Day Tours from Sandakan

Day Tours from Sandakan

Sandakan City Tour 2 hours
Sandakan Colonial Tour 2 hours
Sepilok Orang Utan Centre Lunch included 4 hours
A Walk in the Rainforest of Borneo 3 hours
Sights & Sounds of the Rainforest at Night 2 hours
Food Tour & Seafood Dinner Dinner included 4 hours
Village Life in Borneo Lunch included 6 hours
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkeys 3 hours
Day Trip to Sukau – Kinabatangan River Cruise 8 hours
Mangrove Forest River Cruise 4 hours
8 hours
Sandakan War Memorial 3 hours

PRICES ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS.
VALID FOR DEPARTURES TO 31MAR2015

DAY TOURS FROM SANDAKAN

SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

Sandakan 250

Tour Code A028

  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Adult $57 child $29
  • Single traveller $80

In the afternoon, pick up from your hotel and proceed to the Observation Pavilion for a bird eye view of Sandakan. 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. Drive to Sim Sim where you can see houses on stilt above the water occupied by local tribes. Return to your hotel.

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COLONIAL SANDAKAN TOUR

Agnes Keith House

Tour Code A031

  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Adult $79 child $50
  • Single traveller $110

In the afternoon, pick up from your hotel in Sandakan and drive to the famed Agnes Keith’s house that has been recently restored to its former glory and is now a museum.  Learn about life in the colonial days for Agnes and Harry Keith who was the first conservator of the Forestry Department in Sabah who had been instrumental in the formation of Sepilok Orang Utan Centre.  Agnes Keith has written many books on early life in Sabah during her stay in this house before the war.  Her books had since become part of Sabah’s history.  Proceed to the nearby English Tea House and Restaurant for afternoon tea and scones, in the same setting as Agnes Keith’s days.  Enjoy the tranquil surrounding and the spectacular view of Sandakan town or play a game of croquet.  Stop by the Australian War Memorial before being transferred to the airport for return flight to Kota Kinabalu and then transfer to your hotel.

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SEPILOK ORANG UTAN CENTRE

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre

Tour Code A027

  • Duration: 4hrs
  • Adult $142 child $71
  • Single traveller $185

Morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to the famous 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. Witness the feeding of the orphaned Orang Utans., walk along jungle trails on board walk, visiting the information centre, exhibits and video presentation on the rehab of these remarkable primates.

Return to your hotel. (Lunch included)

** What to bring – Disposable raincoat, cap, sunblock lotion, insect repellent, drinking water. Use good walking shoes. 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

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A WALK IN THE RAINFOREST OF BORNEO
Rainforest Discovery Centre 250

Tour Code A005

  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Adult $91 child $46
  • Single traveller $127

0830 hours, depart from Sabah Hotel for the Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, walk along well Marked jungle trails with experienced naturalists for four km through undisturbed riverine and lowland dipterocarp forest. This is the habitat of the orang utans that also supports many other animals that thrive in this rainforest. It is in this forest vegetation that the largest and tallest Borneo hardwood trees of millions of years old in certain species are found.  Find out how this vegetation and animals in it coexist. A good chance to photograph wildlife in this pristine jungle vegetation and unlimited bird watching of rainforest species. Return to the Sabah Hotel by 1230 hours.

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SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF THE RAINFOREST AT NIGHT
Rainforest at Night

Tour Code A006

  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Adult $117 child $59
  • Single traveller $152

At 1930 hours, depart from Sabah Hotel for a forest reserve nearby. Listen to the sound of wind and numerous insects as you walk through the well defined trails of this recreational forest reserve by torch light. You may see varies species of spiders, stick insects and frogs as they crawl or jump along the floor of the forest. Snakes which may be sighted in this vegetation are normally harmless. Night birds might be seen along the branches of the trees. You may see some nocturnal mammals. Return to your hotel by 2130 hours.

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FOOD TOUR & SEAFOOD DINNER
Kota Kinabalu By Night

Tour Code A004

  • Duration: 4hrs
  • Adult $80 child $40
  • Single traveller $112

At 5pm depart your hotel in Sandakan for a tour to see how local food is prepared and cooked in open air food stalls and in local restaurants.

You can see how the famous Malaysian satay, chicken wings, drum sticks, numerous type of fish are prepared and bbq’d in the traditional Malay style. The colourful and delicious traditional Malay cakes can be seen in most food stalls.

The famous fried noodle, dumpling, and numerous  pork dishes of the Chinese can be seen at separate stalls.  The highlight of the tour will be a seafood dinner cooked the Chinese style consisting of steam fish, butter prawn, spicy crab, and numerous shell fish of the Sulu sea.

