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Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La

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The Rasa Ria Nature Reserve was established by Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu in collaboration with the State Wildlife Department of Sabah. This protected ecological space aims to facilitate rehabilitation programmes for...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pantai Dalit, Tuaran 89208, Malaysia
+60 88-797 888
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Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

I went to Borneo desperate to see orangutans (not in a zoo!). We were staying in Kota Kinabalu and the main sanctuary is in Sepilok which is about a 6hour drive away so not really something we wanted to do. We decided to come to...More

2  Thank Laura E
Reviewed 4 February 2013

My family really enjoyed the viewing of the orang a tangs, the day we visited two came into the feeding platform the older one would not let the younger one down from the canopy to the feeding platform eventual the younger one outsmarted the older...More

Date of experience: November 2012
3  Thank grumpee-58
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Not a fan of zoos so it was lovely to see these animals in a much more natural environment. This nature reserve is also serving a worthy cause. Orangutans were very playful on the day we visited (saw 2 out of the 4). One was...More

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank Godsgloriousworld
Reviewed 29 June 2012

The Nature Reserve at Rasa Ria operates in conjunction with the world renown Orang U Tan Sanctuary at Sepilok, near Sandakan. The eventual aim is to return rehabilitated young, orphaned, Orang U Tan to the wild. There is also a diverse animal population in the...More

Date of experience: June 2012
26  Thank bigw
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Well organised little sanctuary with incredible staff who are very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and passionate about what they do here. Well done Shangri La !!

Date of experience: March 2012
3  Thank Jordan16
Reviewed 19 May 2012

The whole family really enjoyed this trip to see orangoutangs in their native environment. There was an educational piece to this as well, and we came away knowing a little more, having an appreciation and understanding for these lovely animals.

3  Thank travelMcs
Reviewed 19 April 2012

This is a kind of feeder centre for the more well-known Sepilok facility near Sandakan, so not just an entertainment for tourists; it does serve a serious purpose in rehabilitating orang utans prior to their eventual (hopeful) re-introduction to the wild. And of course it's...More

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank IanSamways
Reviewed 23 December 2011

We took a trip to the Rasa Ria resort to see the Orangutans at the nature reserve. This is an excellent option if you dont fancy heading to Sepilok. The orangutans are living free in the reserve though sometimes there are also younger ones that...More

Date of experience: October 2011
18  Thank lushlykelly
Reviewed 23 October 2011

The nature reserve was fantastic. We visited the Orang Utans, did the canopy walk (which was a disappointment) and went on a nocturnal nature watch. The nature watch was made really special but our guide Leslie. He had so much passion for his job and...More

Date of experience: October 2011
2  Thank p0rtia
Reviewed 7 October 2011

If you have done the Poring canopy trip forget the canopy at this reserve, but do go and see the orangutans at feeding time. The kids ranger for a day activity was not really worth it.

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Irwinder K
10 March 2019|
Response from Per S | Reviewed this property |
The night walk is still there. You just need long trousers and hiking shoes. Dont know exact price but not very expensive
1 February 2019|
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Response from T9562UZmelanier | Reviewed this property |
There aren’t any there now
Diane C
15 January 2019|
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Response from Samuel1118 | Property representative |
Hi Diane C, you will need a guide to trek inside the reserve for safety reasons. But for the garden area you can walk around without a guide.