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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary Tours

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
In the heart of the mangrove forests of Semawang in Sandakan, the privately owned Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary allows travelers to observe the rare and distinctive proboscis monkeys in their natural Borneo habitat.

It's estimated that about 300 wild monkeys live within this 2.3-square-mile (6-square-km) sanctuary, which includes two observation areas for visitors. These open daily for feedings at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm. The first, a long wooden walkway and platform set over a swampy mangrove, features a feeding station where rangers leave guava and cucumber to supplement the diets of the proboscis monkeys. The second area has a tiered viewing platform where silverleaf monkeys and a pair of oriental pied hornbills sometimes show up for feedings alongside the monkeys.

Many visit the sanctuary on a day trip from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu, although overnight stays are also possible, with night tours offering the chance to see fireflies, wild boars, flying squirrels, and crocodiles in the wild. If you book in advance, it’s possible to combine the monkeys' feeding time with other activities, such as jungle treks or even a boat trip to a nearby fishing village.

Practical Info

The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is open during feeding times at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm. Admission costs 60 RM for adults and 30 RM for children under 12. The sanctuary is located 24 miles (38 km) from Sandakan and can be reached by car; take Jalan Labuk toward Kota Kinabalu, turn off at Mile 19, and follow the dirt road 9.3 miles (15 km) to the sanctuary. It's also possible to purchase transport services from the sanctuary, or choose a full-day guided tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu with round-trip transportation included.

Because the monkeys living within the sanctuary are wild, sightings are never guaranteed. Visitors should always keep a safe distance between themselves and the monkeys. Touching, feeding, or other contact is not permitted.
Address: Mile 19, Jalan Labuk, Sandakan, Sabah 90000, Malaysia
Hours: Viewing times at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
Admission: Adult RM 60, child RM 30
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary Admission Ticket

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary Admission Ticket

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Borneo is home to not one but two don’t-miss ginger primates. This ticket to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary gives you the chance to see long-nosed proboscis monkeys, a Borneo original, leaping, feeding, and playing in the mangrove forest. Arrive at a time that suits you, look for proboscis monkeys, silvered leaf monkeys, hornbills, and more, then leave whenever you’re ready with no need to wait on a group.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Labuk Bay Proboscis, Sepilok Orang Utan & Sun Bear + Sandakan City Tour + Lunch

Labuk Bay Proboscis, Sepilok Orang Utan & Sun Bear + Sandakan City Tour + Lunch

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Spend a day getting up close to some of Borneo’s incredible native wildlife on this must-see tour for animal lovers. Explore Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for orphaned orangutans. Stroll down the boardwalk through the rainforest and see them feed from the platform. Visit Lab Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see these indigenous monkeys in their natural habitat, before going to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. That’s not all: other stops include a hilltop temple with panoramic views and the vibrant Sandakan Central Market.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.24
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$119.24
Price varies by group size
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Wild Borneo Adventure (3 days 2 nights)

Wild Borneo Adventure (3 days 2 nights)

This package will be handled by an experience guide to do the interpretation and this will be a private tour for you and your partner/group. Where possible, we will try to minimise gathering with the crowds in every locations. Where it is not possible, we will let you know.
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  • 2 days 6 hours
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Sandakan Sightseeing

Sandakan Sightseeing

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Sandakan, the former capital of British North Borneo, is the second largest city in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu. It is located in the East Coast of Sabah and is famous for its wide range of seafood available. Back in the days, it was known as Sabah’s ‘Little Hong Kong’ due to the large amount of Chinese migrants from Hong Kong. Experience nature and the city with this Sandakan Sightseeing tour! You will get to spend some time with orang utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Bornean sun bear at the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre. After lunch, you will proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary before doing some sightseeing around the town, where you will visit the Puh Jih Shih Temple and pass by Sim Sim Water Village.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary hours of operation?
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary hours of operation: Viewing times at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary costs USD 30.47. Guided Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary tours start around USD 30.47 per person. See all 3 Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary tickets and tours on Viator.
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