4D3N Semporna Island Hopping + Fireflies + Mongrove Cruise
TOUR CODE: TWU16
Semporna was founded soon after the British North Borneo Chartered Company established Sandakan, and initially settled by Chinese traders, most fleeing from Spanish attacks on the Sulu Sultanate. Before being named "Semporna", this area was known as "Tong Talun" in Bajau language which means "Hujung Hutan" in Malay or "at the end of the forest" in English.Panglima Uddang, Panglima Sallehangni and Panglima Sakti of Bajaus Kubangancestry were responsible for this name. The name gradually evolved to "Semporna" (known as "Peaceful Place") over time. Semporna is also known for the Regatta Lepa traditional boat races which occur annually in April. Semporna was also the location of the finish line of Eco-Challenge: Borneo, held in 2000.
Off the coast is a marine park called Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park. It was gazetted by Sabah Parks in 2004. Semporna is the gateway to diving in world-renowned island paradises like Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Sibuan, Mantabuan, Siamil and Pom Pom among others. Visitors to Semporna are mainly sunseekers looking for relaxation or water sports activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling.
Upon arrival Tawau Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Semporna Town. Check in Hotel to choose & free at own leisure. Afternoon 1500 hrs – meet at hotel lobby then proceed for Fireflies+ Mangroves Cruise. Arrive at the Mangroves river base camp. Enjoy a brief Hi-Tea. After enjoy your Hi-Tea, Proceed for river cruise to look out for mangrove wildlife. you may also see a few families of Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques, birds and other wildlife. Dinner will be serve at Mangroves river base camp. After dinner, Continue another river cruise and this time for fireflies sightings which is the highlight of the tour. Fireflies are very interesting bugs. They produce chemicals reaction inside their body that allows them to light up – this light up method is called bioluminescence. 2000 hrs - Return to mainland then transfer back to hotel to choose. ( D )
0700hrs Simple breakfast.
0745hrs Meet at hotel lobby then transfer to Semporna Jetty.
0830hrs Register at the Semporna Office and grab your snorkeling equipment from our team and get ready to depart to Tatagan. A short visit to Tatagan for taking photos of the Sea Gypsoes. Proceed to Bohey Dulang. You may opt for a hiking guide. Fees/Tips for the service is bound by the guest. Please tip the guide well. The hike will take about 1hour. Embrace yourself with a breath taking scenery of the surroundings of the island. After the hiking, packed lunch will be served at Bohey Dulang jetty.
1230hrs Depart to Mantabuan to do the 1st Snorkeling session. Walk around the island and take pictures of the Sea Gypsies living on the island. Rest and enjoy the sun bath before proceeding to the 1nd Snorkeling session.
1400hrs Depart to Sibuan for 2nd Snorkeling Session. Before proceeding for the snorkeling, register at the Sabah Parks. Proceed with snorkeling session.
1700hrs Arrive back to Semporna & overnight at Hotel to Choose. ( B / L )
0700hrs Simple breakfast.
0745hrs Meet at hotel lobby & transfer to Semporna Jetty.
0830hrs Register at the Semporna Office and gear up for an hour boat ride to Mataking. Depart to Mataking. Upon arrival (ETA 0930hrs), enjoy the 1st Snorkeling session and take a memorable picture surrounding Mataking.
1100hrs Freshen up and depart to Pandanan for lunch. Free at leisure.
1400hrs Depart to Timba-Timba island (ETA 1430hrs) for the 2nd Snorkelling session.
1700hrs Arrive back to Semporna and overnight at Hotel to Choose.
Breakfast at hotel and free leisure time for you to explore more or do last minute shopping for local handicraft and souvenirs until transfer to Kota Kinabalu International airport for departure flight. ( B )
|HOTEL||TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING|
|GREEN WORLD HOTEL||MYR 810BOOK|
|GRACE HOTEL||MYR 810BOOK|
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.
- Package Includes:
- 3 night accommodation at Hotel to Choose.
- 3 breakfast , 2 lunch & 1 dinner
- Snorkeling Equipment with snorkeling guide.
- Semporna Jetty Fee, Conservation Fee, Sabah Park Entrance Fee.
- All transfers & tours as stated in the package (Seat in Coach)
- Package Excludes:
- Optional Tours
- Travel Insurance
- Requirement for the trip:
- Hiking shoes, Swim wear, Change of clothes, Sunblock, Waterproof Camera, 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.