Orangutan Centre and Proboscis Monkey Tour
Exploring the Orangutan Centre
Witnessing Orangutans in Their Natural Habitat
The tour commences as you depart from your hotel in Sandakan or meet at Sandakan Airport. Our first destination is the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Here, you can witness the feeding of these iconic creatures and capture incredible photographs of them in their natural habitat. Established in 1964, this centre plays a crucial role in rehabilitating orphaned and displaced Orangutan. Nestled within a magnificent mixed dipterocarp forest, it offers a conducive environment for these remarkable animals to regain their independence and eventually return to the wild.
A Glimpse into Orangutan Conservation
Your visit to the Orangutan Centre isn’t just a chance for fantastic wildlife encounters; it’s also an opportunity to understand the vital work of conservation. The centre’s efforts to rehabilitate Orangutan and preserve their habitat are awe-inspiring. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into the conservation initiatives that are helping these endangered species thrive.
Proboscis Monkey Tour
After an enlightening experience at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, your journey continues to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Located within an oil palm estate, this privately owned sanctuary offers an up-close encounter with Borneo’s indigenous Proboscis monkeys.
Witnessing Proboscis Monkeys in Action
Labuk Bay Sanctuary provides an ideal setting for observing Proboscis monkeys of all ages. Furthermore, you’ll be captivated by their agility as they leap from tree to tree, showcasing their unique charm.
These intriguing creatures eventually come down to feed on young leaves, plants, and rice cakes, offering you a close-up view of their daily activities. The sanctuary’s setting allows for an intimate experience with these remarkable primates.
As the day draws to a close, we offer convenient drop-off services at Sandakan Airport or your respective hotel. The Orangutan Centre and Proboscis Monkey Tour are a perfect blend of nature, history, and culture. It promises an enriching and memorable experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the natural world and the historical significance of Sandakan.
Tour Code : AG 201
Duration : ±8 hours
Departure : 0830
Min. Pax : 2
Meals Plan : Lunch included