3D2N Semporna (Tun Sakaran Marine Park)
TOUR CODE: TWU10
Semporna was founded soon after the British North Borneo Chartered Company established Sandakan, and initially settled by Chinese traders, most fleeing from Spanish attacks on the Sulu Sultanate. Before being named "Semporna", this area was known as "Tong Talun" in Bajau language which means "Hujung Hutan" in Malay or "at the end of the forest" in English. Panglima Uddang, Panglima Sallehangni and Panglima Sakti of Bajaus Kubangancestry were responsible for this name. The name gradually evolved to "Semporna" (known as "Peaceful Place") over time. Semporna is also known for the Regatta Lepa traditional boat races which occur annually in April. Semporna was also the location of the finish line of Eco-Challenge: Borneo, held in 2000.
Off the coast is a marine park called Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park. It was gazetted by Sabah Parks in 2004. Semporna is the gateway to diving in world-renowned island paradises like Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Sibuan, Mantabuan, Siamil and Pom Pom among others. Visitors to Semporna are mainly sunseekers looking for relaxation or water sports activities such as scuba diving or snorkeling.
Upon arrival Tawau Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Semporna Town. Check in Mango Inn (Homestay Style) & free at own leisure.
0700hrs - Simple breakfast
0745hrs - Meet at Mango Inn and transfer to Semporna Jetty.
0830hrs - Register at the Semporna Office and grab your snorkeling equipment from our team and get ready to depart to Tatagan. A short visit to Tatagan for taking photos of the Sea Gypsoes. Proceed to Bohey Dulang. You may opt for a hiking guide. Fees/Tips for the service is bound by the guest. Please tip the guide well. The hike will take about 1hour. Embrace yourself with a breath taking scenery of the surroundings of the island. After the hiking, packed lunch will be served at Bohey Dulang jetty.
1230hrs - Depart to Mantabuan to do the 1st Snorkeling session. Walk around the island and take pictures of the Sea Gypsies living on the island. Rest and enjoy the sun bath before proceeding to the 1nd Snorkeling session.
1400hrs - Depart to Sibuan for 2nd Snorkeling Session. Before proceeding for the snorkeling, register at the Sabah Parks. Proceed with snorkeling session.
1700hrs - Arrive back to Semporna & overnight at Mango Inn.
After breakfast, free leisure time for you to explore more or do last minute shopping for local handicraft and souvenirs until transfer to Tawau airport for departure flight.
STANDAND FAMILY ROOM ( Twin Share )
Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person
* All rates above valid till 31 December 2019 (tour commencement date).
** High Season Surcharge ( 29 September 2019 – 08 October 2019 - RM 30 per person)
* The tourism tax is RM10 per room per night and is charged to guest who are not Malaysian nationals or permanent residents holding a MyPR card. This tax will be collected upon check out.
- Package Includes:
- 2 nights accommodation at Mango Inn
- Daily Simple breakfast
- Return transfers from Tawau airport to Semporna town
- Return boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to the destination
- Snorkeling Equipment with snorkeling guide
- Packed Lunch
- Semporna Jetty Fee
- Conservation Fee
- Sabah Park Entrance Fee
- Package Excludes:
- Travel Insurance
- Requirement for the trip:
- Hiking shoes, Swim wear, Change of clothes, Sunblock, Waterproof Camera, own drinking bottle and first aid kit.
Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.