3D/2N Sandakan Wildlife Wonder

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Sandakan Wildlife Wonder

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Full Itinerary

Sandakan – Gomantong Cave – Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel
  • Travel to Gomantong Cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. Journey takes approximately 2 hours drive by land through Oil Palm Plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages. Upon arrival, walk on the plank to the cave. Explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiftlets. The nest of the swiftlets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup.
  • Continue an approximately 30 mins drive to one of the world’s richest ecosystems, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau. Arrive at Kampung Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plants, mammals and birds.
  • Take a short boat transfer to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Time for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in. Lunch will be provided in the lodge restaurant.
  • At 16:00hrs, take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the Borneo pygmy elephant.
  • At 19:00hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant.
  • After dinner, you can go for an optional night safari cruise (self-expense, not included in tour price) where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
  • Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Selingan Turtle Island

  • Since the introduction of a conservative program in Selingan Island in 1967, a large number of turtles are now returning to lay their eggs and the chance to see the sea creature is almost certain every night.
  • After breakfast, depart at 07:00hrs to return to the Sandakan seafront jetty.
  • At 09:30hrs, speed boat departs for Selingan Island, the main nesting area for green turtle, which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah’s east coast. Boat journey is approximately 1 hour.
  • Check into simple accommodation facility and relax by the beach or take up snorkel at the nearby reefs.
  • After dinner, Park Ranger will signal the appropriate time to view huge Green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Witness the eggs being transferred to hatchery from the nesting site. Offer help to release baby turtles onto the shore and be overwhelmed by the emotion of seeing the turtles scrambling to the open sea by some natural instinct.
  • Overnight at the Island Chalet.

Choice of Sepilok Orangutan OR Sandakan City Tour OR Sepilok Orangutan and Sandakan City Tour

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANGUTAN

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutans at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Stars hotel) for check-in.
  • Overnight at Sheraton Four Points Hotel.

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2.5hrs journey).
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-

1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,

2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.

3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.

  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Stars hotel) for check-in.
  • Overnight at Sheraton Four Points Hotel.

OPTION C: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN & SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

This option has an additional charge of MYR 50 per person.

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutan at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, continue the journey and proceed for Sandakan City Tour.
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-
  • 1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,
  • 2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.
  • 3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Stars hotel) for check-in.
  • Overnight at Sheraton Four Points Hotel.

Notes

  • Bring insect repellent, raincoat, water bottle, sun hat, trekking shoes, leech socks, torchlight, camera, binoculars, toiletries, sun-block, personal medication.
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
  • If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
  • Non-guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Asian Overland Services reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

3 Days / 2 Nights

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Remarks:

  • Tour Category: Wildlife & Nature
  • Tour Type: Shared Basis English Speaking
  • Departure: Every Day – Min 02 Max 16 persons
  • Start / End: Sandakan airport

Includes:

  • Meals as Stated
  • Entrance Fee
  • Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach)
  • Return Boat Transfer
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Two Night Accommodation
  • One River Cruise
  • Turtle Island National Park Conservancy Fee

Excludes:

  • Domestic Airfares (Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan-Kota Kinabal
  • Camera and Video Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Price:

Adult Rate Child Rate
from MYR 5500.00 Not Available