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NLK 09 - 4D3N Exquisite Sandakan

Tour Code                    NLK 09

Duration                       4 Days 3 Nights

Minimum                      2 Pax

Pickup Point                Airport/Sandakan Area/ Sepilok Area

Drop Off Point              Airport/Sandakan/Sepilok Area/Sukau Junction 

Adult Price

RM 1,600.00 per Person

Children Price

RM 800.00 per Child

Below 10 – 2 years old

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About the package

Includes

  1. Return road transfer as mentioned
  2. Return boat transfers as mentioned
  3. Turtle Island visit & entrance fee
  4. City Tour visit as mentioned
  5. Rainforest Discovery Centre visit & entrance fee
  6. Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre visit & entrance fee
  7. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & entrance fee
  8. Gomantong Cave visit & entrance fee
  9. Accommodation in chalet for Turtle Island, Nature Lodge Sepilok & Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
  10. English speaking guide
  11. River cruise ( 1 morning & 1 late afternoon)
  12. 1 Guided night nature walk
  13. Free flow of coffee & tea
  14. Tour based on sit in coach basis
  15. 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch & 3 Dinner

Excludes

  1. Tourism Tax – RM10.00per room/night
  2. Gomantong cave visit – RM159.00per person
  3. Camera fee at Sepilok Orang Utan Centre (RM10.00per camera) & Gomantong caves (RM30.00per camera)
  4. Camera fee at Selingan Turtle island (RM10.00per camera)

Remarks

  1. All tours are subject to weather conditions
  2. We Recommend You To Bring
  3. Camera
  4. Personal Gear
  5. Insect Repellent
  6. Raincoat
  7. Hat
  8. Binocular
  9. Torchlight
  10. Sunscreen
  11. Comfortable shoes, Cotton T-Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirt, Long & Short Pant

Day 1

0800hrs

Meet and greet with our friendly guide and captain of the day from hotel within Sandakan/Sepilok or Sandakan Airport (MH2042 @ 0720hrs OR AK6492 @ 0720hrs). Before transfer to jetty, we will stop by at nearest grocery shop for you to buy water, snacks or any essential things. Transfer to jetty for registration and our guide will give a briefing on your activities. The boat will depart at 0930 hours to Selingan Turtle Islands Park. The island lied 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea and will take 45 minutes to arrive there.

1030hrs

Upon arrival, guide will do registration at Sabah Park HQ office in the island, then take your room key. Before check in, you will be brief on the facilities and safety procedures in the Island by our guide.

1200hrs

Lunch is served at the restaurant. You are free at leisure time during this time. May take a dip into the green-blue waters for swim or snorkeling around the nearby reefs. Then go for walk along the soft-white sandy beach to see the beautiful sunset.

1800hrs

Before dinner is served, meet at the AV room to watch short video presentation. The presentation will provide you with the information on the turtle program under taken by Sabah Park.

1930hrs

After dinner, wait for signal call by park ranger when turtles are seen coming ashore to lay eggs (The waiting may take a few hours as it is nature based). Once the turtles are started to lay eggs, followed the park ranger to nesting site and witness the egg laying process, collecting of eggs and tagging of the mother turtle. After that, observe the process of eggs being transferred to the hatchery site. Then, get the chance to see the baby turtles release to the open sea. Later overnight in room. (Common or Attached Bathroom). (L/D)

 

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Day 2

0600hrs

Rise and shine or wake up at dawn and take the opportunity to watch the sunrise. Pack up your belongings and breakfast await in the restaurant. Then embark for departure from the island to Sandakan.

0830hrs

Arrived to mainland then transfer for Sandakan City Tour visit. First stop at Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple which situated on a hilltop that offer a panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. Stop by at St Michael and All Angels Church which was the first stone building erected in Sandakan, and remains one of the very few stone buildings in whole Sabah.

1000hrs

Then drive to Agnes Keith House. The house that has been transformed into heritage site, which provide interesting insight to life during British North Borneo. This is also the house where the book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written. After that to War Memorial Park, it is site of notorious WWII prisoner of war camp which thousands of Australian and British lost their live during the time. Then proceed for lunch.

1230hrs

Serving three-course of meals, enjoy your lunch at Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok.

1300hrs

Check in to room at Nature Lodge Sepilok (Twin or Double Bed)

1400hrs

Proceed for visit at Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), it is a centre for environmental education which is the gateway to getting know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo rainforest. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge. After that explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora.

