Sandakan Wildlife Tour
Day 01 Sepilok Orang Utan/Sun Bear/Rainforest Discovery Centre/Sepilok Jungle Resort (L/D)
Meet on upon arrival at Sandakan airport or pick up at respective hotels as listed on above. Transfer to Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR). Unpack yourself, freshen up. Take a 5 mins. leisure walk to the nearby Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, watching one of the nature’s most endangered animal species, the ‘Orang Utan’ or ‘Man of the Jungle’, in local language swing from branches to branches towards to the feeding station in the forest. Watch the scheduled video show programme (25 mins) and visit to the Exhibition Hall. After Sepilok, proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Center to see the world’s smallest bear in its natural environment. Lunch en route at SJR.
Afternoon, second visit to the sanctuary for the afternoon feeding. After Sepilok, continue a visit to Rainforest Discovery Centre situated within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. The Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Centre will bring you lots of information about the nature in the area. After that, a chance to walk on a suspension bridge and ending it with the only Canopy Walk in Sandakan. Standing on 28m above the forest floor is truly amazing. Dinner & stay overnight at SJR.
Day 02 Sepilok Jungle Resort/Gomantong Cave/Kinabatangan River (B/L/D)
Pick up from hotel and drive overland (2½ hrs) to reach Gomantong Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home. After cave, drive onwards to Bilit, Kinabatangan River, home to the 10 species of primates namely Proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, orang utan, slow loris, western tarsier, 8 species of hornbills such as Rhinoceros Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill (50kg, 120cm), kingfishers, bubuls, trogons, flycatchers, sunbirds, broadbills, herons, mangrove snakes, vipers, estuarine crocodile, asian elephants and many many more wildlife. Upon arrival, a warm welcome by the staff. Lunch included at Bilit. By 1530hrs, have an afternoon tea with some local bites. After a short briefing by the nature guide, take an afternoon cruise (4.00pm) along the Kinabatangan River (Sabah’s longest river at 560km) where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself. Dinner & overnight stay at Bilit Adventure Lodge.
Optional: Night walk can be arranged, pay locally @ RM10.00 nett p/pax/hrs.
Tree planting also can be arranged, pay locally @ RM10.00 nett p/tree.
Day 03 Kinabatangan River/Jungle Walk/PM Cruise/ Kinabatangan River (B/L/D)
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise at about 0600hrs. After the 1 hours boat cruise, proceed back to Bilit Lodge for breakfast. Late morning, depart for a guided nature jungle walk to experience the riverine forest. Trek back to Bilit Lodge, freshen up, have lunch, take a short nap. Late afternoon, depart for second boat river cruise. Dinner & second night stay at Bilit Adventure Lodge.
Day 04 Kinabatangan River/ Sandakan Airport (B)
After breakfast, by 0830 hrs, departure transfer to Sandakan airport/hotel.
What to bring (recommendations):
Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), cap/hat, swim wear, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, (leech socks are available for sale), torch light, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications
Terms and Condition
- All prices quoted are nett per adult & based on min. 2 adults per tour departure. Should you have more than 8 adults per tour & departure, please feel free to contact us for a re-quote.
- All prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice & peak season surcharge applied.