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Sandakan Wildlife

Sandakan 1 night

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan: Early morning flight to Sandakan. Proceed for 30 minutes to the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary, where orphaned and captive orang-utans are rehabilitated to return to the wild. Take a guided walk through the jungle to the feeding platform to hopefully catch a glimpse of these lovable creatures. Travel by road (approx 2½ hours) through rustic countryside studded with villages as you make your way to your lodge in Sukau. This afternoon travel along the Kinabatangan River for the opportunity to view wildlife and birds in their virgin mangrove and rainforest habitats. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the primate species, including proboscis monkeys as they settle down on the treetops. Return to your lodge for dinner.

Day 2 Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu: Visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds nests and walk along the boardwalk to the opening of Semut Hitam cavern to explore the caves system. Return to Sandakan and after lunch enjoy a city tour, a visit to the Water Village to see stilt houses occupied by native tribes, the Central Market and a Buddhist temple. Evening return flight to Kota Kinabalu.

What you need to know

Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu for a minimum of two passengers.

Accommodation: Borneo Nature Lodge (or similar). Accommodation is basic with en suite hot shower/toilet. Alternatively, stays also available at Four Points Sheraton, please ask for prices.

Meals: Full board.

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return flights from Kota Kinabalu, transfers to and from Sukau, entrance fees, accommodation and services of an English speaking guide.

This tour is not recommended for the less mobile. Direct flights between KL and Sandakan are also available.

1 night escorted tour from £459pp

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