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East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.

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Candle Light Dinner
Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide.
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Sukau Rainforest Lodge
The award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge is located on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the mixture of sounds of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates like the Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. Sukau Rainforest Lodge promises to give you and your family an experience you'll always remember and never regret.
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Chinatown-Bangkok
Lunch at local restaurant in Sandakan
Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant to taste some of the authentic food serving up at the restaurant and also local's favorites! 
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Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre which is just 0.6km away to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. The purpose of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild. Over here, you can learn how they take care of the sun bears. 
 
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Borneo Primates - Joint Basis

Arrive at Sandakan Airport by morning flight (recommended flight AK6492 ETD 0630hrs ETA 0715hrs from Kota Kinabalu), transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.

After lunch we will proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary. We will trek to witness the feeding of the elusive Proboscis Monkeys and silver leaf langurs at the sanctuary. Transfer to airport for your late afternoon flight or to hotel for extension of stay (recommended flight MH3094 ETD 1810hrs ETA 1905hrs). (Lunch)

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

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Sandakan - at my leisure
Enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure. You may opt to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or go and explore Sandakan on your own.
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As you wish - vehicle on disposal Sandakan
Explore Sandakan at your own pace. A chauffeured vehicle that will be at your disposal for a minimum of 3 hrs and you can go anywhere in the city. A guide can also be arranged at a separate cost.
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Sandakan Heritage
Begin your tour with a visit to one of the major town markets; there you will see the locals trading a wide array of food items such as fish, snacks, fruits, and other consumer products. Next we will visit the Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, it is located on the hilltop and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Sandakan Bay. Then we will proceed to St. Michael's and All Angels Church for a brief history of one the oldest buildings in Sandakan. Our next stop will be the historical Agnes Keith House, formerly home to the famous American author who penned the book ‘Land Below the Wind’. Thereafter, we take you to explore Sim Sim Water Village, a unique floating village with houses built on stilts. Finally, our tour also includes a visit to the Sandakan War Memorial; created to commemorate the World War II events that took place in Sandakan and North Borneo.
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Kinabatangan River Cruise
Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. After lunch, join our in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. 
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Chinatown-Bangkok
A Visit to the Wild
Transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.
 
After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2½ hours boat journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

*Boat to Sukau is strictly based on join-in basis.
*Private afternoon cruise.

Note: 
•    Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. 
•    There will be a complimentary Night Cruise if no sightings of the Proboscis Monkey on the FIRST Afternoon Cruise.

 
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A week appreciating the nature of Sandakan
Unveil the beauty of nature as you spend a week appreciating the nature city of Sandakan and its neighboring islands of Lankayan. Get the opportunity to watch the sunrise on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake while watching more birds and wildlife, get to learn about Orang Utans and the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. 
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4 days 3 nights Diving in Lankayan
Stay in Lankayan Dive Resort for 4 days and dive till your heart's content as you get unlimited beach dives and 3 boat dives. 
Extension nights are available upon request at a surcharge
Pregnant woman, infant (24 months and below) and elderly (80 and above) are not allowed by boat to LANKAYAN Resort.

Note: (November- February) Please be advised that our trip to Lankayan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of adverse weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation. 

Boat Schedules (Fixed Time – Once a day only)
Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty to LANKAYAN Island – 10:00 am
LANKAYAN Island to Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty – 07:00 am
Boat Transfer to LANKAYAN: Once on  Mon, Wed & Fri only
Boat Transfer out from LANKAYAN : Once on  Mon, Wed & Fri only
Note : NO boat movement on TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 
 
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4 Days 3 Nights Diving at Mabul Kapalai
Spend 4 days relaxing on the beaches of Mabul Island and diving till your heart's content. Stay in the twin bedded chalet and enjoy the serenity as you meet different exotic underwater creatures face to face. 
Extension nights are available on request at a surcharge.

Entry to dive or visit to sipadan island will be subject to approval by the sabah park management thus, diving at sipadan water is not guaranteed. The total number of divers or visitors is restricted to 120 persons per day. (only certified divers with a minimum of 20 dives recorded will be considered to dive in sipadan water. Please bring along your dive log book)
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2 Days 1 Night Turtles and Orang Utans
Discover wildlife at Selingan Island where you get to watch the green turtles lay their eggs and also witness the release of baby turtles back into the sea in the evening. Also visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and learn all about the famous Orang Utans and watch a feeding of thes primates. 
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3 Days 2 Nights Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
Discover wildlife of Sandakan during this tour package as you get to interact with the Orang Utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and take a river cruise to search for wildlife and birds. Explore the Kelenanap Oxbow lake and the Rainforest Discovery Centre for a bird's eye view from the canopy walk and hanging bridge. 
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3 Days 2 Nights Borneo Rainforest Explorer
Explore the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge and take the nature trail and luscious canopy walks in search of wildlife and birds
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Chinatown-Bangkok
5 Dys 4 Nights River and Rainforest
Explore the Sukau Rainforest Lodge and discover wildlife like the Orang Utans at the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, river cruise along the Kinabatang River Oxbow lake to look for wildlife and birds and stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Trek to the waterfall for a refreshing dip and explore the nature trails.
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4 Days 3 Nights Orang Utan Search
Discover Orang Utans at the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and also visit the world's smallest bear, the Sun Bear. Take a river cruise to search for wildlife and birds in Sabah's longest river the Kinabatangan River. Cruise in the Menanggol River and the Oxbow lake to learn more about the animals in the rainforest. 
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3 Days 2 Nights Danum Valley Field Centre
Explore Damun Valley and be surrounded my nature and serenity as you experience pristine ambiance of the rainforest. Trek through the Ancient rainforest rich in flora and fauna and search for Borneo's nocturnal animal and watch the sunrise over the valley on your last morning. 
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8 Days and 7 Nights Birding in Borneo - East Coast
Spend 5 Days exploring the wonders of Borneo and Kinabalu Park, the home to many different types of exotic birds. Watch the birds in the poring hot springs, jungle trails and canopy walkway. 
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