Half day for visit to Sandakan - Sepilok orang utan centre and city insight

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Many species of animals are nowadays endangered. Sandakan is the sanctuary of many animals. Sepilok, is in Sabah, Borneo. Situated 26 km from Sandakan, the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre is situated on the edge of a forest reserve. Established in 1964, its purpose is to rescue orphaned and abandoned juvenile orang utans and to teach them to fend for themselves. The centre attracts tourists and researches alike, giving them the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. When you have been here, you may watch the apes fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10.00 am and 3.00 pm by rangers. And then, nothing can be more interesting than a circuit of beautiful Sandakan city. The Sabah


Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel and transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (30 mins journey) 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 10.00 am

Lunch at a restaurant. Continue the journey for Sandakan City Tour. Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the "Little Hong Kong." The landmarks include:-
1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah, 
2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products. 
3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built on stilts close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.

After tour, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at around 01.00pm.


  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre
  • Sandakan city tour
  • Agnes Keith House (Optional)


  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.). From 08.30 am with hotel pick-up or your flight arrival time with airport pick-up – 01.00 pm
  • Departure point: Sandakan hotel/airport
  • Returning point: The departure point


  • Meals as stated
  • Entrance fees
  • Land transportation (seat-in-coach)
  • English speaking guide


  • Camera and video fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic & Carbonated drinks
  • Any items not mentioned

Please Note

  • Min: 2 PAX
  • Optional add-on: Agnes Keith house

Additional charge of 24USD/pax

Continue the tour to Agnes Keith House. The book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written in the house and today the house has turned into a heritage house providing interesting insight to life during British North Borneo. After tour, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends between 04.00 pm to 04.30 pm.

  • Meals: 01 lunch
  • Things You Should Bring:
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars

Things You Should Know:

  • 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.
  • Our tours do not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Our tours reserve the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

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