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Selingan Turtle Island Safari

Package

RM 747 up

Summary

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up

Starting time

8:30am

Duration

2 days

Ending place

Hotel drop-off

Difficulty

Beginner

Languages

English
Malay

- Physical health and able
- Minimum 2 pax to go

Requirement

What to expect

About Turtle Island Park (Information provided by SABAH PARKS) Turtle Island Park is located in the Sulu Sea, 40 kilometers north of Sandakan. There are three small islands in the Sulu Sea, and Xilingan is the main tourist attraction. It's a safe haven for endangered green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles, all of which come ashore every night to lay their eggs. All three islands have incubation and conservation areas. Here you can get inquiries about sea turtle protection activities, watch sea turtles land and lay eggs, observe the process of egg collection, make records for turtle mothers and release baby turtles back to the sea. Turtle watching is not the only attraction here, there are also turquoise seascapes and beautiful reefs that are great for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. If it is the fruit tree season, travelers can also try the unique island flying fox rope net activity there. In 1977, the three islands were designated as marine parks through the constitution; today, employees live on these three islands to protect the marine parks and perform work tasks. About Selingan The area of Selingan Island is about 8 hectares, which is the second largest among the three islands and the first sea turtle hatchery in Malaysia. Many turtle mothers come back to this island to lay eggs, all of which can be watched by tourists every day. In order to protect sea turtles, only 38 tourists are allowed to stay on the island every night. Xilingan Island has a tourist interpretation center, a turtle hatchery, basic tourist accommodation, and the headquarters of the Ocean Park is also established here. Best time for sightseeing March to July is the calmest and driest period on the sea. Peak season for sea turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs is from July to October. The sea conditions from October to February will be a little unstable, but travelers can still visit West Lingan Island from all over the world to experience this unforgettable experience.

What's included

- Delightful and comfortable stay
- Return land transfer
- Return sea transfer
- Entrance tickets
- Tour guide
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Itinerary

Day 1
- Sandakan/Selingan Turtle Island:
- 8:30am Hotel or Airport pick-up to Sandakan Waterfront Jetty
- 9:30am The speedboat will depart to Selingan, which is also one of the important sea turtle spawning and hatching grounds in Southeast Asia (located in the Sulu Sea, 40 kilometers north of Sandakan). It takes about 1 hour to reach Selingan
- After checking in, you can relax on the beach or snorkel nearby to see the reef
- Free and easy
- After dinner, the ranger will inform the passengers of the best time to watch the turtles come ashore and prepare to lay their eggs.
- Passengers can follow the turtle eggs collected by the guards to the hatching area. It is a very warm experience to help the guards put the little turtles on the beach, and then watch them slowly crawl across the beach and head towards the sea. Since 1967, a marine ecological protection plan was established in Selingan, and now a large number of sea turtles will return to this coast to lay eggs, and all sea turtles can be seen landing and laying eggs almost every day.

Day 2
- Breakfast
- 7:00am Depart from Selingan Island to Hotel or Airport
- 8:30am End tour

Tour package price

Adult (12-year-old or above) - RM1205/pax
Child (2-11-year-old) - RM785/pax

Add-on Items:

Things to note

What to bring

- Comfortable T-Shirt
- Comfortable shoes / Sandals with strap
- Change of clothes
- Raincoat
- Mosquito repellant
- Sun protection
- Hat
- Binoculars
- Camera
- Personal toiletries
- Torch light
- Extra pocket money

Purchase Notice

- Minimum 2 pax to go - Only cameras without flash are permitted when watch turtles. - VCR/Digital video cameras cannot be used. - From 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, tourists are not allowed to wander around the island. - 'Hands on' contact with the animals is not permitted. - Any sightings of wild animals is not guaranteed, it is all based on the nature. - This attraction is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with disability or heart problems and other serious medical conditions. - This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle. Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings.

Important Booking Information

- Guests need to make payment within 2 days to confirm the itinerary. We accept Bank Transfer, Wise, VISA, Master Card, Union Pay, 支付寶, Apple Pay, Google Pay, GrabPay, Link. - Pay by Bank Transfer or Wise to get 3% OFF. - Peak season surcharge from 1 June 2023 until 30 September 2023 RM10/pax. - A Tourism Tax of MYR 10.00 Nett per room, per night applies to foreign passport holders arriving from 1 January 2023 onwards. This is collected by the hotel on behalf of the government upon check-out, and is not included in your total room cost. All Malaysian Nationals and Permanent Residents are exempted. - Different hotels have different departure times, please confirm the time with our staff. - The bungalows here are basic in decor but clean and comfortable with attached washrooms. - Travel Box and the operator reserve the right to alter routes, timetables and itineraries should conditions beyond our control render it necessary. - All times are for reference only, actual times will be provided the day before your tour. - Prices and product availability are subject to change without notice. - These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. - Travel Box reserve the right to change the aforesaid promotion, benefits, and/or terms.

Cancellation Policy

Non-refundable (0% refund)

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