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Sandakan Safari Extravaganza

HIGHLIGHTS

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre | Gomantong Cave | Turtle Island

DURATION

3 days / 2 nights

DEPATURES

Daily on a Private basis

PRICE FROM

On request

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Driver and a/c vehicle
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

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Day 1: Selingan Turtle Island                                                                         

Meet at Hotel Lobby or Sandakan Airport (preferably on MH 2042 OR AK6092) transfer to town and to jetty for boat ride to Selingan Turtle Islands Park. The journey to Island will take approximately 45 minutes to1 hour. Upon arrival, register at Turtle Island Parks HQ and check into chalet. After lunch at cafeteria, free at own leisure e.g swimming or snorkeling.  After dinner, wait for rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there are young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Overnight at Chalet. LD 

Day 2: Sepilok-Sukau-Menanggul River Cruise                                            

Depart island to Sandakan, After breakfast, drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform to see the Orang Utans. At this center, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Depart Sepilok and transfer to jetty in Sandakan to take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise with electric motor to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. BLD

Day 3: Gomantong Cave-Wet Market-Sandakan                                

Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. After breakfast, proceed by land to Gomantong Cave.  Explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of Bats & Swiflets. Nest of the swiflets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird’s nest soup.  Continue journey by land to Sandakan, Visit to the biggest and the busiest Central Market located at the heart of Sandakan with nice Sea view, not forgetting to drop by the Souvenir shop in front of market before having your lunch at local Restaurant, after lunch, proceed to airport for your flight MH 2047 (ETD13:50hrs) or your hotel. BL

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