Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

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Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

RDC is first and foremost an environmental education centre managed by the Sabah Forestry Department. It has been operating since 1997 but mainly for school visits and organising events for school students and also teacher training courses on environmental education.It was later developed for visitors mainly to sustain the environmental education programme for the future. We formally opened to visitors in August 2007 and is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. However, visitors are allowed to stay until 7 pm for viewing of the flying squirrels at the 347-m long Canopy Walkway, the only such structure in Southeast Asia.The newly revamped Birders Rest is now with a 90 m-long walkway, an open hall, a small centre and toilets. As of Nov 16th 2013, we have a new operator for the Keruing Cafe whom we hope will provide better services for our visitors.
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Jalan Fabia Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sandakan 90715 Malaysia

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Highest-rated hotel within 0.9 miles of Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Mile 14 Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok 90000 Malaysia
1.1 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#2 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
The Mark's Lodge in Sandakan
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Lot 1-7 Block 36, Bandar Indah, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
8.9 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#3 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot E-1-G, Bandar Letat Jaya, Mile 4 Lorong 3, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
9.6 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#5 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 4, Tingkat Bawah, Blok B, Bandar Faajr, Jalan Leila, Sandakan 90727 Malaysia
10.9 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#6 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Mile 1.5 Leila Rd Bandar Hsiang Garden, Sandakan 90717 Malaysia
11.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#7 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Block A3, Bandar Labuk Jaya Mile 7, Labuk Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
6.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#8 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Mile 1 1/2 1 Jalan Leila, Sandakan 90702 Malaysia
10.9 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#9 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 5 Bandar Megah Jaya Jalan Lintas Labuk, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
7.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#10 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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North Road Block F, Lot 139-145, Bandar Utama, One Avenue Phase 8, Mile 6, Sandakan 90009 Malaysia
7.5 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#11 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 2, Mile 1.5 Jalan Buli Sim-Sim Negeri di Bawah Bayu, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
11.5 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#12 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Hotel Sandakan Lebuh Empat, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#13 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Hotel Nak Jalan Pelabuhan, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.1 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#14 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Hotel Ramai Jalan Leila, Sandakan 90702 Malaysia
11.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#15 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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50, Jalan 3, Sandakan Malaysia
8.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#16 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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No. 24 Jalan Prayer, Sandakan 90700 Malaysia
12.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#17 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 5A-B & 6A-B, Block 24 Tingkat Bawah 1, 2, 3, 4 Jalan Lebuh 2 Bandar, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#18 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 9 Block C Taman Hsiang Leila Rd., Sandakan 90704 Malaysia
11.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#19 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Jalan Singapura, Sandakan 90707 Malaysia
11.7 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#20 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot D1 & D2, Block 10, Jalan Empat, City Center, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.3 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#21 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 82-84, Block k Jalan utara Bandar pasaraya, mile 4, Sandakan 90721 Malaysia
9.8 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#22 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.3 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#23 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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1st Floor Lot 2A - 4A & 2nd Floor, Lot 3A - 4A, Wisma Wemin, Leila Orad, Sandakan 90707 Malaysia
11.3 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#24 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Block B Jalan Tiga P.O.Box 269,, Sandakan 90729 Malaysia
12.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#25 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 9, Hsiang Garden, Leila Road Lorong C, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
11.0 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#26 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 3A-4B, Block 22, 4th Avenue PO Box 624, Sandakan Malaysia
12.2 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#27 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Hotel Lagenda Jalan Dua, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
12.3 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#28 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 1 Block 23, 3rd Ave, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
7.8 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#29 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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Lot 4 Blok 13, 3rd Avenue P.O. Box 1168, Sandakan 90008 Malaysia
13.7 miles from Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
#30 Best Value of 55 Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
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  • Biffro
    London, United Kingdom1,425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place
    We visited this centre for a couple of hours and we absolutely loved our visit. There is a really well constructed pathway which allows you to walk through primary rainforest and there are sky towers / platforms that take you up in to the canopy. We saw orangutans and eagles as well as lots of monkeys and bird life. There are lots of routes you can take and we loved the aerial views from the sky towers. Really worth a visit and we would definitely recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • FedUp
    5,813 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Walk is interesting, but not so well organized
    We were told to reserve the night walk as soon as we arrived in Sepilok and did so. Staff arrived at 6pm and spent 15 minutes organizing the 30 people into 3 groups of 10. This took 15 minutes. Then all set out a bit spaced for the skywalk to catch first attracton, the flying squirrels viewed from the hanging bridge. All 30 reassembled on the hanging bridge to watch, in addition to 20+ who had just waited around from the afternoon to also catch the spectacle. It was a veritable circus and detracted from the overall experience. The Giants red flying squirrels did perform on time about 630ish, and they were very impressive and the highlite of the walk. A turquise scorpion in the crack of a tree stump was unique, and we saw a small pit viper. The biggest disappointment was not seeing a Philippine slow Loris, cousin to the tarsiers who we had just seen a few weeks back in Bohol, Philippines.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • AngelMolendijk
