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Tour Code: BC-SO-SS
Availability: Everyday
Duration: 2 Days 1 Nights
Validity: Until Dec 2018
Pick Up & Drop Off: Hotel/Airport in Sandakan City
Min Age: No Limit
Pricing

Validity: 1 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018 (All Market)
No. of Pax Adult (MYR/Pax) Adult (Single Supplement) Child / Pax (Share Room With 1 Adult – With bed) Child / Pax (Share room with 2 Adults)
11 Pax & above RM 880 +RM 150 RM 780

 

 

 

RM 440

6-10 Pax RM 930 +RM 150 RM 830
3-5 Pax RM 960 +RM 150 RM 860
2 Pax RM 980 +RM 150 RM 880
1 Pax (Single Traveller) RM 1,500

 

OPTIONAL ADD ON TOUR :

Add On Tour Adult (MYR/pax) Child (MYR/pax)
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CHILD RATE:

1) Infant below 2 years old is Free of Charge.

2) Child rate: Applied to child aged 2 – 10 years old.

3) Above 10 years old considered as adult, and adult rate will be applied.

SINGLE TRAVELER AND GROUP TRAVEL:

1) Single Traveller Rate applied to solo traveller who travel alone.

REMARKS:

1) Minimum to go : 2 Adults

2) Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check in guest directly at the resort which is not included in the package.

3) All rate are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia & Nett (No hidden cost unless otherwise stated).

4) All passports and visas must be valid at least 06 months from the date of entry into the country destination.

INCLUDED
Excluded
Things to bring
Turtle Rules
Important Notes

Return Land Transfer

  • Sandakan Airport/Hotel > Sandakan Jetty > Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre > Sandakan Airport/Hotel (Private Transfer)

Return Boat Transfer

  • Sandakan Jetty > Selingan Island > Sandakan Jetty (Seat-In)

Accommodation

  • Chalet at Selingan Turtle Island (Twin Sharing)

Full Board Meal
Conservation Fees
Entrance Fees
Visit to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Activities as Stated in Itinerary
English Speaking Guide

Air Fare
Travel Insurance
Camera Fees (If any)
Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Others not stated

Insect Repellant
Sun Block Lotion
Camera
Hat/Cap
Personal Toiletries
Headlamp / Torch Light
Sandal
Extra cloth/swimming suit for snorkelling
Hat & Raincoat

Special things to note when you enter to Selingan Turtle Island:

Turn off flashlight on your camera because turtles are sensitive to light.
Stay quite and move slowly while watching turtle nesting.
Keep your distance from the turtle and stand behind the nesting turtles.
Do not stand in the way of hatchlings going into the sea.
Do not touch the turtles.
Video cameras are not allowed.
Visitors are forbidden from going around the island on their own from 1800hrs – 0600hrs.

There is no porter at the island, you have to carry your own luggage from the boat to your chalet.

Sightings of wildlife animals are not guaranteed.

Package prices are inclusive of land and boat transfer on the check-in and check-out day only. Additional fee will be charged for unscheduled transfers which is not include in the package.

After commencement of tour service there will be no refund in part or full, will be made for unused service/activity.

Borneo Calling will not be held liable for any delay, additional expenses of inconvenience which may be caused by directly or indirectly by events outside of the company control, such as late arrival of domestic or international flights, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually sever weather, act of God, act of Government, or the failure of any machinery or equipment.

In the unlikely event that the dive trip is cancelled due to bad weather, rough and dangerous sea conditions, a natural disaster, an act of God, war, political unrest, a danger to passengers, or the boat, then the operator has the right to cancel or delay the departure. The operator withholds the rights to change the planned itinerary, leave for jetty early or change the schedule.

Borneo Calling cannot be held responsible, or in any liable, for any injury, property losses, personal losses, accidents, death or damage to personal equipment for any reason whatsoever, whether through acticity booked through us or caused to you by third parties, during your stay, or during participation in any activity.

We strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate travel insurance that covers accident, loss caused by cancellations, loss of baggage, personal property, medical expenses, medical evacuation and weather disruption that caused any acitivity cancellations.

All guest will be required to read and sign the company Standard Liability Form and other related forms before tour commence.

The safe keeping of your personal belongings are at your own responsibility.

Not recommended to bring valuable items with you.

