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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Address: Sandakan, Malaysia
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60 89 765200
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US$440.00*
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Wildlife and Eco-Tour from Sandakan with Private Transfer
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US$106.66*
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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota...
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2-Day Small-Group Tour: Sandakan City and Wildlife Experience from Sabah

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Easiest (and most crowded) way to see Orang Utans

The reason to come to Sepilok, and the easiest way to see the Orang Utans in a semi-wild setting. It's 30 MYR for foreigners plus a 10 MYR camera fee. You have to leave any... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Marcel L
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Munich, Germany
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Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was always a dream of mine to see an Orang-Utan in the wild before we completely destroy their natural habitat. The criminal devastation that the Saba Government permitted to Palm plantation corporations back in the late 80's is clearly evident from the base of Mount Kinabalu and for 3 more hours across the lowlands. Plantations as far as you... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit this centre to see the work being done to save this amazing creature. The video at the beginning explains the work being done, the nursery lets you see the youngsters at play and the feeding platform, twice a day, attracts them to where you can get some great pics. All of that and they are free to roam so... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The reason to come to Sepilok, and the easiest way to see the Orang Utans in a semi-wild setting. It's 30 MYR for foreigners plus a 10 MYR camera fee. You have to leave any backpacks in lockers next to the cinema. There are two feedings, at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Be there 30 minutes before to grab... More 

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Thank Marcel L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The work they do at this sanctuary is truly inspiring and I am glad I got the opportunity to visit while in Malaysia. One of the orangutan tried to steal my wallet

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Thank Eric K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Please keep in mind this is not a zoo, and orangutans are free to roam. Open 9 to 11 and 2 to 4. Feeding times at 10 and 3. Personally? Feeding times were OK, but watching the young ones at the outdoor nursery was hilarious and far more enjoyable. Those are the only two things to do at the center... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a visit if you want to see the Orang Utans. Its well layed out and at feeding time there is a good chance of seeing many Orang Utans.

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Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been previously in 2004 and thought it was very contrived as only saw orangutangs at feeding time. This time however it was awesome. There was an orangutan in the bushes as we entered, this set the rest of the visit as we were walking along walkway and an orangutan walked within 2 foot of us. The outdoor nursery is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

there are two main attractions here...the 'nursery' where younger orangutans play (note that photos are through glass) and the feeding platform - can get crowded at times. Still a good chance to see these amazing creatures. (try and avoid when cruise ships are in town)

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we left our hotel in Kota Kinabalu at 4.30AM and flew to Sandakan and picked up by our guide at the airport. It was a short ride to the Sanctuary. On arrival you are invited to a short film, however you MUST leave your shoes outside in the racks. They do a short presentation on the sanctuary and invite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although its most enjoyable, not really what we have expected. One must understand this is not a natural situation. Maybe children will find it entertaining.

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