Nature & Wildlife Tours . Sandakan Wildlife Safari

Amazing Nature and Wildlife Tours throughout Sandakan

3D2N SANDAKAN WILDLIFE SAFARI – SEPILOK/ SUKAU BILIT /OXBOW/ CAVE/ CITY

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-002
Itinerary Day 1: Sandakan – Gomantong Cave – Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel
  • Travel to Gomantong Cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. Journey takes approximately 2 hours’ drive by land through Oil Palm Plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages.
  • Upon arrival, walk on the plank to the cave. Explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiftlets. The nest of swiftlets is collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup.
  • Continue an approximately 30 mins drive to one of the world’s richest ecosystems, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau.
  • Arrive at Kampung Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plants, mammals and birds.
  • Take a short boat transfer to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
  • Time for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in.
  • Lunch will be provided in the lodge restaurant.
  • At 16:00hrs, take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the Borneo pygmy elephant.
  • At 19:00hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant.
  • After dinner, you can go for an optional night safari cruise (self-expense, not included in tour price) where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
  • Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Itinerary Day 2: Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills at 6am.
  • Today you start your day with a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River Oxbow Lake. (Option to change to jungle trekking). Experience the wilderness of Borneo.
  • After your morning exploration, return back to lodge for late breakfast. Free at leisure.
  • Afternoon lunch will be served at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge restaurant.
  • At 16:00hrs, take another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.
  • Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Itinerary Day 3: Choice of Sepilok Orangutan OR Sandakan City Tour OR Sepilok Orangutan and Sandakan City Tour

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANGUTAN

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutans at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2.5hrs journey).
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-
    1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,
    2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.
    3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.

OPTION C: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN & SANDAKAN CITY TOUR
This option has an additional charge of MYR 50 per person.

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutan at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, continue the journey and proceed for Sandakan City Tour.
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-
    1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,
    2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.
    3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 16:00hrs.
Gomantong Cave at the Gomantong Forest Reserve Sandakan

Gomantong Cave at the Gomantong Forest Reserve Sandakan

Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge - photo credit: www.bilitrainforestlodge.com

Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge at the Lower Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia

The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia

Orangutan at Sepilok  Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Orangutan at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Sandakan

Prices start from
Adult MYR 1,370 per pax
Child MYR 678 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-002

Category: Nature & Wildlife
City/Region: Sandakan
Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-002
Pricing: Adults from MYR1,370; Child from MYR678

Package: 3D2N SANDAKAN WILDLIFE SAFARI – SEPILOK / SUKAU BILIT / OXBOW / CAVE / CITY
Duration: 3D2N
Tour Availability: Everyday
Min Pax: 2 pax (Single traveler may book for an additional 100% surcharge)

Sandakan Airport Pick-up: Your flight arrival time (Preferably first flight)
Sandakan Hotel Pick-up: 08:30 hrs
Return Time: 13:00hrs/16:00hrs

Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Includes: Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Guide, 2 Nights Accommodation, 3 River Cruises.

Excludes: Domestic Airfares (Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan-Kota Kinabalu), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Insect repellent, raincoat, water bottle, sun hat, trekking shoes, leech socks, torchlight, camera, binoculars, toiletries, sun-block, personal medication.

Note:
Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.

Things You Should Know:
Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
Non-guarantee wildlife sightings.
Asian Overland Services reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

Itinerary is subject to change based on weather condition and traffic issue.

GROUP SIZERATES PER ADULT
Min. 2 PAXFrom MYR 1,370
Single SupplementFrom MYR 350
Single TravelerAdditional 100% Surcharge

Note :
Infant Below 2 Years Old: FOC 
Child 2 to 11 Years Old: 50% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 2 Paying Adult (Without Bed)
Child 2 to 11 Years Old: 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 1 Paying Adult (With Bed)
All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
All rates are subject to 6% GST for accommodation & tours departing from 1st April 2015 onwards.
For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email to aosbki_resv@asianoverland.com.my directly.

Resort Options:
Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets – Honeymoon or VIP Premier
Additional of MYR 150 nett per pax per night.

Optional Add-On Tours: (SIC basis, min. of 2 persons)
Night Cruise @ MYR 120 nett per pax
Jungle Trek @ MYR 60 nett per pax
Night Walk @ MYR 80 nett per pax
(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service:
Additional of MYR 150 nett per boat per river cruise for private cruises

Evening Cruise:
Evening Cruise will start at 1600hrs, any early or late departure will be considered as PRIVATE CRUISE. Private River Cruise surcharge of MYR 150 nett will be imposed.

About Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge:
Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

A chance to get close with the wildlife of Borneo here including the endemic Borneon pygmy elephant, endemic proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, orang utans, Sumatran rhinos, estuarine crocodiles, wild boars, sun bears and many others.

