Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary [2D/1N]
Tour Code : CFT/SAB/SDK – 06
Duration : 2D1N
Highlights : Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary
Meet and greet at Sandakan airport (MH2042 ETA 0825) or hotel in Sandakan Town area. Proceed for 45 minutes to one hour drive to Labuk Bay Resort. The final stretch of the drive takes you through graveled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates. Labuk Bay Resort consists of over 400 acres of mangrove forest which was initially purchased for commercial development. After realizing that the natural habitat of these monkeys were rapidly diminishing, due to large areas of the mangrove forest being developed for “bakau” wood, agriculture and aquaculture, the plan was quickly dropped so that these monkeys could continue to survive there without fear of losing their natural habitat.
1030hrs Upon arrival, proceed to the observation area, visitors will have the delight of having a reasonably close and magnificent sight of these elusive monkeys. Found in most coastal areas of Borneo, they live in groups of 11 – 32 and almost exclusively in mangrove forests near fresh water and in lowland rainforests. They are mostly arboreal (tree living) but have been known to leave the trees in order to cross open ground, or pass through nipah palms. With its characteristic pot belly, huge pendulous nose with strange honking sound, it is one of the most peculiar animal in the world. Viewing time is at 1130hrs.
1215hrs Lunch is served. The rest of the afternoon will be free at your own leisure.
1630hrs Proceed to observation area for 2nd viewing of the Proboscis Monkeys up close. Free at leisure at Labuk Bay Resort.
1800hrs Proceed for night walk. Witness fireflies among the trees and one may also search for other wildlife. (If weather permits)
2000hrs Dinner is served. Overnight at Labuk Bay Resort in twin sharing accommodation with attached bathroom and air-conditioned.
0800hrs Breakfast at lodge.
1000hrs Check out and transfer back to Sandakan town area or airport.
END OF TOUR
- 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.