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Sandakan Hotspot Tours & Travel Day Tours

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Address: Sandakan 90711, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6089-210213
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Perfect private day tour

My partner & I travelled from Australia to Borneo for diving, however decided to finish our holiday in Sandakan in hopes of visiting the orangutans of Sepilok rainforest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My partner & I travelled from Australia to Borneo for diving, however decided to finish our holiday in Sandakan in hopes of visiting the orangutans of Sepilok rainforest sanctuary. We left booking to the last minute and organised it through our hotel Four Points by Sheraton the evening prior to our tour. Needless to say, we had nothing to worry... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We arranged 3 tours with hotspot travels. All very well organized. Mr Lai met up every day at the hotell to make sure everything was going as planned. We can highly reccommend hotspot travels to anyone. It was a pleasure using them.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

1d1n tour to Seligan Island. Was originally using another agency but they double booked and my hotel sorted with Hotspot last minute. Terrance, our tour guide was brilliant and gave us a bery personal experience. His English was great and full of passion for the island and for turtle conservation. Couldn't recommend enough. Ask for Terrance!

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Richmond, VA, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Sandakan Hotspot is the only tour operator partnered with the Four Points by Sheraton in Sandakan, and the concierge there referred us to them and set up an appointment with their travel agent Emily right at the hotel. The booking process was easy but the logistics of the tour itself were not very smooth and made it hard to enjoy... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We booked the 3D/2N package. The best were the river cruises. We really saw a lot of animals, and the guides always tried to show us as much as possible. however, the day trekking was very depressing: the path was so near the road, we could hear the music of the cars passing by, not really any wild life around.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

All tourists in the area see the same thing, the river has lots of boats from each accommodation doing the river trips at the same times of day, just choose your accommodation and the rest will happen. We were recommended by Four Points Sheraton like other reviewers have said. Woman from the agency was lovely, seemed honest in not promising... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Although I only experienced a one day tour I was extremely impressed with the Sandakan Hotspots. A very knowledgable guide who spotted wildlife and particularly bird life that I would not have seen if alone.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We booked our tour through Sandakan Hotspot tours who were recommended by the hotel Four Points and were not disappointed. The tour guide Hadi was absolutely brilliant. His knowledge of the local area and wildlife is amazing. The full day tour went to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre (including lunch). Hadi... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Hotspot's Emily designed a custom made three day tour for us and they sent us a great and knowledgeable guide Jimmy with adequate car to execute the tour. This way we really made the best of our three days in the Sandakan area. Everything was executed flawlessly and safely. The tour included: - Evening and Morning Jungle cruise and overnight... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Long drive to kindergarten (not sure this is the correct spelling!) river but well worth every minute. We saw orang-utans , probiscus monkeys and many other animals and birds. The guides were very knowledgeable and went that extra mile to ensure everybody in the boat saw everything. Staff aT the lodge were friendly and the food was great. Best of... More 

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