Malaysia Orangutan


Orangutan Encounter Borneo

Meet Orphaned Orangutans Before They Go Back To The Wild

This is a wonderful day trip to Sepilok, a reserve of 4,530 acres of lowland primary rainforest and mangrove which was set up in 1964 to protect the orangutan - "The Wild Man of Borneo" or Pongo Pygmaeus from extinction.

Sepilok is an old forest reserve, where orphaned or captured orang-utans are rehabilitated, protected and eventually returned back to the wild. Since the establishment of Sepilok more than 100 orangutans have been rehabilitated into the wild. To get more acquainted with the orang-Utan, you'll have an opportunity to witness the feeding of the young orphans.

Lunch is taken in the historic town of Sandakan, and after you will continue your trip to Sim-Sim water village, the oldest water village in Sabah built on stilts on water. Wooden walkways connect the houses to each other, and the friendly villagers living in this water village will give you terrific memories to take home. Proceed to Puh Jih Shih temple, which gives you a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay. Depart for Kota Kinabalu by flight in the evening.

Excursion Includes:

  • Transfers in Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan
  • English speaking guide in Sandakan
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre entrance fee
  • Lunch in historic Sandakan

Excursion Excludes:

  • Camera/home video camera fees at Sepilok @ RM10.00nett per unit
  • Beverages during lunch