08:00-08:10hrs Pick up from hotel in Sandakan or meet upon arrival at the Sandakan Airport.
Recommended flights (subject to change and not included in the tour package)
BKI/SDKMH2042 ETD 0710 ETA 0750 (until 26 Mar '16)
MH 3093ETD 0745 ETA 0835 (operated by Maswing)
Drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform. 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 Orang-Utans (this depends highly on the health of the orang utan. Nursery will be closed to the public if the orang utans are sick). Next, visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the centre that managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest.
11:15hrs, depart Sepilok Centre transfer to jetty in Sandakan for Schedule boat depart at 1200hrs, take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant, This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. Check in Abai Jungle Lodge, Late in the afternoon, you'll be experiencing a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls continue the night cruise to witness the fire flies as Christmas tree. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, again experience the "Jungle at night" at our nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with our nature guide.
Accommodation at Abai Jungle Lodge, ROH (non air-condition).