Tour Package (*Prices exclude Tourism Tax.)
3 Days/2 Nights - Turtle Island/Sepilok Orang Utan/Sun Bear/Kinabatangan River/Morning Cruise/Sandakan Nature City (Full board)
"When you choose to visit/stay within Bilit Adventure Lodge along Kinabatangan River, Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure (STWA) is pleased to contribute RM10 (for each paying guests) to Kinabatangan-Corridor of Life Tourism Operators Association (KiTA) towards conservation purposes. This forms part of STWA commitment towards the conservation efforts of the lower Kinabatangan area. Do ask us for more information."
Tour Code Tour Description (Ex-Sandakan)
STW531 : Turtle Island/Sepilok Orang Utan/Sun Bear/Kinabatangan River Cruises/Sandakan Nature City
Price : RM1995.00 P/PAX (SIC, MIN. 2PAX)
Departures : 0845 hrs (STWA Office, City Hotels, Sandakan Hotel),
0830 hrs (Sabah Hotel), 0800 hrs (Sepilok Jungle Resort)
Or ... Sandakan Airport for the following flights
Pick up- Day 01 BKI/SDK by MH2042 0700-0740hrs / AK6492 0705-0750hrs
Return - Day 03 SDK/BKI by AK6499 ETD1815hrs
Day 1 :

Turtle Island Egg Laying Hatchery
Sandakan/Turtle Island (L/D)
  • Pick up from hotel and  transfer to CQ Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey via motorised boat will take about 1 hour.
  • After lunch, grab your mask, fins and snorkel and head to the beach where you can find lots of juvenile marine life. Or, you can choose to relax or sun bathing by the beach. Before dinner, treat yourself to a slide show featuring information of the turtle park and turtles.
  • After dinner, standby at the Cafeteria. Wait for Park Ranger’s signal before proceed in a small group to the egg-laying site to witness the mother turtle laying eggs, transferring of eggs to the hatchery and releasing of hatchlings to the sea.
  • Night stay at Selingan Island Chalet.

    Note :               Photographing of turtles - use of flash strictly prohibited.
                            Snorkelling gears are available for hire at the Island.

Day 02 Turtle Island/Sepilok Orang Utan/Sun Bear/Kinabatangan River (B/L/D)
  • 0600hrs, wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast at 0630hrs.
  • By 0700hrs, depart  Selingan Island and return to mainland. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre,  watching one of the nature’s most endangered animal species, the ‘Orang Utan’ or ‘Man of the Jungle’, in local language swing from branches to branches towards to the feeding station in the forest. Watch the scheduled video show programmes (25 mins) and visit to the Exhibition Hall.
  • Proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Center to see the world’s smallest bear in its natural environment.
  • Lunch en route at SJR. After lunch, we drive overland to Bilit, Kinabatangan River. Arrive at Bilit around 1430hrs, check into your accommodation. By 1530hrs, have an afternoon tea with some local bites.
  • After a short briefing by the nature guide, take an afternoon cruise (4.00pm) along the Kinabatangan River (Sabah’s longest river at 560km) where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself.
  • Dinner & night stay at Bilit Adventure Lodge.

    Optional:           Night walk can be arranged, pay locally @ RM10.00 nett p/pax/hrs.
                            Tree planting also can be arranged, pay locally @ RM10.00 nett p/tree.

Day 03 Kinabatangan River/Morning Cruise/Sandakan Nature City/Airport (B/L)
  • Wake up early in the morning to start the day with an early river cruise at about 6.00am. After the 1 hours boat cruise, proceed back to Bilit Lodge for breakfast.
  • By 0830 hrs, depart Bilit for Sandakan Nature City Tour.
  • The City Tour includes a visit to Sandakan Memorial Park, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, located on a steep hill top where you can have a magnificent view overlooking Sandakan Bay & Town Centre.
  • Then, continue to one of the oldest church in Sabah, St. Michael's Church. Drive to the Central Market where you can see the local produce and fresh seafood being sold.
  • Visit to the Agnes Keith Museum to learn about the life in the colonial days on Agnes & Harry Keith. Final stop at the nearby English Tea House where you may have another spectacular view of Sandakan Nature City. Here, you may have your own choices of refreshment (own account).
  • After tour, transfer to Sandakan airport/hotel.
  • Tour price includes:
    Tour, accomodation & transfer based on SIC basis, park entrance fees, escorted by English speaking guide, meals.
  • Excludes:
    Camera fee, drink, hiring of snorkeling gears, Tourism Tax @ RM 10.00 p/room/night.

What to bring (recommendations):
Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, (leech socks are available for sale), a pair of sandals, torch light, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.

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