5D4N Selingan Turtle Island & Bilit Rainforest Lodge - Sepilok Orangutan / Turtle Island / Kinabatangan River / Gomantong Cave / Sandakan


REGION: Sandakan
DURATION: 5 Days 4 Nights
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport
PICK UP TIME: 09:00Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport
DROP OFF TIME: Depends on Your Flight Departure Time
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  •  Selingan Turtle Island
  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
  •  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre 
  •  Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  •  Sandakan City Tour (optional add-on)
  •  Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  •  4-star Sabah Hotel (or similar)
  • COMPLIMENTARY 01 Night River Cruise 

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Sandakan / Selingan Turtle Island Chalet

  • Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport.
  • You will be transferred to the Sabah Park Jetty in Sandakan where you will take a 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Turtle Island.
  • Located only 40 kilometres from North Sandakan, you will have the opportunity to see the main nesting areas of the Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles.
  • Upon arrival, lunch will be served for you to feast!
  • After lunch, you’ll be given some free leisure time to relax, go for a swim or even snorkel before dinner time.
  • After a jam-packed evening, dinner is served!
  • After dinner, a Park Ranger will inform you on the right time to encounter turtle laying their eggs along the beach. Get the chance to witness the collecting of eggs from the nestling site and into a safe hatchery and watch baby turtles scrambling out into the open sea upon their release on shore. An adorable sight not to be missed!
  • It’s time to hit the hay and rest up with an overnight stay at your Selingan Turtle Island Chalet.
Meals : Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Selingan Turtle Island Chalet

Day 2 - Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre / Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre / Bilit Rainforest Lodge / Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Rise and shine! It’s time to fuel up and recharge with a hearty breakfast.
  • After breakfast, check out, embark on a journey to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.
  • Upon arrival, your guide will provide a short briefing session before entering the Centre.
  • You will then be brought to watch a short video documentary providing you with information on the rehabilitation of an orphaned Orang Utan.
  • Enjoy and explore as you get to encounter Bornean-endemic Orang Utans up close as they frolic in their natural habitat.
  • You will proceed to a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest where you can witness the Orang Utan feeding from a feeding platform.
  • After enjoying some time with the Orang Utans, you will proceed to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
  • Sun Bear is the smallest bear in the world where their height of adult is around 120cm to 150cm (while standing); weight around 27kg to 65kg. You can easily spot white or yellowish crescent marking on its chests.
  • Then you will embark on a 2-hour journey through rustic countryside villages to the Bilit Jetty.
  • Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located along the lower end of the Kinabatangan River at the Bilit Village.
  • You will be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge as you check-in.
  • Lunch is served for you to refuel and recharge!
  • In the evening, you will be whisked away on a Kinabatangan River cruise to discover wildlife situated along the river. A few favourites include the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants!
  • After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall.
  • Next 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.
  • After a full day out, it’s time to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 3 - Morning Cruise or Jungle Trek

  • You’ll have the option of either going for an early morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of more Bornean-endemic wildlife (or) to go for a jungle trek to the Oxbow Lake to discover several bird species.
  • After a morning of encountering wildlife, it’s time to refuel and recharge with a hearty breakfast.
  • Free and easy leisure time to yourself until it’s time for lunch in the afternoon.
  • It’s time to head out on another river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of a variety of Euarchontoglires and other wildlife. You may be lucky enough to encounter a herd of Pygmy Elephants!
  • After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall.
  • After a full day out, it’s time to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 4 - Gomantong Cave / Sandakan City Hotel

  • A hearty breakfast will be served to kick start the day!
  • It’s time for some cave exploring. You will be taken on a 30-minute drive to the famous Gomantong Caves!
  • Explore the Gomantong Caves – home to millions of bats and swiftlets.
  • If you’re lucky, you may get to witness the birds’ nest harvesting in action!
  • After your Gomantong Caves tour, you will be brought out for some well-deserved lunch in Local Restaurant.
  • After lunch, you’ll be transferred to Sabah Hotel (or similar) in Sandakan where you will have leisure time to yourself and spend the night, or join in any add-on tours.


(Additional charge of MYR 70/- per pax per tour) 

  • Continue the tour to the additional add on tours of your choice. Tour ends between 1400hrs (if you choose any 1 optional-add on tour) or 1600hrs (if you choose any 2 optional-add on tours) 
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : Sabah Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 - Sandakan Airport or Hotel

  • Breakfast will be served in the hotel.
  • After breakfast, it’s time to check out and bid your 5-day trip goodbye as your as transferred to Sandakan airport or Hotel.
Meals : Breakfast

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-star Sabah Hotel (or similar)
Excludes Domestic Airfares (BKI>SDK>BKI), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned


Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets - Honeymoon or VIP Premier 

  • Additional of MYR 150 per pax per night.

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

  • Night Cruise @ MYR 120 per pax
  • Jungle Trek @ MYR 60 per pax
  • Night Walk @ MYR 80 per pax


Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of MYR 190 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 MYR 190 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
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • 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.
  • For your arrival on Day 1, please take note there is only 1 join-in boat transfer to Selingan Island departing at 1000hrs daily. Please ensure you are in Sandakan by 0900hrs for the pick-up transfer to the jetty. 
  • In the event that you are unable to get an early morning flight, your itinerary may be revised to suit your flight arrival timing and surcharges may apply. Please check with your sales representative.
  • The boat journey to Selingan Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level.The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
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  • The above flight timings are suggestions and subject to changes. Before you book your flight ticket(s), please always check with the airline schedules for the correct flight timings that are most suited to your needs.
  • 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. 
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • 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.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • 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.
  • Rm10 camera fee is excluded (taking photos with phone/iPad is applied for camera charges).
  • Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 1800hrs - 0600hrs