Duration: 1 nights escorted tour
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 to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary, before cruising up river to Sukau village in search of the Proboscis monkeys, birds and wildlife. From January 2019 the boat transfer is to Borneo Nature Lodge where you enjoy lunch before viewing wildlife and birds in the rainforest. Return to your lodge for dinner.
Day 2 Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu: After breakfast visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds nests. Later, during a city tour of Sandakan visit the Water Village to see native stilt houses and also the Central Market. From January 2019, enjoy lunch after Gomantong Cave and then fly back to Kota Kinabalu for your onward journey.
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.