Sukau/Sepilok/Selingan (Turtle Island) 2D/1N
Watch and marvel at two of nature's beautiful creatures, the majestic sea turtle and Borneo's Orang Utan!
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This package is bound to be the experience of a lifetime, offering you close encounters with two of our planet's most beautiful animals, the majestic sea turtles and the enigmatic orang utan. Watch one of nature's most mysterious wonders, the sea turtles' landing and nesting on Selingan Island and make a date with the Orang Utan, one of man's closest cousins.
Day 1: Arrival at Selingan Island
The day begins with a 45 minute boatride from Sandakan to Sabah's very own turtle island, Selingan Island. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of leisure after registering at the Turtle Island Park's headquarters. Unwind at your chalet or go for a swim or snorkel, the choice is entirely up to you!
The highlight of the day begins after dinner, when the ranger issues a call to watch the turtles nesting and laying their eggs. These eggs will eventually be transferred to a specialized hatchery. If you are lucky, you just might also have the opportunity to see young turtle hatchlings being released into the sea!
Day 2: Selingan Island to Sandakan
After breakfast, you return to Sandakan for a visit to one of Sabah's well known tourist attractions, the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Initially set up to rehabilitate orphaned orang utans in 1964, this centre has developed into a major draw for tourists, providing a window into the life of the orang utan.
In the afternoon, pay homage to the sacrifices made by Allied soldiers who served in Borneo at the Australian War Memorial located in Sandakan before departing for Kota Kinabalu by flight.
Australian War Memorial