Welcome to Sepilok


What makes Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC) work so well as a destination is its organisation, special-needs-friendly paths, transport links and the fact that, with the exception of the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, the other sights here are all within walking distance. There are also some beautiful places to stay on the edge of the jungle.


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Sepilok activities

$1700 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Borneo Rainforest Tours

ItineraryDay 1: KOTA KINABALU – KUDAT LONGHOUSEStop At: Tip of Borneo, Kudat, SabahPicked up from the hotel and drive up to the North off Kota Kinabalu in a scenic 3 hours drives to Kudat, which is located in the Northern tip of Borneo where the South China Sea and Sulu Sea converge. The drives journey through some villages and paddy fields, eventually take us to a traditional longhouse at ‘Bavanggazo’ to enjoy a tantalizing local lunch. Next stop we will have a look at the gong making village and the ‘Gomizau Bee Farm’ for some honey tasting. We then proceed to ‘Simpang Mengayau’, a bafflingly paradise in sync with the harmony of beautiful sunny skies and blue seas to watch the beautiful sunset. Then return back to Bavanggazo Village where you will spend the night. Dinner and rest.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Kampung Gong Matunggong, Kudat, SabahWatch the gong-making by the local peopleDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Gombizau Honey Bee Farm, Kudat, SabahLearn the honey bee is process and harvestedDuration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a Traditional Longhouse (Twin Sharing)Day 2: LONGHOUSE – KOTA BELUD – MANTANANI ISLANDStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, transferred to the Kota Belud jetty for a 50 minutes boat ride to Mantanani. A stunning island with a beautiful white sandy beach for your down time in Borneo. You could opt to enjoy relaxing by the beach villa or take a boat out for snorkeling, as the island is well-known for its diverse marine life.Duration: 2 daysStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahEnjoy snorkeling sessions off the boatDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing, Villa)Day 3: MANTANANI ISLANDStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahFree and easy to enjoy by the beach.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing Villa)Day 4: MANTANANI – KOTA BELUD – KUNDASANGStop At: Kinabalu Park, SabahUpon arriving in Kota Belud, drive up the scenic Crocker Range perhaps a chance to view the different faces of Mount Kinabalu the highest point in Borneo Island, en route to your mountain lodge stay in Kundasang stop at the local native market where you will be amazed of the diverse types of bananas they have here. A must try is the ‘honey-pineapple’ which as to its name, with no explanation needed they are sweet and juicy. Check in upon arrival.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)Day 5: CANOPY WALKWAY – KINABALU PARKStop At: Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve, Poring, Ranau, SabahAfter Breakfast, proceed on to take a walk in the sky at the Poring Canopy Walkway. Experience the bird’s eye view of the lush tropical rainforest of Ranau, with all the walking it will be just wonderful to have a nice soak in the open air hot tub of Poring Hot Spring. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahAfter lunch depart to visit the Botanical Garden of Kinabalu Park, home to about 1,400 species of plants, fungi and animals endemic to Borneo.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kundasang War Memorial, Kundasang, Ranau, SabahVisit the war memorial in KundasangDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)Day 6: KUNDASANG – SANDAKANStop At: Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, Leave the hilly Kinabalu and travel along the well-known ‘Sandakan Route’ where the POW of some British and Australian soldiers were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau during World War II. After lunch visit the Rainforest Discover Centre, where you can explore the rainforest of Borneo along the 347 meters long sky bridge and discover the forest trails.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Sepilok Lodges (Twin Sharing)Day 7: TURTLE ISLANDStop At: Turtle Island Park, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahAfter Breakfast, depart to Sandakan jetty for Selingan island also known as turtle island. The journey by boat will take about 1 hour. Upon arrival check in and gear up for snorkeling by the beach area to spot a beautiful marine life. While waiting for dinner help yourself to watch the slideshow on the Selingan island and its turtle. After dinner, standby at the cafeteria and wait for the signal from the ranger before proceed in a small groups to the egg-laying site to see first hand the mother turtle laying eggs. Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Selingan Island (Twin Sharing)Day 8: TURTLE ISLAND - SEPILOK - KINABATANGANStop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, departs back to the mainland then proceed to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Watch the orang utan feeding session up and close, proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see world smallest bear in its natural environment. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife SanctuaryDepart for the Kinabatangan Flood-plain. Following lunch, check in and get ready for the late afternoon river cruise, in search for the wildlife along the river bank.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort, Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)Day 9: KINABATANGAN RIVER LODGEStop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife SanctuaryWake up early in the morning. At 6 am depart for morning cruise and return back to the lodge for breakfast. Late morning, depart for a guide nature jungle walk to experience the riverine forest. Return to the lodge and freshen up. Lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a second cruise. In the evening after dinner, you may opt to join for an optional night walk.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)Day 10: KINABATANGAN – GOMANTONG – PROBOSCIS LABUK BAYStop At: Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahCheck out after breakfast, journey towards Gomantong Cave, the house of millions of bats and swiftlets. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing discover the historical city of Sandakan, to visit the Agnes Keith Museum, Sandakan memorial park. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: English Tea House and RestaurantEnjoy a lunch stop at the iconic English Tea House.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahAfter lunch, transfer to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary that offers another proboscis monkey observation spot for those who wants to have a closer look at these unique primate. The sanctuary is located at the center of the mangrove area near Samawang Village, Labuk Bay. Among the attractions of this center are the pig-tailed macaque, silver leaf monkey, oriental pied hornbill, otter and kingfisher. Return to your hotel or to the airport.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$395 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wildlife Adventure Trip - 3 Days

