glory of nature! Take this tour to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu, and witness exotic flora and fauna like the green turtles, orangutans, birds, proboscis monkeys, virgin mangroves and unspoiled rainforest habitats! Also visit Gomantong Cave for a chance to see bird's nest. Near the end of the tour, have a city tour and learn about the culture of Sandakan.
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
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Pick-up at Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Boat Ride to Selingan Island
Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. Upon your arrival, take an hour boat ride via jetty to Selingan Island. Also known as turtle island, it is the main nesting area of green turtles.
Relax at the Beach
Spend the afternoon swimming or snorkeling. Relax and prepare for the evening activity.
Witness Turtle Laying Eggs at Night
Wait for the Park Ranger's signal for a sighting of turtles laying eggs. Learn more about the green turtles and see collecting of eggs from nesting site, planting in hatchery, and releasing baby turtles back to the ocean.
Spend the Night at the Island Chalet
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Return to Sandakan and continue the tour at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Learn more about the rehabilitation of young or orphaned orangutans. Stroll along a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to the viewing platform and watch the feeding of orphaned orangutans.
Transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge
Take a ride through the rustic countryside for 2.5 hours. After that, take a quick boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge for orientation and check in.
Cruise Along Kinabatangan River
Rest by the river before going on a boat ride along Kinabatangan, Sabah's longest river. Watch the wildlife int their natural mangrove and rainforest habitat. Look out for some of the primate species including proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops.
Return to Borneo Nature Lodge and spend the night
Explore Gomantong Cave
Start early morning and explore Gomantong Cave, known for its bird's nests. Take a 15-minute walk to the Semut Hitam cavern and discover the cave system. After that, return to Sandakan for lunch.
Take a City Tour
Discover Sandakan and its culture through this city tour. Visit several famous landmarks like the water village, central market, Buddhist temple, among others.
Drop-off at Sandakan Airport
Price & Options
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
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.
You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.
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