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2-3 days in Sandakan - itiniery needed

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2-3 days in Sandakan - itiniery needed

We have booked a 4day trip to see turtles and orangutan and stay down the K river. When we return we were considering remaining in the area to do other wildlife stuff, maybe staying in the NAK hotel close to the harbour.

Particularly interested in the Proboscus monkeys.

If we stay in Sandakan can we easily get to the Proboscus sanctuary for a day (is a whole day too long??)

What other things could we do - are there any other islands we could get a boat out to for snorkelling. If we need a taxi to Proboscus monkeys can anyone give an indication of price please.

Thanks to anyone who can help

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1. Re: 2-3 days in Sandakan - itiniery needed

Hi,

Best option is to take the Sanctuary shuttle,they pick up from Hotel Sandakan at 9.30am.Depart Labuk at 5.30pm.RM15 per person per way.

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2. Re: 2-3 days in Sandakan - itiniery needed

Thanks for your reply Sabah Girl - that sounds great for a full day trip.

I am now considering other options - for a half a day trip. Do you know whether it is feasible to get to the Proboscus sanctuary straight from the Airport - how long would this take and any idea of cost for taxi.

Alternatively we might go before our flight home - so would be taxiing early from Sandakan to Sanctuary and then on to airport for early afternoon flight.

Any approximate idea of costs anyone.

Thanks for your hep

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3. Re: 2-3 days in Sandakan - itiniery needed

Hi,

check out this page, it helps to answer most of your Qs:

proboscis.cc/index.php…

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