5d4n EXPLORE SANDAKAN BORNEO'S WILDLIFE
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abai jungle lodge, kinabatangan riverside lodge, selingan turtle
Meet at Hotel Lobby (0945hrs) or Sandakan Airport (MH2042 ETA 0810hrs). Transfer to jetty for boat ride to Selingan Turtle Islands Park. The journey to Island will take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Upon arrival, register at Turtle Island Parks HQ and check in chalet. After lunch at cafeteria, free at own leisure e.g swimming or snorkeling. After dinner, wait for rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there are young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Overnight at Chalet (Common or Attached Bathroom).
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Remarks: please add RM 50 per room for attached bathroom at Selingan Island.
Day 02 Sepilok/By boat to Abai/Pm River cruise/Fire Flies night cruise
0700 Depart by boat to Sandakan, after breakfast, drive for approximately 40 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform. 1000 hrs Feeding of Orang Utans. At this center, observe man's closest relative "the Orang Utan" being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. 1100hrs depart Sepilok and transfer to jetty in Sandakan. 1145hrs take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant . This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After Lunch, free and relax at our nature board walk before cruising for searching other wildlife. After dinner, night cruise lead you to witness the nature of fire flies as Christmas tree. Overnight at Abai Jungle Lodge. (Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner)
Day 03 Pitas Oxbow Lake/Tree Planting/By boat to Sukau/Menanggul River Cruise.
Wake up by the calls of nature. Early morning take a river trip to Pitas oxbow lake to observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas oxbow lake. After breakfast, an option to join our tree planting project with the locals and lunch with them at Abai Village
Day 04 Oxbow lake/PM cruise.
Day 02 - Wake up by the calls of nature. Early AM, take a river trip to the Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah. .Return lodge free at own leisure, late afternoon, another river cruise with electric motor to search for more wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )
Remarks: Gomantong cave can be arranged on day 4 and your transfer next day back to Sandakan will be by boat.
Day 05 By land to Gomantong Cave/Temple.
Wake up by the calls of nature. After Breakfast, depart overland to Gomantong Birdnest Caves. Upon arrival, 15 minutes walk on the plankwalk to the cave. Explore the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of Bats and Swiflets. The nest of the swiflets are collected for the famous Chinese edible birdnest soup. Then, continue journey by land to Sandakan, drive up hill to the Puh Jih Syh Chinese Buddhist Temple, which offers a panoramic view of the Sandakan Bay before lunch at local restaurant or hotel. After lunch, proceed to airport for your flight MH 2709 (ETD1415hrs) or your hotel.
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