Day 1 (L, D)
Meet and greet at Sandakan airport or hotel in Sandakan Town area. Proceed for 45 minutes to one hour drive to Labuk Bay Resort. The final stretch of the drive takes you through graveled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates. Labuk Bay Resort consists of over 400 acres of mangrove forest which was initially purchased for commercial development. After realizing that the natural habitat of these monkeys were rapidly diminishing, due to large areas of the mangrove forest being develop for “bakau” wood, agriculture and aquaculture, the plan was quickly dropped so that these monkeys could continue to survive there without fear of losing their natural habitat.
Upon arrival, proceed to the observation area; visitors will have the delight of having a reasonably close and magnificent sight of these elusive monkeys. Found in most coastal areas of Borneo, they live in groups of 11-32 and almost exclusively in mangrove forests near fresh water and in lowland rainforests. They are mostly arboreal (tree living) but have been known to leave the trees in order to cross open ground, or pass through nipah palms. With its characteristic pot belly, huge pendulous nose with strange honking sound, it is one of the most peculiar animal in the world. Vewing time is at 0930hrs (platform A) and 1130hrs (Platform B). Lunch is served at 1215hrs. The rest of the afternoon will be free at your own leisure.
Proceed to Platform A for another viewing of the Proboscis Monkeys up close and Last viewing of the Monkeys is at 1630hrs at Platform B. Free at leisure at Labuk Bay Resort.
Proceed for night walk. Witness fireflies among the trees and one may also search for other wildlife. (If weather permits)
Dinner is served. Overnight at Labuk Bay Resort in twin sharing accommodation with attached bathroom and air-conditioned.
Day 2 (B)
Early Morning wake up, go to 1hr Morning Walk to experience Bird Watching.
Enjoy breakfast at Resort.
check out time and transfer back to Sandakan town area or Airport.
**Time stated duly serves as guideline only and is subject to change without prior notice