Tour Package (*Prices exclude Tourism Tax.)
Fullday : Rainforest Discovery Centre/Fire flies/Mangrove Cruise/Fishing Village Tour
Tour Code Tour Description (Ex-Sandakan)
STW152 : Rainforest Discovery Centre / Fire Flies/Mangrove River Cruise/Fishing Village Tour (Lunch, Dinner)
Price: RM 421.70 p/pax (SIC, Min. 2)
Departures : 0900 hrs (City Hotels, meeting point at Hotel Sandakan),
0915 hrs (Sabah Hotel), 0945 hrs (Sepilok Jungle Resort)
  • Pick up from your hotel in Sandakan and drive approximately forty minutes to Rainforest Discovery Centre, situated within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. The Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Garden will bring you a lot of information about the nature in the area. After that, a chance to walk on a suspension bridge and ending it with the only Canopy Walk (147 metres long) in Sandakan. The 28 metres above ground walkway allows you to walk among the rainforest giants such as the mengaris trees. Birdwatchers will be fascinated by this place as it has one of the rarest birds in Sabah, The Borneon Bristlehead and another 250 species of other birds like the Hornbills, Broadbills, Pittas and Kingfishers.
  • Take a speedboat from Sandakan for about 15 minutes and reach Tanjung Aru Island. There, we are able to see stilt houses while we cruise along river. We will have a chance to walk around the village and have a simple tea break in one of the villagers' house as part of a eco tourism plan for the area. During the cruise, a chance to spot wild animals like Proboscis Monkeys, Otters and Kingfishers. Wait for sunset while enjoying the peaceful surrounding during the cruise. When it starts to get dark at around 7.00pm, we will take a slow cruise and witness the fireflies lighting up the trees around us. After that, transfer to a local restaurant for dinner and then back to respective hotels.
What to bring (recommendations):
Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera and personal medications.

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