Sandakan & Sukau Wildlife Trail Grand Experience (4 Days / 3 Nights)

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Tour Code: SDK-11  Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Experience and learn about wildlife on this nature tour across Sandakan and Sukau for an unforgettable time in Sarawak!

Highlights:

  • See the Nesting of Green Turtles and the Conservation Efforts by the National Park
  • See Playful Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Glimpse the Endemic Proboscis Monkey
  • Visit the Enchanting Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake & Explore Gomantong Cave
  • Explore Various Landmarks in Beautiful Sandakan such as Central Market, Sim-Sim Water Village and Puu Jih Syh Buddhist Temple

Tour Description: 

Day 1 - Turtle Islands National Park

Your adventure begins with a short ride to the Sandakan Jetty where we will take a boat ride towards Selingan Island. This island features the first turtle hatchery in Malaysia opened on 1st August 1966, funded entirely by the Sabah state government. This beautiful island is also surrounded by crystal clear waters and beautiful corals, where it is perfect for you to relax, swim and snorkel the day away!

During the day, 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 released on the shore. After dinner, prepare yourself for an experience of a lifetime as the Park Rangers will bring you to see the sight of Green turtles laying eggs. Visitors are allowed into the hatchery to observe the further work of the rangers: the transplantation of the freshly laid eggs into a man-made incubation chamber! After that, we will turn in for the night at the island’s chalet.

Day 2 - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre / Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

After a brief checkout, we will embark on a boat ride back to Sandakan. Then, we will proceed to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where orphaned and injured Orangutans are brought to be rehabilitated to be returned to the wild. Sepilok features a primary lowland forest which is also a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforests; this gives visitors a perfect opportunity to view the elusive Orangutans in their natural habitat.  There is a boardwalk which leads to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas at 10:00 am.

After that, we will embark on a 2.5 hours’ drive through a charming countryside peppered with quaint villages. After a short boat transfer, you will be brought to your lodging for this tour, the Borneo Nature Lodge. After a quick check-in, lunch and briefing to get you settled, we will journey up-river at 4:00 pm along Kinabatangan—Sabah’s longest river—and enjoy the lush verdure of the virgin rainforest that is home to elusive wildlife and birds. If you’re fortunate, you may catch a glimpse of Proboscis Monkeys lazing about on treetops. If you’re an animal lover, you are in luck as the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is a prime location in Southeast Asia to be in close proximity with animals. After dinner, we will settle in for the night at the lodge and prepare for a full day.

Day 3 – Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake / Jungle Walk

Rise up to the cheery chirpings of birds, insects and the calls of nocturnal animals turning in with the rising sun. At 6:00 am, we will enjoy a morning cruise up the Kinabatangan River, heading towards Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake for a bird-watching session. If the weather is kind, we will undertake a jungle walk and experience the Bornean wilderness before returning to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. After that, you will have ample time to explore the surrounding areas or head to a nearby village to see what’s what. At 4:00 pm, we will once again hop on a boat in search of the unique flora and fauna along the river before calling it a day.

Day 4 – Gomantong Cave / Central Market / Sim-Sim Water Village / Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple

The dawn of a new day heralds a grand adventure ahead. We will expend our replenished energies by venturing into the Gomantong Cave; a limestone cave famed for its edible birds’ nests. Following a 15-minute boardwalk, we will arrive at the opening of Simud Hitam cavern. Take your time seeing the sights but do watch out for bat guanos. Next, we will proceed to Sandakan city to enjoy some authentic Sarawakian food. After lunch, we will begin our city tour to explore numerous landmarks that make up the city.

The Central Market offers an assortment of fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood while the Sim-Sim Water Village will offer you a fascinating view of the sea as the houses are suspended close to the water surface. Lastly, we will visit the Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple to get an insight into the Sarawakian culture as well as enjoy a stunning view of the Sandakan Bay—situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. Fun fact: this temple was once featured in the American television series, ‘The Amazing Race Season 4’ back in 2003! After that, you will then be transferred back to your hotel, signalling the end of the tour.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section

Pick-Up Time:  

  • 7.30 am to 8.00 am

What's Included:

  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Return Transfer
  • One (1) Night’s Accommodation at Island Chalet & One (1) Nights’ Accommodation at Borneo Nature Lodge
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

What's Not Included:

  • Camera/Video Camera Fees
  • Agnes Keith’s House Entrance Fee
  • Beverages (Alcoholic/Carbonated/Juice)
  • Rates Do Not Include Travel, Repatriation and PA Insurance
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information: 

  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeings
  • Accommodations are subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Customer service (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • Recommended to prepare own insect repellent, raincoat (umbrellas not recommended), torchlight, personal toiletries, binoculars, overnight clothing, hat and sunscreen
  • Wear good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants
  • Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of adverse weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardise the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation
  • Only cameras of unaided flash are allowed to photograph the turtles. This is because shining a light on them or using camera flashes can be stressful on the creatures
  • Video/Digital Video Cameras are not allowed
  • Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Child prices apply for children of ages 2 to 11. A minimum of two (2) adult tickets are required to be eligible for child ticket prices
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
  • Note: Starting from 1st September 2017, a tourism tax of RM10 per room per night will be imposed on non-Malaysian tourists for all types of hotels and accommodations. This is payable to the hotel upon check-out