Day-Trip 9 hours - Sepilok Orang-Utan, Borneo Sun Bear Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary
The Labuk Bay Sanctuary is about an hour drive from Sandakan airport and 20km west of Sepilok, it is located at the centre of mangrove forest along the coastal land near Kampung Semawang.
This hidden gem is perfect for sitting back and watching the primates without getting in the way of some cameras. You will have the chance at this sanctuary to share in this special world by viewing the groups of Proboscis monkeys feeding by park rangers from the platform.
It offers exhilarating and memorable experience observing the monkeys both family groups and bachelor groups leaping from tree to tree and eventually coming down to feed on young leaves and plant.
The Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary was set up in 1964 in the 4, 300 hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which is looked after by the Wildlife Department of Sabah. The main reason for this center is to rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans who have been either captured as pets or found without their mothers.
- Meet at Sandakan Airport (preferably the earliest flight arrival) or hotel in Sandakan area.
- Proceed 30 minutes to visit Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan at 1000pm. Head over to the outdoor nursery area to see the young orang-utans at play in the open area.
At 1130pm, walk next door to visit the Borneo Sun Bear Center to see the sun bears. These are the world's smallest bear species out of the 8 species.
Next, lunch or a short rest at the Sepilok canteen for a drink before driving 30 minutes to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary. Watch the feeding of primates at 1400pm which includes the Proboscis monkeys, Silver-Leaf monkeys and other wildlife by rangers at Platform A/B.
- Transfer to Sandakan airport for evening flight to KK or Hotel in Sandakan.
- These animals/primates at the sanctuary are in wilderness surroundings. Precautions are highly observed and followed. Beware - They BITE!!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Pickup at Sandakan Airport (preferably the earliest flight into Sandakan) or hotel in Sandakan area
Duration: 9 hours
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 MYR - Souvenirs
Minimum 2 persons for tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Our family party of five were both excited and apprehensive about the day but any concerns we had soon dissapeared after meeting David. He has mastered the art of being relaxed and freindly whilst retaining a proffessional manner. His knowledge of the area whilst in transit and at each venue was both informative and enlightening. Whilst we had a schedule for the day David was quite prepaired to consider possible changes. We would use his services again and can thoroughly recommend him without hesitation.