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Visit the Selingan Turtle Island, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Kinabatangan River Cruises and the Gomantong Caves.
Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport. You will be transferred to the Sabah Park Jetty in Sandakan where you will take a 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Turtle Island. Located only 40 kilometres from North Sandakan, you will have the opportunity to see the main nesting areas of the Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles.
Upon arrival, lunch will be served. You’ll be given some leisure time to relax, go for a swim or even snorkel before dinner time.
After dinner, a Park Ranger will inform you on the right time to encounter turtle laying their eggs along the beach. Get the chance to witness the collecting of eggs from the nestling site and into a safe hatchery and watch baby turtles scrambling out into the open sea upon their release on shore. An adorable sight not to be missed! 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.
It’s time to rest up with an overnight stay at your Selingan Turtle Island Chalet.
Rise and shine! It’s time to fuel up and recharge at breakfast. After breakfast, check out and bid goodbye with Selingan Turtle Island, embark on a journey to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.
Upon arrival, your guide will provide a short briefing session before entering the Centre and to watch a short video with information on how an orphaned Orang Utan was the rehabilited in the Centre.
You will proceed to a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest where you can witness the Orang Utan feeding from a feeding platform and as they frolic in the comfort of their natural habitat.
After enjoying some time with the Orang Utans, you will embark on a 2-hour journey to the Bilit Jetty. Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge (or similar) located along the lower end of the Kinabatangan River at the Bilit Village. You will be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge as you check-in.
Lunch is served! In the evening, you will be whisked away on a Kinabatangan River cruise to discover wildlife situated along the river. A few favourites include the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants! After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall.
After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
After a full day out, it’s time to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
After breakfast, check out of Bilit Rainforest Lodge. It’s time for some cave exploring. You will be taken on a 30-minute drive to the famous Gomantong Caves!
Explore the Gomantong Caves – home to millions of bats and swiftlets. You may get to witness the harvesting of birds’ nests! After your tour, you will be brought out to lunch in Local Restaurant. It’s time to bid an enjoyable trip goodbye as you are transferred to your respective hotels or Sandakan airport.
Optional Add-Ons at the end of the tour
Accommodation on all Sabah tours is basic. Rooms are generally twin bedded, with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito netting, (except Mountain Lodge) and attached en-suite bathrooms with hot showers.
As these lodges are in remote locations, rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. Although they provide a unique and memorable experience, you must be prepared to live without the creature comforts of home.
Please be advised that the trip to Selingan Island involves boat transfers. In the event of adverse weather conditions during or before the journeys, the boat operator has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that it will jeopardize the safety of passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered.
To enquire about this tour give us a call on (1300 882 803) or simply fill out the form below.