Sandakan Safari Extravaganza [3D/2N]
Tour Code : CFT/SAB/SDK – 08
Duration : 3D2N
Highlights : Sandakan Safari Extravaganza (Selingan Turtle Island / Gomantong Cave / Menanggul River Cruise / Sepilok / Temple)
Meet at Hotel Lobby (0945hrs) or Sandakan Airport via MH2042 (0810hrs), transfer to jetty for boat ride to Selingan Turtle Island Park. The journey to the island will take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Upon arrival, register at Turtle Island Park HQ and check into chalet. After lunch at cafeteria, free at own leisure e.g. swimming or snorkeling. After dinner, wait for rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there are any young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Overnight at chalet. (Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, 0900hrs depart overland to Gomantong Birdnest Caves. Upon arrival, 15 minutes walk on the plank walk to the cave. Explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets. The nest of the swiflets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup, proceed by land to Sukau which will pass by the Palm Oil Plantations and villages. Check in Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late in the afternoon, take a boat cruise with electric motor to the famous of Menanggul River in search for Proboscis Monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlifes. Return lodge for dinner. Video show. Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. After breakfast, continue journey by land to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. At this centre, observe man’s closest relative ‘the Orang Utan’ being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo.
1000hrs Witness the feeding of the Orang Utans at the feeding platform, drive up hill to the Puh Jih Syh Chinese Buddhist Temple, which offers a panoramic view of the Sandakan Bay before lunch at local restaurant or hotel. After lunch, proceed to airport for your flight MH2709 (ETD 1400hrs) or your hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch)
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- Recommended Personal Gear
- Insect repellent, raincoat, hat, binoculars and sun screen (sweat proof). Use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants.