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. 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. 1115 hours depart Sepilok and proceed to the 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 Lodge and have lunch. Then continue by boat to Sukau and check in to the 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.
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. 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.
English speaking guide, tours & transfers, entrance fees, meals as indicated, 02 nights stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees
2 adults per order
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is a clean and comfortable lodge offering 39 rooms (22 twin rooms, 13 double bedrooms, 1 triple room and 3 family rooms). All rooms have attached bathroom, toilet, hot shower, ceiling fan and netted windows. Other facilities include a restaurant, a sun deck facing the river, swimming pool and library.
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 1400, Arr 1445 ) 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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