Meet and pick up on arrival at the Sandakan Airport or hotel. Embark on your air-conditioned transfer to Gomantong Caves. Journey shall take approx. 2hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages. Gomantong Caves are located in the heartland of the Gomantong Forest Reserve, a home of millions of bats and swiftlets. Explore the biggest cave with best managed edible birds’ nests in Sabah.
Afterward, continue the journey (approx 2hrs) to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located beside the lower Kinabatangan River in Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammals and birds at the Kinabatangan region. Upon arrival, check into your comfortable accommodation with basic facilities. Lunch and free at own leisure.
At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of endemic Proboscis monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlife along the river bank. Return to lodge and dinner. Overnight at lodge. (Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast depart at 0700hrs and transfer to the jetty. At 0930hrs, boat departs to Selingan Turtle Island. It takes about an hour to reach the island which lies 40KM north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah’s east coast. Selingan Turtle Island is the main nesting area for the Green and Hawksbill Turtles. Lunch, free at leisure (ideal for relaxing, swimming/snorkelling).
After dinner, prepare to wait for the Park Ranger to inform of the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. Witness the collection of eggs from the nesting site, which will later be planting them in the hatchery for better care. See baby turtles scrambling to the open sea during the release on the shore. Overnight at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Breakfast and check out. Boat departs at 0700hrs, an hour boat ride return to Sandakan. Proceed to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Upon arrival, a short brief by your guide, then watch a video show documentary on rehabilitation of orphaned Orang Utan before taking trekking 10 minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the Orang Utan at 1000hrs.
Enjoy your lunch before transfer and drop off at Sandakan Airport or hotel. End of services at 1:00PM. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Package includes: All tours that stated in the itinerary, accommodation based on twin sharing room, daily meals (lunch /dinner/breakfast), beverages (excluding alcoholic drink & carbonated drinks), boat cruises as stated. English speaking tour guide and entrance fees.
Package excludes: Domestic airfares (BKI to SDK), camera fees, tipping and items not mentioned.
Friendly reminder: Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & light raincoat.