TheTurtle Islands Park lies 40 km north of Sandakan.The park comprises three small islands, Selingan, Gulisan and Bakungan Kechil. It covers an area of 1,740 hectares which includes the surrounding reefs and seas. Two species of turtles – Greens and Hawksbills are special features of this park. Throughout the year, they come ashore at night to lay their eggs. Hatcheries exist on all three islands. Sea Turtles are not the only attraction of the islands. The clear turquoise coloured sea and coral reefs are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. When the fruit trees are in season, the islands have another interesting visitor – the Island Flying Fox. The islands became a marine park in 1977. Staff are resident on all three islands to safeguard the park.
|Number of Adults||2 – 7 Person||8 Person Above|
|Rate Per Person||RM 2750||RM 2650|
Day 01 Sandakan/Selingan
Transfer to airport for morning flight (45 minutes) to Sandakan. On arrival at Sandakan Airport, transfer to jetty for approximately 1 hour boat ride by speedboat to Selingan Island (40km).Check into chalet. Free at leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before we proceed in small groups to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea. This island is a park conservation area since 1977 and turtles have been nesting here every night throughout the year. Overnight in twin share room. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Photographing turtles are strictly prohibited between 6pm – 6am.
Day 02 Selingan/Sepilok/Sukau
Return to Sandakan by boat. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for video show. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs. Continue overland journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, along way you can see countryside secondary jungle and oil palm plantation etc..after cheaking at Lodge, in a late afternoon take a river cruise in search of some of the 10 primate species including Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River. Return for solar heated hot shower, candle light dinner and slide show conducted by naturalist guide. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.
Day 03 Sukau
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. A 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits). Experience the wilderness of Borneo. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. After dinner an optional (at a surcharge) night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 04 Sukau/Sandakan
After breakfast, return to Sandakan by overland journey. Have lunch before we proceed for a short tour of Sandakan town for Transfer to airport for late afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Excludes : Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned. Boat to Sukau and return is a surcharge.
Includes : Tours and land transfers, accommodation and meals specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.