Sandakan Safari Adventure [4/3N]
Tour Code : CFT/SAB/SDK – 12
Duration : 4D3N
Highlights : Sandakan Safari Adventure (Selingan Island / Sepilok Orang Utan / Kinabatangan / Sukau / Oxbow Lake / River Cruise)
Meet at Hotel Lobby (1015hrs) or Sandakan Airport via MH2042 (2042hrs), 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, 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. Reburied and releasing the baby turtles. Overnight at chalet (Common or Attached Bathroom). (Lunch / Dinner)
0700hrs Depart island for Sandakan. After breakfast, drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform, 1000hrs feeding of Orang Utans. 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.
1100 – 1115hrs Depart Sepilok and transfer jetty in Sandakan.
1145 hrs Take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest.
After lunch, cruise UP river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise with electric motor to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, take a river trip to the Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah. Return lodge for breakfast then free at own leisure. After lunch, late afternoon, another river cruise with electric motor to search for more wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, river cruise down by boat back to Sandakan. Another chance for wildlife sightings with this approximately 2.5 hours journey. Upon arrival at jetty, drive up hill to the Puh Jih Syh Chinese Buddhist Temple, which offers a panoramic view of the Sandakan Bay, after lunch, transfer to airport for your flight MH2709 (ETD 1400hrs) or hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch)
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