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

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

1 day
Full Day
About this activity

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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  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not included
  • 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)
  • Airfares not included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
95% Cultural
70% Original
5 | 2017-10-17

The full day tour was great, Bennie met us in the morning at the centre, she made sure that we had great seats for the young OrangUtans, after their feeding we went to another feeding platform, not as many this time but other monkeys. The sun bear sanctuary was good too. After we had a wonderful lunch and a couple of beers, with another couple. We then did the city tour quite interesting. Bennie was so knowledgeable. The Day was wonderful. Massive storm after dropped off, the flight was delayed 5 hours. We can't control the weather: Oh Well Liz

Leonard M
5 | 2017-09-29

Fantastic we seen a Orang Utan in its natural environment.Had a very good and passionate Guide who showed us more around Sadakan including the must see Australian War Memorial gardens and the start of the Death March.He also took us to the floating Village to see how they live which I thought was interesting.To top it off we had lunch in a beautiful English Tea Garden over looking the City.Only poor points a long day from Kota Kinabalu,and not many Orang Utans to see as in their natural environment and do not come out as much.

5 | 2016-10-13

We had a brilliant time on our trip the guide was so well informed and very helpful , well worth the money .

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