Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



Mandarin (advanced), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational)

Day-Trip 9 hours - Sepilok Orang-Utan 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 via MH 2042(ETA 0740am) / AK 6092(ETA 0750am) or hotel lobby in Sandakan @ 0800am.
- Proceed an hour overland to Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary. The drive will take us through the oil palm plantation before reaching Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Watch the feeding of primates at 930am which includes the Proboscis monkeys, Silver-Leaf monkeys and other wildlife by rangers at Platform A/B.
- After lunch, proceed 35 minutes overland to Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. Witness the feeding of the orphaned Orang-Utan at 1500pm. One can join for a Documentary video presentation which is shown at 1400pm.
- Transfer to Sandakan airport for evening flight to KK @ MH 3094(1815pm) or Hotel in Sandakan.

- These animals/primates at the sanctuary are in wilderness surroundings. Precautions are highly observed and followed. Beware - They BITE!!!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pickup and meet at Sandakan Airport
- MAS MH 2042 (ETD 0700am ETA 0740am) or
- Airasia AK 6092 (ETD 0705am ETA 0750am)
(Check flight details - may differ from time to time)
or hotel in Sandakan @ 0800am

End location: Drop-Off at Sandakan Airport
- MAS MH 3094 (ETD 1815pm ETA 1905pm)
(Check flight details - may differ from time to time)
or hotel in Sandakan after tour ends

Duration: 9 hours


Air-Cond Transportation

What’s Included

Airport Transfer for tour
Tour Transportation - Sepilok & Labuk Bay
Entrance Fees - Sepilok & Labuk Bay
English Guided Tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 MYR - Souvenirs

Minimum 2 persons for tour

What’s Extra

Return Flight Airfare (Not Included) KK - Sandakan - KK
Camera/Video Equipment Fee - Not Included in tour price
(Santuary will impose a fee for camera/video usage)
Others not specify in itinerary

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour shaped to what we wanted to do. David was a great guide & very informative
Rachel Dare

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