2-Day Wildlife Watching (Sukau & Sepilok with Bornean Sun Bear): Group Discovery

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about the world's smallest bear
  • Explore the amazing Gomantong Caves, home to millions of birds and bats
  • See Orangutans up close at a rehabilitation centre
  • Enjoy delicious local dishes

tour details

Experience a close encounter with the “Man of the Forest” at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre where you will see the world’s smallest bear and learn more about them and the conservation effort to protect them. Proceed on a two-hour drive that passes oil palm plantations and villages to Sukau/Bilit before checking in to your lodge for lunch. Take an afternoon boat cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of Proboscis monkeys and other forms of wildlife. After returning to the lodge for dinner, you’ll overnight in twin bed rooms. After breakfast, depart overland for the fascinating Gomantong Caves, which are home to millions of swiftlets and bats. The swiftlet’s nests are collected for the famous Chinese Bird’s nest soup.

Pick up from hotel in Sandakan or airport and transfer to the jetty, for a 75-minute boat ride to Selingan (Turtle Island). Check into your chalet. Rooms have twin beds with air conditioning and attached toilet and shower. Spend the rest of the day swimming or lazing on the beach. After dinner, you will be invited by a ranger to observe the turtle laying eggs on the beach. Later the eggs are transferred to the hatchery and if there are young turtles around, you can watch their release to the sea. Overnight in chalet.
(Remarks: Boat transfers are always on shared basis / join in. Activities and guide on the island is on shared/join in basis. Private tour on the island is not available).

Meals included:Lunch
Depart the island after breakfast at 7:00 am for Sandakan. Transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Center. Experience a close encounter with the "Man of the Forest", who are undergoing a rehabilitation program to return to the wild.
After tour, transfer to your hotel or to the airport for your onward journey.
(Remarks: Boat transfers are always on shared basis / join in.)

Meals included:Breakfast


Services Included:
  • Land transfers
  • River cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Sepilok, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Gomantong
  • Accommodation in twin shared room in Sukau/Bilit.
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)


Services Excluded:
  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • All rates exclude airfares


  • All boat transfers, boat cruise and tour activities in the park are on Seat-in-coach basis.
  • Bright colored clothes are not advisable.
  • Tour operates, subject to availability of flights.
  • The Orang Utan Sanctuary charges MYR10 per camera /video camera and the Gomantong Cave charges
  • MYR 30 per camera and MYR50 per video camera, based on personal usage. Price subject to change.
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary & Gomantong Cave
  • Special permission is needed and separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming
  • Basic accommodation and meals at the lodge in Sukau
  • The company reserves the right to change or cancel should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
Tour code: SDKDK2DSSJ

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