Sepilok Orang Utan, Kinabatangan & Oxbow Lake Cruise
Sandakan / Sabah
Day 1 Sepilok Orang utan Centre and Bilit
Meet upon arrival on MH2042 ETA 0745hrs proceed for 30 minutes drive to Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation Centre. Orphaned and injured Orang utan are brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return to forest life. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneoís remaining rain forest. Witness the feeding of Orang utan from a platform in the forest. Watch the scheduled video documentary show at the Sepilok Information building. The 20 minutes video show will give you an insight of the Orang utan rehabilitation process and its threats survival. After morning affair with the Orang utan, you will depart overland for 2 hours journey to Bilit. Check-in and lunch at Bilit Rainforest Lodge. In late afternoon, proceed for river cruise to the Menanggol River, a tributary of Kinabatangan River to search for wildlife, including the unique Proboscis monkey, hornbills, kingfishers and many others. The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife.. (L/D)
Day 2 Oxbow lake / City tour
0600hrs early morning river cruise to the Oxbow lakes. (Oxbow lake was formed by large meanders of the river that have been cut off from the main channel). The trip will take you to see the riverine forest and the wildlife in the area. The Oriental Darter, Stormís stork, various species of Hornbills, Kingfishers is common feature. After morning cruise, return to lodge for breakfast. Return to Sandakan and visit Puj Jih Sih Chinese temple, located 300m above sea level. Here you can see the colorful interior carvings and decoration of this magnificent temple with a commanding view of Sandakan bay. Proceed for lunch at local restaurant. Drive around Sandakan town and see the busy street and market, proceed to Sim Sim water village where you can see houses on stilt occupied by the local Chinese and Malay people. Transfer to Sandakan airport for your return flight to Kota Kinabalu at MH3037 ETD 1830hrs. (B/L) End of service.
Suggested item to bring: Binocular, insect repellent, raincoat or poncho, good walking shoes and hat.