Day 1 Sepilok Orangutan Centre – Sun Bear Centre – Rainforest Discovery Centre (L/D)
Pickup from Sandakan airport and proceed to 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. Approx. 1100-1115 hours depart the BSBCC and proceed to MY Nature Resort for lunch. This resort is set in 25 acres of rainforest bordering the Sepilok forest reserve, a protected area rich in wildlife. Check in to your chalet and have lunch at the resort’s restaurant. Then free at leisure to relax in the resort’s rainforest setting or have a swim in the pool.
1600 hours – proceed to the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), an education centre located within the Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. The focus of this excursion is to experience the rainforest from high. Arrive at the RDC and have a quick look at the visitor information centre before walking to the centre’s 147 metres long canopy walkway, which is up to 28 metres above the forest floor in places. The walkway and towers offer a unique way of seeing Sabah’s rainforest and are an excellent place for bird watching. Over 250 species of birds are found here. 1715-1730 hours return to MY Nature Resort. Red giant flying squirrels are resident within the grounds of MY Nature Resort. They come out almost every night but sightings are not guaranteed. Head to the platform near the restaurant. Resort staff will point out which trees the squirrels sleep in and let you know when they start to come out of their hiding places. If you are lucky watch the giant squirrels emerge from their nests and glide across the sky. 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 Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary – Night Walk (B/L/D)
0830 hours proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary located about 38 kilometres (30-40 minutes drive) from Sandakan. 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 morning feeding time at Platform A commences at 0930 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. Approx. 1030 hours proceed to Platform B for a short visit. A group of silver leaf monkeys are often seen at the shelter at Platform B. Hornbills are sometimes seen in this area. Around 1100 hours depart the sanctuary and return to MY Nature Resort for lunch.
The rest of the day is free at leisure to relax in the resort, take a swim in the pool or go for a jungle walk on the resort’s boardwalk. 1745 hours meet up at the flying squirrel platform next to the resort’s restaurant to see if the red giant flying squirrels emerge from their nests and fly across the resort. Approx. 1900 hours dinner at the restaurant. After dinner go on a rainforest night walk around the boardwalk within the resort grounds. Overnight at MY Nature Resort.
Day 3 MY Nature Resort – Depart (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the rainforest then free at leisure for the rest of the morning. If you have subsequent tour to the Kinabatangan River (Abai or Sukau), depart the resort at 1100 hours and transfer to the Sandakan boat jetty. For those departing Sandakan later that day enjoy, lunch at the resort and then transfer to the airport.
This 3 day, 2 night package is designed so that you can experience the various wildlife attractions of the Sepilok area at a leisurely pace. It incudes trips to orangutan centre, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and the Rainforest Discovery Centre’s canopy walkway. But it also offers you time to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the MY Nature Resort; and perhaps see some of the many species of wildlife (e.g. flying squirrels, hornbills, gibbons, orangutans, barking deer, birds, etc.) that are seen within the resort grounds. If you are short of time and / or prefer a more active schedule you can opt for the Sepilok Wildlife 2 day, 1 night tour.
English speaking guide, tours & transfers, entrance fees, meals as indicated and 2 nights at MY Nature Resort Sepilok.
Airfare: KK - Sandakan – KK, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees
2 adults per order
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.
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 AK6097 (Dep 1430, Arr 1515).
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