Turtle and Orang Utan
Tour Name
2 Days 1
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Sandakan Airport or city hotel in Sandakan
Pick up point

Overview

Visit two of Sabah's iconic treasures, the Orang Utan and the Turtles. Spend the first day at Selingan Island, witnessing turtles laying eggs at night, the transplanting process of the eggs to a hatchery and finally the experience of releasing baby turtles back into the wild. The second day we visit Sepilok Orang Utan Center and Borneon Sun Bear Centre.

Tour Highlights

    Tour Highlights

    • 1 Night at Selingan Island
    • Watch sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach
    • Observe orangutans at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
    • Borneo Sunbear Conservation Centre
    • Sandakan Memorial Park

Included

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, and English speaking guide.

Excluded

    Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI)), camera fee and items not mentioned.
Day 1

Sandakan - Selingan Island

Arrive at Sandakan Airport by morning flight, then transfer to the jetty for a one-hour speedboat journey to Selingan Island. Take your time to explore the island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, proceed to watch Green Turtles coming on shore to lay their eggs, and witness the transplanting of eggs to the hatchery and the release of baby turtles to the sea. Overnight in Twin-Share room.

Please make sure that you travel light to Selingan Island.

Note on Camera Use at Selingan Island:

For any camera (phone, digital or still camera) for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 PER UNIT for conservation permit purposes. Please note that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Note: (November-February) Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of inclement weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company will have the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.

Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Selingan Island - Sandakan - Transfer out

Return to Sandakan by boat and head to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll be treated to an enlightening video show about the conservation efforts done at the centre. Enjoy a ten minute walk in the midst of the rainforest and witness the feeding of orangutans at the feeding platform before observing them over at the outdoor nursery. Then, visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre next door to learn more about the smallest bears in the world.

After lunch, proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. If you're taking the evening flight, you'll have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight.

Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre:For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Things to Bring

Please bring along swim wear, sun block lotion, hat, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, raincoat & torchlight.

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.

Rates

MYR 1490.00 /per person

Single Supplement: MYR 180.00

Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020

Note on Travel Insurance

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.