2D1N Turtle Island Escape Sabah
Turtle Island Escape gives the nature enthusiast the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch a glimpse into the life-cycle of one of the worlds most ancient reptiles. The Island guides will share their knowledge of these amazing creatures with you in the Island Discovery Center before leading you to the beach, allowing you to witness the rare sight of the mother turtle laying her eggs on the sand by the shore. Later, watch Island rangers aid young turtles as they embark on their perilous journey into the lapping ocean waves. Continue your unique adventure on Day Two optional visit to the Orang-utan sanctuary, where Orang-utans interact with each other, play, eat and rest in the rehabilitation center under the care of park rangers. This tour takes you to the very heart of Borneo’s wondrous wildlife, and is a must for all naturalists out there.
Day 01 : Selingan Island – Turtle Island Park (Lunch / Dinner)
On the first day, we will pick you up from your hotel or Sandakan airport, depending on prior arrangement. We will then transfer to the jetty for a boat ride to Selingan Turtle Island Park. The journey to the island will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Upon arrival, register at Turtle Island Park Head Quarters before checking into your chalet. After lunch at the cafeteria, you are free at your own leisure; snorkel, swim, explore the island, or simply relax on the beach. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as the sun sets, then visit the Island Discovery Center to learn more about the life-cycles of these wondrous creatures, as well as their history and threats to their existence. After this, wait for the rangers call to observe the Mother Turtle laying her eggs by the shore. Follow the rangers as they transfer the eggs to the hatchery, before heading back to the shore to witness the release of baby turtles to the open sea.
Day 2: Selingan Island/Sandakan
Early in the morning after a light breakfast, we will check out from the chalet and depart to Sandakan.
What to Bring :
Torch, Swim Wear, Sandals, Insect Repellent, Raincoat or Poncho, Hat, Binoculars, Waterproof Sun Screen, Good Walking Shoes, Comfortable Cotton T-Shirt, Long or Short Pants.
* Please take note, Sabah Park allows tourists to take pictures of the Mother Turtle laying eggs for a small fee, however photographs MUST be UNAIDED by flash.
* Video cameras are not allowed.
* Sabah Parks also forbids visitors from independently exploring the Island from 1800hrs – 0600hrs. This is to ensure minimum disruption to the turtles.
*Sabah Parks and Borneo Ultimate Sports Adventure Tours support Responsible Tourism and Ecological Conservation.
Tour Price : RM 899 Per Person / RM 799 Per Child (Min 2 Person)
*Price revised w.e.f 27 Feb 2014
Price Includes : Land/boat transfers, accommodation on Selingan Island, meals as stated, entrance Fees and English speaking guide.
Price Excludes : Airfare and any other items not stated in this tour package.
Day 02 : Sepilok Orang Utan . Additional RM 200.00 per person.