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  • Michael O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time, well organized, pick up from Sepilok and brought back to Sandakan. We spend 2 nights and saw the wildlife also in and very close to the camp. Great tour guide, great staff, great trip!
    Michael & Marieke
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Chuck
    Melbourne, FL1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall the tour was fine. However we were disappointed in that it was promoted as a private tour. We were surprised to find that another couple was also on the same tour. They had some serious physical limitations and were very slow. As a result we could not do everything we would have liked. Therefore I don't think we got our value for what we paid for. Bad business practice.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • Aaron H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing tour. Jai our tour guide and the team was great and very knowledgeable. You get picked up and dropped off at your hotel/airport which was great. The food was lovely as well. The activites which included boat trips and walking tours were great and seen lots of wildlife. Would highly recommend.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Darren E
    28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an interesting tour.
    You get to see genuine local village and houses, a cruise through the mangroves where you can see various wildlife including monkeys. After dark you do get to see the fireflies. We did not see many as the moon was full so not as dark as it can get. It was still a good experience. You then have a meal in the village which is reasonable quality, the villagers are very friendly and helpful.
    Would recommend.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • hannagroundwater
    Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing - tour guide Jackie and driver Captain were excellent throughout the day. Lots of insight on the animals were given between locations and we were able to stop along the way to purchase extra food/drinks as required. We always had the best photo opportunities thanks to Jackie.
    Orang-utans were short and sweet. We watched the young and more independent feed and play.
    Proboscis monkeys were engaging to watch feed and learn about their social dynamics.
    Sunbears were adorable, would love to have taken one home. I cannot believe how they came running for honey!
    Rainforest discovery centre was something we doubted, but had the most picturesque canopy walk with elevated platforms up to 27 metres above ground, to look out amongst the tree tops for orang-utans, raptors and other wild life.
    We did a day trip from Kota Kinabalu but wish we had stayed a few more nights to see the elephants, night tour of the rainforest discovery centre (some animals are nocturnal) and world war 2 memorial!
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Laurie B
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour was part of Tripadeal from Australia for 10 days. Brendan the tour leader was fantastic, so informative and funny, and passionate about his country. We really missed him when we did the 2 days add-on to Kuala Lumpur. It was great to see the different varieties of monkeys and orangutangs learning skills to allow them to go back and fend for themselves in the wild. The visit to see the Sun Bears was a highlight for me, and to hear about the wonderful work being done there
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • AnelazJb
    218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The layout of the Pasar is normal to other wet markets. Price of sea products is much cheaper than in Semenanjung. Although turtle eggs are forbidden there is still offer for it at a quite cheap price. Please don't buy and boycott this activity.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • dennys34
    Giessen, Germany5,402 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roads are terrible - plan a long drive - don’t drive at night - stay at the lodge - the rivertour was ok but nothing g special
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • Fiona C
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mixed review on this one as we were highly anticipating the day and had booked it as my birthday treat. Single mum 3 teens. The caves were worth the visit - smelly but great to see - disappointed nobody advised us the collecting nests would start the next day as we would have changed the date to see this. Arrived for lunch in loads of time and hung around for 3 hours for Boat trip. Didnt realise people were heading to the jetty to queue for the boat so we were last on and could not sit together. All the tourists who had been on the boat already knew the best seats were on the outside so everyone took these first leaving single seats left spread out. The boat was crammed with 20 guests whilst on the water we saw other companies with smaller boats and less people and this would have been our preference. The trip was great the wildlife was fab and we enjoyed it just disappointed not to be sitting together with my kids on my birthday when we were first to arrive at the venue. If you go queue up at the jetty ready to jump on the boat or book with another company with smaller numbers.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Prashant Balakrishnan
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort Is a great play to stay in addition to the wonderful river cruises. The night cruise was amazing and got a chance to see crocodiles, birds like kingfisher, owls.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • 2fromaus
    Sydney, Australia167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great day tour of the POW Memorial, Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary & Sun Bear Conservation Centre. We hired a guide (Abdul Qayyum, + 6011-16695114) to take us to these sites. Abdul was very patient about allowing us as much time as we wanted at each place. He is an exceptional guide with good English and was lovely company. Price was very reasonable too. Highly recommend.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Jonas K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved all of it! It's a simple, honest, and authentic experience, and the staff and guides were great! They were very acommodating and allowed us to postpone our tour by 2 days with short notice due to some health problems beforehand. The manager Afiq even offered his room to us as there weren't any other free rooms left.
    Written 15 April 2023
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  • Perry B
    Sydney, Australia2,563 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here again recently after the slow reopening post-Covid and was pleased to see that both sanctuaries' sterling work rehabilitating the animals was continuing apace. The bears at the Conservation Centre appeared to be thriving while the orphaned orang utans at Sepilok were the epitome of 'well cared for'. It is depressing that the number of orphaned apes appeared to have increased since my previous visit but their robust physical health gave glimpses of a potentially brighter future. This Tour is highly worthwhile as it combines both adjacent centres and affords one an insight into each one's excellent work.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • td
    Poundbury, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic. Such an experience. Special mention to Loy who made our trip. His knowledge and love of Borneo was outstanding. Thank you so very much.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Kris B
    Broadstairs, UK462 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an Awesome day with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Tour. Rasa Ria Resort planned the trip thanks to Ridhwan on the front concierge.

    Picked up at 4.30 by private car and taken to The airport port. 45 mins after take off we were landing at Sandakam. Then met up with two other guests from OZ for a packed day from start to finish.

    Stop 1. Coffee and local breakfast cake roll thing. And the loo.

    Stop 2. Speilok Orang Utan Sanctuary.
    All animals are within the jungle. It is you who is controlled and put in little boxes.
    You walk on platforms high up within the jungle and stop at observation towers.

    Halim, our guide was informative and knowledgeable. Answered all the questions we had. The orang Utans all have names and features that the keepers can tell them a part from.

    We started with baby feeding time to go onto the big boys. All fun to watch as they SRAN into action when food appeared.
    After a rather warm morning it was off to

    Stop 3. the Proboscis Monkeys who are a little unusual to say the least.

    Stop 4. Around 1.00 now. Lunch at the Banana cafe. Rather good! Don’t believe all that you read. Some people want the Ritz in the middle of a jungle area! Don’t forget that loo stop!!!!

    Stop 5. The Sun Bears also called Honey bears although they should be called horny bears as one climbed over his ares fence and now there is a baby sun bear.

    Stop 6. Back to Orang Utans for afternoon din dins

    Stop 7. Back to the airport for 4.00 to get the 5.15 plane back arriving home by 8.00 for a shower and evening dinner……..phew!

    Expensive yes, approx £220 each all in, cars and flights you can see where the costs build up.

    Worth it……YES.
    Written 11 May 2023
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