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Sandakan and Orang Utan Sanctuary from Kota Kinabalu - with unbiased reviews

Sandakan and Orang Utan Sanctuary from Kota Kinabalu

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Overview
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sandakan
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Sandakan Central Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected city hotels in Kota Kinabalu)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare (will be advised upon booking)
  • Camera or video camera fees
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Additional Info
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For guests staying at Kota Kinabalu, please book 2-way flight from Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan
  • Things to bring: Good walking shoes, light raincoat, hat, insect repellent, sun block, torchlight, personal items, binocular
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
31Reviews
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terryw897 wrote a review Jul 2019
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom17 contributions15 helpful votes
Made our way from Kotu Kinabalu to Sandakan airport where we had arranged to meet MrTaip Taxi for a private taxi to Sepilok. This guy speaks great English and along with Sepilok we managed to see proboscis monkeys, sun bears and part of the national park before heading back to
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Geoffers1817 wrote a review Jun 2018
Staines, United Kingdom240 contributions147 helpful votes
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 there. We did manage to see quite a few babies in
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Ken W wrote a review Jun 2018
4 contributions24 helpful votes
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 from Kota Kinabalu you'll also
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Kaye J wrote a review May 2018
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions15 helpful votes
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 was an experience! Can get
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Jon R wrote a review Apr 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
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 being honest. However, it was a priviledge
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Great day but very long
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Great town and wonderful people
It is one of the most beautiful towns that I have ever visited. Beautiful cost line and great view of the mountain
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Kinabalu Park, Canopy walk & Poring Hotspring
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vt656
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Good for a place to relax (Don't go during holiday time)
Kindly remind that better don't go on holiday season or peak period, as no place for you enjoy the hot spring water
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Jackie L
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Fabulous day tour at Kinabalu Park
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Insightful and lovely guide
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Omniy
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Long day trip with little reward
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Tanners2521
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Not worth it and not well maintained
If you have some spare time, you can visit otherwise I would suggest to skip as it wasn’t worth the travel time.
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Mr. Aji River Tour
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Perfect
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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