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 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.

Top experiences in Sepilok

Sepilok activities

$1895 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Borneo Explorer Tour

Day 1 - Arrival Day in Kota KinabaluWander 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 BayWhen 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 BayJoin 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 KinabaluExplore Mt Kinabalu park. Hike the trails and get a guided tour of the Botanical Gardens.  Day 5 - Mount Kinabalu to SepilokVisit 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 Stay After 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 IslandVisit 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 KinabaluWe’ll take the boat back to Sandakan town for a quick stop before we continue our journey to Kota Kinabalu.

$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).

$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 / Dinner Day 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  


Borneo – Sabah Adventure

Revive your sense of adventure on this jam-packed tour. Hike rainforest trails and summit Mt Kinabalu to watch the sunrise. Our CEOs will provide nature lovers and photographers of all skill levels with an introduction to the highlights of remote Sabah, helping you frame great snapshots of tropical birds and giant flowers. Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and meet these special creatures. And after all the excitement and exercise, there will still be the chance to see baby turtles in their natural habitat. Get off the beaten track and discover the best of Sabah.

$3499 National Geographic Journeys

Best of Borneo

Connect with your inner animal on a 12-day journey into the unusual and awe-inspiring landscapes of Borneo. Experience the otherworldly limestone cliffs of Mulu National Park and its famed bat exodus; encounter the orangutans of Sepilok; set off on a river cruise in search of elusive Bornean pygmy elephants; and discover the Lipad mud volcano, a mineral salt lick for local wildlife.

$1758.65 Classic

Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu

The natural splendour of Borneo’s Eastern Sabah region and towering peaks of Mt Kinabalu, all on one adventure? Where do I sign up?” Right here, friend. This incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysia’s jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu – the tallest peak in this part of the world – climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountain’s peak. Prepare to be amazed.