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful BUT BEWARE
    We first visited the RDC for the night walk. This was a very exciting experience! BUT the main reason for writing this review is our experience during the day. I want to warn you to not take te giant sepilok bypass trail without a guide! According to the signs this was perfectly doable and wasn’t a part of the trail for which you needed a permit. We started walking this trail and quickly realized there wasn’t anyone else on this trail. We thought this was nice to avoid the noisy tourists and actually have a chance on seeing some wildlife. However, about 20 minutes into the trail we stumbled across a big ( BIG) alpha male macaque sitting in the middle of the path. We slowly backed away but it started following us, at this point we started to run. We are lucky that nothing happened to us as we were quite far away from anyone and we read reviews of other visitors coming across vicious troops. So i guess it could’ve been worse, but we definitely made the right decision by walking away. It was only when we left the park that we saw a sign (between a dozen of other signs) that warned about the alpha male and his macaque troop and what to do when meeting them. So the only thing i want to say is: if you’re planning on doing some of the more remote trails, just book a guide to avoid these kinds of situations.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,180 contributions
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    Great Canopy Walk
    This is a lovely canopy walk but in the middle of the day I don't think you are likely to spot any birds. The lake view is pleasant and the walk is not strenuous unless you climb the towers which would give a great opportunity for viewing at the right time of day. Mosquito repellent a must.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Leah W
    Scaggsville, Maryland64 contributions
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    Hike the Kabili Trail!
    The best kept secret of the RDC is the Kabili trail. You can hike to a mangrove forest by the river and take a boat back. You can spend the night at the mangrove forest and hike back or take the boat. You can hire a guide and arrange for the boat at the main entrance. They need at least 1 days notice better to give them 2. The center is wonderful. You can stay all day. Better to go early in the morning and then come back late afternoon. Be sure to sign up for the night walk. It has a separate fee. I loved it here. I went back several times. You can hire a guide to take you through the towers to spot wildlife, birds, and plants. It’s so peaceful here. Be sure to hike to the Sepilok Tree. Stop by the cafe for a coconut. Drink the water then eat the meat. Make it two!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 September 2023
  • annminky
    United States3,805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much Green!
    What a cool place to visit. I just love nature, and to see all the beautiful trees, flowers, plants, interesting birds, flying squirrels etc. on the canopy walk is a treat for me. Oh! The loud cicadas are too much. Also, the frogs can be in harmony with the cicadas😂. This is a perfect place to do my mindfulness walk. If you’re in Sabah, take your time to go here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 September 2023
  • MTaylor1919
    Beijing, China37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Visit
    Wonderful experience deep in the rainforest. The skywalk is very impressively done with great information on the local wildlife prevalent throughout. Limited food and drinks available and cash only for entry/refreshments. A must visit when in Sepilok and Sandakan.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Derek B
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent evening walk
    Excellent night walk at the RDC we saw a Tarsier, Slow Lori, Giant Red Flying Squirrel and some birds. Anzar from Sandakan Transport Service (WhatsApp +60 017 821 7605) reserved our places and provided return transport all for a very good price. I would definitely recommend the RDC night walk and Anzar’s transportation service.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • IndySig
    Indianapolis, Indiana4,119 contributions
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    Great night hike.
    While we did not have very good luck during the day seeing many birds, we did thoroughly enjoy the canopy walk and the trails. The best part is the night hike at a great deal for 30mr. Our guide Jaity was EXCELLENT, well organized and we started promptly at 6 pm! We saw snakes, flying squirrels, slow loris, several stick insects and a western tarsier. My suggestion - use a guide either day or night.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom5,251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The night tour is ace
    This review is JUST for the night walk which is SO WORTH IT. I have a feeling the entrance free during the day is unjustified, as I freely wandered the plant garden right before the night walk. The 2 hour night walk is just fantastic. The guides’ eyes catch so many things us mere tourists would never see. Although the flying squirrel was too fast in flight to catch a photo of, seeing it was SO cool (despite waiting a half hour to do so). The adorable Western Tarsie though was the highlight of my evening (and potentially my whole Malaysia trip?!)
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 February 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions about hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

Some of the best hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan are:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

A private balcony can be enjoyed by guests at the following hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

Families travelling in Sandakan enjoyed their stay at the following hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC):
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Pavilion Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5
The Pavilion Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

These hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan have free parking:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

These 3 star hotels received great reviews from other travellers:
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5
The Mark's Lodge - Traveller rating: 4/5
Gloria Plaza Hotel Sandakan - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

Kids enjoy a variety of activities at these hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
MJ Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
One Avenue Hotel - Traveller rating: 3/5
Amanson sigNature Hotel - Traveller rating: 3/5

Convenient airport transportation is offered by these popular hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5
Gloria Plaza Hotel Sandakan - Traveller rating: 3.5/5
It is always best to call ahead to confirm any transportation details.

Here are some popular hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan that offer air conditioning:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant at these hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Sepilok Jungle Resort - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

A family room is available at the following hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan:
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - Traveller rating: 4/5
Gloria Plaza Hotel Sandakan - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

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