I was wondering if the following initiary is doable on 8-9 days. Land in Sandakan (Sepilok orangutang sanc.) - then travel to Lahad Datu (rainforest lodge for 2-3 days - any recommondations on lodge? How do we get there - bus? direct flight? Taxi? How long does it take?) and then get to Tawau (Sipadan diving 2-3 days if I will get permit - again, travel time and options on this) then fly back to KK. I realise it will be short and hectic but I would love to experience the jungle and the magnificent diving.
I would be very grateful for any help and input before I plan any further. I might skip Sandakan and just go straigt to Lahad Datu and hopefully see the Orangutangs there.. - any advice on this?