Meet the Apes of Borneo

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Spend a day learning about marvelous orangutans at the biggest rehabilitation centre in the world
  • Observe the feeding of orphaned orangutans
  • Stop at the Agnes Keith Museum
  • Visit the Sandakan Memorial Park by the POW camp

tour details

Explore Sepilok, the largest orangutan rehabilitation centre in the world. Trek through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to the feeding platform and observe the feeding of the orphaned orangutans. Continue to the nature centre for a video on the rehabilitation program. After lunch at a local restaurant, take an afternoon city tour, which includes a visit to the Agnes Keith museum. A drive through the Sandakan town and Buli-Sim Sim (the water village – house on stilts) is followed by a visit to the Chinese Temple overlooking Sandakan Bay. The last stop is Sandakan Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the site of the original Sandakan Prisoner of War (POW) Camp. The park commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both Australian and British soldiers who were held by the Japanese.

tour description

Depart from Sandakan airport or from Sandakan hotel and proceed to Sepilok, the largest orangutan rehabilitation center in the world. Trek through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to the feeding platform and observe the feeding of the orphaned orangutans. Continue to the nature center for a video on the rehabilitation program. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, proceed for city tour which includes a visit to the Agnes Keith museum, drive through the Sandakan town, Buli-Sim Sim (the water village - house on stilts) then proceed to the Chinese Temple overlooking the Sandakan bay. Finally last stop to Sandakan Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the site of the original Sandakan Prisoner of War (POW) Camp. The park commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both Australian and British soldiers who were held by the Japanese as Prisoners of War between 1942 and 1945. After tour, drop off at Sandakan airport or hotel.

includes

  • Transfer from/to hotel: Yes
  • Meals: Lunch Included

notes

  • Good walking shoes, change of clothes, sun block, insect repellent are recommended. Bright colored clothes not advisable.
Tour code: SDKDKSPT
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