Sandakan Wildlife Safari

A 4D3N tour itinerary perfect for wildlife lovers where you’ll be able to experience the rare hatching of the lay of turtles and releasing of baby turtles to the sea.
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A 4D3N tour itinerary perfect for wildlife lovers where you’ll be able to experience the rare hatching of the lay of turtles and releasing of baby turtles to the sea. Explore more wildlife when you reach Sukau Rainforest Lodge where you’ll be able to get a chance to spot for Borneo’s Big 5.
Key Highlights
Travel by Speed Boat

Journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge by speed boat for a higher chance to spot wildlife along the Kinabatangan River.

River Safari Cruising

Navigate Borneo's wildlife haven as you embark on a river cruise safari in Kinabatangan and Virgin Jungle Reserve (VJR), Sungai Kapur

Turtle Conservation

Experience Green Turtles laying their eggs and releasing baby turtles back to the sea.

Ape Talk & Guided Nature Walk

Enjoy the Ape Talk by our in-house ape specialist and guided nature walk along the Hornbill boardwalk to learn about the rainforest.

  • Tours and transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • English speaking guide
  • This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town.
  • Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI))
  • Camera fee
  • Items not mentioned
  • Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night
Day 1: Sandakan - Selingan Island
Arrive at Sandakan Airport by morning flight, then transfer to the jetty for a 40 minutes speedboat by our modern twin engine all weathered speedboat to Selingan Island. After lunch, we take an orientation tour of the facilities including turtle hatchery, and other wildlife with our guide. The rest of the afternoon, swim and snorkel in crystal clear water. After dinner, watch a video presentation on turtle conservation on the island. Depending on the tide level, green turtles will start coming up after dark to find the best spot to begin the long laborious process of digging a hole in the sand with their hind flippers. To minimize disturbance of the turtle, Park Rangers on the island will alert us before the turtles start laying. They will then measure and tag the turtle if it has not been tagged, collected the eggs and you will witness the transplanting of eggs to the hatchery and everyone has opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea.
Lunch and Dinner
Selingan Island
Day 2: Selingan Island - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Return to Sandakan and head straight to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll get to learn about the rehabilitation effort done at the centre through a short video screening. Make your way to the feeding platform to witness the feeding of orangutans and other monkeys around. You can also spend time observing the cheeky little younglings in an enclosed nursery area. After lunch, embark on a 2.5 hour boat journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Right after checking-in, go on board for a late afternoon cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savor a scrumptious dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Day 3: Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Rise and shine for the morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, join in the nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with the in-house naturalist. It will be free at leisure after lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise to check off your wildlife sightings.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Day 4: Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Sandakan - Transfer out (by boat)
Have breakfast before leaving for Sandakan via boat. Once we reach Sandakan we’ll stop by for lunch. For flights in the afternoon we’ll proceed to the airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those taking the evening flight, you'll have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora before leaving for the airport.
Breakfast and Lunch
Description Rates Single Supplement
Selingan Island: Twin-Share Room Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe Room MYR 3848.00

MYR 860.00
MYR 860.00
Selingan Island: Twin-Share Room Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo Villa MYR 4200.00

MYR 1180.00
MYR 1180.00
  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by June 2024.
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge
    MYR 300.00 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (March, July - August)
  • Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.
Additional Notes
Children Discount on Room Sharing Basis at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • 3 years old and below:
  • 4 – 11 years old:
    • 25% OFF when sharing a room with ONE adult/parent.
    • 50% OFF when sharing a room with with TWO adults/parents.
    • This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.
Travel light to Selingan

Please make sure that you travel light to Selingan Island.

Selingan Photography

Note on Camera Use at Selingan Island:
For any camera (phone, digital or still camera) for personal use are chargeable at MYR 10.00 Per UNIT for conservation permit purposes. Please not that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Selingan Weather Condition

Note: (November-February) Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via Sulu Sea. In the event of inclement weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company will have the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.

Snorkeling activity

Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.

Camera Fee at SOURC

Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre: For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.

Travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag for your stay in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage in Sandakan will be provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only).

Night Cruise

Optional River Night Cruise tour at Sukau Rainforest Lodge is highly recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

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Sukau Rainforest Lodge is an award-winning ecolodge situated along the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian, Borneo offering the best of wildlife and nature experience. Sister company of Borneo Eco Tours.

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Lot 1, Pusat Perindustrian, Kolombong Jaya, Mile 5.5, Jalan Kolombong, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (60) 088-438300
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