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Turtle Islands, Orangutan and City Tour Adventure

Pick up from Sandakan
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Tour Code: SDK-03 Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

See nesting Green turtles in an exciting adventure together with Orangutans and Sun Bears, followed by an amazing tour of the beautiful Sandakan City!


  • See the Nesting of Green Turtles and the Conservation Efforts by the National Park
  • See Playful Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Explore Various Landmarks in Beautiful Sandakan such as Central Market and Sim-Sim Water Village
  • Visit Puu Jih Syh Buddhist Temple Which Offers a Panoramic view of Sandakan Bay

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!

Day 2 - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre / City Tour

We will be checking out of the lodge at 6.30am and begin your day with a boat ride back to Sandakan; followed by an approximate 35-minute drive towards 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 am.

Next, we are off to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch before heading back for a tour around the beautiful city! Our first stop will be at the Central Market, where it is famous for their amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products. Next, we will head towards Sim-Sim Water Village, a picturesque village built on stilts by the coast of Sandakan. Built in 1879. This original Sandakan settlement is accessible with plank walkways and the quaint village depicts the life of local fishermen and their families in their daily activities.

Last but not least, We will head to Puu Jih Syh Buddhist Temple that is situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. This beautiful temple was built in 1987 and officiated by Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the Chief Minister of Sabah at the time. It is also the largest Chinese temple located in the city and offers an amazing panoramic view of Sandakan Bay that is not to be missed. Fun fact: this temple was once featured in the American television series, ‘The Amazing Race Season 4’ back in 2003!

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
  • Entrance Fees
  • One (1) Night’s Accommodation
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

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 sightseeing
  • 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), 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

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Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Sandakan. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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