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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

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  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3705BKI34

A visit to the see the orphaned or abandoned Orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center, in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo, will melt the hearts of the hardiest traveler. Watch as these cute Orangutans are taught the survival skills, by the dedicated team at Sepilok, that they need in order to return to natural habitat - the jungles of Borneo.


Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, located near the town of Sandakan, is one of the best places on earth to see the famous wild man of Borneo in its natural habitat. After pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sandakan (flight surcharge subject to change, please see Additional Info for more details).

Upon arrival, be taken to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, the largest and oldest of its kind on earth where a dedicated team of professionals work tirelessly to assist orphaned, abandoned or abused Orangutans to learn the survival skills they need to return to their natural habitat - the teeming jungles of Borneo.

Follow your guide on a walk along a raised wooden walkway to the observation deck where Orangutans slowly emerge from the rainforest to be fed by the rangers. The Sepilok centre supplements the rehabilitated Orangutan's diet with a feeding at 10am and 3pm. Please note that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed as the Orangutans roam freely in the jungle.

Afterward, head to a local restaurant for a delectable lunch of Malaysian specialties. Then, enjoy an afternoon of touring around Sandakan beginning with a tour of a local market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and unique local handicrafts. Learn about traditional Chinese architecture on a guided visit to a the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, situated on a hilltop. Admire the views of the city skyline from the observation point The temple is situated on a hill-top looking and provides great photo opportunities of the breathtaking views over Sandakan Bay.

At the end of your tour, transfer to Sandakan airport to catch your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be transported back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Selected Kota Kinabalu town and Rasa Ria/Nexus area hotels

Departure Time:
  • 6am (depending on your flight details)

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu
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Inclusions:
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip flights
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Camera and video fees at Sepilok (Approximately RM10 for camera less then 250mm or RM1000 for camera more than 300mm or for commercial use)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please note that surcharge for round-trip flight between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan is subject to change; in the event that an additional cost is required, the local tour operator will inform you of any such change. For further details, please contact local tour operator prior to your tour (contact info is provided on your confirmation voucher).
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 14 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Patricia S, March 2014

Absolutely loved it, even though we had to start at 4.45 am to get our flight, but we were at the other end of the island. Once we arrived we didnt expect to get a good viewing as a US cruise ship had docked, so there were a lot of people, nevertheless we had a good viewing and were able to stay for long time. We seen a total, of siz orangutans. While a couple just stayed on the platform eating, otheres entertained us with their antics. We then went across the centre for a viewing of the snow bears. On returning to the centre, we were privileged to have the company of Sen, a young orangutan who has been rehabilitated, came out of the rain forest and entertained us for ages, just wandering and swinging about. He even came and sat on the benches with us and took hold of my husbands hand. I was also even able able to stroke him, although this is not permitted. I think it was this that made it so enjoyable. You have to really want to see the orangutans to warrant the cost if you have to take a plane ride. We later went to an English tearoom for lunch which was very nice.

Reviewed by: rach.weston, October 2013

It was a great last minute tour up to see the orangutan. We were very lucky to see quite a few and there was plenty of photo opportunities. We were also very lucky to be take to the sandakan war memorial as well.

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Tour code: 3705BKI34