3D/2N Selingan Turtle Island, Sepilok Orang Utan and City Tour
Code: SDK 06
Rate : RM1990 per Adult & RM1592 per Child (6 – 11 yrs old)
• Based on seat in coach with a min of 2 adults. Twin or triple share
• Recommended minimum age for child is 6 years old
Day 1 Sandakan / Selingan Turtle Island
Morning, pick up from hotel and transfer to jetty to board boat to Selingan Turtle Island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Turtle island which lies 40km north of Sandakan. Selingan island is the main nesting area for the Green turtle and Hawksbill turtle. After lunch, free at own leisure to snorkel or swim.
After dinner, witness a turtle laying eggs and the egg collection process, planting of eggs in the hatchery and releasing of the baby turtles to the sea. Truly a memorable and spectacular sight. Overnight at Selingan Island chalet. (Lunch/Dinner included)
Day 2 Selingan Island / Sepilok Orang Utan / Kinabatangan River
After breakfast, depart island by boat to the mainland. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Centre. Founded in 1964 the Centre helps once captive orang utans learn to climb and fend for themselves in the wild with the hope that one day they may return to the forest. The semi-wild orang utans may return to the platform provided by the Centre for milk and bananas twice a day during the process of returning to the forest. Visitors will get a close up view of these orang utans and have the chance to photograph them at close range.
Overland drive to Bilit, Kinabatangan river where the greatest concentration of wildlife in Malaysia and possibly all of Borneo, can be found. Check into accommodation. Late afternoon, depart on a cruise along the Kinabatangan river to spot wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge. (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner included)
Day 3 River Cruise / Gomantong cave / City Tour
Early morning, depart on a river cruise to spot some wildlife. Return to lodge for breakfast. Late morning, depart for a guided jungle walk through the riverine forest for wildlife spotting. Return to lodge.
Depart Bilit and proceed to Gomantong cave to explore the largest limestone and birds nest cave in Sabah.
After lunch depart for Sandakan city tour with a visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the site of the original Sandakan POW camp. The park commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both the Australian and British soldiers who were led by the Japanese as Prisoners of War between 1942 and 1945. Proceed to the Central Market where produce from the hinterland and fresh seafood are on sales here. The market is also the focal point for socialising among the locals. Drive up to the Chinese Temple located on a hill where you can see the colourful interior decoration of this magnificent temple with a commanding view. Continue the journey to St.Michael’s Church where you can see a colonial style building where Christianity is preached. Visit the Agnes Keith museum to learn about the life in the colonial days of Agnes and Harry Keith. Harry was the first conservator of the Forestry Department in Sabah. Transfer back to your hotel or Sandakan Airport. (Breakfast/Lunch included)
** What to bring – Disposable raincoat, pullover, cap, sunblock lotion, insect repellent, drinking water, flashlight, leech socks, swim wear, bath towel, personal toiletries & items of personal use. Use good walking shoes and bring a pair of flat walking sandal. Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants recommended.
** Do not wear bright colour clothing such as red or yellow. Keep your belongings safe in your bag and avoid wearing jewellery especially dangling ones. No food is allowed in the reserve