Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets.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 ha (10,610 acres), much of which is virgin rainforest. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. It has become one of Sabah's tourist attractions. The Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is neighboured to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and shares veterinary facilities, personnel, parking, access roads and ticket gates.
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a wildlife conservation and research centre for improving animal welfare and rehabilitation of the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). It also aims to raise public awareness about the plight of the sun bears and to raise conservation awareness about this species. The BSBCC was established as a non-profit organisation in Sabah in 2008. It is a joint project between sun bear researcher Wong Siew Te, Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP), the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD).
The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary offers another perfect Proboscis monkeys observation spot for any tourist who wants to have a closer look at these very special monkeys and do not have the time to travel too far away to watch them. The Sanctuary is located at the centre of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. From the airport in Sandakan, it is 38 km away and takes about an hour to get there. Part of the trip will be through the gravelled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates.
Early morning, transfer to airport to board a plane for Sandakan (via MH2042) to visit the world’s largest Orang Utan Sanctuary. Meet & greet by guide at hotel and drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang-Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest. Watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Proceed to Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and witness the effort to provide for the care, rehabilitation and release of orphaned and captive sun bears, as well as address the lack of knowledge and awareness of this little-known bear both in Malaysia and internationally. The Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), found only in south-east Asia, is the world’s smallest bear species.
Lunch at local restaurant and proceed drive for about 45 minutes to Labuk Bay the mangrove forest covers about 400 acres for Proboscis sanctuary. Proceed to the observation area where visitors will have the delight of having a reasonably close and magnificent sight of these elusive monkeys which is one the most peculiar animal in the world and endemic to Borneo. After tour, transfer to airport for your evening flight (AK6499) back to Kota Kinabalu.
Meal Included: Lunch
~ Recommended flights (details & timings) subject to change by airlines
RM 450.00 NETT PER PERSON (min. 4 pax, excluding airfare)
RM 510.00 NETT PER PERSON (min. 2 pax, excluding airfare)
*Surcharge @ RM 30.00 pp/return for tour pick up from outskirt hotels (Rasa Ria/Nexus/Beringgis area).
Package Includes: English speaking guide, land/boat transfers based on joining basis, entrance
Package Excludes: Airfares/taxes/insurance and fees, camera/video camera fees, accommodation and meals as stated, beverages (alcoholic/carbonate/juice), Surcharge @ RM 30.00 pp/return for tour pick up from outskirt hotels (Rasa Ria/Nexus/Beringgis area).
Recommended Personal Gear:
Insect repellent, raincoat (umbrella not recommended), hat, binocular and sun screen (sweat proof). Wear good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants.
In the event of cancellation of a booking, a written notice must be made and the following cancellation charges will apply:-
30 days or more……… 10% of total tour package
14 to 29 days………….. 30% of total tour package
04 to 13 days………….. 50% of total tour package
Less than 04 days or No Show ~ 100% of total tour package
Changes Due to Circumstances beyond Our Control: Borneo Trails Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. will not be liable to pay any compensation and/or refund if we are forced to cancel or in any way change your tour as a result of unusual or unforeseeable situations outside our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care. These include unavoidable technical problems with transport, changes imposed by rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or main chartered the alteration of the airline or aircraft type, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disaster, bad weather, epidemic or terrorist activity.
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