4D3N Sandakan Wildlife Wonder - Turtle / Sepilok / Sukau Bilit / Oxbow / Cave / City Print


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CHILD POLICY FOR TURTLE ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

  • Infant Below 3 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 3 - 10 Years Old : Pay 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 2 Paying Adults
  • Maximum of 1 Child Sharing A Room With 2 Adults
  • An Extra Mattress will be provided for the Child
  • Above 10 Years Old Are Considered As Adult

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NOTE
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in US Dollar (USD).
  • All rates displayed are subject to 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).
  • For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email info@amazingborneo.com directly.

CHILD POLICY FOR TURTLE ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

  • Infant Below 3 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 3 - 10 Years Old : Pay 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 2 Paying Adults
  • Maximum of 1 Child Sharing A Room With 2 Adults
  • An Extra Mattress will be provided for the Child
  • Above 10 Years Old Are Considered As Adult

Tour highlights

  •  Selingan Turtle Island
  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
  •  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre 
  •  Sandakan City Tour
  •  Bilit Rainforest Lodge 
  • COMPLIMENTARY 01 Night River Cruise 
 

Overview of Tour

A 4 Day 3 Nights Itinerary unveiling the unique wildlife and landscapes of Borneo. Explore the depths of Gomantong Cave, cruise along the Kinabatangan river & Oxbow lake in search of Borneo’s most endangered wildlife, swing by Sepilok to meet your cheeky red-haired cousins, the Orangutans and witness the magic of sea turtles nesting on shore and hatchlings racing out to sea in Selingan Island.

Overview of Location

Selingan Turtle Island - The Island hosts one of the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world and is one of South East Asia's most important nesting beach and breeding ground for the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle. All environmental conditions on Selingan Island is made ideally safe for Sea Turtles to come and lay eggs, away from predators and all sorts of pollution such as light and noise. It is also a safe haven where baby hatchlings could be released without dangers and disorientation. Also included in this turtle-tastic destination is some fun times in the sun. Stretch out on white sandy shores or go for a snorkel with the marvelous marine life that reign the underwater world.

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - 25 minutes west of Sandakan sits The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a sanctuary for our endangered friends spanning an area of 10,610 acres. It is a rehabilitation project dedicated to orphaned Orangutan that were rescued from plantations, illegal hunting, or illegally kept as pets.  The boardwalk that leads to the viewing gallery and feeding platform allows you to witness the orangutans being fed milk and bananas. Feeding happens twice a day at 10am and 3pm by rangers.

Gomantong Caves - Concealed within an enormous limestone hill, The Gomantong Cave is Sabah’s most extensive cave systems, well-renowned for bats, swiflets and scattered with prized swiflets’ nest. There are two cave complexes - Simud Hitam (Black Cave) soaring up to 90 meters high and the more accessible of the two, and Simud Putih (White Cave), where the more valuable nests are found. Simud Hitam is a five- minute walk from the registration Centre. A well-maintained boardwalk gives you easy access to do some exploring or watch the skilled harvesters at work.

Kinabatangan River - Step into one of the World’s biggest habitat for tropical wildlife, welcome to the wild wild Northeast of Sabah. The Kinabatangan River is one of only two known places on earth where 10 primate species can be found, including our red-haired cousins the Orangutan, Proboscis Monkeys, Tarsiers, Slow Loris, Gibbons and also, sightings of the endemic Bornean Pygmy Elephant. The best way to enjoy the river and her wild inhabitants is by jumping on a boat during the early hours of dusk and dawn. However, after-dark on the Kinabatangan River offers a different kind of rumble in the jungle. The wide-eyed freaks come out and the forest comes alive with an ever-changing orchestra of monkeys, frogs and insects. Experience Sabah's wild-side in a whole new light as you set out on a river safari under the starry sky in search of crocodiles, owls, wild cats & other nocturnal animals. Night Wildlife Safari Cruise Complimentary for guests staying in Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

About Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

Sample itinerary

Day 1

Sandakan/ Gomantong Cave/ Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel; transfer to Gomantong Cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. Journey takes approximately 2 hours drive by land through Oil Palm Plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages. Upon arrival, walk on the plank to the cave. Explore the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiftlets. The nest of the swiftlets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup.
  • Continue an approximately 30 mins drive to one of the world's richest ecosystems, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau. Arrive at Kampung Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plants, mammals and birds. Take a short boat transfer to Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Time for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in. Lunch will be provided in the lodge restaurant.
  • At 1600hrs, take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the “Borneon Pgymy Elephants”.
  • At 1900hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant. After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
Lunch / Dinner
Day 2

Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek

  • Wake up to the call of Gibbons and Hornbills at 6am. Relish in an early morning cruise on the Ox-bow Lake for some bird-watching and tranquil moments amidst the lush wilderness. You will return back to your forest lodge in the late morning for lunch and leisure time on your own. More wildlife spotting in the evening bat the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.
  • Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3

Selingan Turtle Island

  • Rise & Shine, the adventure continues at your next turtle-tastic destination. Have breakfast and depart for the Sandakan Seafront Jetty at 0700hrs.
  • 0930hrs: A speedboat will whisk you off to Selingan Turtle Island.
  • Take in the bright brilliant blues on your 1 hour journey to the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world, also one of South East Asia's most important nesting beach and breeding ground for the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle… just 40km north of Sandakan, poised on the Sulu Sea.
  • Check in to your basic but clean accommodation. The rest of the day you are free to stretch out by the beach or jump right into the sea for a snorkel round the nearby reefs.
  • Dinner will be served on the Island.
  • A Park Ranger will give a few knocks on your chalet door to alert you when a Sea Turtle is seen to be coming ashore to lay eggs. You can also take part in the release of baby turtle hatchlings, where baby hatchling are brought by the buckets by Park Rangers to be release by the sea shore. Witness hundreds of baby sea turtles make a dash towards salty waters where they will spend the rest of their lives in.
  • Overnight at the Island Chalet.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4

Choice of Option A or B or C

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN

  • After breakfast, check out. Fuzzy Orang Utans await at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
  • A half journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve.
  • Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10minite track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans show up to grab some food.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 1300hrs.

 

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour
  • The first stop offers panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. The Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Sandakan coast.
  • After taking in the sights, enter the delectable depths of Sandakan Central Market, fresh seafood galore and the best of Sabah agriculture produce.
  • Next up the Sim Sim Water Village. Houses painted with the most vibrant colors are built on stilts just above the water’s surface, home to a tiny local population which main income derives from fishing.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 1300hrs.

 

OPTION C: (OPTION A + OPTION B)  > SEPILOK ORANG UTAN & SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

(Additional charge of MYR 50/- per person)

  • After breakfast & Check-out, fuzzy Orang Utans await at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
  • A half journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve.
  • Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10minite track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans show up to grab some food.
  • After lunch, continue on for your Sandakan City Tour.
  • The first stop offers panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. The Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Sandakan coast.
  • After taking in the sights, enter the delectable depths of Sandakan Central Market, fresh seafood galore and the best of Sabah agriculture produce.
  • Next up the Sim Sim Water Village. Houses painted with the most vibrant colors are built on stilts just above the water’s surface, home to a tiny local population which main income derives from fishing.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 1600hrs.
Breakfast / Lunch
End
Meals 03 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 03 Dinners
Includes Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 03 Nights Accommodation, 03 River Cruises, Turtle Island National Park Conservancy Fee
Accommodation 02 Nights Bilit Rainforest Lodge (Standard Chalet) or Similar, 01 Night Turtle Island Chalet
Excludes Domestic Airfares (BKI>SDK>BKI), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned

Optionals

Private Tour Guide Service

  • Request for Private Tour at a reasonable fee (private guide & vehicle).

Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets - Honeymoon or VIP Premier 

  • Additional of USD 38 per pax per night.

Optional Add-On Tours : (SIC basis, min. of 2 persons)

  • Night Cruise @ USD 30 per pax
  • Jungle Trek @ USD 15 per pax
  • Night Walk @ USD 20 per pax

(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of USD 38 per boat per river cruise for private cruises

Cruising Time:

  • Evening Cruise will start at 1600hrs, any early or late departure will be considered as PRIVATE CRUISE. Private River Cruise surcharge of USD 38 will be imposed.
  • Cooling Tshirt
  • Short/Long Pants
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Easy & Relaxed
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Leech socks
  • Personal toiletries
  • Torchlight
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
  • If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle. Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • Recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan: AirAsia 
    Daily AK6492 BKI/SDK ETD 7:05/ ETA07:50( Valid from 29 March 2015- 24 October 2015)
  • Daily AK 6492 BKI/SDK ETD 7:00/ ETD07:45( Valid from 25 October 2015- 26 March 2016)
  • Recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines 
    Daily MH2042 BKI/SDK ETD7:10/ETA7:50
  • The above flight timings are suggestions and subject to changes. Please always check with the airline schedules for the correct flight timings that are most suited to your needs.
  • Only cameras of unaided flash are allowed to photograph the turtles. This is because shining a light on them or using camera flashes can be stressful on the creatures.
  • Video/Digital Video Cameras are not allowed.
  • Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 1800hrs - 0600hrs


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