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2D1N Sandakan - Selingan Turtle Island Escape

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Availability

Daily

Activity Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Nearest City

Sandakan City

Destination

Sandakan / Selingan Island

Language

english / malay

Suitable For

adult / child / infant

Package Type

Join In Group

Pick Up Point

Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport

Pick Up Time

To Be Aranged

Overview

Join this turtle-tastic 2D1N trip at Selingan Island. You will be mesmerised by the clear waters on the islands of one of the world's oldest turtle hatcheries, breeding turtle species like the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle. Witness the magical moment of sea turtles laying their eggs and their hatchlings being released out into the open sea. Also included in the package is some fun time in the sea. Snorkel around to explore the marvellous underwater world or relax on the white sandy shores.

About Selingan Island

Selingan Island provides safe place away from predators and optimal environmental conditions for Sea Turtles to come and lay eggs, as well as for their babies to be released without dangers.


Tour Highlights

  • Selingan Turtle Island
  • Visit one of the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world
  • Witness turtle egg collection and baby turtle hatchering

General Itinerary

DAY 1
Sandakan/ Selingan Turtle Island

Lunch | Dinner
Selingan Island Chalet
Land Transfer | Boat Transfer
  • Hotel Pick Up

    Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport.

  • Boat Transfer

    You will be transferred to the Sabah Park Jetty in Sandakan where you will take a 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Turtle Island.

  • Selingan Turtle Island

    With just 40km away from North Sandakan, you will be able to witness the main nesting areas of the Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles.

  • Lunch

    Upon arrival, lunch will be served for you to feast!

  • Selingan Island Chalet

    Check in to your chalet, basic but clean accommodation, and you it will be free and easy for the rest of the day. You can either play by the beach or snorkel right into the sea to look around the nearby reefs.

  • Dinner

    Your dinner will be served on the Island.

  • Turtle Egg Hatchery

    After dinner, head over to the beach to witness turtle laying their eggs and watch as the eggs are being collected and put into a safe hatchery. Most importantly, do not miss a chance of seeing baby turtles being released into the open sea.

  • Overnight

    It’s time to rest. You will be spending the night at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet.

DAY 2
Sandakan Airport or Hotel

Breakfast
Land Transfer | Boat Transfer
  • Breakfast

    Wake up early! Enjoy your sumptuous breakfast in the chalet's restaurant.

  • Check Out

    Prepare to check out from the chalet and you will be transferred back to the jetty.

  • Return Transfer

    It’s time to bid your trip goodbye as you are transferred to your respective hotels or Sandakan airport.

  • End of Tour

Inclusions

Fees & Charges
Entrance Fee, Turtle Island Conservancy Fee
Accommodation
1 Night Accommodation
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Return Boat Transfer (Scheduled), Land Transportation (Shared)
Food & Drink
Meals as Stated
Guide
English-Speaking Guide

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Things You Should Bring

  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Personal toiletries
  • Torchlight

Things You Should Know

  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
  • Day 2 lunch location may vary depending on your flight time.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level.The TTX is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTX and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.

Important Things to Note

  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle. Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings. 
  • For safety reasons, the trip may get cancelled or revert halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed. Therefore, we do not recommend you go on this trip if it is the same day as your departure flight in the event the weather does not permit for the boat transfer to return to the mainland on the same day.
  • Should any unforeseen circumstances arise, we recommend you to carefully set out your own schedule with some leeway to ensure you do not miss your next activity.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • Tours merchant does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • We reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

Note From Sabah Parks

  • Only cameras of unaided flash are allowed to photograph the turtles. This is because shining a light on them or using camera flashes can be stressful on the creatures.
  • Video/Digital Video Cameras are not allowed.
  • Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 6:00pm – 6:00am

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Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019 - 03:13 PM

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Date of Travel: 20 May 2019