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. 1030 hours 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. 11.15 hours depart the BSBCC and have lunch MY Nature Resort.
After lunch depart MY Nature Resort at 1300 hours and proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. This privately run sanctuary is located within an oil palm estate and offers a unique chance to see proboscis monkeys. These monkeys are wild but habituated and often get very close to visitors. The proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay live in a fragmented habitat surrounded by an oil palm plantation. As there is insufficient food the monkeys receive a supplementary diet. The afternoon feeding time commences at 1430 hours when groups of proboscis monkeys from the nearby forest and mangroves and head to the wooden platform for a free meal. Labuk Bay offers a unique opportunity to get close to these normally shy creatures. Silver leaf monkeys and hornbills are also sometimes seen at Labuk Bay. 1530 hours depart Labuk Bay and transfer to your hotel or Sandakan airport for flight out.
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.
English speaking guide, Tours & transfers, entrance fees, 1 lunch. 6% Goods & Service Tax.
Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees.
2 adults per order
Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information.
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 MASWings MH3094 (Dep 1815, Arr 1905).
With effect from 1 Jan 2017 this tour will include Sepilok Orangutan, the Sunbear Centre and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary instead of the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
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