GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS
|OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: TURTLE ISLAND, PROBOSCIS MONKEYS AND ORANG-UTANS||
On this brilliant excursion you'll have the fantastic opportunity to view three spectacular species native to Borneo - the Turtle, the Proboscis Monkey and the Orang-Utan. You'll visit Selingan Turlte Islands Park, Labuk Bay Probsoscis Monkey Sancutary and Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Center.
Selingan Turtle Islands Park lies 40 kilometres north of Sandakan and comprises of three small islands. It's one of the best destinations in Malaysia for its unique marine wildlife and also is also the only breeding ground for Green turtles in South East Asia. Most evenings scores of turtles crawl onto the soft sand that fringes the islands to lay their eggs.
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is located at the center of the mangrove forests of Semawang. Here you'll get the chance to see Borneo's indigenous proboscis monkeys up close and personal!
Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Center is the world's oldest, biggest and most established orang-utan rehabilitation center in the world. It covers more than 4,500 hectares of unspoilt jungle that has been designated as a forest reserve and sanctuary for the beautiful Orang-Utan.
LEVEL: Moderate. No
PLEASE NOTE: Bookings for ‘Turtle Island, Proboscis Monkeys and Orang-utans’ MUST be made no later than 3 months before your project starts.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
You'll depart around 12.30pm for the world famous Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Center, where you'll have lunch on arrival. You'll then proceed to the feeding platform for the 3pm feeding of the primates. The aim of the center is to release Orang-Utan's back into the wild and the feeding is a truly moving sight - you'll stand on a viewing platform in the middle of the jungle, to watch these beautiful primates receive food in their natural habitat. You'll then get the chance to watch a short, informative video show about the primates and the Rehabilitation center before departing for Sandakan. If you'd like to fly back to Kota Kinabalu you'll be transferred to the airport.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
The price includes all land and boat transfers, accommodation and meals (stated in the itinerary), all entrance fees and permits and an English speaking guide.
Please note that the prices do not include the fee payable at Labuk Bay Sanctuary and Sepilok Orang-Utan Center for taking photos. We cannot guarantee the sightings of turtles, due to unpredictable wildlife behaviour and weather conditions. However, it is well known as a nightly occurrence on Turtle Island so we hope that you will not be disappointed.
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