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.
|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|