4days / 3 nights Turtle Island Sepilok orangutan + Kinabatangan River Gomantong Cave Sandakan + review (BV-46)
Duration: 4 days Departure time
Frequency: On request Airport Sandakan 8:10
Boarding: Breakfasts, lunches, dinners City Hotels 8:30
Day 1 – Sandakan / Turtle Island
08.10 – Pick up and transfer from the airport or Sandakan hotel transfer to the pier.
09.30 – Departure by boat to the island- Turtle Island Park. The entire journey takes about an hour, Selingan Turtle Island is located 40 km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea on the east coast of Sabah. Selingan Turtle Island is the main nesting green turtles Caretta turtles.
12.30 – Lunch, free time is ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Before dinner, you will hold a lecture about the turtles and the island. After dinner, the guide will lead you to the turtle park, to the site of egg laying. You will see mother turtle lay eggs, the eggs in the incubator transfer and release of newborn turtles into the sea.
Night spend in the houses on the island.
Day 2 – Turtle Island / Sepilok Orangutan / Kinabatangan River (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
07.00 – Breakfast. After breakfast, return to Sandakan. Move to the world famous orangutan rehabilitation center located in Sepilok.
10.00 – Upon arrival, a documentary video about the center and orangutans. After viewing, walk along the path of the tropical forests in the feeding of the orangutans at the platform.
10:30 – Then continue your journey to Bilit, located next to the Kinabatangan River, which is home to the 10-species of primates, namely: Monkey Nosach (proboscis), langurs, macaque, orangutan, slow loris, western tarsier; 8 species of hornbills: hornbill, colorful hornbill, black hornbill, helmeted hornbill (50kg / 120cm), kingfishers, bulbs, flycatchers, sunbirds, ducks, herons, snakes mangrove viper , estuarine crocodile, Asian elephants and other wildlife.
12.30 – After a two-hour journey on the river, on arrival a warm welcome awaits you with afternoon tea and local sweets. Free time, check in hotel.
16.00 – take a cruise along the Kinabatangan river (the longest river in Sabah – 560 km), where you can observe wildlife right from the boat – you will see monkeys Nosach (proboskisov), different species of birds and animals.
18.00 -. Dinner and overnight in a chalet in Bilit
Additional evening walk can be arranged on the spot.
Day 3 – River Kinabatangan
05.00 – Waking up with the sound of gibbons and birds will start the day with an early cruise.
0700 – After an hour cruise back to the chalet (lodge) for breakfast.
07.30 – After breakfast, guided tour, walk along flattering trails in Danau Bilit, the lake Oh-CWA, to inspect the birds. Danau Bilit – one of the wild places in the jungle to meet and watch the wildlife. Relax and chill out under the sounds of the jungle and the beautiful lake view. Your lunch in a picnic style will be right on the lake. After lunch we return to the lodge, chalet, freshen up and change clothes, get ready for the next afternoon river cruise in another part of the river. Dinner and overnight on the river Kinabatang.
Additional evening walk can be arranged on the spot for an additional fee.
Day 4- Cave Gomantong / Airport (Breakfast / Lunch)
08.00 – Breakfast, check-out of the hotel.
08:30 – After breakfast, go on a 3 hour trip to Sandakan. Will call in Gomantong Caves -. It is a natural complex, consisting of two caves, height of about 40 m in the caves you will see how high rushing under the arches of the pack of swifts that built their nests there. Inside the cave hiding spiders, grasshoppers, snakes, exotic skolopender.
13.00 – Return to the hotel or to the airport.
Things you need to bring your
* Comfortable shoes *Light clothing *Towel, sunscreen
* Raincoat or poncho * Camera * The local currency *Headgear *Hair accessories
* Time of departure from many hotels may vary. Please check again with our employees.
* The specified time – indicative and may be amended. The Company is not responsible for the change of time for reasons beyond our control.
* Photographing turtles only with a camera WITHOUT flash.
* Snorkeling equipment is available for hire (Please refer to the island of employees)