Sepilok Sunbears & Proboscis Monkeys

Orang-utans, Sunbears and Proboscis Monkeys

Tour Code: SDK5

Duration – full day

Pick up from your hotel in Sandakan (or the airport), and drive approximately 40 minutes to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. After registration, follow the timber boardwalk to the Feeding Platform. You will have an opportunity to explore the lowland rainforest trees.
Orang-utan feeding platform

Orang-utan feeding platform

Witness the feeding of the Orang-utans, then return to the Nature Education Centre to watch the scheduled 25 minute audio-visual programme about the Orang-utan and the Centre (25 mins). Spend a little time at the Exhibition Hall.
Bornean Sun Bear Centre

Bornean Sun Bear Centre

Next on your itinerary is a visit to see the world’s most smallest bear! The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is located next to the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. The mission of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is to rescue sun bears from deforestation, commercial hunting and the pet trade, and promote their conservation to return sun bears to the forest. There are currently 37 rescued bears living at the BSBCC. The centre is equipped with key facilities including an observation platform, boardwalk and a visitor centre.

Lunch enroute to Sandakan.

After lunch, transfer to The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a perfect observation spot for anyone who would like to have a closer look at these very unique primates. The sanctuary is located at the centre of a mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, near Sandakan.

If you like taking close up pictures of the Proboscis Monkey, this is the best place in Sandakan. Currently there are 3 family groups and 1 bachelor group in the sanctuary. You will also have a chance to see Silver Leaf Monkey, Pig tailed Macaque, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Otter, White-bellied Woodpecker and Kingfishers too.

Return to the airport, or your Sandakan accommodation, at the end of the tour [Includes lunch]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
SDK5 Sepilok Sunbears & Proboscis Full Day
(private tour)
Lunch $360 $275 $275
SDK5 Sepilok Sunbears & Proboscis Full Day
(shared tour)
Lunch $390 $197 $197

 

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

NOTE

This tour will pick you up from Hotel Sandakan (City meeting point) at 08:30 hrs, or from the airport around 08:00 hrs (flights from Kota Kinabalu arrive between 07:45 hrs and 08:00 hrs). The tour will drop you at Hotel Sandakan in the afternoon. Return flights to Kota Kinabalu on Malaysia Airlines have become an issue in 2019. AirAsia is offering a flight at 18:30 hrs, arriving KK at 19:30. An alternative is to overnight in Sandakan.

Photograph courtesy of Albert Teo, Phil Youdale, and Sabah Tourism