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Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

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Address: Sepilok, Malaysia
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US$131.00*
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Full-Day Orangutan Excursion and City Tour in Sandakan
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We stayed in Kota Kinabalu so we could visit the sanctuary a half hour flight away,Well worth the trip.Met at the airport by our personal guide for the day plus a driver and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
chriskeeno52
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Kota Kinabalu so we could visit the sanctuary a half hour flight away,Well worth the trip.Met at the airport by our personal guide for the day plus a driver and started with a coffee at the sanctuary awaiting entry at 9o!clock?A video show befor entry got us in the mood because feeding did not start until 1000.A... More 

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China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very close to watch the Orangutans, amazing place, they also provide a jungle teckking path, however there is a preaty long segment that is not paved with wood, so it will be very muddy but I think it need to try.

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Thank 松竹 顾
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get close to the Orang Utans. Take your time and visit during the morning and afternoon feeding times as you are likely to have a different experience. Also visit the nursery. The walking trails were closed when we were there, which was a shame.

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Thank whatisthislife
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The feeding times is through a class viewing room!!!! Not what I expected! Didn't see many orange-tans freely walking around. Did have a special moment with one cheeky Orang-utan who gestured holding my hand through a window pane- heartwarming!

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the the Orangutan and Sun Bear Conservation Centre. We saw many orangutans and the charming sun bears. We heard baby pygmy elephants that were also being rehabilitated, but not on show to the public. Do not stand under the ropes by the feeding platform as the orangutans have a habit of relieving themselves after eating as some... More 

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Wiltshire England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is no reflection on how excellent the centre is and what a great job they do in promoting the protection of these wonderful creatures. In no way would I discourage anybody from going. However I have rated at one to highlight an issue with security at the locker area. On a recent visit we had MR 100 ($24)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place cannot be missed if you are in Sepilok, if you are coming from Sandakan however, you can take the number 14 minibus from the bus terminal near the navy building at the harbour. For 30 MYR plus 10 MYR for my camera, I was able to spend the day viewing these beautiful creatures in all their glory. We... More 

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Thank Faithalicious_x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply has to be done. An amazing experience. We loved it. Informative, not too touristy but a safe and certain way of seeing these incredible creatures without them being captive.

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Thank Spa0706
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While a feeding platform is not quite the same as seeing these wonderful apes totally in the wild (they are free to leave the sanctuary), the ability to observe them at length and up close is not to be missed. Be sure to go to both am and pm feedings (good with your one ticket) as you never know which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Please All go there! So Nice to see what those volunteering are doing, what they have done so far and where they are capable off! For sure you'll 'meet' orangutans!

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