Bilit Rainforest Lodge Facilities:

  • 12 semi-detached and 12 detached chalets.
  • All rooms come with two queen size beds while 6 detached chalets come with a king sized bed.
  • All rooms equipped with air-conditioning, private attached bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities, towels and toiletries.
  • The restaurant comes with a bar by the riverside provides an ideal setting for dining and relaxation.
  • Internet facilities and WIFI facilities are available at the restaurant.
  • The lodge provides a family lounge, gift shop, an enclosed garden and river jetty.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Services

Daily Activities:

  • Additional of MYR 150 nett per pax per night.
  • Guided jungle trekking
  • Jetty fishing
  • River cruises along the Kinabatangan River. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stoke outboard engines.
River Cruise in search of animals lower kinabatangan river photo by Hazli Masingka

River Cruise in search of animals on the lower Kinabatangan river

On The Lower Kinabatangan River photo by Hazli Masingka

Cruising on the Lower Kinabatangan River

Pygmy Elephant of Borneo photo by Hazli Masingka

Pygmy Elephant of Borneo on the Kinabatangan

Sandakan City Tour - Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple

Sandakan City Tour – Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple

2D1N SANDAKAN WILDLIFE SAFARI – SEPILOK/ SUKAU BILIT/ CAVE/ CITY

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-001
Itinerary Day 1: Sandakan – Gomantong Cave – Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Meet and pick up from Sandakan airport or hotel
  • Travel to Gomantong Cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. Journey takes approximately 2 hours by land through Oil Palm Plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages.
  • Upon arrival, walk on the plank to the cave. Explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiftlet. The nests of the swiftlet are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup.
  • Continue an approximately 30 mins drive to one of the world’s richest ecosystems, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau.
  • Arrive at Kampung Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plants, mammals and birds.
  • Take a short boat transfer to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Time for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in.
  • Lunch will be provided in the lodge restaurant.
  • At 16:00hrs, take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the Borneo pygmy elephant.
  • At 19:00hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant.
  • After dinner, you can go for an optional night safari cruise (self-expense, not included in tour price) where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
  • Overnight at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Itinerary Day 2: Choice of Sepilok Orang Utan OR Sandakan City Tour OR Sepilok Orang Utan and Sandakan City Tour

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2.5hrs journey).
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-
    1. Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,

    2. Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.

    3. The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.

  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.

OPTION C: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN & SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show.
  • Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform.
  • Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the Orang Utan at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, continue the journey and proceed for Sandakan City Tour.
  • Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the “Little Hong Kong.” The landmarks include:-

    1. Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,

    2. Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.

    3. The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.

  • After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 16:00hrs.

Sandakan

Prices start from
Adults MYR 870 per pax
Child MYR 440 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-001

Category: Nature & Wildlife
City/Region: Sandakan
Tour Code: AOSBKI-SWS-001
Pricing: Adults from MYR 870; Child from MYR 440

Package: 2D1N SANDAKAN WILDLIFE SAFARI – SEPILOK / SUKAU BILIT / OXBOW / CAVE / CITY
Duration: 2D1N
Tour Availability: Everyday
Min Pax: 2 pax (Single traveler may book for an additional 100% surcharge)

Sandakan Airport Pick-up: Your flight arrival time (Preferably first flight)
Sandakan Hotel Pick-up: 08:30 hrs
Return Time: 13:00hrs/16:00hrs

Meals: 1 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinners
Includes: Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Guide, 1 Nights Accommodation, 1 River Cruises.

Excludes: Domestic Airfares (Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan-Kota Kinabalu), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Insect repellent, raincoat, water bottle, sun hat, trekking shoes, leech socks, torchlight, camera, binoculars, toiletries, sun-block, personal medication.

Note:
Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.

Things You Should Know:
Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
Non-guarantee wildlife sightings.
Asian Overland Services reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

Itinerary is subject to change based on weather condition and traffic issue.

GROUP SIZERATES PER ADULT
Min. 2 PAXFrom MYR 870
Single SupplementFrom MYR 175
Single TravelerAdditional 100% Surcharge

Note :
Infant Below 2 Years Old: FOC 
Child 2 to 11 Years Old: 50% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 2 Paying Adult (Without Bed)
Child 2 to 11 Years Old: 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 1 Paying Adult (With Bed)
All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
All rates are subject to 6% GST for accommodation & tours departing from 1st April 2015 onwards.
For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email to aosbki_resv@asianoverland.com.my directly.

Resort Options:
Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets – Honeymoon or VIP Premier
Additional of MYR 150 nett per pax per night.

Optional Add-On Tours: (SIC basis, min. of 2 persons)
Night Cruise @ MYR 120 nett per pax
Jungle Trek @ MYR 60 nett per pax
Night Walk @ MYR 80 nett per pax
(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service:
Additional of MYR 150 nett per boat per river cruise for private cruises

Evening Cruise:
Evening Cruise will start at 1600hrs, any early or late departure will be considered as PRIVATE CRUISE. Private River Cruise surcharge of MYR 150 nett will be imposed.

About Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge:
Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

A chance to get close with the wildlife of Borneo here including the endemic Borneon pygmy elephant, endemic proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, orang utans, Sumatran rhinos, estuarine crocodiles, wild boars, sun bears and many others.

Bilit Rainforest Lodge Facilities:

  • 12 semi-detached and 12 detached chalets.
  • All rooms come with two queen size beds while 6 detached chalets come with a king sized bed.
  • All rooms equipped with air-conditioning, private attached bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities, towels and toiletries.
  • The restaurant comes with a bar by the riverside provides an ideal setting for dining and relaxation.
  • Internet facilities and WIFI facilities are available at the restaurant.
  • The lodge provides a family lounge, gift shop, an enclosed garden and river jetty.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Services

Daily Activities:

  • Additional of MYR 150 nett per pax per night.
  • Guided jungle trekking
  • Jetty fishing
  • River cruises along the Kinabatangan River. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stoke outboard engines.

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