Turtle Islands & Orang-Utans - 3 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: MD-SDK-03

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Sandakan (Sabah) - Selingan (L/D)

Turtle © Siladen ResortTurtleAfter arrival at Sandakan airport in the morning meet your personal guide. Transfer to Sandakan jetty for boat ride to Selingan island. It takes approximately 90 minutes to the island. Upon arrival check-in at the lodge and lunch at the cafeteria. The afternoon is free at your leisure. Optional you can snorkel or relax at the beach. After dinner wait for the ranger's signal to watch the sea turtles laying eggs at the beach. The eggs will then be dug up again by the rangers and volunteers. They rebury the eggs in the fenced in hatchery. This procedure ensures the proper documentation of the nests. Later you may see the release of baby turtles from the hatchery. Overnight at the chalet.

Day 2: Selingan - Sepilok (B/L/D)

Young Orang Utan Sepilok © David Kirkland, Sabah TourismYoung Orang Utan SepilokLeave the island for Sandakan in the morning at 06:30 AM. After breakfast at a local restaurant return to Sepilok for a visit at the feeding platform. The Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1964 at Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. The facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orangutans as well as dozens of other wildlife species. Today 60 - 80 orangutans live on the premises. In 2014 an orangutan nursery was added to the centre. You will start the visit at Sepilok with a walk along the plankway to reach the feeding platform. Daily feeding starts at 10:00 AM. Take your time and watch the orangutans interact. Afterwards drive to the neighbouring Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which aims to raise public awareness about the plight of the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) and to raise conservation awareness about this species. You can watch the sun bears in their outdoor habitat from an observation platform. Later lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards visit of the Rainforest Discovery Centre at Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. The education centre was founded in 1996 and provides information on the importance of the rainforest as a biotope. Many walkways run through the forest reserve and make it easy to explore. You can follow a canpoy walk amidst the treetops and see some of the endemic bird species. Transfer to the resort in the afternoon.

Day 3: Sepilok - End of Tour Sandakan (Sabah) (B)

Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to Sandakan airport for flight to your next destination.

Hotels, Rates & Information

Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort Hotels
SelinganSelingan Island

Chalet w/ Bathroom
SepilokSepilok Nature Resort

Standard Chalet
Rates
Options Comfort
Rate per person EUR 550
USD 655
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement EUR 85
USD 102
Single Traveller EUR 990
USD 1,185

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Information, Services, Remarks
Depart/Arrive:

Sandakan (Sabah) / Sandakan (Sabah)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Private tour
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car with driver
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers, Entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
2x Breakfast 2x Lunch/Lunchbox 2x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Best Season(s):

April - September

Important Remarks:

Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information: All programmes and transfers by boat are on seat-in-coach base (group). You may be in a small group with other people.
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Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.
During the dry season severe haze caused by wood fires in Borneo and Sumatra can possibly affect this region. Please keep yourself updated using the ASEAN Regional Haze Situation Center.