5D4N Sandakan Wildlife Wonder - Turtle / Sepilok / Sukau Bilit / Oxbow / Cave / City Tour & Stay Print


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Travel Period: 01 January 2017 till 31 December 2017

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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).
CHILD POLICY
  • Infant Below 2 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 2 - 11 Years Old : 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 1 Paying Adult (With Bed)

Child Policy For Turtle Island Accommodation:

  • 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

For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email info@amazingborneo.com directly.

SPECIAL PROMO! Book now!

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(No hidden or extra costs unless otherwise stated)

Travel Period: 01 January 2018 till 31 December 2018

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Categories Price Per Person
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Please Enquire
Single Supplement
I am travelling with 2 Paying guests( Adults)
Please Enquire
Adult Traveller
I am a Single Traveller
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Child Traveller
I am accompanying and sharing rooms with 2 paying adults(Without bed)
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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).
CHILD POLICY
  • Infant Below 2 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 2 - 11 Years Old : 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 1 Paying Adult  (With Bed)

Child Policy For Turtle Island Accommodation:

  • 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

For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email info@amazingborneo.com directly.

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
  •  4* Sheraton Four Points Hotel
  • COMPLIMENTARY 01 Night River Cruise 
 

Overview of Tour

A 5 Day 4 Nights Itinerary highlighting the best of Borneo’s wildlife paired with a staycation at Four Points by Sheraton. Explore the depths of Gomantong Cave, cruise along the Kinabatangan river 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 an Complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Lunch / Dinner
Day 2

Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills at 6am. Today you start your day with a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River Oxbow Lake. (Option to change to jungle trekking). Experience the wilderness of Borneo. After your morning exploration, return back to lodge for late breakfast. Free at leisure. Afternoon lunch will be served at Bilit Rainforest Lodge restaurant.
  • At 1600hrs, take another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3

Selingan Turtle Island

  • After breakfast, depart at 0700hrs to return to the Sandakan seafront jetty. At 09:30hrs, speed boat departs for Selingan Island, the main nesting area for green turtle, which lies 40km north of Sanadakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. Boat journey is approximately 1 hour. Check into simple accommodation facility and relax by the beach or take up snorkel at the nearby reefs.
  • After dinner, Park Ranger will signal the appropriate time to view huge Green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Witness the eggs being transferred to hatchery from the nesting site. Offer help to release baby turtles onto the shore and be overwhelmed by the emotion of seeing the turtles scrambling to the open sea by some natural instinct. Since the introduction of a conservative program in Selingan Island in 1967, a large number of turtles are now returning to lay their eggs and the chance to see the sea creature is almost certain every night. 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 and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show. Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in. Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).

 

OPTION B:SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, you will be whisked on a tour of Sandakan City.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 Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in. Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).

 

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

(Additional charge of MYR 50/- per person)

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show. Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs. After lunch,you will be whisked on a tour of Sandakan City.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 Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in. Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).
Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5

Sandakan Airport

  • After breakfast, transfer pick up from Sheraton Four Points Hotel to Sandakan airport.
Breakfast
End
Meals 04 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 03 Dinners
Includes Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 04 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, 01 Night 4* Sheraton Four Points Hotel
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.
  • 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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