Sukau/Sepilok/Selingan (Turtle Island) 3D/2N
Experience Borneo's beauty and marvel at two of nature's unique creatures, the majestic sea turtle and Borneo's Orang Utan!
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This package is the perfect introduction to Borneo's natural beauty and unique wonders. Bound to be the experience of a lifetime, you will enjoy close encounters with two unique animals, the majestic sea turtle 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: Sepilok to Sukau
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, you begin your two hour boat ride to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, located along Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan River. Lean back and marvel as you pass untouched mangroves, wetlands and rainforests. After checking in and refreshing yourself, hop into a river boat for a two hour cruise along the Kinabatangan River to see the Proboscis monkeys as they settle down for the night on treetops. Wrap up an amazing day with a slide show conducted by a naturalist guide after dinner.
Day 3: Sukau to Sandakan
Journey back to Sandakan in the morning after breakfast. In the afternoon, pay homage to the sacrifices made by Allied soldiers who served in Borneo at the Australian War Memorial located in town before departing for Kota Kinabalu by flight.
Australian War Memorial