4Days 3Nights Orang Utan Search Trip ~ Sepilok & Kinabatangan River , Sandakan Area : Sabah Borneo

Tour Description

Often referred to as the Wild Man of Borneo, the Orang Utan is one of Borneo's living treasures. Learn about Orang Utan rehabilitation at Sepilok before heading into the wilds for 3 nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Spend the first two nights wildlife viewing before we take you on a wild Orang Utan Search in the Bornean Rainforest. A must do for those who want to maximize their chances of seeing the Orang Utan in the wild


Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Sandakan ~ Sepilok ~ Sukau

Minimum no. of Persons

2 persons (SIC)

Place of Departure

Hotel in Sandakan or Sandakan airport

Trip Availability


Tour Code


Tour Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Please bring along swim wear, binocular, camera, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, drinking water bottle, insect repellent, torchlight, hat, walking shoes & raincoat

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

The 20 rooms, multi international award winner, named by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2009 as one of the top 50 jungle lodges in the world and a finalist in the 16th World Travel Awards 2009 as one of the world leading ecolodges. Built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species, it went through a major RM3 million renovation in 2010. It is built on stilts with a bar lounge, gift shop, Gomantong Hall meeting place, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open decks for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty. All rooms have attached bathroom and shower water is supplied through rainwater harvesting and hot water by solar heaters. Air is cooled by cross ventilation air currents and ceiling fan. Lighting is supplemented by oil lamps using recycled cooking oil. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four strokes outboard engines.

Birdlife is especially rich here (over 325 species have been sighted in the area) including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers 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.

4Days 3Nights Orang Utan Search Trip

Minimum No of Persons - 2 persons and above (SIC basis) Rate per person (RM) Single Supplement - Add (RM)
Superior Room https://www.borneoecotours.com/tours/sabah.php
Deluxe Room https://www.borneoecotours.com/tours/orang-utan-se...

High Season Surcharge:

July & August ~ RM240

Rate above includes 6%GST (goods & services tax)

Please ensure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan.

Please be informed that transfer from Sukau to Sandakan will be strictly by overland basis (at a surcharge) in order to reach airport in time for any departure flight before 1330hrs.

Package includes :

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.


Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan / Kota Kinabalu), camera fee and items not mentioned.

Please Note:

Additional tour(s) or last minute change(s) of itinerary for SIC booking is considered as Private Tour and is subject to additional charge.

Where private tours are requested, all boat trips and river cruises are still based on Sit-in-coach (SIC), i.e. joint with others..

Child Policy :

1 Children ranges from 0 - 3 yrs is Free of Charge unless indicated.

2 50% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs for tours/transfers and share room with parents.

3 25% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs on twin share basis.


It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.

Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.

If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.

31 days and above from date of travel: 10% forfeiture of the cancelled component.

30 days and below from date of travel: 50% forfeiture of the cancelled component

14 days and below from date of travel: 100% forfeiture of the cancelled component

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, you can postpone your trip to a later date. The remaining amount of your total package cost AFTER DEDUCTING the Cancellation Fees will be held under our 12-Months Flexi Travel Program.

Under this program, you have the options to (1) CARRY FORWARD or (2) TRANSFER the remaining amount to a third party within a 12-Months grace period from the original date of travel. Any additional costs after deducting the credit will be subject to payment. Any unused balance after 12 months will expire.


It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.

Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.

If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.

All of our tours are conducted daily including weekends and public holidays unless stated otherwise. All tours must be pre-booked in advance to secure preferred travel dates and accommodation.


Day 1

On arrival at Sandakan Airport, transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.

After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2½ hours boat journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (L/D)


Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

There will be a complimentary Night Cruise if no sightings of the Proboscis Monkey on the FIRST Afternoon Cruise.

Day 2

Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. After lunch, join our in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 3

Take an early Morning River cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife. After lunch, proceed 27 km overland journey to the vicinity of Gomantong Cave. Traverse deep into the forest along a trail in search of the 'man of the jungle'. Witness the exodus of over two million bats as well as raptors. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for overnight stay. (B/L/D)

Day 4

After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat journey. After lunch we will proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those taking the evening flight, we will have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight. (B/L)

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