Return to your hotel by 9pm

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VILLAGE LIFE IN BORNEO
Village Kids
Tour Code A008

  • Duration: 6hrs
  • Adult $134 child $67
  • Single traveller $174

Depart your hotel in Sandakan for the village of Muhibah at Sungai Manila just outside of Sandakan town. Enroute visit an oil palm plantation to see how the palms are grown, plantations are maintained and  fruits are harvested. The village has a total of about 200 houses and a population of 2000 mostly of mix tribes of bajau, sungai, suluk and dusun.

Visit the village school and see how English and other subjects are taught before arriving at the main village where you will be welcomed. (School days only). Tour the interior of the house made of traditional material in Malay style.

This village is very special as it houses the Blind Centre for the state of Sabah. There are about 50 blind and semi blind residents in the centre who live a normal life and are taught and trained how to make handicraft out of rattan, bamboo and wood. They are also trained to become body massage and foot reflexology therapists and it is believed they make  very good therapists due to their sense of touch. Visitors are welcome to buy the handicraft and try out the massages.

Visitors will be treated to a simple lunch refreshment of the local delicacy found in this area and expertly prepared and cooked by the local tribes here.  Return to your hotel by 3pm.

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LABUK BAY PROBOSCIS MONKEYS
Sepilok Orang Utan Centre / Mangrove Forest River Cruise

Tour Code A010

  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Adult $179 child $103
  • Single traveller $233

Pick up from your hotel or from Sandakan Airport and proceed overland to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. This privately-owned sanctuary located within an oil palm estate gives you the chance to observe the unique Proboscis Monkey up close and personal. The remarkable males spot big dangling noses and pot bellies. You will have a chance to observe the Proboscis Monkeys both young and adults leaping from tree to tree and eventually coming down to feed on young leaves, plants and rice cakes. After tour, transfer to your hotel in Sandakan or to the Sandakan Airport.

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DAY TRIP TO SUKAU – KINABATANGAN RIVER CRUISEDavidKirkland_family river cruise copy

Tour Code A010-1

  • Duration: 8hrs
  • Adult $228 child $114
  • Single traveller $319

Afternoon, pick up from hotel in SDK and proceed on a 2 hrs drive to Sukau by the Kinabatangan River. Upon arrival at Sukau, proceed for boat trip to watch the curious Proboscis monkeys gather by the riverbank. A good chance to spot some different species of birds. After cruise, refreshments at Sukau River Lodge. Transfer back to your hotel in Sandakan. Arrive Sandakan approx by 9.30 – 10pm. (Refreshments included)

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MANGROVE FOREST RIVER CRUISE
Mangrove River Cruise

Tour Code A029

  • Duration: 4hrs
  • Adult $180 Child $122

$169 per adult $112 per child

In the afternoon, pick up from your hotel in Sandakan and proceed to the jetty for a boat trip to the mangrove forest. Observe species of plants in this unique vegetation and explore how mankind benefit from it. A good chance to see macaques, birds, reptiles and other wildlife toward later part of the afternoon. Return to jetty and transfer back to your hotel.

** What to bring – Disposable raincoat, cap, sunblock lotion, insect repellent, drinking water. Use good pair of walking shoes/ flat sandal. Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants recommended.

 

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FULL DAY SNORKELLING TRIP
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED – CONTACT RESERVATIONS

Snorkelling

Tour Code A085

  • Duration: 8hrs
  • Adult $206 child $103

Depart your hotel in Sandakan for transfer to jetty for boat ride to Turtle Island Marine Park at the small island of Bangkunan Kecil.

Snorkel in the crystal clear water of the Sulu Sea, colourful tropical fishes can be seen all over the colourful and exotic coral sites. An amazing sight not to be missed for nature lovers.

Turtles can be sighted swimming or even mating during certain times of the year. This is possible due to the remoteness and protection of the marine park.

Proceed for lunch before returning to Sandakan and drop off your hotel at 4pm.

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SANDAKAN WAR MEMORIAL

Sandakan War MemorialTour Code A061

  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Adult $58 child $34

Morning, pick up from Sandakan airport or from your hotel in Sandakan and proceed to visit the Australian Prisoner of War Memorial, where the infamous Sandakan – Ranau Death Marches commenced in 1945. A commemorative pavilion holds educational material and includes a scale model of the original POW camp. A path winds through the park past preserved wartime relics and towards the obelisk of black granite, erected to commemorate those who died. After tour, transfer to your hotel or to the airport.

** What to bring – Disposable raincoat, cap, sunblock lotion, insect repellent, drinking water. Use good pair of walking shoes/ flat sandal. Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants recommended.

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