On arrival at Sandakan International Airport, you will be met by our representative and assisted to the designated coach/car, booked for transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo, was founded in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild, and are released as soon as they are ready. The sanctuary is located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, which covers an area of 4,294 hectares (10,610 acres), much of which is virgin rainforest. Today, 60 to 80 orangutans live free in the reserve.
You will be able to observe orangutans in their feeding environments within the rainforest, as well as at the nursery (if open). Watch the feeding session at 10:00 hrs. At this centre, observe man’s closest relative, being readied for the wildness of their natural habitat, and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which has managed to improve the living condition of rescued sun bears.
After lunch, check-in at My Nature Resort, located in one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world.
Optional: By additional surcharge, you may follow our scheduled visit at 14:00 hrs to the Rainforest Discovery Centre, and walk to the steel canopy walkway to see plants, orchid gardens and many other highlights, or you may go on your own by walking a distance of 5-10 min.
Dinner and overnight stay at My Nature Resort.
Post breakfast, dip in the swimming pool, surrounded by nature. Or bring a pot of your favourite hot drink into the jungle,to enjoy the scenery and the sweet sounds of the many varieties of birds.
Around 11:00 hrs, check-out and proceed to the jetty in Sandakan to embark on a boat departing at 12:00 hrs. It’s a wonderful 1 hour boat cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests while searching for wildlife.
On arrival, lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant, followed by check-in at Abai Jungle Lodge.
After check-in, free time to relax.
Late in the afternoon, you’ll cruise to search for wildlife until sunset. When night falls, you’ll continue the cruise and witness fire-flies that are bright as lights on a Christmas tree.
Return to the lodge for dinner.
After dinner, again experience the jungle at night on our nature boardwalk. With our nature guide, you can search for birds, snakes, insects, and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at Abai Jungle Lodge.
Early morning at 6:30 hrs, boat trip to Pitas Lake for bird watching and wildlife viewing.
Return to the lodge around 8:00 hrs for breakfast.
After breakfast, you are invited to join our tree-planting project with the locals, and enjoy a simple lunch arranged by the villagers at Abai village; this project is specially designed to help the locals.
After lunch, cruise upriver to Sukau, searching for wildlife along the way.
On arrival at Sukau, check- in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Late afternoon at 16:30 hrs, take another river cruise to Menanggul River (a small tributary of the Kinabatangan), in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife.
Later in the evening, return to lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
After breakfast, check-out at 7:00 hrs and go by boat back to Sandakan.
On arrival at jetty, transfer to your hotel or proceed to airport for your onwards flight (Preferably MH 2047/ETD 12:50 hrs).