Itinerary
Day 1
Day 2
SANDAKAN > SELINGAN TURTLE ISLAND

Pick up from your hotel lobby or Sandakan Airport.

At 0930 hrs, your Turtle Island adventure journey begin. Take approximately one hour boat ride from the jetty to turtle Island, which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah’s east coast. Selingan Turtle Island is the main nesting area for Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Upon arrival, check in to your basic accommodation and have lunch. Free at own leisure. After dinner, be prepare, park ranger will alert you if there are turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. You can witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and also take part in the release of baby turtle hatchlings.
 
Overnight at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet.

SELINGAN TURTLE ISLAND > SANDAKAN > SEPILOK

Breakfast and check out. At 0700 hrs, take an hour boat ride return to Sandakan. Then, take about half an hour drive to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, which situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, proceed to the Nature Education Centre for a short video screening. Onwards, make your way through the forest to the viewing platform. Witness the feeding session and observe the habitat of “wild man of the forest” in a close distance. Learn and meet the protected inhabitants of these sancturies while appreciating the conservation work done to save them.

Enjoy your lunch before transfer to airport or your respective hotel.

Tour Details

About Selingan Turtle Island

The Turtle Island Park lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea, comprises of 3 islands – Selingan, Gulisan and Bakungan Kecil. Selingan Turtle Island houses the park’s headquarters, turtle hatchery, basic accommodation and visitor centre. This is a nesting place and foraging ground for sea turtles; most commonly Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Therefore, you might have chance to join a guided observation of sea turtle nesting process and/or new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea. As turtle landings usually occur at night, above the high tide mark or with a preference of mid-tide. Thus, an overnight stay would be the best plan in order to witness the amazing moment when turtle come ashore to lay their eggs.

-The best time to visit Selingan Turtle Island is from March to July, as the sea is calmer.

-The best time to experience green turtles laying eggs is between July and October; while Hawksbill Turtle is between February to April.

About Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre was set up in year 1964. Sprawls over 4,294 hectare of virgin jungle reserves rich in tropical rainforest and mangrove swamp, this sanctuary serves to rehabilitate orang utans that have been abandoned by their mothers, or were formerly in captivity. These orphaned orang utans, found from logging sites, plantations and illegal hunting, were rehabilitated until fit enough to be returned to the wild. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre gives you an opportunity to watch the orang utan – “Man of The Forest”, up close in their natural habitat. Besides, you can witness the feeding process of the orang utan by the rangers at feeding platform! 

LENGTH AND THE NESTING PROCESS

The length of the time required to complete the nesting process differs among species. A Howksbill Turtle may take 1 to 2 hours to complete nesting. For Green Turtle, it may take 2 to 3 hours. It is a slow process as the female turtles crawls to a dry part of the beach, fling away loose sand with her flippers, lay and bury their eggs for incubation before making their way back into the sea. Each time they can lay about 80 to 120 eggs, depending on the species. Freshly laid eggs will then relocated by park rangers to the hatchery site, and placed them into a man-made incubation chamber – which is around 60-75 cm deep inside the sand, to protect them from natural predators. Each nest has an information board stated the date of collection and number of eggs transplanted.

BABY TURTLE RELEASING

Incubation takes about 60 days, but since the temperature of the sand governs the speed at which the embryos develop, the hatching period can cover a broad range. Essentially, the hotter the sand surrounding the nest, the faster the embryos will develop. Cooler sand has a tendency to produce more males, with warmer sand producing a higher ratio of females. Hatchlings usually emerge from their nest after dusk when temperatures are cooler. Baby turtles will erupt from the nest cavity as a group, and transfered by park ranger to the shore. If you’re lucky, you can witness and participate in baby turtles realeasing activity!

It is estimated that only 1 out of 1000 baby turtles will survive to adulthood. Hence, baby turtles have to be released soonest possible once they emerged to increase their chances of survival. The longer they are kept, the weaker they are, and thus more vulnerable to predators.

Accommodation
Selingan Island Chalet
(Twin Sharing Room)

The set up of Selingan Turtle Island Chalet is pretty basic. A total number of 25 air conditioned room with ceiling fan and attached bathroom are available here. Facilities in Selingan Turtle Island Resort includes restaurant, exhibition hall and a small shop selling drinks and other simple commodities.