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2D1N Sepilok and Kinabatangan River Sandakan  (BFF019~Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre & Kinabatangan River Cruise)


Sepilok and Kinabatangan River Tour 2 Days 1 Night

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was conceived in 1961 and by 1964 had become reality, funded by the Sabah Government. The reserve is named after the two rivers flowing into the Sandakan Bay. The aim of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is to return orphaned, injured or displaced orangutans back to the wild. Many orphans have successfully undergone the process of rehabilitation and have been released into the 4294 hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest, a virgin jungle reserve rich in tropical rainforest and mangrove swamp. The rehabilitation process starts as soon as the orangutan is admitted to the centre with a thorough health examination, followed by a quarantine period to eliminate diseases being transmitted. Young orangutans spend their time in the ‘Nursery’ learning skills essential to jungle life, for example finding food, building nest and climbing. Once ready, they will move to the ‘Outdoor Nursery’ where freedom is increased and dependence on food and emotional support is decreased. Last but not the least, most animals achieve total independence and become integrated into the Sepilok wild orangutan population. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre opens daily from 9 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm, 9 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4 pm on Fridays.


DAY 1~ Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Our representative will meet you at your hotel lobby by 0615 hours to transfer you to Kota Kinabalu airport for your 0740 hours flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, you are met and transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for the 1000 hours feeding. The call from the park ranger may also attract other inhabitant’s such as the macaque’s, the visitors are prohibited from getting in contact with any of these ape’s. By 1100 hours a video show about the nursery will start which take about 20 minutes. Finishing the video, you will be transferred to the nearby restaurant for your lunch. The overland journey to Bilit, Kinabatangan, will take about 1 hour 45 minutes passing through local villages and palm oil estate. Arriving at the jetty, you be transferred by local boat to your lodge which is merely 3 minutes boat ride. Leisure till your afternoon boat cruise at 1600 hours in search of the wildlife that had occupied the area decades before human. The return cruise will take about 1 hour 30 minutes where dinner in local traditional cuisine are served at the lodge restaurant. You may have the option to take a night jungle walk together with the locals to avoid being astray or simply relax at the restaurant enjoying the nature sound of nightlife.


Meals: Lunch & Dinner.

(Inclusive of Land Transfer, Boat Transfer, Domestic Flight (Bki-Sdk), Entrance of Sepilok, Accommodation at Kinabatangan, Guide.)

Day 2~ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Wake up call by the sounds of birdlife or gibbons in the early dawn. The morning cruise starts at 0600 hours is meant to search for wildlife that is active gazing for food. The return boat ride will take approximately 1 hour before coming back to your lodge for breakfast. By 0900 hours, we depart from Bilit to Goamantong Caves to learn more about the cave system with decades of birds nest harvesting activities. The tour takes about 1 hour to complete walking on the boardwalk. We return to Sandakan town for your lunch and thereafter proceed for a city tour. The tour will bring you to visit the Puh Jih Shih Temple, World War 2 Memorial Park, St, Micheal church, the central market, and Agnes Keith’s House  You transfer to Sandakan airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu departing at 1610 hours.

End of Tour.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

(Inclusive of Land Transfer, Boat Transfer, Entrance to Goamantong Cave, English Speaking Guide.)

(Exclude:  Domestic Flight (SDK-BKI)




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