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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

  • Visit Sandakan and the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center on this trip from Kota Kinabalu
  • see the friendly orphaned orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
  • Visit the hilltop Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu
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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu
From US$119.98
Journey into the jungles of Borneo on this incredible tour of the Sandakan Sepilok Rehabilitation Center. Learn about conservation efforts being made to protect wild orangutans and watch a dedicated team of naturalists teach these orphaned primates the survival skills necessary to exist once they are released back into the wild.
What to Expect
Venture into the jungle on this Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center full-day trip from Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick up in the city and choose from ground transportation to the center or airport transfer (flight surcharge subject to change). 

Upon arrival at the center, follow your guide into the largest and oldest orangutan conservation center on the planet and learn how dedicated professionals work to protect orphan primates and prepare them for return to their natural habitat—the jungles or Borneo. 

This tour includes a walk along a tall wooden walkway where you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of bright orange orangutans emerging from the foliage for feedings. At 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Although these primates roam freely in the jungle, travelers should be advised that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 

After exploring the grounds and getting up close to the animals, you’ll head to a local restaurant for a satisfying Malaysian meal. Spend the afternoon touring Sandakan, where local markets filled with produce and handicrafts offer the perfect option for collecting souvenirs. Your guide will point out Chinese architecture and other traditional influences when you visit Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. Wander the grounds and then take in the incredible views of Sandakan Bay from its hilltop location.

Your tour ends with a transfer back to Sandakan airport for your flight or coach transport to your hotel in Kota Knabalu. 
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Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Fascinating To See These Rare Creatures In A Semi-Wild Environment

Visited with my wife as part of a tour group. We had previously managed to spot a single Orang Utang in the wild in the forests but the Rehab center enabled us to get much closer albeit we only saw four adults during our time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Geoffers1817
Reviewed 15 June 2018
Happy memories of a wonderful visit.

You don't need me to repeat the praise given to this centre by very many others. However, please think twice before signing up to an escorted tour if you prefer to travel independently. As well as the cost of those tours if you're getting there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
9  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This was an amazing day. Seeing the Orangutans in their natural habitat was brilliant. You walk through the rain forest on a board walk with rangers dotted around for safety. We had one big male bombarding us with branches from about 50 feet up which...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kaye J
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Fantastic day trip

We spent a very enjoyable day at Sepilok watching both the Orang Utans and the Sun Bears. Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgable and able to get us into the heart of the action. Lunch was a bit weird and an acquired taste if i'm...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We visited Sepilok Orangutan centre, the sun bears, the RDC and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary (in reverse order) in one day. At the airport, we requested an Uber and a lovely chap called Ramzi turned up in a medium sized 4 door salon. Wishing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank apadster
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17 July 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines run early morning flights from Kota Kinabalu.. Check their websites for details and prices.
28 May 2018|
Response from Jon R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we had to book the flights ourselves but they were relatively cheap either with Air Asia or malaysia Airlines