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NLK09: Proboscis Monkey Encounter (Full Day, Ex-Sandakan)

June 18th, 2014 | by Jeffrey Michael
NLK09: Proboscis Monkey Encounter (Full Day, Ex-Sandakan)


Your trip will begin with either a pick-up from Sandakan airport (MH2042 eta 0800hrs or AK6092 eta 0750hrs) or any hotel within Sandakan at around 0830hrs and transfer you to the Rainforest Discovery Centre(RDC). The RDC is a centre for environmental education situated within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, home of the Orang Utans of the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. Its primary function is to create public awareness and appreciation of the importance of conserving forests, as well as the sustainable use of forest resources.

After the visit to RDC, we will transfer you to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for the 1130hrs feeding time. The trip to the sanctuary will take around 40 minutes. The journey via gravel road will take you through oil palm fields and local farms. Proceeding to the observation platform, visitors will have the delight of having a reasonably close and magnificent sight of these elusive monkeys. Right after the feeding session you will be having lunch at the sanctuary’s restaurant. After lunch, you will depart from Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary at 1400hrs and continue journey to our lodge; Nature Lodge Kinabatangan for the river cruise and another chance to view the Proboscis monkeys.

Arrive at Kampung Bilit jetty at approximately 1500hrs and then taking a 3 minutes boat ride across the River to get to our lodge. Upon arrival, our friendly staff will greet you and a present you with a welcome drink, there will be some time for you to freshen up before the river cruise commences. At 1600hrs, the afternoon river cruise will commence cruising along Kinabatangan River in search for wildlife and birds-life. You can spot at least 6 different species of primates along the River including the Proboscis Monkeys, the Leaf monkeys, long and short tailed macaques, gibbons and even wild Orang Utans.  Return to the lodge at around 1800hrs where a sumptuous dinner will be waiting, set amidst the secondary forest of Kampung Bilit. After dinner, there will be a brief presentation on the wildlife in Kinabatangan area and also the conservation programme under taken by Nature Lodge Kinabatangan. Then, our transfer will bring you back to your hotel within Sandakan, arriving at approximately 2200hrs.


Tour includes:

– Entrance fee at Rainforest Discovery Centre(RDC)

– Entrance fee at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

– River cruise at Kinabatangan river

– Meals (Lunch/Dinner)

– Return transfer within Sandakan area

– Guide

Things to bring: Binocular, insect repellent, raincoat, hat and sunscreen

Terms & Conditions:

  • Tour is on SIC basis
  • All reservation CANCELLED less than 48 hours or NO SHOW will be subject to 100% cancellation charge.
  • In the event of heavy rain, for the safety of our guests and staffs, we reserve the right not to conduct the boat rides.
  • In cases of natural calamities like flood, rain, land slide etc, NO REFUND will be given back to client(s) after the commencement of tour pick up.

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