After breakfast, venture on a 45 to 90 minutes journey (depending on sea conditions) by boat to Tanjung Datu National Park. Tanjung Datu is one of Sarawak's less accessible national parks, but its relative remoteness is one of its main attractions. The white sandy beaches really are undisturbed, the corals offshore are untouched and the forest trails are virtually untrodden. Tanjung Datu's animal life is equally rich and varied and its greatest contribution to reptile conservation is its role as a marine turtle nesting site. Highly endangered green turtles and olive ridley turtles regularly lay their eggs on the park's beaches. Therefore a turtle hatchery has been established. As well as turtles, the waters offshore from Tanjung Datu are home to dolphins, and unidentified whale species have also been reported.
Upon arrival at Tanjung Datu National Park, check-in to the hostel rooms, before we are briefed by the Park Manager on safety issues and the turtle conservation programme of this park.
Venture onto the forest trails to explore this beautiful national park. Always keep eyes and ears open and you might spot some of the various wildlife species that inhabit the forest.
While staying at Tanjung Datu National Park, meals will be prepared by your guide, as there is no restaurant or canteen available.
After dinner, your guide will bring you on a night walk (subject to weather conditions). Exploring the rainforest in the dark, is a truly different experience as many animals and insects in the tropics are nocturnal and can only be seen at night! Your guide will show you how to hold your torch light in order to spot the reflection of eyes in the dark forest. After this exciting experience retire for the night. Should any turtle arrive, regardless any time during the night, you will be alerted by the park rangers.
Overnight at Tanjung Datu National Park, hostel room (simple accommodation).