As you arrive at the Sandakan Airport, your local guide and will drive you for 3 hours to the Kinabatangan river — the second longest river in Sabah and an excellent place to see wildlife in South East Asia. KOPEL, the local ecological organization, will host you for next 2 nights. A local KOPEL guide will brief you on the jungle camp. Leave your luggage at KOPEL Headquarters and set out with an overnight bag. Take a refreshing boat ride for 20 minutes down the river to a simple Eco camp. Enjoy your stay in raised camp decks surrounded by beautiful oxbow lake and cold water bath the next day. Your guide will take you on a wildlife cruise in search of orangutans, elephants and monkeys. Walk in the night exploring nocturnal animals and creepy crawlies. Relish the local dinner and stay overnight in a jungle camp.
Embark on a river cruise in wee hours and look for the variety of wildlife in this area. Have your breakfast, enjoy some tree-planting activity and return back to KOPEL Headquarters. Transfer to Malay village and enjoy a cozy homestay with a local family. Do remember to wear conservative clothing, covering your knees and shoulders to keep up with the local culture. Relish a savory lunch and visit the Batu Tulug Burial caves — a fascinating historical site with wooden coffins. Play a game of volleyball or football with your hosts, get a cooking lesson and learn about some tasty local dishes. Overnight at the homestay.
It's time to say goodbye to your local hosts and transfer back to KOPEL. Move on to Sepilok with your guide around 9:30 am. You will be staying in a lodge close to the famous Orangutan sanctuary. Spend some time swimming in the pool and have a scrumptious lunch. Take a scenic drive for about 40 minutes with your guide to Labuk Bay Sanctuary, a forest reserve inhabited by several groups of wild proboscis monkeys. Watch up close amazing bachelor proboscis lazing and feeding - an experience that can only be found in Borneo. Drive back and spend the night at the Sepilok Jungle Resort. Meals: Breakfast
Walk a short distance with your guide at 9 am to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, which was set up to help re-introduce the wonderful Orangutans back into the wild. A supplementary diet of bananas and milk is laid out on feeding platforms twice a day. Watch and photograph these charming creatures as they swing on ropes and vines. Be sure not to hinder them and follow all instructions in the park. Watch a short film about the orangutan rehabilitation process. You will also have a chance to view young Orangutans in the outdoor nursery, as they learn how to climb on a specially constructed jungle gym. The viewing area is behind one-way glass so as to not disturb their routine. Visit Sunbear Conservation Center or Rainforest Discovery Center in the afternoon. Relax and enjoy your last night stay at the Sepilok Jungle Resort.
Check out at 11 am and get transferred to the airport to meet your flight. Trip ends!
Mr Mr. Darshan Rajiv Mathulkar (Jain)
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