Experience The Spirit Of Adventure

2D1N Turtle Island & Sepilok Orang Utan

Overview

Selingan is the largest island among three islands in Turtle Island Park which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea. Turtle Island Park is a safe haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles where they come ashore to lay their eggs all year-round. Whilst the other two islands are more for convervation activities, Selingan houses the park's headquarters, a turtle hatchery, tourist accommodation and basic facilities and gives you rare opportunity to witness them coming ashore to lay their eggs almost every night. On top of that, you can also observe the collection of eggs, tagging of mother turtles and releasing of baby turtles into the sea, which eventually helps you to know more on the convervation efforts and activities for the endangered turtles.

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre attracts tourist and researches alike, giving them the opportunity to watch Orang Utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk which leads to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10am and 3pm by rangers. Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area.

Itinerary
Day 01 Sandakan - Selingan
  Meet & greet by guide at hotel or airport and transfer to jetty. At 9:30 AM, boat depart to turtle island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Island which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. Selingan Island is the main nesting area for the green turtles. A day of relaxation for you to swim or snorkel at the island. After dinner, prepare to wait for the Park Ranger to inform us of the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. Learn about the conservation of these turtles; witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon released on the shore. Overnight stay at the island chalet, room with attach bathroom. 
  *Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 02 Selingan - Sepilok - Sandakan
  06:20 AM check out and have breakfast and thereafter embark for the boat trip back to the mainland Sandakan. Proceed drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo's remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentaru show. After tour drop at hotel or airport.
  *Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Includes

Includes

  • Tours & transfer (land & boat)
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fee

Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Camera/video fee
  • Beverage
  • Tips
  • Any items not mentioned
Things To Bring
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Hat torchlight
  • Personal items
  • Leech socks
  • Binoculars
Notes
  • Recommended flights
    From Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
    - Air Asia: AK6492 BKI/SDK 0700/0745
    - Malaysia Airline: MH2042 BKI/SDK 0710/0750

    From Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
    - Air Asia: AK6492 SDK/BKI 1435/1520
    - Malaysia Airline: MH2047 SDK/BKI 1400/1445

    *The above flight timings are subject to change. Please always check with airlines for correct flight timings and select the most suitable flight for your travel plan.
  • Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of adverse weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.
  • Only cameras of unaided flash are allowed to photograph the turtles. This is because shining a light on them or using camera flashes can be stressful on the creatures. Video/Digital Video Cameras are not allowed.
  • Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 6:00 PM - 06:00 AM.

FROMRM 0

Tour Code

BT/SDK 18

Min. Pax

2

Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Category

Sabah Wildlife

Destination

Sabah

Challenge

Medium

FROMRM 0

Tour Code

BT/SDK 18

Min. Pax

2

Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Category

Sabah Wildlife

Destination

Sabah

Challenge

Medium