Borneo Sandakan (Orang Utan, Turtle Island, Kinabatangan Cruise, Gomantong Caves) Malaysia Tour Packages 5D/4N
Book this Borneo Tour (MB0503) now – from RM 3500 / USD 1167.
The Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre is situated inside a 40 sq km reserve and is a permanent sanctuary for the orang-utan (literally ‘wild man of the jungle’) that have been orphaned, injured or confiscated. There is a feeding platform for visitors to observe these beautiful primates and two daily feedings before they wander back into the forest.
Selingan Island is one of a group of uninhabited islands straddling the Malaysian and Philippine boundaries lying within the Sulu Seas. This cluster of islands namely three main nesting islands – Pulau Selingan, Pulau Bakkungan Kechil and Pulau Gulisan, covers an area of 1,740 hectares and are protected for the sole purpose of conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animals inhabiting the area.
Selingan island contains the park’s headquarters, a visitors centre, basic tourist facilities and accommodation and a turtle hatchery. These limited chalets can accommodate up to maximum of 60 persons per night.
The Kinabatangan River being Sabah’s longest river is one of the most exciting and easily accessible venue to explore the rich biodiversity of Sabah. From Kampung Abai (near the river mouth of Kinabatangan River) to the villages of Sukau (the lower part of Kinabatangan) offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy a wide range of wildlife.
These exotic animals includes Borneo’s Unique Proboscis Monkeys, the wild Orang Utan, Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Crocodiles, Otters, Bears, Wild Cats and countless of rare birds such as Hornbills and Oriental Darter. Come on down and experience the exciting adventurous moments that awaits you!
Abai Jungle Lodge was built in 2005 to avoid the overcrowding problem in Sukau, Kinabatangan. It is located in the Secondary Forest Reserved. In order to preserve mother nature, all the walkways are made from hard wood which is known as “Belian”. There are only 18 simple and basic rooms and all these rooms are equipped with attached bathrooms, ceiling fan, hot shower, smoke detector, emergency action plan and netted windows.
Furthermore, Reversed Osmosis Purifier System, Kimberly-Clark Biodegradable and Environmentally friendly shampoo, soap and toilet papers are being utilized over here. Other facility such as Abai Jungle Restaurant ( which is situated 47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River and the longest river in Sabah) was set up for our in-house guests. Sit back, relax and enjoy 1 hour of boat ride cruising along Sabah’s longest river!
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge ( Sukau ) is one of the lodge that has been set up in 1994. The new wing with 33 rooms (15 Twin Room / 6 Triple Rooms / 8 Double Bed Rooms / 4 Family Rooms ) were completed in Nov 2007.
Facilities such as Jetty Tower, New Bird Tower, New Frog Platform and a open sun deck facing to the Kinabatangan River were also being further improved. Our rooms are upgraded with 42 inch width beds and 8 inches mattresses (All rooms with equipped with Attached Bathroom/ Hot Shower/Ceiling Fan/ Windows fully covered with Mosquito Net/ Smoke Detector / Emergency Evacuation Plan).
This package includes:
- 1 Night Stay in Selingan Turtle Island
- 1 Night Stay in Abai Jungle Resort
- 2 Nights Stay in Sukau Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
- Full Board Meals (4B/5L/4D)
- Entrance Fees
- Guided Tour & Activities
- River Cruises
- Gomantong Caves and Sandakan City Tour
- English Speaking Guide
- Tour & Transfer as per itinerary
This package excludes:
- Tips to Driver / Guide
- Personal Expenses / Insurance
- Local Flights + Airport Tax + 6% GST
- Camera Fees (whenever applicable)
- Conservation Fees (whenever applicable)
- Alcoholic / Carbonated Drinks
- Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions and may be reorganized to best meet operational situations.
- Child Price (age 3-11) is applicable if child share room with Parents
- Please bring along Insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries.
- Please observe rules and guidelines of the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre regarding handling of Orang Utan. Camera fees of RM10 applies.
- Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions and may be reorganised to best meet operational situations.
- 5-6 months advance booking is required for this package.
- Due to vagaries of wildlife behavior and weather, we are unable to guarantee the sightings of these elusive turtles and as such no refunds would be entertained.
- Selingan Island Chalet / Abai Jungle Resort / Sukau Kinabatangan Riverside Resort – has very basic amenities which comprises of common & attached bathrooms.