ItineraryDay 1: SANDAKAN – SEPILOK -KINABATANGANStop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan Division, SabahMeet at Sandakan airport and transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Proceed to the orangutan feeding platform to view the orangutan feeding, following this take a visit to the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation center to get close to the world smallest bear.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge SukauOverland to Bilit, Kinabatangan river and check in to your accommodation. By 3.30 pm have some light refreshment before hop on the boat for afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan river banks. Return back to your lodge, after dinner go on a nature walkDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kinabatangan River Lodge (Twin Sharing)Day 2: BILIT KINABATANGANStop At: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge SukauWake up early to join the morning cruise at 6 am. Return to the lodge, breakfast and have a rest. Late morning depart for a guided jungle walk to experience the riverine forest. Trek back to the lodge, freshen up and lunch. Free and easy in the afternoon, laze around by the river lodge keep a watchful eyes for wildlife around the lodge area. Around Late afternoon get ready for another river cruise to a different part of the river in hope to see more wildlife.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Kinabatangan River Lodge (Twin Sharing)Day 3: GOMANTONG CAVE - SANDAKAN CITY – PROBOSCIS BAYStop At: Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahBreakfast and by 8.30 am depart for Gomantong cave to explore the largest limestone & bird nests cave in Sabah where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sandakan Memorial ParkAfter cave, drive to Sandakan for lunch and continue with the Sandakan nature city tour. The city tour includes a visit to Sandakan Memorial Park, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple located on a steep hill top where you can have a magnificent view overlooking Sandakan bay & the town centre. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahThen, continue to the one of the oldest church in Sabah, St, Michael’s Church. Drive to the Central Market to see more local produce being sold. Visit to Agnes Keith Museum. Final stop at the English Tea House. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: English Tea House and RestaurantEnjoy an afternoon lunch break before proceeding for the next stop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing lunch, visit the Proboscis Monkey sanctuary, an endemic primates in Borneo. After transfer to Sandakan airport or to your hotel of stay.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$1895 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Borneo Explorer Tour

Day 1 - Arrival Day in Kota Kinabalu Wander the waterfront area, check out the Central Market, watch the local fishermen or peruse the shops. If you’ve got the whole day to spare, you could visit the nearby islands on an island-hopping trip. Day 2 - Kota Kinabalu to Simpang Mengayau Bay When we arrive at Simpang Mengayau Bay we’ll have some time for lunch and a swim. Mid-afternoon we’ll head to the Kudat Turtle Conservation Society where we will learn about the work being done to save the sea turtle population. Day 3 - Simpang Mengayau Bay Join a half day snorkelling trip out to some nearby reefs, hire a surfboard (seasonal), go kayaking, take a mangrove river cruise or just relax on the beach. Day 4 - Simpang Mengayau Bay to Mount Kinabalu Explore Mt Kinabalu park. Hike the trails and get a guided tour of the Botanical Gardens. Day 5 - Mount Kinabalu to Sepilok Visit Sepilok, home of the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. At night we'll take a guided walk to see nocturnal wildlife (including flying squirrels!) at the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Day 6 - Sepilok to Kinabatangan River Jungle StayWe’ll board boat that will take us up the Kinabatangan River exploring waterways and wetlands teeming with wildlife to our Jungle Camp on Oxbow lake. Day 7 - Kinabatangan River Jungle StayAfter breakfast, we will jump back in the boat for another chance to see the wild life along the river. Each time you head out on the boat, you’re likely to experience something entirely different to the last time. Day 8 - Kinabatangan River to Turtle Island Visit Walai Turtle Conservation Park on Libaran Island. Enjoy the beach, go kayaking or take a stroll to the local village. In the early evening we’ll visit the hatchery and, if some eggs have hatched, we’ll take the baby turtles down to the ocean and release them into the sea! At night, keep a look out for mama turtles coming up the beach to lay their eggs. Day 9 - Turtle Island to Kota Kinabalu We’ll take the boat back to Sandakan town for a quick stop before we continue our journey to Kota Kinabalu.

$199 Kid Friendly

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).

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

2D1N Private Sandakan Sightseeing Tour with Kinabatangan River Cruise

Day 1  : Pick at 08.00 AM at airport meet up with your local guide proceed on drive for30 minutes to Sepilok. Arrive at the centre, get ready to be fascinated by the primary forest & nature environment. Starts your morning with go visit the outdoor nursery or watch video show before catch the feeding at 10.00 hours that will going you the opportunity to watch the Orangutan up close in their natural habitat.Lunch at local restaurant getting closer to the local experience. After lunch continue drive for 2 hours through rustic countryside studded with villages. Check in & relax at your selected lodge that nestled in between of local village & wildlife sanctuary of Kinabatangan Jungle Reserved.By 04.00 hours join the afternoon river cruise in search of wildlife such as birds, mammals & reptiles. It’s your best chance to see them in their natural habitat. After dinner spend your time to relax & enjoying the sounds of nature. Overnight at your lodge;Meals included         :           Lunch / DinnerDay 2  :Breakfast, depart early morning and visit Gomantong Cave to witness the biggest cave in Sabah state. Explore the home of million swiflets that produce the white & black edible nestor do the city tour and visit places of interest in Sandakan such as historic building St. Micheal Church, Buddist Temple &Sim-Sim water village.Lunch at English Tea House & restaurant that located in Sandakan on a little hill overlooking the Sulu Sea from Sandakan Bay. Drop off at airport.Meals included         :           Breakfast / Lunch 

$68.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilation Centre with Lunch at English Tea House

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan Division, SabahSepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is located about 25 kilometres west of Sandakan in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. The centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: English Tea House and RestaurantLocated in the grounds of the Agnes Keith house, experience the lush, tropical greenery and cool breezes while you enjoy spectacular views of the town and bay. Duration: 45 minutes