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$106 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and City Tour in Sandakan

After pickup from your hotel or the airport in Sandakan, you will be taken to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a renowned sanctuary for orphaned orangutans. Upon arrival, you're guided to the viewing gallery and feeding platform to watch young apes as they're fed milk and bananas. Daily morning and afternoon feeding times attract long-tailed macaques from the area on occasion. You'll see orangutans as young as two years old being taught survival skills so that they may eventually return to their natural habitat.During your visit, take a walk along a nature trail to see vegetation and animal life in the tropical rainforest surrounding the center. After departing, your guide makes a stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sandakan.In the afternoon, embark on a city tour of Sandakan, one of Sabah's earliest settlements. Visit the Observation Pavilion, Central Market, Chinese Temple, and a church, followed by a drive to the water village. Here, check out the stilt houses of local tribes perched above the water.Afterward, you will be dropped off at Sandakan Airport or your local hotel.

$52.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan, Bornean Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Center Tour

Our driver guide will pick up you around 8am from your hotel or Airport. We will head to our first stop at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. It was established in 1964 to return orphaned "apes back to the wild". The centre was being administered by the wildlife section of the Forestry Department which in 1988 was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Development. All administration and management was given to the new Wildlife Department of Sabah.  At 10:00 am Proceed to Platform B, observe man's  closest relative a 'the Orang Utans being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterous Forest of Borneo and later watch a 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Then move on to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild, by: A Creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild & providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released. Educating the public and raising awareness about this species. Achieving increased protection for sun bears and their habitat through ongoing research, increased knowledge and awareness, and further protection of habitat. Enjoy the Local Lunch at a Local Restaururant Lastly, visit to Rainforest Discovery Centre. It is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and Importance of Borneo’s rainforests. Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides. The RDC also gives visitors a chance to get intimate with nature through its Nature Experience programme which includes a guided walk to the Plant Discovery Garden, Rainforest Walk and indoor/outdoor activities. After finish above mentioned sightseeing we will Drop off you at Sandakan airport or your respective hotel (town area only).

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

SANDAKAN WILDLIFE Orang Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Sunbear SANCTUARIES

Borneo Rainforest houses three very unique animals that are endemic to the area, namely the Orang Utan. the Proboscis monkeys and the Borneon Sunbear.  Visit the world's oldest Orang Utan Rehabilitation Sanctuary at Sepilok to learn more about this ape which shares 96.4% of the human genetic makeup. Then, proceed to Labuk Bay Sanctuary to meet the long nose Proboscis monkey.  As sources of their food dwindle due to diminishing habitats, the sanctuary has made efforts to supplement the monkey's diet with vegetables.  Other wildlife such as hornbills and silver leaf monkeys can be seen occasionally.  After lunch, visit the Bornean Sunbear Conservation Centre and Australian War Memorial Park, the original WWII camp site before enjoying an overview of Sandakan City  (OPTIONAL:  You may opt to return back to the orang utan center for the afternoon feeding in place of the overview of Sandakan city and the Australia war memorial.  Kindly indicate when placing a booking).

$138 Cultural & Theme Tours

3D2N Kinabatangan River Cruise

Day 1: Sandakan – Kinabatangan RiverYou’ll be greeted upon your arrival at Sandakan Airport or at your hotel by our friendly guide and driver.  Our driver will bring you from Sandakan to the Kinabatangan River for your 3-day, 2-night accommodation. Upon arrival at the lodge, our team will help you with your room registration and refreshments will be served followed by briefing featuring the overview of the resort routes & safety.Commencing at 1600hrs, you will join our expert guide for a river cruise in search of wildlife. This is a good chance to see Proboscis Monkeys, Orangutans, Macaques, Pygmy Elephants, rare birds, and other wildlife.Following the river cruise, enjoy a dinner of local cuisine.After dinner, follow our guide on a night walk to spot nocturnal wildlife and insects.  Borneo's animal nightlife includes Slow Loris, flying squirrels, owls, frog mouth birds, tarsiers, and more.Day 2: Kinabatangan River06:00 AM:  Embark on an early morning river cruise in search of wildlife and birds.Return to a full breakfast awaiting you, taking the time to just immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Borneo jungle. After breakfast, feel free to relax until lunch timeLunchLate afternoon, set off for another river cruise in search of wildlife and birds before returning to the resort for dinner. After dinner, head out on a night walk to search for Borneo's unique nighttime wildlife.Day 3: Kinabatangan River – SandakanAn early morning call at 0600 to catch the Borneo rainforest waking up is in store before the end of the tour. Check out and proceed to Sandakan Airport.  

$170 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kinabatangan River Eco-Lodge and Wildlife Adventure

Day 1: Sandakan – Kinabatangan River • 12:00 (approximately): Pick up at Sandakan Airport or Sandakan area hotels.  You’ll be greeted by our friendly guide and driver who will drive you to the jetty on the Kinabatangan river. • Upon arrival at the eco-lodge, our team will help you with your room registration and refreshments will be served. • 16:30:  Follow our expert guide on a river cruise in search of Borneo’s native wildlife. This is a good chance to see Proboscis Monkey, Borneo Orangutan, Macaques, Crocodiles, rare birds and other wildlife. • Dinner of locally sourced cuisine • After dinner, follow our guide out on the boat again for a night cruise in search of Borneo’s nocturnal wildlife Day 2: Kinabatangan River • 06:30AM: Early morning river cruise (ideal for birding) • Breakfast of locally sourced cuisine. • After breakfast, head out for a jungle trek to search for animals and insects. Our guide will teach you about traditional uses for plants by the natives and the reforestation projects carried out by our eco-lodge. • Lunch • After lunch, have a break and enjoy the beauty that is the Kinabatangan River area. • Late afternoon, set off for another river cruise. • After dinner, head out on a night walk to search for Borneo's unique nighttime wildlife. Day 3: Kinabatangan River – Sandakan • 07:30:  Breakfast • 09:00:  Check out and transfer back to Sandakan

$30 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Half Day Sandakan City Tour Including Local Lunch

Our tour guide will pick up you around 9am from your hotel or Airport. We will head to our first stop at Australian War Memorial. It is dedicated to some 2700 Australian POW who died at the Sandakan POW camp and in the ensuing death marches through the jungles of Sabah.Next pay a visit to Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products. Then you will move on to  Sim-Sim Water Village. Where houses are all built close to the water surface, which at that time was a narrow, uninhabited coastal fringe of jungle and mangroves. Lunch will be provide at local Restaurant .After lunch continue on to  Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. This landmark of ers a breath taking view over Sandakan Bay. Lastly, you will visit to  Agnes Keith House. Where a famous American writer of the “Land below the Wind” and “White Man Returns”, today the house turned into a heritage house providing interesting insight to life during British.After finish above mention sightseeing our tour guide will drop off you to your hotel in town area or Airport with sweet memories.

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