Sandakan wildlife safari - 3D2N

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3 Days - 2 Nights
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What To Expect

Upon arrival, walk on the plank to the cave. Together with us, you will 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. In addition, you will arrive at Kampung Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plants, mammals and birds or catch a glimpse of a wild orang utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the “Borneo Pgymy elephants”. Especially, you will have an opportunity to cruise up the unique Kinabangan river oxbow lake, which is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. To those sights will you see what the mother nature truly endows this city with ecosystem deserving to visit once time in your life.

Description

DAY 1: Sandakan / Gomantong cave / Kinabatangan river cruise

Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel. Then you will transfer to Gomangtong cave located within the Gomangtong forest reserve. Journey takes approximately 2 hours to drive by land through Oil Palm Plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages. Here is the place for watching many kinds of birds inhabitant

Continue an approximately 30 mins driving to one of the world’s richest ecosystems, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau. Arrive at Kampung Bilit to explore of the diversity of species of animals. Take a short boat transfer to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in. Lunch will be provided in that lodge restaurant.

At 4.00 pm, we will take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang utan,… At 7.00 pm, dinner at the lodge restaurant. Then after dinner, you can go for an optional night safari cruise (self-expense, not included in tour price) where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge

DAY 2: Morning cruise to Oxbow lake or Jungle Trek

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills at 06.00 am. 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 Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge restaurant.

At 04:00 pm, take another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

DAY 3: Choice of option A, B or C

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN 
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs 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.
After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 01:00 pm.

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR
After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2.5hrs journey). 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 close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 01.00 pm.

Highlights

  • Group tour (MIN.2 PAX)
  • Gomantong cave
  • Kinabatangan River cruise
  • Morning cruise to Oxbow lake or jungle trek
  • Sepilok orang utan rehabilitation centre
  • Sandakan city tour
  • Sukau Bilit rainforest lodge

Schedule

  • Duration: 3D2N. From 08.30 am with hotel pick-up or your flight arrival time with airport pick-up – 01.00 pm or 4.00 pm
  • Departure point: Sandakan airport/hotel pick up
  • Returning point: Returning to the departure point

Include

  • Meals as Stated
  • Entrance Fee
  • Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 02 Nights Accommodation
  • 03 River Cruises

Exclude

  • Camera and Video Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Please Note

  • Min: 02 PAX
  • Single supplement (additional charge): 113 USD/pax
  • In day 03, you will have another option – Option C, which is the mixture of Option A and Option B. In addition, surcharge for choosing this option is 13 USD/pax. If you concern, please contact us and read its description as below:

OPTION C: (OPTION A + OPTION B) => SEPILOK ORANG UTAN & SANDAKAN CITY TOUR
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs 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.

After lunch, continue the journey and proceed 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 close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 04.00 pm.

  • Meals: 02 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 02 dinners
  • Accommodation: 02 nights Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge (Standard Chalet) or similar
  • Extra optional:

+ Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets – Honeymoon or VIP Premier: Additional of 36 USD/pax

+ Optional add-on tours: (SIC basis, min. of 2 pax): night cruise: 29 USD/pax; Jungle trek: 15 USD/pax; Night walk: 19 USD/pax (Advance booking is required)

+ Private river cruise service: Additional of 36 USD/boat/river cruise for private cruise

Cruising time: Evening cruise will start at 04.00 pm, any early or late departure will be considered as private cruise. Private river cruise surcharge of 36 USD will be imposed.

  • Things You Should Bring:
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Leech socks
  • 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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