Begin the day with a flight to Sandakan, where you will be transferred to Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary and witness a morning feeding. Explore the rest of the sanctuary which houses animals such as hornbill birds and grey leaf monkeys. After lunch proceed to Sepilok, stopping at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Centre. Overnight in Sepilok.
Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch
The Semonggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established to care for wild animals that have either been found injured or orphaned in the forest. They currently care for over 1,000 endangered mammals, reptiles and birds, most famously the orangutan. The centre aims to rehabilitate these animals in the hope of releasing them back into the wild, whilst also educating visitors about conservation.
The Sun Bear Centre is a rescue and rehabilitation facility in Sabah. Malayan sun bears, only found in Southeast Asia, are suffering from the growing pressures of forest degradation and illegal hunting. This centre aims to preserve the endangered species - creating large forest enclosures to house injured and orphaned sun bears in an effort to replicate the natural environment - facilitating their later rehabilitation back into the wild.
At a length of 560 km, the Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia. The river and its banks are renowned for its extraordinary wildlife including macaques, elephants, monitor lizards, and of course the unique proboscis monkeys with their harems of wives. It also boasts a diverse birdlife including rhinoceros hornbills and blue-banded kingfishers. Furthermore you can find limestone caves, swamp forests and salty mangroves along its vast length. A boatride on the river is a special highlight of Borneo.