If you’re a wildlife enthusiast visiting Sandakan, a Half-day tour from Sandakan to Sepilok Orangutan & Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a must-do. This tour offers the opportunity to witness two of Borneo’s most beloved primates in their natural habitat.
The tour typically starts in the morning with a pick-up from your hotel in Sandakan. From there, you will be taken on a scenic drive through the countryside to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, located approximately 25 kilometers away. Upon arrival, you will be briefed by a park ranger about the orangutans and their conservation efforts. You’ll then proceed to the viewing platform where you can observe the orangutans in their natural habitat. This experience is truly unique as it allows visitors to witness these magnificent creatures swinging from tree to tree, feeding, and interacting with each other.
After a short walk through the jungle, you’ll reach the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This center is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Bornean sun bears, the smallest bear species in the world. Here, you’ll get to observe these adorable creatures climbing trees, playing, and interacting with each other.
The tour typically lasts about four hours, and it is ideal for those who want to explore Borneo’s wildlife without committing to a full-day tour. It’s important to note that while the tour is relatively short, it offers a truly immersive experience and is an excellent opportunity to learn about conservation efforts in Borneo.
Half-day tour from Sandakan to Sepilok Orangutan & Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a must-do for wildlife enthusiasts visiting Borneo. Witnessing these incredible primates in their natural habitat and learning about conservation efforts is an experience that you’ll never forget. Book your tour today and get ready for an adventure you’ll cherish forever.
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Day 1: Half-day tour from Sandakan to Sepilok Orangutan & Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
08:30 AM – Pick up from City Hotels in Sandakan
08:45 AM – Pick up from Sabah Hotel
09:15 AM – Pick up from hotels in Sepilok.
09:30 AM – Registration at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
09:45 AM – Guided boardwalk to the Feeding Platform
10:00 AM – Witness the feeding of the Orang Utan
11:00 AM – Scheduled video programme about the Orang Utan and SOURC (25 mins) at the Nature Education Centre
11:30 AM – Visit the Exhibition Hall at the centre
12:00 PM – Short leisure walk to Sun Bear Conservation Centre
12:30 PM – Explore the Sun Bear Conservation Centre
01:00 PM – Depart from Sepilok and transfer back to respective hotels in Sandakan
01:30 PM – Pick up from STW Office or City Hotels in Sandakan
01:45 PM – Pick up from Sabah Hotel
02:15 PM – Arrive at Sepilok Jungle Resort
02:30 PM – Registration at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
02:45 PM – Guided boardwalk to the Feeding Platform
03:00 PM – Witness the feeding of the Orang Utan
04:00 PM – Scheduled video programme about the Orang Utan and SOURC (25 mins) at the Nature Education Centre
04:30 PM – Visit the Exhibition Hall at the centre
05:00 PM – Short leisure walk to Sun Bear Conservation Centre
05:30 PM – Explore the Sun Bear Conservation Centre
06:00 PM – Depart from Sepilok and transfer back to respective hotels in Sandakan
Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change based on traffic conditions and other factors. Also, the time spent at each location may vary depending on the group’s pace and interest.