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Sandakan, Malaysia is a busy harbour city, centred at the entrance to a beautiful, island-studded bay. The city boasts excellent seafood and interesting strolls, but true adventure begins when you leave the city behind to explore the rivers, jungles and volcanic landscape that make Sabah truly "wild." Take a private Sandakan tour and discover Borneo's legendary wilderness with a friendly local guide.

Take a boat trip along the Kinabatangan River and search for proboscis monkeys, brilliantly hued birds, crocodiles and elephants in the region's forest reserves. In the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center you can witness the magical giant apes up close in their natural habitat. Offshore from Sandakan city are the famous Turtle Islands, where visitors are able to snorkel or scuba dive to view rare marine turtles.

Your Sabah guide can offer a range of once in a lifetime experiences, and customize any itinerary to suit your personal travel interests on your private Sandakan tour.
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
All tour guides must be certified by Tourism Malaysia. There are specific requirements that are outlined:

Green License: (Localised nature tourist guide): The guide has gone through 1-2 weeks of training on certain nature locations which is stated on their badge and are allowed guiding only in that location.

Beige License: (Basic Tourist Guide): The guide has gone through 3 months Basic Tourist Guide training course and 3 months practical before he/she is required to sit for 4 categories of examination (Oral, Slides, Coach commentary, written) and need to pass the examination before getting the licence to start guiding.

Blue License: The guide would have been guiding for at least 2 years with a Beige Licence and has sat and passed the Confirmation Course and Examination (1 week) after 2 years.

These badges must be clearly displayed on the guide's person. report error

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Sandakan City Tours

Sandakan tours City Private Tours Sandakan - The Nature City Tour
5D4N Selingan Turtle Island/Rainforest Discovery/Gomantong/Kinabatangan/Sukau/Sepilok/Labuk Bay/City Tour
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Sandakan Hiking & Walking Tours

Sandakan tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Visit Malaysia Sabah VMY 2014- Sandakan Wildlife Sighting
Sepilok Orang-Utan/Gomantong Cave/River Safari
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Sandakan tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Visit Malaysia Sabah 2014 - Kinabatangan 4D3N Wildlife Sightings
Sepilok Orang-Utan, Labuk Bay Proboscis, Gomantong Cave, River Safari
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Sandakan tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Sandakan - The Nature City Tour
5D4N Selingan Turtle Island/Rainforest Discovery/Gomantong/Kinabatangan/Sukau/Sepilok/Labuk Bay/City Tour
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Sandakan Nature & Wildlife Tours

Sandakan tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Sandakan Nature Tour - Sepilok Orang-Utan / Rainforest Discovery Centre
Day trip - 8 hours
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Sandakan tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Borneo overland 5D4N
Taste of private borneo overland tours
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Sandakan tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Sepilok Orang-Utan Encounter
Daytrip to Sepilok
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Sandakan Youth and Family Tours

Sandakan tours Youth and Family Private Tours Wildlife Expedition
Taste of 3D2N east coast
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Sandakan tours Youth and Family Private Tours Visit Malaysia Sabah VMY 2014- Sandakan Wildlife Sighting
Sepilok Orang-Utan/Gomantong Cave/River Safari
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Sandakan tours Youth and Family Private Tours Visit Malaysia Sabah 2014 - Kinabatangan 4D3N Wildlife Sightings
Sepilok Orang-Utan, Labuk Bay Proboscis, Gomantong Cave, River Safari
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Tour in Sandakan, Malaysia:
"The perfect Borneo trip! Albert was brilliant, great communication and gave us all of the info we needed both pre-trip ,..." [more]
Clive Robbins - May, 2012   [view tour]
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"In short, David was fantastic. His knowledge of the country was superb and his English language skills are excellent. H,..." [more]
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