Meet the Orang Utans at Sepilok and experience the Abai Boat Cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of Proboscis Monkeys

Itinerary for Sepilok Orang Utan & Abai River Cruise

  • In the morning (~7:45am), meet on arrival at Sandakan Airport or Hotel lobby.
  • Proceed to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • The journey overland will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • On arrival, register at the reception counter.
  • Firstly, proceed for a 30 min video show and briefing on the Centre.
  • The Centre was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans – most rescued from logging sites/plantations because of illegal hunting or illegal pet trade.
  • Proceed to the Platform to observe the daily feeding of the Orang Utan (time: 1000 hrs).
  • In addition, you can visit the nursery area where the younger Orang Utans first learn to be outside and play on a large climbing frame.
  • Depart Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for lunch in Sandakan Town.
  • After lunch, transfer to jetty in Sandakan town.
  • Board a boat across the bay, into the mangrove swamps.
  • Cruise in the mangrove swamps till the Kinabatangan River mouth, passing by the village of Maumiang.
  • Proceed along the Kinabatangan River to the riverine village of Abai.
  • A brief stop at the village to observe the village lifestyle.
  • Cruise to search for the elusive proboscis monkeys and other wildlife.
  • Finally, return to Sandakan Town.
  • On arrival, transfer to Sandakan Airport for flight to your next destination or transfer to a hotel in Sandakan Town.
  • End of tour.

Lunch provided )

Suitable walking shoes / long sleeves shirts / change of clothes / water canteen/plasters / insect repellent / mosquito oil / binoculars / camera / water proof bag for camera / torchlight / raincoat and personal items.

Sepilok Orang Utan

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