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Gomantong Cave Sandakan

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Gomantong Cave Sandakan

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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sandakan City Trail from Kota Kinabalu
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sandakan City Trail from Kota Kinabalu

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Designed to delight nature lovers, this day tour allows you to observe orangutans in their natural habitat at the Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Under the guidance of sanctuary staff, observe orphaned orangutans and long-tailed macaques being fed and follow a nature trail through the tropical rain forest. Eat a typical Malay lunch at a nearby restaurant and then embark on a city tour of Sandakan, one of Sabah’s earliest settlements home to haunting cemeteries, Chinese temples, and colonial mansions. Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.   
US$115.39 per adult
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ted wrote a review Mar 2020
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huge ground level structure. supposedly very smelly but not so on a fine day. amazing masses of bats. birds ans cockroaches. easy to walk round in 15 minutes.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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N.morgan wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions4 helpful votes
Always wanted to visit the caves as it has been seen previously on tv. Was aware of the smell and the bugs, but you really don't appreciate how bad it is until you are there. Was very quiet there, in fact I was the only person in the cave which made it very eerie. There was not a great deal of swifts or bats about, but this is purely down to the time of the visit. Worth a visit, but you do need a strong stomach
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Date of experience: March 2020
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tripleespresso2go wrote a review Mar 2020
Penang, Malaysia99 contributions26 helpful votes
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Our 3D/2N tour of the Kinabatangan river ended with a trip to Gomantong caves. The 10 minute walk through the jungle was beautiful and we were lucky enough to spot a family of 5 orangutans in the tree tops as we walked along the boardwalk to the cave!! Breath takingly stunning!! There is a one way loop board walk through the cave where you see all sorts of bats, creepy crawlies, loads of cockroaches and bungee ropes for the contractors to collect the birds nests(!). The handrails were covered in bat droppings and having hand sanitizer is a must. The toilet facilities at the venue are super basic, no toilet roll, no flush, no soap and mostly squat toilets. But then, it is in the middle of the jungle. The cave wasnt a personal favourite of mine as I do not like bats or cockroaches however it was on our most itinerary and most of our group loved it. However I would do the tour again, purely for the possibility of spotting wildlife in the trees in this isolated part of the forest. That was spectacular. If you love bats, and dont mind the smell, this place is a must for you. It broke up the journey to Lahad Datu nicely and enable dust to stretch our legs. Very reasonably priced. Kids loved the dark caves, the echoes. After the cave walk our tour group parted ways. Half of us went on the Danum Valley and the other half were dropped at Sandakan airport.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cereal wrote a review Feb 2020
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia74 contributions2 helpful votes
Well, this Gomantong Cave is lying along the main road from Sandakan to Lahad Datu and is just a good spot to venture into to have a closer view of this Cave that is popular for its Bird Nests collections.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Phong N wrote a review Jan 2020
Gungahlin, Australia49 contributions13 helpful votes
Having read David Attenborough's autobiography and his description of the Gomantong cave, I wanted to go here. It certainly is amazing to see all the animals that make up the eco-system of the cave.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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