Sandakan tour packages & holidays
Sandakan is a city located in East Malaysia's Borneo Island. Its population is culturally diverse, though strongly influenced by the Asian culture. Sandakan thrives on ecotourism and one of its main attractions is the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orangutan are rehabilitated and released once they are ready for the wild. The turtle Island Park is also a place that is frequented by many tourists --it's a major spot for turtle hatching and tourists can stay overnight to watch the turtles lay eggs.
Sandakan is a great destination for the lovers of nature -- both adults and children -- thus if you want to take a family trip or even go backpacking with friends, this is the ideal place to go. During your holiday in Sandakan, you can explore the jungle and enjoy bird watching and wildlife spotting, or even visit the zoo or crocodile farms. There are also many eateries in the town where you can sample great tasting foods including prawn, snail, fish, lobster, crab and chicken; all made the Malaysian style. For your lodging needs, you can book accommodation in the resorts situated in the forest or in those with superb views of the sea—it is all up to you to pick what you desire.
Sandakan receives plenty of rain throughout the year, thus if you want to go for a holiday in this area, it's best to pick a period between April and September when it's much drier. If you need to travel to Sandakan you can take a bus, or get a flight from Kuala Lumpur. For someone who loves spending time in the waters, a ferry provides a good alternative, and you can take one of these from Zamboanga in Philippines --there's always something to suit everyone's preferences.
If you really want to enjoy an exceptional nature and wildlife destination, Sandakan is certainly an unmatched location for your retreat.