Designed to delight nature lovers, this day tour allows you to observe orangutans in their natural habitat at the Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Under the guidance of sanctuary staff, observe orphaned orangutans and long-tailed macaques being fed and follow a nature trail through the tropical rain forest. Eat a typical Malay lunch at a nearby restaurant and then embark on a city tour of Sandakan, one of Sabah’s earliest settlements home to haunting cemeteries, Chinese temples, and colonial mansions. Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.
Full-day tour of Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre including Sandakan city tour
Ideal for lovers of nature and history
Observe orphaned orangutans learning survival skills and feeding in their natural habitat
Enjoy a Malay lunch and take a city tour of Sandakan, home to Chinese temples and a bustling market
Your tour begins in the early morning with pickup from your Sandakan hotel or the airport — arrival information is requested at checkout. After a short journey, you’ll arrive at the Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, one of only four places established to preserve and protect orangutans in the world.
Alongside a sanctuary staff member, you’ll observe orphaned orangutans learning skills essential to survival in the wild and watch volunteers feeding the monkeys milk and bananas. Then, discover bio-diverse flora and fauna on a guided walk through the rainforest before stopping for a typical Malay lunch on the way back to Sandakan.
You’ll spend the afternoon on a whistle-stop city tour of Sandakan, a historic and multicultural settlement home to colonial mansions and haunting cemeteries. Visit an eclectic mixture of attractions, including St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Puu Jih Shih Chinese Temple, the bustling Sandakan Central Market, and Kampong Buli Sim SIm, a traditional village in which all houses teeter on stilts above the water.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at the airport or hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Trip very good only negative pick up...
C V M
, Oct 2017
Trip very good only negative pick up meant to be 4 am but didn't arrive until 4.30 very annoying as could have had extra 30 minutes in bed.