3 Day Islands and Orangutans Taster Tour
This 3 day trip is a great taster tour and introduction to spectacular Borneo. Visit Libaran Island, a small tropical island off the northeast coast of Sandakan and like a scene out of Castaway! The Island is in a national park and a safe haven for green sea turtles who come to shore to lay their eggs. Stay overnight on this island to learn about turtle conservation and if luck is on your side, witness mother turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs, or baby turtles hatching!
You will also visit rescued orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and watch them swing through the jungle at feeding time. Hang out with the great apes for a while, before heading deep into nature to stay in a lodge on the banks of Kinabatangan River.
This fantastic deal includes all meals and 2 nights accommodation as well as 2 river cruises, entrance fees, experienced guides and much more. A small sample package and a perfect introduction to your holiday to Borneo. Our tours depart with a minimum of only 2 people, plus, you can choose your own departure date!
DAY 1: Sandakan ~ Libaran Island
Begin your holiday to Borneo with a pick up from either Sandakan airport or your hotel in Sandakan by a tour representative. We then proceed to Sandakan War Memorial before heading to the Jetty to board the boat to Libaran Island. The trip takes around 30 minutes and on arrival you will check in and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful quiet island, relax at the camp or take a stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach. After lunch we take a guided walk to a local village and learn about their lifestlye. At 6:00pm there will be a briefing about the turtle's conservation programe, followed by a visit to the hatchery and an opportunity to release baby turtles back to the Sulu Sea. Have dinner and watch a documentary, then, a waiting game for the ranger call for the mother turtle sighting. If we are lucky enough we will witness mother turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs in the sand.
MEALS: Lunch, Dinner
OVERNIGHT: Walai Penyu Resort, Tented Camp (Fan)
DAY 2: Libaran Island ~ Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Kinabatangan River
Breakfast is served at 7:00am and we then check out at 8:00am for our departure from Libaran Island. We then visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of Sepilok. Witness the majestic Orangutan swing through the forest towards the feeding platform and watch as these beautiful creatures enjoy their breakfast. Afterwards we make a visit to see the World's most smallest bear in their natural habitat at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Enjoy lunch at Sepilok Jungle Resort before driving (Approx. 2 hours) to Bilit, Kinabatangan River. In the afternoon enjoy a river cruise to discover all the wildlife that gathers long the river and in the forest. Look out for Proboscis monkeys, Macaques, Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants and many species of birds. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and relax in the evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
OVERNIGHT: Kinabatangan River Lodge (A/C)
OPTIONAL TOURS: Night Walk RM10 per hour / Tree Planting RM10 per tree
DAY 3: Sandakan ~ End of Tour
Enjoy an early morning cruise at 6:00am to discover more wildlife, then return to the lodge for breakfast. at 8:30am we depart for Gomantong Cave, the largest bird's nest cave and limestone cave in Sabah. We return to Sandakan with a sightseeing tour to St. Michael's Church, Central Market, Agnes Keith Museum and relax with lunch at The English Tea House before dropping you off back at the airport or your Sandakan hotel. End of tour.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
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