Recommended flight, -NOT included in the package price. BKI-SDKAK 6492 ETD 0635 ETA 0720 (operated by Air Asia low cost carrier) MH 2042 ETD 0715 ETA 0755 (operated by Malaysia Airlines) Or pick up at a Hotel in Sandakan. Pick up time 08:00-08:10hrs.
07:20/07:55 hours Arrival at Sandakan Airport and drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform. 10:00 hours 1000hrs feeding of Orang Utan. At this center, observe man's closest relative "the Orang Utan" being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Visit to the Outdoor Nursery, learn about the management of the juvenile Orangutans (this depends highly on the health of the orangutan. Nursery will be closed to the public if the orangutans are sick). Next, visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre which managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest. 11:15 hours Depart Sepilok Centre transfer to the jetty in Sandakan for Schedule boat. 12:00 hours Depart on the scheduled boat and take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. 14:30 hours Cruise up stream to Sukau village in search of primates especially the wild orangutan, birds, pygmy elephant and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 16:30 hours You'll be experiencing a cruise to Menanggul River to search for wildlife until the sunsets. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Accommodation at Kinabatangan River Lodge, ROH (non air-condition).
07:00 hours Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Depart by schedule boat back to Sandakan. Enroute stop at Abai Jungle Lodge to enjoy a cup of coffee. Upon arrival at Sandakan, have an early lunch before transfer to the airport or hotel in Sandakan. (any flight departing after 13:00hrs).
Recommended flight, -NOT included in the package price (subject to change without notice) SDK / BKIAK 6495 ETD 14:30 ETA 15:15 (operated by AirAsia low cost carrier)
Meals included:Breakfast Lunch
Accommodation in shared Twin room and private bathroom (non air-condition)
Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles
Join in boat transfer from Sandakan
Abai Jungle Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge-Sandakan
Private river cruises unless booking is for SIC/Join in basis
All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to / from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
Malaysia Tourism Tax, MYR 10.00 per room per night
Surcharges for other language guides
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Drinks with meals
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
A pre-stay in Sandakan will be subjected to surcharge for the Sepilok Orang Utan and Bornean Sun Bear tour which will be re-arranged to an earlier date.
Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre: For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at MYR 10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens
400mm and above) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at MYR 1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.
Activities are subject to weather conditions and may be re-organized to best meet operational situations.
Bright coloured clothes not advisable.
Tour operates subject to availability of flights.
For tour booking, please provide guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS, passport expiry date, date of birth and nationality.
Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
Programme, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
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