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Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan, Malaysia

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Combine experiences with two of Borneo's most interesting primates during this single full-day tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinbalu (must arrange own flights). Visit both the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see the inhabitants in their natural environments and learn about conservation efforts.
  • Full-day tour to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
  • Depart from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu (must arrange own flights)
  • See proboscis monkeys and orangutans and learn about their biology and behavior
  • Pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
Your day learning about Borneo's primates begins with pickup from either the airport or your hotel in Sandakan hotel. If flying from Kota Kinabalu, you must arrange your own flights and it is suggested to book the 7am flight. 

Once you meet up with your guide, climb into your air-conditioned vehicle and drive about 1.5 hours to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, located in a palm oil estate and dedicated to the conservation of these animals. At 11:30am watch the trained staff feed the monkeys their morning meal while learning about their biology and behavior. 

Continue to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Learn about the organization's mission to rehabilitate injured, rescued, and orphaned orangutans with the goal of returning them to the wild. Sit down for lunch, then watch a documentary on the center's work before heading out to watch the animals feed in the lowland rainforest. The trained staff will provide the orangutans with their favorite treats and you'll be able to watch them in action as they play and forage in the forest. 

Return to Sandakan for hotel drop-off around 6:30 pm. If flying back to Kota Kinabalu, it is suggested you book the flight that departs at 6:10pm.
Stop At:  
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
This privately owned sanctuary located within an oil palm estate gives you the chance to observe these animals up close and personal.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
The facility provides medical care for orphaned and conficicated orangutans as well as dozens of other wildlife species. Some of the other animals which have been treated at the center includes sun bear , gibbons, Sumatran rhinos and elephants.
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What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Excellent well organised fantastic...
Annette F
, Aug 2016
Excellent well organised fantastic guide you gave us load of information.

Product code: 11036P37

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