Tour Code: TGW0008-19

Selingan Turtle Island – Gomantong Caves – Bilit Rainforest Lodge – Kinabatangan River Cruise – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

3D2N Trip

Day 1: (Selingan Turtle Island)

You will be meet and pick-up at Sandakan airport or hotel and transfer to Sabah Park Jetty in Sandakan. At 0930hrs, take boat approximately 1 hour to Selingan Turtle Island where it located at 40km from North Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah’s East Coast. There is the main nesting area for the Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. After arrival, wait for lunch and you may have free leisure time ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling until dinner time. After dinner, the Park Ranger will inform the right time for sighting of turtles laying eggs. Witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon released on the shore.

ACCOMMODATION: SELINGAN TURTLE ISLAND CHALET

Meals Provided: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: (Gomantong Caves – Kinabatangan River Cruise)

At 0800hrs, you will be pick-up at Sandakan airport or hotel and embark your air-conditioned transport and enjoy your 2 hours ride through rustic countryside studded with villages. Arrive at Gomantong Caves which located in the heartland of the Gomantong Forest Reserve, a home of millions bats and swiftlets. Explore the biggest bird’s nest cave in Sabah and the best-managed edible birds’ nest.

Embark your air-conditioned transport and enjoy your 30 minutes ride through rustic countryside studded with villages to Bilit Rainforest Lodge which located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. Upon arrival at Bilit Jetty, take a boat transfer to the lodge. Enjoy the welcome drink, short briefing and proceed to check-in. Lunch will be prepared at Bilit Restaurant. At 1530hrs, enjoy afternoon tea break and short brief by the tour guide. At 1600hrs, proceed to Kinabatangan River Cruise to discover the Proboscis Monkeys, rarest birds and other wildlife animals. After tour, free leisure time until dinner at 1930hrs.

OVERNIGHT AT BILIT RAINFOREST LODGE

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: (Sepilok Orang Utan – Bornean Sun Bear)

After breakfast, proceed to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where situated in the Kabili- Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, a short brief will be advised by your guide. Then, watch a video show documentary on rehabilitation of orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to have a look for the Orang Utan feeding on the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs.

Thereafter, proceed to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Sun Bear is the smallest bear in the world where their height of the adult sun bear is approximately 120cm to 150cm while standing, weight with 27kgto 65kg. The size of male sun bear will be bigger than female sun bear about 10% to 45%. Its common name comes from the white or yellowish crescent marking on its chest, which many people think looks like the rising or settingsun. Each bear’s crest is individual—like fingerprints.

After tour, enjoy your lunch and transfer to Sandakan airport or hotel.

END OF SERVICES AT APPROX. 1300HRS

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

Package included: Tours & transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fees, accommodation(s) and meal(s) as stated.

Package excluded: Airfare, camera/video fee/miscellaneous item that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Minimum: 2 persons, SIC basis.

What to bring: Good walking shoes, light raincoat, insect repellent, hat, sun block and binocular.