Getting there

Fly Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur

  • Depart Friday 06 JUL @ 8:25 pm 

  • Arrive Saturday 07 JUL @ 3:05 am 

    • Flying time 8hrs 40 mins 

 

Layover for 3 hours at KLIA2 airport 

 

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan 

  • Depart Saturday 07 JUL @ 6:05 am 

  • Arrive Saturday 07 JUL @ 9:00 am 

    • Flying time 2hrs 55 mins 

Luggage allowance 

  • Combined allowance between the 4 of us is
    2 bags @ 20kgs each for these flights

Where to eat 

  • Dinner and a drink included on overnight flight  

  • Breakfast can be gotten at KLIA2 Airport between flights 

On the Ground 

Pick up Hire Car from Hertz, 

  • counter located inside the airport 

  • 4 door compact auto with a/c 

Where to stay 

Sabah Hotel, Sandakan 

  • 2 x superior rooms, 1 king/1 twin 

  • Breakfast included, free wifi 

  • 4-Star hotel with pool, spa, sauna, 3 restaurants 

  • Check-in time is 2pm

  • free onsite parking 

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Opening Hours:

  • There are 2 viewing platforms, feeding times are:

    • Platform A: 9.30am and 2.30pm

    • Platform B: 11.30am and 4.30pm

  • There is also a video show at Platform B at:​

    • 10.15am and 3.15pm​

Admission Fee:​

  • RM 60 per person

  • RM 10 charge for a camera

Getting there:​

  • Approx 44km NW of the Sabah Hotel

  • Free parking

  • last part of the road is gravell but safe for normal cars

Useful info

  • can take bags and drinks inside

  • walking shoes and mosquito repellent recommended

  • There is a decent restaurant onsite

Website:  

 

Sepilok Urangatan Rehabilitation Centre

Opening Hours:

  • Open for 2 sessions a day

    • Morning: 9am - 12pm

    • Afternoon: 2pm - 4pm

      • Feeding is at 10am and 3pm

Admission Fee:​

  • RM 30 per person

    • plus RM 10 for each camera

    • Ticket is valid for the whole day, can leave and re-enter

Getting there:​

  • Approx 20km drive west of the Sabah Hotel

  • Free parking, but carpark can get very full with tour groups

Useful info

  • Can't take bags or drinks inside

  • There is a cafe outside which is open all day 

  • the Sun Bears are next door

  • Good walking shoes and mosquito repellent are advised

 

Website:

 

  

 

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Opening Hours:

  • Open from 9am to 3.30pm 

  • no set feeding times

Admission Fee:​

  • RM 30 per person

  • No charge for a camera
  • Ticket is valid for the whole day, can leave and re-enter

Getting there:​

  • Approx 20km drive west of the Sabah Hotel

  • Shares car park with Orangutan sanctuary

  • Free parking, but car park can get very full with tour groups

Useful info

  • can take bags and drinks inside

  • there is a cafe outside which is open all day 

  • the Orangutans are next door

  • walking shoes and mosquito repellent recommended

 

Website:  

 

Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok (RDC)

Opening Hours:

  • Open from 8am to 5pm

  • trails and canopy walkway are open until 8pm

Admission Fee:​

  • RM 15 per person

  • No charge for a camera

Getting there:​

  • Approx 2km from the Orangutans on way back to town

  • Free parking

Useful info

  • can take bags and drinks inside

  • walking shoes and mosquito repellent recommended

 

 

Website:  

 

Why:

  • Plants, birds and a treetop canopy walk

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