Location: Sandakan, Sabah Borneo
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Witness the conservation of the unique & endemic old-world primate, the Proboscis monkey, on a half-day trip! !

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Ex-Sandakan At Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, visitors will find plenty of entertainment in observing the dynamics of the family members within a harem of Proboscis Monkeys! They’re wonderfully lively primates – honking, roaring and squealing their communication to one another! As an endangered species, endemic to the island of Borneo, they are fiercely protected. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary was founded by a local oil palm plantation owner, who was fascinated by the unique animals, so the land was bought by the generous benefactor to remain as the proboscis monkeys natural mangrove swamp habitat. Food sources are limited for the proboscis monkey, due to the surrounding area consisting of only oil palm plantations, so to assist their nutrition requirement feeding times at the observation areas are scheduled twice a day at both platforms.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.
  • Half Day Trip.
  • Add on other Locations.


Day Trip

Your half-day trip will begin at 08:00, with a transfer to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, from either Sandakan airport or your accommodation in Sandakan town (this includes Sepilok Nature Resort). The drive will be roughly 45 minutes, through oil palm plantations to arrive nearby a river with a mangrove swamp. Proceed to either observation areas to witness the proboscis monkeys at close range when feeding time begins!

Platform A: 09:30 & 14:30
Platform B: 11:30 & 16:30

Optional Add On Trips

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre
Kinabatangan River
Sandakan City Tour
Turtle Island
Danum Valley Wildlife Reserve
Tabin Wildlife Reserve

  • Visit to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Entrance fee, Return road transfers, English-speaking guide, 1 feeding session.
  • Airfares, Video/Camera entrance fees, Other items not explicitly stated.
  • Lightweight clothing (long sleeves, long pants/trousers), Binoculars, Torchlight, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Raincoat or poncho, Good walking shoes, Hat.


Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.