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Sukau Wildlife SafariTour Code: SUK1
Duration - 2 days/1 nights - begins about 08.00 hrs from Sandakan Airport or your Sandakan hotel
On arrival at Sandakan Airport around 08.00 hrs, you will be met and transferred to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre for an audio visual presentation (25 mins.) in the theatrette. (note that if you are already staying in Sandakan, we will arrange to pick you up from your Sandakan accommodation). Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on timber boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang-utans which takes place at 10.00hrs. You will have plenty of time to watch the orang-utans until they disappear back into the jungle. Lunch will be taken at nearby Sepilok Jungle Resort.
After lunch, transfer by road to Bilit Lodge, located on the Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan
River - 560 km in length. This area is home to the 10 species of primates namely Proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, orang-utan,
slow loris, western tarsier, all 8 species of hornbills found in Borneo, such as Rhinoceros Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Black Hornbill,
(50kg, 120cm), kingfishers, bubuls, trogons, flycatchers, sunbirds, broadbills, herons, mangrove snakes, vipers, estuarine
crocodile, Borneo pygmy elephants and much more wildlife. Arrive at Bilit around 15.00 hrs, check into your accommodation.
Return to the lodge for dinner and the night
After dinner an optional night walk can be arranged - pay at the lodge - spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
[includes Lunch and Dinner]
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise at about 06.00 hrs. After the 1 hour boat cruise, proceed back to Bilit Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast - about 08.30 hrs, depart Bilit for Gomantong Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah, where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home. After the tour to the cave, return to Sandakan by road for lunch.
After lunch (around 13.00 hrs) you will transfer to the Rainforest Discovery Centre (about 30 minutes from Sandakan). Proceed to the canopy walk for a spot of bird watching - you may catch sight of the Hornbill. You will also be taken on a short walk along a constructed trail through the jungle - about 45 minutes; and then on to the botanical garden.
From the Rainforest Discovery Centre, you will be transferred to the Australian war memorial at the World War II Japanese Prisoner of War camp. You will be able to visit the information gallery and also walk the loop trail.
Transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Kota Kinabalu, or alternatively, to your accommodation in Sandakan. [Breakfast and Lunch included]
Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.
Please bring along swim wear, sun screen, hat, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, light raincoat and flashlight (torch).
|Tour Code||Destination||Duration||Inclusions||1 Person||2 People||3 People|
|SUK1||Sukau/Kinabatangan||2d/1n||Full Board and road transfer||$729||$382||$382|
Includes tours, entrance fees (excludes camera fees), accommodation and meals as indicated, and English speaking guide.
Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale and Sukau Rainforest Lodge