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6 Days Nature and Island Experience in Sandakan and Semporna

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Go on a wildlife and island-hopping holiday!


Travel to Sandakan and Semporna where you will be able to experience the best of Sabah’s wonders – the wildlife and islands. If you’re lucky, you will be able to spot the Proboscis Monkeys, Orangutans, Borneo Pygmy Elephants, and various snakes and birds species in Sandakan, then enjoy the cool blue waters in Semporna. 


Daily meals

Tours and transfers

Twin-sharing accommodation

English-speaking guide

Hand sanitizer


Sandakan is the second largest city located on the east coast of Sabah. Sandakan is well known as the gateway for ecotourism destinations where fauna, flora and cultural heritage are the main attractions.


Semporna is the gateway to diving in world-renowned island paradises like Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Sibuan, Mantabuan, Siamil and Pom Pom among others. Visitors to Semporna are mainly sunseekers looking for relaxation or watersports activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling.


Day 1 

PM: Arrive at Sandakan Airport, sightseeing tours (temple, church, water village)


Day 2

AM: Sepilok Orang Utan and Bornean Sun Bear Tour

PM: Kinabatangan River Cruise


Day 3

AM: Morning cruise, jungle trekking

PM: Kinabatangan River Cruise


Day 4

AM: Depart Bilit and drive overland to Semporna

PM: Check in to island resort, unlimited swimming and snorkeling at the resort area


Day 5

AM: Full day island hopping (Bohey Dulang, Matabuan, and Sibuan)


Day 6

AM: Free day until departure transfer to Tawau Airport

Shared accommodation: Twin bed


Day 1: Sepilok Jungle Resort

Just five minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok Jungle Resort offers comfortable lodging for visitors around the world to get close but un-intrusive glimpse of this nature paradise.



Day 2 and Day 3: Bilit Adventure Lodge

Bilit Adventure Lodge is located at Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan River. It is about 2.5 hours drive from Sandakan Town and about two hours drive from Sepilok Jungle Resort. or about 30 minutes drive from Gomantong Cave.


Day 4 to Day 6: Island Resort or Homestay (based on availability).

Day 1: Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast

In the jungle, you will be able to see some wildlife around the lodge. Feel free to take photos. However, you are not encouraged to feed the birds, squirrel, monkeys and even orang utan if you happen to see them.

At the islands, you can spend your free time swimming, snorkelling, and enjoy some water sport activities.


English-speaking guide

Hand sanitizer

Parks entrance fees

Tours and transfers



Camera fees

Face mask

Optional activities

Personal expenses

To Sandakan

Arrival by flight

You can fly to Sandakan Airport (SDK) direct from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu or Tawau.

Arrival by land

You can travel to Sandakan by express bus from Kota Kinabalu (approx. 6 hours), Lahad Datu (approx. 4 hours), Tawau (approx. 5 hours) and Semporna (approx. 5 hours).


From Tawau

Departure by flight

You can depart from Tawau Airport (TWU) direct to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan.

Departure by land

You can travel from Tawau by express bus to Kota Kinabalu (approx. 7 hours) and Sandakan (approx. 5 hours).

In lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can opt to postpone your trip once it is safe to travel again. Kindly contact the property owner for more information. 

Sepilok Travel Wildlife Adventure is a licensed inbound tour operator with Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and also the sister company of Sepilok Jungle Resort.


Traveled through Borneo on a package with this company through Trip A Deal and I highly recommend them, they were fantastic.

E. O’Sullivan, Australia

Just had an awesome tour with TripADeal and guide Hamil driver Musti. They love their jobs and are passionate about their country, wildlife and history. Congrats.

D. McCahon, Australia

Sepilok adalah salah satu Heritage yang wajib dipulihara untuk generasi sekarang dan akan datang…Sepilok, The Lost world……GREAT SEPILOK.

Z. Daruan, Malaysia


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