General

3 Days 2 Nights Gomantong Caves/Bilit/Sepilok/Turtle Island

RM 1690/pax

Tour Code GB-TW1507
Tour Gomantong/Bilit/Sepilok Orang Utan/City Tour
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
Destination Sandakan
Minimum 2 Pax

Destination

  • Turtle Island park
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Center (Oldest Orang Utan Wildlife Sanctuary in the world)
  • Gomantong cave
  • Sandakan City Tour

 

Itinerary

DAY 1

Early Morning pick up from you hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to International Airport.

Meet and pick-up on arrival at the Sandakan Airport ,the ride takes approximately 2hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages.Arrive at Gomantong Caves located in the heartland of the Gomantong Forest Reserve, a home of millions bats and swiftlets. Ex plore the biggest birds nest cave in Sabah and the best-managed edible bird’s nest.

Continue an approximately 30mins drive to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. Upon arrival at Bilit Jetty, take a boat transfer to the lodge. Welcome drink, short briefing and check-in. Lunch at Bilit Restaurant.

At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of endemic Proboscis monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlife along the river bank.

At 1900hrs dinner at Bilit Restaurant

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2

Breakfast. 0700hrs, depart Bilit. Return to Sandakan and transfer to jetty.

At 0930hrs, boat departs to Turtle Island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Turtle Island which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. Selingan Turtle Island is the main nesting area for the Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Lunch, free at leisure ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. After dinner, prepare to wait for the Park Ranger to inform of the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. 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 at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day3 – Choose one Option

Option A – Sepilok Orang Utan

Breakfast. 0700hrs, an hour boat ride to Sandakan. Meet our driver. Proceed to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, a short brief by your guide. Then watch a video show documentary on rehabilitation of orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs.

Enjoy your lunch before transfer and drop-off at Sandakan Airport or Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

End of service 1300hrs

Option B – City Tour

Breakfast. 0700hrs, an hour boat ride to Sandakan. Meet our driver. Proceed to City tour. First visit is the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, a place that you do not want to miss. It is located on the hilltop overlooking a breathtaking panoramic view of Sandakan Bay . Next stop is the Sandakan Central Market which consolidates all kind of stalls selling fresh produce to amazing variety of handicrafts, pearls and many more. Last, visit the Sim Sim Water Village where houses are all built on stilts and linked together. Observe the fascinating view of the sea and the local fishermen families with their daily activities.

Enjoy your lunch before transfer and drop-off at Sandakan Airport or Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

End of service 1300hrs

Option C – Sepilok Orang Utan and City Tour (Additional charge of RM50.00 Per Person)

Breakfast. Check-out and depart Bilit. Return to Sandakan approximately 2.5hrs drive. En-route to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Watch the video show documentary rehabilitation at orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs.

Enjoy your lunch before your City Tour; we will stop to make a visit at Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay, Central Market where you find the most amazing variety of seafood, handicrafts, pearls and many more. Next stop is the Sim Sim Water Village where houses are all built on the open sea, close to the water surface and many of the houses are linked together.

Drop-off at Sandakan Airport or Hotel. Arrive in Kota Kinabalu, transfer back to you respective hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

End of service 1600hrs

Information

Price includes

  • Return transfer (join)
  • River cruise (join)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners)
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation (Bilit rainforest/Turtle Island – twin sharing Basis)

Price do not include

  • Flight ticket (Domestic Flight)
  • Beverage
  • Option C- Gomantong Caves and City Tour (Additional charge of MYR 50 P/P)
  • Camera fee
  • Optional activities (night cruise, night walk, jungle trek) chargeable

 

What to Bring

  • PASSPORT
  • AIR TICKET
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Casual wear
  • Sun block
  • Binocular
  • Long / short pants

 

Important Remarks

  • Infant below 2 years old is FOC
  • Do not bring you valuable things
  • Child Rates Policy- When sharing room with 2 Adults. If sharing with 1Adult, Will charge 75% of adult Rates
  • Single Room Charge – when traveler using single room, RM 175 will charge
  • Additional RM50 ( Adult) per pax / RM25 (Child) per pax for pick up from NEXUS, RASA RIA.
  • Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian
  • Room in Selingan (Turtle Island) subject on availability
  • Recommended use backpack (easy to carry), no jetty available at the turtle island.

 

Flight

Recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan:

(by Malaysia Airline)

MH2042 BKI 0700HR – SDK 0740HR OR MH3093 BKI 0745HR – SDK 0835HR
MH3037 SDK 1900HR – BKI 1950HR OR MH3037 SDK 1945HR – BKI 2035HR

(by Air Asia)

AK6492 BKI 0705HR – SDK 0750HR OR AK6495 SDK 1430HR – BKI 1515HR

Recommended flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu:

(By Air Asia)

AK6495 SDK 1430HR – BKI 1515HR
(DAY 3 : OPTION A & B)

Recommended flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu:

(By Malaysia Airline)

MH3037 SDK 1900HR – BKI 1950HR
MH3037 SDK 1945HR – BKI 2035HR
(DAY 3 : OPRTION C)