2-in-1 Sandakan Experience
|Tour Code: SDK 09
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Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
Selingan Turtle Island
The Selingan Turtle Island is an amazing experience.
Selingan is one of the three islands of the Turtle Island Park, which lies 40 km north of Sandakan. Selingan is the second largest among the clusters of islands and is the main nesting area for green and hawksbill turtles. These areas are protected for conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animal.
As turtles usually come ashore after dusk, we highly recommend at least, an overnight stay. Selingan Island contains the park’s headquarters, a visitor’s information centre, accommodation with basic facilities and a turtle hatchery. For protection of the environment and wildlife purposes, only a maximum of 60 visitors can stay overnight at any one time at Selingan Island. Be sure to make your reservation early!
Watch this amazing video which we think is perfect for educational purposes. Behold the turtle!
Note: Video cameras are not permitted at the Selingan Turtle Island.
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
The Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary was set up to rehabilitate orphaned and/or injured baby orangutans, aiming to have them returned back into the wild. Here, you will have the opportunity to watch the orangutans up close in their natural habitat.
Food brings people together and it certainly brings orangutans together too! We’ll get you here right before feeding time, and prepare to be amazed by these cheeky little creatures!
We love our orangutans, and we hope you do too!
+Adopt an Orangutan
The destruction of rain forest habitats have caused the orangutan populations to decline drastically over the years. watch the orangutans up close in their natural habitat. With your help, we can change this. You can take comfort that these adorable little fellas are being cared for, being taught survival skills and possibly even return to the wild.
Save the world, and adopt an orangutan today!
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is opened to the general public on 17 Jan 2014!
This interesting day trip will be followed by a visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, where you will get to watch this very unique species of bears, called the Sun Bear. Sun bears are the smallest of the bear species and can be found in tropical forests in Southeast Asia.
Populations of Sun Bears are rapidly diminishing due to serious threats from habitat loss and commercial hunting. Increasing protection and guaranteeing survivals of Sun Bears in Borneo is one of the main missions behind the conservation centre.
Go and meet the bears, and watch them hunt for their favourite thing in the world: honey!
This really is a unique opportunity to watch the Bornean Sun Bear, up close.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
The gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests.
Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides.
The RDC also gives visitors a chance to get intimate with nature through its Nature Experience programme which includes a guided walk to the Plant Discovery Garden, Rainforest Walk and indoor/outdoor activities.