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Private Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan, Bornean Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Center Tour provided by MAM Holidays Malaysia

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

Private Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan, Bornean Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Center Tour
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Tour snapshot
Three unforgettable wildlife experiences in one day
Duration:
7–8 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Borneo is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests and most endangered wildlife. With this tour, visit three conservation projects and learn about the important work being done to protect and preserve Borneo’s wildlife. Visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre; observe the magnificent creatures in natural surroundings; and enjoy a guided discovery walk at the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Spot orang utans, sun bears, and endemic plant species
  • Delicious lunch of Malaysian cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spot orang utans, sun bears, and endemic plant species
  • Delicious lunch of Malaysian cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29580P30
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round Trip transportation by Car/Minivan
  • English Speaking Licensed Tour Guide
  • Local Lunch
  • Goods and services Tax
  • Entry/Admission - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Exclusions
  • Other Food and Drinks
  • Any other things not mentioned in the itinerary
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Sandakan Airport, Sandakan Malaysia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A discount price is available for children.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Round Trip transportation by Car/Minivan
  • English Speaking Licensed Tour Guide
  • Local Lunch
  • Goods and services Tax
  • Entry/Admission - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Exclusions
  • Other Food and Drinks
  • Any other things not mentioned in the itinerary
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Sandakan Airport, Sandakan Malaysia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A discount price is available for children.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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RockinRob_13
Maroochydore, Australia21 contributions
Couples
Unusually for us we decided to book a private tour over a longer period of time to give us more time to see Sepilok, Sun Bears & Rainforest Discovery Center. What a waste of money it was! As Leeds_Knight said in his review - "not a tour, more an expensive taxi". If only we had seen this review earlier!
1. Alarm bells rang from the time our "tour guide" (NOT!) picked us up in his red & white taxi. We asked to see his tour guide ID - oh it's in my wallet he replied - a lie - guides are required to wear their card around their neck. He was obviously just a taxi driver and a big overweight one at that. He didn't introduce himself as a real tour guide does - he may have been called Rasheed?
2. Just about as soon as we were in his car, he was pressuring us to give him a good review. He picked us up early & wanted to take us to see a couple of city sights which we declined because we'd already done a half day city tour previously.
3. He had difficulty walking & couldn't keep up with us. As the day went on he put on a leg brace & walked with a walking stick. Very unfit & puffing a lot. We tried to tell him to wait for us and not walk because he was slowing us down and, to be honest, spouting lots of useless hot air.
4. He made a big deal of saying "Oh I've purchased your tickets" or "I've paid for your meal" - as if we owed him but these were part of the tour inclusions.
5. He talked a lot but just read info from the various info boards. We took to listening to other "real" tour guides to get some proper info which he plainly didn't know.
4. While at Sepilok he met a couple he knew from I think Kota Bahru and spent quite some time talking with them.

Don't bother booking a "private tour" with MAM Holidays Malaysia. If your experience is like ours, you'll pay a lot for an expensive taxi driver. As Leeds_Knight says we would have been far better to use Grab. If you do book a private tour, make sure your tour guide is a registered guide with his card around his neck.
Written July 3, 2019
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Susan M
Somerset, UK537 contributions
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.
Written November 29, 2019
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Annette G
Boise, ID14 contributions
I went there in September. This is a rehab center, not a zoo. However, at morning feeding time, we were indoors, behind glass, observing at least three or four orangutans . I believe these orangutans are gently reintroduced to the forest, as during a morning bridge walk, an adult was seen ahead.-- our tour group went quiet as she walked nearby. Sepilok orangutan and Sun Bear refuge is a well-built facility, lots of educational info posted. Actual care takers also speak to tour groups, giving info on the animals. Sun Bears were interesting -- they have a blonde moon marking on their upper chest. The whole experience got me thinking about deforestation and palm tree oil mono culture, and my use of palm oil in every day life. The orangutans are the most intelligent primate, yet their populations are lin deep decline. Although this was a "fun" experience, it also had impact.
Written October 14, 2019
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Leeds_Knight
Leeds, UK20 contributions
Couples
Booked this via Viator which listed "English Speaking driver guide"

From previous experience, we therefore expected that we'd get taken to each locale and accompanied by a guide who would provide info on what we were seeing - e.g. facts about the region, wildlife and nature.

On the morning of the tour, we were told to meet someone else with no real explanation at the last minute - always slightly worrying as a tourist.

The driver was very friendly and extremely helpful and did an excellent job, but literally was just a driver, driving us around, providing the pre-paid tickets and waiting for us outside of each place.

Had we known that there would be no guide, we would've just used 'Grab' (local Uber) and saved a relative fortune.

The individual sites were very interesting and we enjoyed those, so would recommend them, but book the tickets online and use Grab to get about - you'll not only save money but have a more relaxed experience.
Written June 14, 2019
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Neads77
Cobh, Ireland5 contributions
Had the best day. Well worth a visit. Alot of people so make sure you are willing to wait for good view. My guide Waun was full of information so knowledgeable. I got some great pictures. I highly recommend booking a private tour.
Written September 17, 2019
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Jenni R
Garboldisham, UK36 contributions
Collected by our driver from the airport with no hiccups. Next stop the Orangutan sanctuary, we got there early, but meant we were first in, saw the baby orangutans at the outside nursery. Unfortunately no adults came to feed, but we did see lots of pigtailed monkeys feeding and close quarters. Sun bears were good to see, but not as active as the monkeys. Next stop was the rain forest discovery centre. Lots to see, but take water with you, it is very hot and humid. As we finished early, our lovely driver took us to the WWII memorial. A beautiful memorial to some truly brave souls. Can't fault this tour and our knowledgeable, careful driver made it all the better.
Written October 31, 2018
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Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience. Glad to know that you have enjoyed our Private full day Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan sanctuary tour. Hope to see you again soon in Malaysia.
Written November 1, 2018
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Phil M
Armidale, Australia13 contributions
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!
Written December 29, 2021
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Gary C
4 contributions
Couples
We came, we saw, we oooh'ed and arhhh'ed. We were a bit disappointed no Orangs showed at our feeding station in the morning but we returned for the afternoon feed and were thrilled when 4 came to feed. Saw the Sun bears, snakes, 4 types of squirrel, monkeys and insects.The trees were spectacular and we loved all the plants and flowers.
Written July 16, 2019
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Andrew C
1 contribution
Family
Our guide was great. Picked us up as scheduled and provided a very informative tour without being intrusive. We were not rushed and got to see everything we wanted.
Written April 22, 2019
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ezbrown84
Singapore2 contributions
Family
Great trip, driver was very helpful and understanding of two very tired children, glad we had a private car so we could go at our own pace
Written April 17, 2019
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