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Deramakot F. R is under the jurisdiction of Sabah Forestry Department, it is the first natural tropical rainforest in the world to be certified as well-managed in accordance with sustainable forestry principles. The forest management system developed by the Sabah F. D was entitled in 1997 after fulfilling all requirements of the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators(MC&I)and the Forest Stewardship Council's(FSC, SGS-FM/COC 0065) standards for Sustainable Forest Management. According to the 2nd Forest management Plan(2005-2014), 51, 642 hectares of the forest has been allocated for sustainable production of timber, 3, 423 hectares are designated for conservation and the rest for community forest. Being the First Tropical Rainforest in the world to receive such certification, the purposes of most visitors to Deramakot are mainly focused on Education, Research, Work Visit and Wildlife Watching, Listening & photographing of wildlife in their natural habitats.
-Pick up at 8. 30am from Sandakan Airport or Hotel in town. proceed to Telupid, Lunch en-route at local restaurant. Continue driving on the dirt road into the Deramakot F. R approximately 2. 5 hour drive on the 4x4wd. Upon arrival, Check in lodge. Proceed for jungle trekking in search of Orangutan and bird's such as Giant Pitta and Black & Crimson Pitta. Dinner. Then, 2 hour night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife such as the Clouded Leopard. (A/C room attached with hotshower)
-wake up call at 5am. Continue on 4x4wd for witnessing sunrise and searching for wildlife and birdwatching. Light breakfast en route. Return to Lodge main breakfast serves. Free time in the afternoon. Lunch. Proceed for another wildlife trails on a 4x4, If weather permitted, Picnic dinner serves by Kinabatangan river. On the way back, in search for nocturnal wildlife such as Clouded Leopard .
-Final drive starts at 5. 30am in search for more wildlife, approximately 2. 5 hour drive. Breakfast, C'out at 10am.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Sandakan Airport ( Please Booked either Malaysian Airlines or AirAsia from Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur ).Book morning flights in to Sandakan. I will personally come and greet upon arrival with Toursbylocal.com signage.
End location: Sandakan Airport for your following flight or Any particular hotel in Sandakan Town if you wish to have an extra days in town.
Duration: 3 days
From Day 1 till Day 3 , we are using 4x4wd Toyota Prado GX suitable throughout the excursions.And could fits 6 pax the Maximum.
4x4 wheel drive or Additional Vehicle 4x4wd ,if numbers of passengers above 4 person(maximum 10 person)
Activities & Meals As Stated
Park Entrance Fees / Park Ranger &
English Speaking Guide / Wildlife Photographer
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - Food,Admissions Fees,Camera Fees & Optional Activities
Tourism Tax ( MYR 10 Per room/ Per night ), Soft & Alcoholic Drinks,Optional Activities Which Are Not Mentioned, Camera & Video Fees and Souvenir.
Additional night COST USD 150 per person(Fullboard Tours with Meals,Activities and etc )need confirmation in advance to reserve the room as they only limited numbers of Guest Rooms provided.