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3D2N Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris **Extra visit around Sandakan

By Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge

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From US$ 532.96
No booking fee. Cancel for free 24 hours after booking.

At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This is a super-comprehensive option that allows you to see all the wildlife in the area! Visit Sunbear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and spot wildlife on Kinabatangan River. This also brings you to the local places of interests in exchange for a better cultural & historical understanding of Sandakan. You will visit the WWII POW’s Camp, a Buddhist Temple, Sim Sim Water Village and the bustling Central Market.

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You in addition to the wildlife experience you want to spend a day visiting places that will deepen your cultural and historical knowledge of Sandakan.

Trip Highlights

Sunbear Sanctuary
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Jungle Walk
Night Jungle Walk

What's included

What's included

From US$ 532.96 MYR2,300
  • Return transport from designated meet-up point in Sandakan / Sandakan Airport / Sepilok
  • 3 river cruises
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Sunbear Conservation Centre
  • Full-board meals (as mentioned in the itinerary)
  • 2 nights of air-conditioned accommodation at Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge
  • Nature guide
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tourism tax RM10 per room per night for International travellers (to be collected at the lodge)
  • Beverages
  • Tipping/gratuities
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Sepilok
    Pick-up: 08:45am; Drop-off: 01:00pm
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  • Return Transfer from Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport
    Pick-up: 08:00am; Drop-off: 12:00pm
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Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 7 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 - Bilit
Sandakan - Sepilok - Bilit

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

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Superior Room

  • 08:45am - Pick-up at Sepilok
  • 8 AM Meeting at Sandakan Airport or hotel lobby.
  • The trip begins with a visit to the World Largest Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, SEPILOK. At the Centre, witness the Orangutans being fed by the rangers. Walk along the plank wood in the realms of the tropical lowland jungle.
  • Afterwards, continue visiting the Sun Bear Conservation Centre just next door.
  • Lunch at local restaurant before proceeding overland to Bilit – a native village. The journey will take about 2-hour passing through palm oil plantation and villages.
  • Welcome drink is served, and check-in at Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge.
  • Late afternoon cruise up to the Kinabatangan River to search for wildlife or notably the proboscis monkeys.
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2: Bilit
Bilit

Today you'll do some light trekking and go on two river safaris

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Superior Room

  • Early morning cruise along Kinabatangan River to observe wildlife and experience the morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah. Return to lodge for breakfast.
  • Jungle walk / hiking are amongst the optional activities at the lodge.
  • After lunch, free at leisure before taking another afternoon cruise in search of wildlife along Kinabatangan River.
  • Dinner at lodge. Proceed for another night walk if weather permits.
  • Overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Bilit - Sandakan
Bilit - Sandakan

Visit some points of interest near Kinabatangan and depart to Sandakan.

  • Breakfast at lodge, check out 0730hrs and continue to Sandakan and begin to visit places of interest including WWII POW’s Camp, Buddhist Temple, Sim Sim water village and bustling Central Market among others.
  • The trip ends in Sandakan and transfer to the airport or hotel.
  • 01:00pm - Drop-off at Sepilok

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

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 12) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
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
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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