3D2N Starlight With Turtles, Sunrise With Orangutans - Libaran Island / Sepilok

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Availability

Everyday (Pre-Book Needed)

Activity Duration

3 Days 2 Night

Nearest City

Sandakan City

Destination

Libaran Island

Language

english

Suitable For

adult / child

Pick Up Point

Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport

Overview

Wish to reconnect with nature in the great outdoors without compensating the comfort of hotels and resorts? No worries, we got you covered! Join this 3 days 2 nights nature trip of glamping under the stars and witness the remarkable workings of turtle conservation in Libaran Island. Visit Sepilok Orangutan Centre to greet the playful orangutans swinging in the tree branches!

About Libaran Turtle Island

Libaran Turtle island is a peaceful island just 45 minutes boat ride off the coast of Sandakan’s Yatch Club. Due to its safe environment, the island is haven to sea turtles and a perfect place to be to witness the life cycle of a sea turtles - from the laying of eggs to releasing their baby hatchlings by the sea.

About Sepilok Orangutan

25 mins west of Sandakan sits The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a rehabilitation centre dedicated to protect orphaned Orangutans from plantations and illegal hunting. This 10,610 acreas sanctuary provides a boardwalk that leads to viewing gallery that allows guests to witness Orangutans gathering during feeding times. Feeding happens twice a day at 10am and 3pm by rangers.


Tour Highlights

  • Libaran Island
  • Libaran Turtle Hatchery
  • Guided Walk through Libaran Village
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bornean SunBear Conservation Centre
  • Nature Lodge Sepilok

General Itinerary

DAY 1
Sandakan / Libaran Island / Libaran Village / Turtle Hatchery / Glamping Experience

    • Upon arrival in Sandakan, you will be greeted by our friendly faces at the airport and get whisked right away to the tropical island!

  • Depart from Sandakan Yatch Club for a breezy 45 minutes boat ride to Libaran Island

    Upon alighting on the sandy shores, check in to your tents and get comfortable

    The tents are spacious and well equipped with proper beds, carpeted tent floors, and a bedside table for a luxurious glamping experience!

  • After a sumptuous lunch, proceed on a visit to Libaran Village to experience the island-life

    This little fishing village sits on the opposite end of the 650 acres island, and you can get there by boat or trekking through the island

    As you stroll through the village, you are granted a glimpse into the rhythm of the day-to-day life of the locals, governed by fishing and building boats

  • After some refreshing coconut quenchers fresh off the tree, you will depart back to the Libaran Turtle Hatchery

    Here is where you will discover the Island’s long-running turtle conservation program

    The conservation ranger will share about the nesting patterns of the Green-backed turtles and Hawksbill turtles which visit the Libaran Island, and explain about the conservation efforts

    On a good day, as the sun sets, you will be able to release turtle hatchlings by the sea and witness as they make their first ever instinctual dash towards home!

  • As darkness falls upon Libaran Island, the stars illuminate the sky and the sound of waves lapping onto the shore creates a wonderful ambience for a delicious local dinner by the sea.

  • After dinner, watch an informative video about the Turtles and the ongoing Conservation program

    In the dark of night, the ranger will scout the shores for any mother turtles which may be laying eggs

    If you are fortunate, you will get to experience this National Geographic moment! However, do be aware that sightings can never be guaranteed when it comes to wildlife

  • Turn in for the night and enjoy your Glamping experience!

DAY 2
Libaran Island / Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre / Bornean Sunbear Conservation Centre / Lunch / Check In To Nature Lodge Sepilok

    • Wake up, pack up and onwards you go to your next adventure.

  • A two and a half hour journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat

    A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will enlighten you on the rehabilitation efforts of the reserve

  • Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform

    It will be an easy 10 minutes track, and well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans (Pongo Pygmaeus) swing from branch to branch for some morning grub during feeding time at 10 AM

    Once again, keep in mind that sightings are not guaranteed!

  • You can also visit the orangutan nursery and watch from behind full length glass windows as baby orangutans play in the man-made playground

    Keep your eyes peeled as you may also catch a glimpse of both the long tailed and pig tailed Macaques during your boardwalk

    Return to the reception center to view the displays and exhibits at the Information Centre

  • Right beside the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre resides the Bornean Sunbear Conservation Centre, a rescue and rehabilitation ground for the endangered Malayan sun bears

    Observe the smallest bears in the world as they limber around or snooze in the branches of trees!

  • Transfer in a 3 minute drive to Nature Lodge Sepilok for Lunch and check in thereafter.

  • As evening creeps in, venture out on a guided tour into the Sepilok Forest Trails in search of nocturnal animals and insects.

  • Dinner and Overnight in Nature Lodge Sepilok.

DAY 3
Free & Easy / Check Out And Transfer To Airport

  • As the sun rises bright and cheery, you are at leisure to explore the natures of Sepilok by foot

    In the late morning (or according to your flight schedule), transfer to Sandakan Airport for departure

Inclusions

Accommodation
2 Nights Accommodation
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Return Boat Transfer (Scheduled), Land Transportation (Shared), Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Shared)
Food & Drink
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Guide
English/Chinese-Speaking Guide

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Recommended Attire

  • Comfortable attire
  • Light T-shirt
  • Long Trousers or leggings for bushwalking at Libaran Village
  • Shorts
  • Cap/Sun-hat

Things You Might Want to Bring

  • Insect repellent 
  • Snacks

Things You Should Know

  • Please ensure you are holding air tickets to Sandakan airport.  
  • During the months of monsoon season Libaran Island Resort is closed due to adverse weather conditions.
  • The island electricity is powered by Generators and will cease at 22:00-06:00 hours. You will be given torchlights to carry with you.
  • There are no sundry shops on the island. You may wish to purchase snacks before taking the boat transfer to Liberian Island.
  • Feeding time in Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre will be at 10am and 3pm daily by rangers.

Important Things to Note

  • This tour package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transportation. 
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • We reserve the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Departure time is approximate and may vary due to traffic condition and hotel distance. Kindly check with the operator as stated on the voucher should you need further assistance

Useful Travel Tips

  • You may bring along some SPF50 sunscreen and an umbrella to protect your skin.
  • As this is not a luxury stay, we recommend you to bring your own toilet amenities for a more comfortable stay. 

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