3D2N Selingan Turtle Island & Sepilok Orang Utan + Kinabatangan River
TOUR CODE: SDK17
Selingan island is one of the three islands of the Turtle Island Park, which lies 40 km north of Sandakan. Selingan is the second largest among the clusters of islands and is the main nesting area for green and hawksbill turtles. These areas are protected for conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animal.
As turtles usually come ashore after dusk, we highly recommend at least, an overnight stay. Selingan Island contains the park's headquarters, a visitor's information centre, accommodation with basic facilities and a turtle hatchery. For protection of the environment and wildlife purposes, only a maximum of 60 visitors can stay overnight at any one time at Selingan Island.
The Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary was set up to rehabilitate orphaned and/or injured baby orangutans, aiming to have them returned back into the wild. Here, you will have the opportunity to watch the orangutans up close in their natural habitat.
The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometers. Kinabatangan is known for its remarkable wildlife and fascinating habitats. This wonderful journey of wildlife discovery starts from the waters of Sulu Sea cruising through a magnificent scenery of the mangrove forest. You will be cruising down the river in search of primates especially the endemic proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife.
10am. Pick up from respective hotel in Sandakan to jetty & depart from the Jetty with speedboat. It takes about l hour boat ride to Turtle Island. On arrival, go to Reception counter for check-in and get room key. Free leisure, roaming on the beach, sun bathing, swimming or snorkeling in the sea can be done during the day or after lunch.
LUNCH will be served at the cafeteria at 12.30 p.m. There is a Parks Exhibition Hall which opened daily at 6.30pm, Video Show at 7.00 pm. And DINNER will be served at 7.30pm. Standby at the Cafeteria until the announcement from the Parks Ranger inform the sighting of mother turtle coming ashore to lay eggs. Follow the Parks Ranger to the nesting side and witness the egg laying process collecting of eggs and the tagging of the mother turtle. Next is to witness the planting of turtle eggs in the hatchery. If you are lucky, you may witness the baby turtle being released to the sea for the first time. Overnight on Island.
BREAKFAST at 6.30 a.m in the Cafeteria.
Please return your key to the Reception Counter and make sure you take nothing but photograph and leave nothing but foot prints. 7.00 am Depart from Turtle Island and reach at the jetty at 8.00am. Transfer to the world-renowned Sepilok Orang Utan Centre to witness the feeding of the iconic Orang Utan and a good opportunity to photograph these natural primates in their natural habitat. The centre was established in 1964 to help rehabilitate the Orang Utan which had been orphaned. The magnificent mixed dipterocarp forest offers a natural home to the Orang Utan, which slowly become less dependent on their twice-daily feeding of milk and bananas at the centre and eventually return voluntarily to the wild.
09:00 am - Orang Utan Video Show.
10:00 am - Orang Utan Feeding.
10:30 am - Juvenile Orang Outdoor Activity. Simple Lunch at Sepilok Cafeteria. Continue your journey by land to the Kinabatangan River and then on to Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be greeted by our team and refreshment will be served followed by briefing featuring the overview of the Lodge routes & safety. Check in to your room, (Twin sharing Room with attach bathroom and Air-con).
04:00 pm - River cruise (2 hours) in search of wildlife that is so prevalent in the area – a good chance to see proboscis monkey, orang utan, macaques, pygmy elephants, birds and other wildlife. Return to the resort. Dinner will be served. After dinner and subject to weather conditions, follow our in-house naturalist for a night walk (1 hour) in search of nocturnal mammals. Return to and overnight at the Lodge.
06:00 am - Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbill. Proceed for another early morning cruise (2 hours) along the Kinabatangan River. Breakfast will be served. After breakfast, Drop off at the respective hotel in Sandakan or at Sandakan Airport for your onwards flight, estimate time arrival around 12:00 noon.
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Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person
* All rates above valid till 31 December 2020 (tour commencement date).
* The tourism tax is RM10 per room per night and is charged to guest who are not Malaysian nationals or permanent residents holding a MyPR card. This tax will be collected upon check out.
* The above tour package is staying in a basic accommodation which is Twin Sharing private room with attached bathroom.
* High Season Surcharge RM 200 per person ( Twin Share ) : 01 JULY – 31 AUGUST
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- Rates Include:
- 2 nights accommodation
- 2 breakfast, 2 lunch & 2 dinner
- Entrance fee
- All transfers & tours as stated in the package (Seat in Coach)
- Rates exclude:
- Accommodation (Sandakan City Area), Camera fee, Snorkeling Gear, Tipping, Travel insurance
- Requirement for the trip:
- Insect Repellent, Rain Coat, Torchlight, Good walking Shoes, Binocular, Camera, Sun Lotion, wear comfortable cotton T-shirt, Personal toiletries, own drinking bottle and first aid kit.
Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.