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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?



    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.


    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
    • 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.

    A surcharge of MYR65.00/adult and MYR45.00/child is applicable for pick-up (and drop-off) from Merang Jetty or Tanjong Jara.

    Surcharge of MYR85.00/person is applicable on the first 2 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri (15-16 Jun 2018) and also on the first 2 days of Chinese New Year (05-06 Feb 2019).

    Turtle Information Centre closed on Fridays and public holidays.

    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

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