Turtle and Orang Utan Tour
Visit two of Sabah’s iconic treasures, the Orang Utan and the Turtles. Spend the first day at Selingan Island, witnessing turtles laying eggs at night, the transplanting process of the eggs to a hatchery and finally the experience of releasing baby turtles back into the wild. The second day we visit Sepilok Orang Utan Center and Borneon Sun Bear Centre.
- 1 Night at Selingan Island
- Watch sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach
- Observe orangutans at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
- Borneo Sunbear Conservation Centre
- Sandakan Memorial Park
Day 1: Selingan Island
Arrive Sandakan Airport by morning flight, transfer to jetty for 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Free at leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before proceeding to watch green turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea. Stay overnight in twin-share room. (Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2: Sandakan - Sepilok
Return to Sandakan by boat and proceed to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. After lunch we will proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those taking the evening flight, we will have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight. (Breakfast & Lunch)
- per person twin share
- Valid for traveling from 01 April 2019
- 01 night at Selingan Island
All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.
- Please make sure that you travel light to Selingan Island
- Flash photography and videography of turtles is strictly prohibited.
- Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.
THINGS TO BRING
- swim wear
- sun block lotion
- personal toiletries
- insect repellent
- drinking water bottle
- walking shoes
Tour and transfer
Accommodation as specified
Meals as specified
Eglish speaking guide
Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI))
Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night
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