After pickup from your hotel or the airport in Sandakan, you will be taken to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a renowned sanctuary for orphaned orangutans. Upon arrival, you're guided to the viewing gallery and feeding platform to watch young apes as they're fed milk and bananas. Daily morning and afternoon feeding times attract long-tailed macaques from the area on occasion. You'll see orangutans as young as two years old being taught survival skills so that they may eventually return to their natural habitat.
During your visit, take a walk along a nature trail to see vegetation and animal life in the tropical rainforest surrounding the center. After departing, your guide makes a stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sandakan.
In the afternoon, embark on a city tour of Sandakan, one of Sabah's earliest settlements. Visit the Observation Pavilion, Central Market, Chinese Temple, and a church, followed by a drive to the water village. Here, check out the stilt houses of local tribes perched above the water.
Afterward, you will be dropped off at Sandakan Airport or your local hotel.
Pickup from airport/hotel lobby
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Trip very good only negative pick up meant to be 4 am but didn't arrive until 4.30 very annoying as could have had extra 30 minutes in bed.
See orangutans in the rainforest at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. This unique wildlife sanctuary specializes in caring for baby orphan orangutans and teaches them the survival skills they would have learned from their mothers under normal conditions. The young orangutans are not kept in captivity, but rather come and go as they please while adjusting to their natural habitat. Lunch and a city tour of Sandakan are included.