5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

A visit to the see the orphaned or abandoned Orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center, in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo, will melt the hearts of the hardiest traveler. Watch as these cute Orangutans are taught the survival skills, by the dedicated team at Sepilok, that they need in order to return to natural habitat - the jungles of Borneo.

Highlights

  • Visit Sandakan and the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center on this trip from Kota Kinabalu
  • see the friendly orphaned orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
  • Visit the hilltop Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
  • Breathtaking views over Sandakan Bay for amazing photo opportunities
  • Professional and fun guide will ensure a memorable and informative experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and transport by air-conditioned vehicle included

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What You Can Expect

Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Feeding time at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan

The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, located near the town of Sandakan, is one of the best places on earth to see the famous wild man of Borneo in its natural habitat. After pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sandakan (flight surcharge subject to change, please see Additional Info for more details).

Upon arrival, be taken to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, the largest and oldest of its kind on earth where a dedicated team of professionals work tirelessly to assist orphaned, abandoned or abused Orangutans to learn the survival skills they need to return to their natural habitat - the teeming jungles of Borneo.

Follow your guide on a walk along a raised wooden walkway to the observation deck where Orangutans slowly emerge from the rainforest to be fed by the rangers. The Sepilok centre supplements the rehabilitated Orangutan's diet with a feeding at 10am and 3pm. Please note that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed as the Orangutans roam freely in the jungle.

Afterward, head to a local restaurant for a delectable lunch of Malaysian specialties. Then, enjoy an afternoon of touring around Sandakan beginning with a tour of a local market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and unique local handicrafts. Learn about traditional Chinese architecture on a guided visit to a the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, situated on a hilltop. Admire the views of the city skyline from the observation point The temple is situated on a hill-top looking and provides great photo opportunities of the breathtaking views over Sandakan Bay.

At the end of your tour, transfer to Sandakan airport to catch your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be transported back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Absolutely loved it, even though we had to start at 4.45 am to get our flight, but we were at the other end of the island. Once we arrived we didnt expect to get a good viewing as a US cruise ship had docked, so there were a lot of people, nevertheless we had a good viewing and were able to stay for long time. We seen a total, of siz orangutans. While a couple just stayed on the platform eating, otheres entertained us with their antics. We then went across the centre for a viewing of the snow bears. On returning to the centre, we were privileged to have the company of Sen, a young orangutan who has been rehabilitated, came out of the rain forest and entertained us for ages, just wandering and swinging about. He even came and sat on the benches with us and took hold of my husbands hand. I was also even able able to stroke him, although this is not permitted. I think it was this that made it so enjoyable. You have to really want to see the orangutans to warrant the cost if you have to take a plane ride. We later went to an English tearoom for lunch which was very nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

It was a great last minute tour up to see the orangutan. We were very lucky to see quite a few and there was plenty of photo opportunities. We were also very lucky to be take to the sandakan war memorial as well.

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