Sandakan Wildlife Adventure
Duration: 1 night escorted tour
Price from: £399pp
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 along a boardwalk through the lush jungle to the feeding platform to hopefully catch a glimpse of these lovable creatures as they are fed milk and bananas. Travel by road to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary, before cruising up river to Sukau village keeping your eyes peeled for Proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return to your lodge for dinner.
Day 2 Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu: After breakfast visit the Gomantong Cave, Sabah’s most extensive cave system, which is home to millions of bats. It’s also the home of swiftlets whose edible birds nests are highly valued. Later, during a city tour of Sandakan visit the Water Village to see native stilt houses and also the Central Market, where you can buy fresh produce, delicacies and handicrafts.
Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu for a minimum of two passengers.
Accommodation: In standard rooms at 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.