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NLK03: Selingan Turtle Island & Kinabatangan Experience (3D2N, Ex-Sandakan)

June 18th, 2014 | by Jeffrey Michael
NLK03: Selingan Turtle Island & Kinabatangan Experience (3D2N, Ex-Sandakan)
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DAY 1

Pick up from any hotels within Sandakan at 0800 hrs or Sandakan Airport (MH2042 @ 0750 hrs OR AK6092 @ 0750hrs). Transfer to the jetty for boat ride to Selingan Turtle Islands Park. The journey to Island will take approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival, register at the Parks HQ and check into chalet. At 1200 hrs, lunch at cafeteria and then free at own leisure. The chalets have facilities for swimming or snorkeling.

After dinner, wait for rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Then overnight at chalet (Common or Attached Bathroom). (L, D)

 

DAY 2

After breakfast, depart island to Sandakan at 0700hrs. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. At this world renowned center, come face to face with human’s closest relative, the Orang Utans. Orang Utans share 97% of the same DNA as humans. The Orang Utans feeding time is at 1000 hrs.

After that, continue the trip by visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation centre. The sun bear is the smallest, most arboreal and least known of the bear family measuring between 120–150 cm long and between 60-78 cm high at the shoulder. Unlike other bears, the sun bear’s dark brown or black fur is short and sleek, probably due to the lowland climates it lives in.  On their chest sits a pale beige horseshoe shape marking which gives the sun bear its name being said to resemble a setting or rising sun. Similar color fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes. Sun bears in Borneo live in the forest. In fact, they are so clever at hiding themselves in the trees that you would be extremely lucky if you see one in the wild.

Then proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan which is located at the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. The journey will take approximately 2 hours, passing by Kota Kinabatangan town and also oil palm plantation. Catch a glimpse of the curious long tail macaques while on the last leg along Kampung Bilit road. Transfer from the Kampung Bilit jetty to Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, just 3 mins by boat across the River. Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival. After which, guests will be given a verbal orientation of the Lodge and the surrounding area. Proceed to check into our superior category chalets. Afternoon boat cruise at 1600 hrs to search for wildlife and bird-life along the Kinabatangan river banks. Return to the Lodge for dinner. A guided night walks to enjoy the wilderness of the jungle right after the dinner. Then overnight at the Lodge. (BF, L, D)

 

DAY 3

Don’t be surprised to be woken up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. At 0600 hrs, take a morning river cruise to see more birds and wildlife. Return to the lodge for breakfast at 0745 hrs. Proceed to check out and at 0915 hrs, we will transfer you to Gomantong Caves, the largest limestone hill and the most important source of edible bird nest in Sabah. Then continue your journey back to Sandakan and transfer to either your hotel or airport (MH2047 @ 1400 hrs OR AK6097 @ 1425 hrs).). (BF)

**Child rate is for child aged below 12 years old
**PLEASE SEND US AN ENQUIRY EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

* All tours are subject to weather conditions

Inclusive of (3 days 2 nights):

  • Return road transfer as mentioned
  • Return boat transfers as mentioned
  • Turtle island visit & entrance fee
  • Accommodation at Turtle island in chalet with attached bathroom
  • Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre visit & entrance fee
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & entrance fee
  • Accommodation at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan-chalet
  • English speaking guide
  • River cruise ( 1 morning & 1 late afternoon)
  • 1 Guided night nature walk
  • Gomantong Cave visit & entrance fee
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 2 Dinner
  • Free flow of coffee & tea
  • Tour based on sit in coach basis
  • Please take note that Sabah Parks allow only camera of unaided flash to take photograph of the turtle. Video/Digital Video Camera are not allowed.
  • Sabah Parks also forbid visitor from going around the island on their own from 6:00pm – 6:00am.

Things to bring:

Insect repellant,
sunscreen,
rain coat,
torch light,
cap/hat,
camera,
binocular,
good walking shoes,
leech socks,
personal items.

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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