Sandakan Wildlife Adventures, Sabah

Sepilok @ MY Nature Resort, Kinabatangan Abai & Sukau 4D3N

Price from MYR 2050 per person
Duration 4 days, 3 nights
4 days / 3 nights Sandakan Wildlife Tour including Sepilok Orang Utan, Kinabatangan River, Abai & Sukau (1 night Sepilok, 1 night Abai, 1 night Sukau)

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Sandakan – Sepilok (L/D)

Pick up from Sandakan airport / hotel and visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. You will be able to observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Watch the feeding session at 1000 hours. Then proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). This centre rescues captured sun bears and is involved in sun bear conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Over 30 sun bears live at the centre in the bear house and outdoor enclosures. 11.45 hours depart the BSBCC and proceed to MY Nature Resort. This resort is set in 25 acres of rainforest bordering the Sepilok forest reserve, a protected area rich in wildlife. Have lunch and check-in to the resort. Afternoon is free at leisure. Relax, swim in the pool or walk (5-10 minutes) to the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre and experience the canopy walkway, one of the best in Malaysia. Dinner and overnight at MY Nature Resort.

Note: The nursery at Sepilok is sometimes closed to visitors. This occurs if any of the young orangutan are sick. As such there is no guarantee that the nursery will be open.

Day 2 Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Abai (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the resort. Morning is free at leisure. Relax, swim in the pool or go for a walk on the resort’s own 1,050 metre long boardwalk. 11.00-1115 hours depart MY Nature Resort and proceed to a boat jetty in Sandakan. 1145 – 1200 hours depart for a 1-hour boat cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests and searching for wildlife. Arrive at Abai Jungle Lodge and have lunch. Free to relax or explore the surrounding area on the nature boardwalk. 1630 hours go on a cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. As night falls witness the glittering of fireflies on the mangrove trees. Return to the lodge for dinner.  After dinner, go on a guided night walk around the Lodge’s nature boardwalk and search for insects, birds and other wildlife. Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge.

Day 3 Abai – Kinabatangan River – Sukau – Menanggul River (B/L/D)

After breakfast morning is free at leisure to relax or explore the boardwalk. After lunch, cruise upriver to Sukau, searching for wildlife along the way. Arrive Sukau and check-in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 1630 hours go on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Day 4  Sukau – Abai – Sandakan (B/L)

After breakfast depart the lodge at 0700 hours and return to Sandakan by boat. The 2½ hour journey offers another chance to see wildlife. Around 0830 hours stop at Abai Jungle Lodge for a short break before continuing your journey downriver. Arrive at Sandakan jetty and transfer to your hotel or airport.

Trip Notes

Includes

English speaking guide, tours & transfers, entrance fees, meals as indicated, 1 night stay at MY Nature Resort Sepilok, 1 night at Abai Jungle Lodge and 1 night at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 6% Goods & Service Tax.

Excludes

Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees

Minimum

2 adults per order

Surcharge

Price is based on twin or tripe sharing, if you require your own room there is a single room supplement of RM 662.

Accommodation

MY Nature Resort is located at Sepilok and opened in July 2015. The resort has a fantastic rainforest location and is just 500 m from the Rainforest Discovery Centre and 2 km from Sepilok orangutan sanctuary. Accommodation consists of 12 semi-detached chalets offering a total of 24 spacious rooms overlooking the rainforest. The resort has its own 1,050 m long boardwalk that winds its way around the hilly rainforest terrain. The resort's grounds offer good birdwatching opportunities (e.g. hornbills often fly over the chalets) and wildlife is often spotted within the resort's 25 acres of rainforest.

Recommended Flights

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) on Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (Dep 0700, Arr 0740) or Air Asia AK6492 (Dep 0705, Arr 0750) or MASWings MH3093 (Dep 0725, Arr 0815). Sandakan (SDK) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on Malaysia Airlines MH2047 (Dep 1400, Arr 1445) or Air Asia AK6097 (Dep 1430, Arr 1515).

Note

There are no ATMs at Sukau or Abai. If you need cash go to an ATM in Sandakan before the trip.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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