Turtle Island, Sepilok, Sukau & Gomantong Cave
Sandakan / Sabah
Day 1 Selingan Island
Meet at Sandakan airport upon arrival from MH2042 ETA 0745hrs and transfer to jetty for 1 hours boat ride to Selingan Island. Upon arrival, check in to your chalet and have lunch at the cafeteria. In the afternoon, you are at your own leisure and can go swimming or snorkeling. After dinner, wait for the rangerís signal to go to the beach to witness of the turtles lying itís eggs and the release of the newly baby turtles hatching to the sea. O/n Chalet. (L/D)
Day 2 Sepilok Orang utan / Bilit
0700am return to Sandakan by boat and proceed 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 to survival. After your morning affair with the Orang utan, proceed overland for 2 hours 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. (B/L/D)
Day 3 Gomantong cave / Sandakan City tour
After breakfast, 0730hrs depart for Gomantong cave. Upon arrival, take a 15 minutes walk to the cave, the short jungle walk will take you to the unique limestone vegetation and lowland forest, here you can observe birds and primates. Explore one of the fascinating caves in Sabah, the cave is home to the millions of bats and swiflets. The swiflets are collected for famous Chinese edible birdís nest soup. After exploring the cave, return to Sandakan and proceed to 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 1850hrs. (B/L) End of service.
Suggested item to bring: Binocular, insect repellent, good walking shoes and hat.