1600hrs

Back to Nature Lodge Sepilok.

1900hrs

Dinner in Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok. We also offered variety of drinks from soft drink, fresh fruit juices, smoothies, and hot & cold drinks. Canned beers and wines are also offered. Have a good rest, overnight. (B/L/D)

 

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Day 3

0600hrs

Wake up and get ready for an exciting day ahead.

0800hrs

Pack up your belonging and check out from room. While waiting for our Guide and Captain, your breakfast is served in lodge restaurant.

0900hrs

Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, to have the opportunity to watch the Orang Utan up close in their natural habitat. It is a rehabilitation project dedicated to orphaned Orang Utan that were rescued and injured. Walk along the boardwalk to the feeding platform and witness as the Orang Utans being fed by wildlife ranger. The feeding time is at 1000hrs. Later watch a short video documentary show that will aware you what goes on within the centre.

1100hrs

Then to world first Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about this very unique species of bears, called Sun Bear. The bear is the smallest bear in the world and can only be found in Southeast Asia. Keep close eye on the trees, they are very good climber!

1200hrs

Lunch at Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok.

1230hrs

Depart Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok on a country road with secondary forest, plantations, small villages and occasional local shops on either side of the road. Your driver will make a stop at Medan Selera Kota Kinabatangan to pick-up more guest(s). Toilet is available at this stop for a fee. You are now more than half way through the journey and this is your last toilet stop before we reached Bilit village, Kinabatangan which is about one hour journey on road

1500hrs

Drive through the narrows winding road of Bilit village and arrived at Bilit jetty. Get off the bus/van and make sure all your belongings are with you. Our friendly boat captain will arrange your bags in the boat, assist you with your safety jacket and transfer you across the River where you will begin your wildlife adventure starting at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan. The Lodge is located across the Kinabatangan river, opposite the Bilit jetty.
Feel welcome by a refreshing drink at the reception area and our friendly staff with conduct an orientation. You will be briefed on our Lodge, safety procedures and activities during your stay. Collect your room keys and settle in to your room. The adventurous boat cruise will start at 1600hrs and be ready at the jetty 10 minutes before the river cruise.

1600hrs

Embark on an evening boat cruise in search of wildlife and birdlife along the mighty Kinabatangan River. The River is the longest in Sabah (560km) and is known for its remarkable wildlife and fascinating habitat.
Proboscis monkeys, Macaques, Silver Langurs, various species of hornbills, Kingfisher birds, Oriental Darters and snakes are commonly spotted along Kinabatangan River. The area is also known for the sighting of the endemic Borneo Pygmy Elephants (the smallest elephant in the world) and Orang Utan (The Wild Men of Borneo). As with nature, sighting of all the mentioned wildlife is not guaranteed as they are roaming about the place.

1800hrs

Return to the Lodge to freshen up. Enjoy your dinner at Café Haji Awang, named after the village head who first suggested us to operate a tourism Lodge in Bilit village. This is so that the locals at the village can enjoy the economy benefits of tourism activities. Buffet style dinner.

1930hrs

Meet at our AV room for a wildlife presentation by one of our nature guides. The presentation will provide you with the information of Kinabatangan wildlife and birdlife. You also have the opportunities to ask our guide questions on the wildlife and birdlife in Kinabatangan. After that, proceed to join a night walk at the back of the Lodge in search of nocturnal creatures. Your walk will lead you to a large insect screen. The light, set-up directly onto the screen attracts night-flying insects such as beetles, moths and others. Learn more about the insects from our nature guide.

2045hrs

Return to the Lodge to rest. Overnight. (D)

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Day 4

0530hrs

Wake up to the calls of birds. Morning river cruise to see the exciting wildlife as they just awake from a night sleep before check out.

0730hrs

Back to the Lodge for breakfast and then returning to your room to pack.

0830hrs

Bid your farewell to NLK staff before make a 20 minute journey to Gomantong Cave. It’s situated in a Sabah Forestry Department forest reserve, the caves is surrounded by primary rainforest and are a protected area for wildlife, which make it ideally place to spot other wildlife. The cave is also one of the largest limestone caves and most important source of edible bird nest in Sabah.

Then continue your journey to Sandakan Airport or respective hotel. (B)

 

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