Sepilok, Malaysia

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10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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
  • Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Sandakan Heritage Trail


  • Airfares/flights

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

Dependent on arrival time; please advise at time of booking

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

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.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Contact the tour provider for recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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, 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.

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