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

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

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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Lunch
Driver/guide
Sandakan hotel or airport pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities
Camera fees
Flights from Kota Kinabalu (if required)
  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu , Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Asia City, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu , Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
  • Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu , 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100 Malaysia
  • Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre , 41 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
  • Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu , 75, Bandaran Berjaya Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88819 Malaysia
  • 8:30 AM

    After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

    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.
    Itinerary
    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.
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants free of charge, no seat
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Recommended flight Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan: MH 2042 7am / AK 6492 7am
    • Recommended flight Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu: AK 6499
    • Coach Tour
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Magunatip Holidays Sdn Bhd
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu?
    A:The policy on sanitization is:

    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu.

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