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Depart from Sandakan to go visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and experience a once-in-a-lifetime face-to-face encounter with orangutans. Make a stop at the Rainforest Discovery Centre and stand 28m above the forest floor on a canopy walk. Explore Gomantung Cave, the largest limestone and bird's nest cave in Sabah. Embark on a cruise along the Kinabatangan River and observe the abundant wildlife of the area. Go on a fascinating jungle walk.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - Rainforest Discovery Centre (L/D)
Arrive at Sandakan airport and take a transfer to Sepilok Jungle Resort, enclosed within a tropical virgin rainforest and just 5 minutes walk from the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Watch one of the nature's most endangered animal species - the "orang utan" or "man of the jungle" in local language - which swings from branches to branches towards the feeding station. Enjoy some free time and watch the second feeding in the afternoon. Afterwards, visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre located within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. The Exhibition Centre and the Plant Discovery Centre will bring you a lot of information about the nature in the area. Then you will walk on a suspension bridge and end with the only Canopy Walk in Sandakan. Standing on 28m above the forest floor is truly amazing.
Day 2: Sepilok - Gomantung Cave - Bilit, Kinabatangan River (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take a transfer to Gomantung Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home. Then, we will continue overland to Bilit, Kinabatangan River, home to the 10 species of primates namely Proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, orang utan, slow loris, western tarsier, 8 species of hornbills such as Rhinoceros Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill (50kg, 120cm), kingfishers, bubuls, trogons, flycatchers, sunbirds, broadbills, herons, mangrove snakes, vipers, estuarine crocodile, asian elephants and many many more wildlife. Take an afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan River where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself. After dinner, enjoy some free time.
Day 3: Bilit, Kinabatangan River - Jungle Trekking - Bilit (B/L/D)
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds. This morning we will take a guided walk in the jungle and have the opportunity to see tons of lush flora and local fauna! Relax and train your ears to the many fascinating sights and sounds of the jungle wildlife. After that, we will transfer to the Resort to stay overnight and get ready to go back home the next day.
Day 4 : Bilit - Sandakan (B/L)
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport in Sandakan for your onward journey. End of the tour.
What to bring: Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, (leech socks are available for sale), a pair of sandals, torch light, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.