3 Days 2 Nights Best Of Sandakan Wildlife Tour
3 Days 2 Nights Best Of Sandakan Wildlife Tour takes you to Selingan Island for a day of fun on a tropical island, and the opportunity to watch Hawksbill turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. On Day 2, you travel to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Gomantong Cave, before spending the night along the Kinabatangan River. Day 3 starts with a boat cruise on the Kinabatangan before returning to Sandakan town.
Itinerary For 3D2N Sandakan Wildlife Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Sandakan, Hawksbill Turtles On Selingan Island
We will meet you at 0800hrs at your hotel lobby or upon your arrival in Sandakan airport and transfer to the jetty for your adventure on Pulau Selingan, where you will spend the night.
Swimming On Selingan Island
The journey to Selingan Island takes 45 minutes by boat, where you can spend the rest of the day on this tropical paradise island, swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling (gear can be hired and subject to availability).
Green and Hawksbill Turtles
At night, witness the phenomenal sights of the famous Green and Hawksbill turtles coming ashore to lay eggs, and the rangers transplanting the eggs to the hatchery, and the act of releasing baby turtles to the sea.
Overnight at chalet (basic, communal bathroom or attached bathroom chalet). Lunch and Dinner is provided on the first day.
DAY 2: Selingan Island, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Gomantong Cave and the Kinabatangan River
Breakfast on Selingan Island. Depart for the Sandakan Jetty at 0700hrs boat, and travel directly overland to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary to visit the Orangutans which have been orphaned, rescued from illegally captivity or injured. In the Sanctuary, they are being rehabilitated to prepare them to be sent back to the wild. Witness the feeding of the orangutans.
Visit The Gomanting Caves
Local lunch at Mile 8, Sandakan. After lunch, we depart overland to Sukau where the Kinabatangan River runs through. We will pass through scenic countryside, local villages and plantations. En route, we will stop and visit the Gomantong Caves – famous for the Chinese delicacy, bird nest.
River Cruise On The Kinabatangan River
On arrival in Sukau, check into a lodge along the Kinabatangan River. In the late afternoon go for a river cruise in search of wildlife. The lower reach of Kinabatangan River has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Borneo. The most famous creature of all is undoubtedly the bizarre looking, Proboscis monkeys. Overnight at Lodge (no air-condition) along the Kinabatangan River.
Breakfast, simple local Lunch and Dinner is provided on the second day.
DAY 3: Boat Cruise On The Kinabatangan River, Return To Sandakan
Wake up to the sound of Borneo and breakfast. At 0600hrs, go on an early morning 1½ boat cruise on the famous Kinabatangan and its surrounding in search of more wildlife. The dramatic change of colors in the horizon as dawn sets in and beautiful birds of the Kinabatangan region make this boat ride an interesting one. Some of the bird species sighted are elegant egrets, several species of kingfishers, and the oriental darter which dives under water to catch its prey, the swift and vividly coloured bee-eaters and hornbills.
Return to the Lodge for breakfast. Depart overland to Sandakan. Drop off at airport or hotel.
- Raincoat, hat
- Swimming attire, towel
- Cotton clothing
- Walking shoes with rubber sole
- Pair of leech socks or thick socks
- Insect repellent
- Torch light or headlamp
- Toiletries, towel and others items of personal use
- Anti–malaria tablets and suntan/sunblock lotion
*Rate above is quoted in MYR (Ringgit Malaysia) and does not include the Goods and Service Tax of 6% (GST). Tax will be implemented in the official issued tax invoice.