Super trip! We arrived early to enjoy viewing the orangutans. Loved the lunch and views at the English Teahouse and we enjoyed the water village! Due to heavy traffic we skipped the markets/temple and went back to Sepilok where the afternoon viewing was much better. We recommend this switch!
The entire day was wonderful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, not just about the orang utan rehabilitation center, but also about the culture, heritage, and other activities.
Very good organised,every thing was perfect and a good guide and driver .we are satisfide
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.
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.
Fantastic, our guide and driver were absolutely great. Nordin and Reward. Very informative and attentive and accommodating. The Rehab centre does such a wonderful job for these amazing creatures. We had a wonderful, although tiring and long, day. Our resort, Shangra-La provided us with breakfast as we had a 5am start for the day. At the risk of repeating myself, it was a great day.
John H A United Kingdom
an excellent day trip for which we were provided with a driver and personal guide who was very knowledgable.. we saw orangutans as soon as we arrived at the rehabilitation centre and also on the feeding platform. te bhuddist temple was very well decorated internally and has a superb view of the town. we finished with the Sandakan Memorial Park which was very moving when reading about the treatment of the prisoners of the war in Japanese hands. all in all a very worthwhile trip and one that me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed
Brilliant trip. Not to be missed. Very informative with clear instructions at the sanctuary. Fantastic to see these beautiful animals in their own environment.
Awesome. A great way to get up close and personal with the Orangutan's whilst also knowing that you are contributing to their rehabilitation. I went at feeding time and it was not in any way crowded. The logistics of getting to and from Sandakan and Sepilok were well organized. As a single traveler I had to pay a 100% supplement to be able to complete this tour. Expensive (for me) but well worth it, a great experience.
Wayne K Australia
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