Private Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan, Bornean Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Center Tour

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16 reviews   (4.69)

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Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Join this full day tour with your friends or family member to explore several Attraction near Sandakan. You will get chance to visit Sepilok Orang Utan,An opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. Bornean Sun bear is a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation facility being developed in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Rainforest Discovery Centre evolved from small, cozy environmental education (EE) centre in 1996 into one of Sabah's most popular EE centres.

What's Included

English Speaking Licensed Tour Guide

Goods and services Tax

Local Lunch

Round Trip transportation by Car/Minivan

What's Not Included

Any other things not mentioned in the itinerary

Other Food and Drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A discount price is available for children.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Our tour guide will pick up you around 8am from your hotel or Airport. Head to first stop at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. It was established in 1964 to return orphaned "apes back to the wild". The centre was being administered by the wildlife section of the Forestry Department which in 1988 was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Development. All administration and management was given to the new Wildlife Department of Sabah. At 10:00 am Proceed to Platform B, observe man's  closest relative a 'the Orang Utans being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterous Forest of Borneo and later watch a 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Then move on to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild, by A Creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild & providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released. Educating the public and raising awareness about this species. Achieving increased protection for sun bears and their habitat through ongoing research, increased knowledge and awareness, and further protection of habitat.

Enjoy the Local Lunch at a Local Restaurant

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Lastly, visit to Rain forest Discovery Centre. It is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and Importance of Borneo’s rain forests. Situated 23 kilometers from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides. The RDC also gives visitors a chance to get intimate with nature through its Nature Experience programme which includes a guided walk to the Plant Discovery Garden, Rainforest Walk and indoor/outdoor activities. 

After finish above mentioned sightseeing we will Drop off you at Sandakan airport or your respective hotel (town area only).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A superb day
Steven_P, 05-07-2022
Guide & driver were excellent, they made our trip superb by being helpful, informative and flexible with the timings to fit everything thing. Seeing Orangutans & Sun Bears was so wonderful & to understand the work of Sepilok was very heartwarming.
Great day out!
PhilM735, 29-12-2021
Our driver Agas was great, even swapped shoes with me and went and got mine fixed when they broke :) :)

The knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide Aziz was fantastic, he really made it special and worth every cent paid for the tour.

thanks to both for a great day!
A day in Sepilok
Lontoo, 22-11-2019
Efective way to see orangutans, sunbears and the jungle highway. I had very good guide, and fully enjoyed of the day
Borneo Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sandakan
WeeTung, 31-10-2019
It was amazing place for visiting those Orangutan with the baby playing on the ground. At 1st we walked to outdoor nursery with aircon room to watch those Orangutan. After 25 mins then we walked to platform for feeding at 10am.
Great job in rehabilitation
Susan M, 29-11-2019
We were all behind one way viewing glass in an air con room though there were A LOT of people and many did not respect the request of keeping quiet. The food was placed outside the windows for the nursery orangutans to learn from the older ones about how to interact, eat and behave. There were some very endearing moments between mothers and babies. Outside we were able to see older orangutans being fed and learning how to deal with macaques stealing their food - preparation for the wild. Orangutans appear to have a very high tolerance of other monkeys and were very laid back - people could learn a lot from them. It was an organised tour so we were on a time schedule but could have spent all day there just watching. Good to know rehabilitation is doing well. Quite a few steps hence not necessarily wheelchair friendly though some ramps are being put in place.
The sun bears area appeared too small but then we were told it is only a holding area whilst they are being assessed prior to going to a rehabilitation centre. The bears did not appear distressed and seemed to adapting quickly with lots of food and less stress from wherever they had come from.

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