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Rantau Abang Turtle Beach - Tour from Kota Kinabalu

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Key Highlights

  • Watching turtles lay their eggs is one of nature's most incredible spectacles
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5 hours

    Start time

    Start Time: 1000h (10:00am)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Terengganu.
    (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Terengganu

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Rantau Abang, located 56 kilometres north of Kuala Terengganu, is a sanctuary for the giant leatherback turtle and a popular tourist destination. This is also one of only six beaches in the world where the giant leatherback turtles come in yearly between May and September to lay their eggs on the beach. This is one of the most famous tourist overnight-stop spot to watch the female turtles lay their eggs at night. The beach has a steep and deep slope that allows the turtles to land straight up the beach and lay their eggs. Leatherback turtles come to the same spot every year to lay their eggs.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-condtioned vehicle in Terengganu and taken on a full day’s sightseeing tour to the Rantau Abang Turtle beach.

    One of the six beaches in the world visited by giant leatherback turtles, Rantau Abang Turtle beach provides an opportunity to learn about the natural habitats of these endangered species. Visit Rantau Abang Forest Reserve Park and walk past under the shady canopy of the world's oldest rainforests. Discover the wilderness and the nature secrets as you tread past the rich flora. Listen to the unique music of cicadas and enjoy nature's very own music concert.

    Head for Turtle Information Centre and learn more about the conservation and protection measures for these rare turtles.

    You will be dropped back at your hotel in Terengganu at the end of the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • English-speaking guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
    Surcharge for pick-up from Merang Jetty or Tanjong Jara = MYR 65 per adult / MYR 35 per child.
    Turtle Information Centre close on Friday.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have