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Turtle Island Escape – 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: Selingan Turtle Island Park                                        

Meet at Hotel Lobby or Sandakan Airport (preferably on MH 2042 OR AK6092). Transfer to the jetty for Schedule boat ride depart 10:30hrs to Selingan Island. The journey to Island take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.  On arrival, register at the Turtle Island Parks HQ and check into chalet. After lunch at cafeteria, free at own leisure e.g. swimming or snorkeling.  After dinner, waiting for the rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs.  Transfer the eggs to the Hatchery and if there is any young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of the turtles to the sea. Overnight at chalet. LD 

Day 2: Selingan Island-Sepilok-Abai Jungle Lodge

After breakfast take a schedule boat ride to Sandakan Jetty.  Drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform to witness the feeding of 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. 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, free and relax at our nature boardwalk, make sure to bring along your binoculars. Look out for any moving trees, you might have the chance to spot the wild orang utan, Silver leaf monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be experiencing a cruise to search for more wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls continue the night cruise to witness the fire flies as Christmas tree. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, again experience the ‘Jungle at night’ at our nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with our nature guide. Overnight at Abai Jungle Lodge. BLD

Day 3: Pitas Oxbow Lake-Sandakan

Wake up by the calls of nature, early morning take a river trip to  Pitas  oxbow lake to observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas oxbow lake. After breakfast, take another one hour boat cruise back to Sandakan. Upon arrival at jetty visit 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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