3D2N The Turtle Sandakan Tour

Sandakan Bay

Highlights: Sepilok Orang Utan Jungle Walk

  from RM 1,598/
  What you get
  • Stay: 2 Nights
  • Meals: 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • Transport: SIC

See at Sepilok, the world’s largest orang utan sanctuary, watch turtles lay their eggs and endemic proboscis monkeys with oversized, fleshy, pinkish nose. Included in this tour package is a visit to the largest birdnest cave in Sabah.
This tour will enable you to experience the diverse wildlife in Sabah, East Malaysia.

Sandakan located on the eastern seaboard of Sabah, is a city steeped in history. Its character is shaped by the hinterland that embodies Sabah’s rich and diverse biodiversity in all its glory.

Sandakan has an airport and is linked by road to Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, via Ranau.

With little more than an hour’s journey outside this bustling port city, you will discover forest reserves rich in wildlife such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, brilliantly hued birds, crocodiles and elephants. In the vicinity is a renowned orangutan sanctuary at Sepilok (north), and the large Gomantong Caves (southwest) which are inhabited by swiftlets (whose nests are collected for birds’ nest soup, a Chinese delicacy) and a large colony of bats.

Offshore from the city are the famous Turtle Islands where visitors are able to view rare endangered marine turtles, or scuba dive to indulge in the beauty of the underwater world.

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Day 1


Meet on upon arrival at SDK airport. Transfer to Sepilok Jungle Resort (SJR). Unpack yourself, freshen up. Take a 5 mins. leisure walk to the nearby 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. After Sepilok, proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Center to see the world’s smallest bear in its natural environment. Lunch en route at SJR. Afternoon, second visit to the sanctuary for the afternoon feeding of orang utans. Dinner & stay overnight at SJR.

Day 2


After breakfast, depart SJR by 0815hrs, transfer to CQ Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey by motorized 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. Stay overnight at Selingan Island Chalet.

Day 3


0600hrs, wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast at 0630hrs. By 0700hrs, depart Selingan Island and return to mainland. Estimated arrival time at the jetty is at about 0800hrs. Transfer back to respective hotels or continue your next excursions to Sepilok Orang Utan Centre or Kinabatangan River. After tour, transfer to Sandakan airport.

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Twin Sharing

Sepilok Jungle Resort & Selingan Island Chalet or similar

01Apr’20 – 31Mar’21




Booking Period: Now ~ 31 Mar’ 2021 (Minimum 2 adults to go)

Travel Period: Now ~ 31 Mar’ 2021


  • Return transfers based on SIC basis
  • 2 nights’ stay at accommodation
  • Sightseeing, meal and entrance fee as indicated at itinerary
  • English speaking guide


  • Domestic air ticket
  • Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Subject to peak season & public holiday surcharge

Update: 03 Aug 2020

Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.

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