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1 Day Sandakan Wildlife Experience - Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safari

By Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge

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From US$ 298.34
No booking fee. Cancel for free 24 hours after booking.

At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This is a super comprehensive option and allows you to see all the wildlife in the area! Visit Sunbear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and spot wildlife on Kinabatangan River.

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You really love wildlife and want to pack in everything! This is also a great value option that doesn't cost more than if you did all the activities separately.

Trip Highlights

Sunbear Sanctuary
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

What's included

What's included

From US$ 298.34 MYR1,300.01
  • Pick-up from Sandakan Town Centre/ Airport
  • Drop-off to Sandakan Town Centre/ Airport
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Sunbear Conservation Centre
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Afternoon river cruise
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tipping/gratuities
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Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Sandakan
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport
    Pick-up: 08:00am; Drop-off: 08:00pm
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Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan Centre - Sun Bear Conservation Centre - Kinabatangan River
Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan Centre - Sun Bear Conservation Centre - Kinabatangan River

Today you'll see Orangutans, Sun bears and go on a river safari

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at Sandakan
  • On arrival, meet your driver, transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (the world’s largest rehabilitation centre). Proceed to mini theatre for 21 min documentary show on the rehabilitation programme before entering the tropical rainforest on a wooden plank walk to view feeding of the orangutans by the Park Rangers.
  • Afterwards, visit 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.
  • Proceed to Bilit Kinabatangan. After lunch, you are free to explore the surrounding lodge before proceeding for a two-hour river cruise at 1600hrs in search for wildlife including the endemic proboscis monkeys along the Kinabatangan River (the longest river in Sabah).
  • Return to Sandakan, drop off at hotel
  • 08:00pm - Drop-off at Sandakan

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge is situated at the heart of Kampung Bilit along the mighty Kinabatangan River. Secluded and surrounded by Bukit Belanda and a host of local activities and sights, Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge is the perfect base to unwind and explore from. The 15 rooms eco-lodge integrate sustainability, innovation, respect for the environment and the appreciation for the local Orang Sungai cultures.
1 year experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge Policies

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Binoculars (optional)
Camera
Cap
Comfortable light cotton casual attire with long or short pants is recommended as humidity is high throughout
Insect repellent
Items of personal use
Leech Sock
Raincoat / Poncho
Sandal
Sturdy shoes (use for walking/trekking)
Sun screen lotion
Torch Light
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?

No, we're afraid not. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places to see wildlife in Malaysia, as the wildlife mainly live around the small stretch of river. However, sometimes they do wander off to nearby palm plantations to feed for some weeks and then wander back to Kinabatangan River again. With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed - which is a little part of the magic too!

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