Day 1 Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Sukau – Menanggul River (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. At 1100 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.
11.45 hours depart the BSBCC and have lunch in the Sepilok area. After lunch transfer to a boat jetty in Sandakan. 1300 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 Restaurant around 1400 hours. Approx. 1415-1430 hours continue by boat to Sukau and after check-in go on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. Overnight stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
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 Ox Bow Lake – Menanggul River – Sukau (B/L/D)
0630 hours take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Weather permitting trek the lush riverine forest along the lake and then return to the lodge for breakfast. Free at leisure to relax. 1630 hours venture on another river cruise down the Menanggul River in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge at dusk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside lodge.
Day 3 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.
|Includes||English speaking guide, tours & transfers, entrance fees, meals as indicated, 02 nights stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 6% Government Service Tax.|
|Excludes||Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees|
|Minimum||2 adults per order|
|Note||These prices are subject to change without prior notice. This tour is offered on a Seat-in-Coach basis.|
|Recommended Flights||Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) on Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (Dep 0700, Arr 0740) or Air Asia AK6092 (Dep 0705, Arr 0750) or MASWings MH3093 (Dep 0725, Arr 0815). Sandakan (SDK) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on Malaysia Airlines MH2047 (Dep 1250, Arr 1330 ) or Air Asia AK6097 (Dep 1430, Arr 1515).|