Day 1 Sandakan – Sepilok Orangutan (L/D)
Your Kinabatangan river cruise beings with a pick up from Sandakan airport / hotel and a visit to 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. 11.15 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 – Sukau – Kinabatangan River Cruise (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. 1115 hours depart MY Nature Resort and proceed to a boat jetty in Sandakan. 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 Restaurant and have lunch. Continue by boat to Sukau and after check-in go on a Kinabatangan River cruise to search for proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. Overnight stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Day 3 Oxbow Lake – Menanggul River – Sukau (B/L/D)
0630 hours depart on another Kinabatangan river cruise and search for birds and wildlife at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. 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 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.
English speaking guide, tours & transfers, entrance fees, meals as indicated, 1 night stay at MY Nature Resort Sepilok and 2 nights at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees
2 adults per order
Price is based on twin or tripe sharing, if you require your own room there is a single room supplement of RM 662.
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. All rooms have air conditioning, attached bathroom, hot shower, ceiling fan and satellite TV. Other facilities include a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, boardwalk and jungle trails. 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.
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) on Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (Dep 0700, Arr 0740) or Air Asia AK6492 (Dep 0635, Arr 0720) or MASWings MH3093 (Dep 0725, Arr 0815). Sandakan (SDK) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on Malaysia Airlines MH2047 (Dep 1250, Arr 1330 ) or Air Asia AK6495 (Dep 1430, Arr 1515).
There are no ATMs at Sukau. If you need cash go to an ATM in Sandakan before the trip.
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