- Recommended Flights: (MH 2042 / MH 2709)
Please take note that Sabah Parks allow only camera of unaided flash to take photograph of the turtle.
Video/Digital Video Cameras are not allowed.
Sabah Parks also forbid visitor from going around the island on their own from 6:00pm – 6:00am.
Day 1: (-/L/D) Selingan Turtle Island
|0800||Pick-up from Hotel / Sandakan Airport ( MH2042). Transfer to the Sandakan seafront where a speed boat will take you to Selingan island. Boat journey is approximately one hour.|
|am/pm||Check into simple accommodation facility. Relax by the beach or take up snorkel at the nearby reefs.|
|pm||After dinner, Park Ranger will signal the appropriate time to view huge Green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Observe the eggs being transferred to hatchery. Offer help to release baby turtles and be overwhelmed by the emotion of seeing the turtles rushing to the sea by some natural instinct. Since the introduction of a conservative program in Selingan island in 1967, a large number of turtles are now returning to lay their eggs and the chance to see the sea creature is almost certain every night.|
|pm||Overnight in Selingan Island Resort.|
Day 2: (B/L/D) Sepilok Orang Utan / Fireflies
|am||After breakfast. Check out from hotel & transfer back to Sandakan. En route, visit the wild man of Borneo at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre located in a tropical lowland forest.|
|1000||Upon arrival, proceed to the feeding platform and observe at close range orphaned Orang Utan being rehabilitated under a successful conservation program. Be amazed by the gentleness and intelligence of this man-like primate. Visit the Nature Education Centre to learn more about the Orang Utan and its environment.|
|1100||Depart from Sepilok and transfer to Sandakan Jetty|
|1145||Enjoy 1 hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest.|
|pm||After lunch, free at leisure before continue cruising in search of other wildlife.|
|pm||After dinner, night cruise lead you to witness the nature of fire flies|
|pm||Overnight in Abai Jungle Resort|
Day 3: (B/L/D) Pitas Lake / Proboscis Monkeys / Menanggul River Cruise
|am||Early morning, enjoy a river cruise to observe wildlife and experience the unique Pitas Lake.|
|am||After breakfast, you may join in with the tree planting project with the locals and mingle freely with them at Abai Village. This project is especially arranged to help the locals.|
|pm||Next take a 2 hours riverboat ride to view Proboscis monkeys found gathering at the riverbanks as a daily routine. See them launch from tree to tree with the occasional missed landing which ends them in the river.|
|pm||Check in Sukau Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.|
|pm||Late afternoon, you may take another motorized river cruise to Menanggul River (a small tributary of the Kinabatangan).|
|Overnight in Sukau Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.|
Day 4: (B/L/D) Pitas Lake / Cruise
|early dawn||Wake up early in the misty wild Borneo jungle.|
|am||Enjoy a river Cruise to the Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of Sabah longest river.|
|pm||Lunch & Free at Leisure.|
|pm||Late afternoon, take another motorized river cruise to search for more wildlife.|
|pm||Overnight in Sukau Kinabatangan Riverside Resort.|
Day 5: (B/L/-) Gomantong Caves / Sandakan City Tour
|early dawn||Wake up early in the misty wild Borneo jungle.|
|am||After breakfast, proceed to Gomantong Cave.|
|pm||Check out from resort. Next, explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, which is home to millions of Bats & Swiftlets. Continue journey to Sandakan for a city tour. Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, known once as the “little Hong Kong.” Visit the huge Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple for a panoramic view of Sandakan Town.|
|pm||After Lunch, transfer to Sandakan City/Hotel/Airport (MH 2709)|
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Board Type: Meals as Stated ( 4B/ 5L/ 4D)
Travel Package Code: MB0503
Location: Borneo Sandakan
Transportation: Seat In Coach
Category: Nature & Ecology
Departs: 0800 am
Includes: Hotel Yes Flight No
Validity: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015
Accommodation: Selingan Island Resort (1 night), Abai Jungle Resort (1 night), Sukau Riverside Resort (2 nights)
Room Type: Standard Room Double/ Twin
Duration: 4 nights
Rating: 1 Star
Package Price Per Person
Adult: RM 3500 / USD 1167
Child: RM 2800 / USD 934
Minimum: 2 persons to go
For tour enquiry, contact us.