Borneo

The intriguing island of Borneo is host to three different nations - forming the southern bulk of the island is Indonesian Kalimantan; while in the north, the small country of Brunei is wedged between the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabah and Sarawak are plucked straight from a naturalist's daydream - dramatic landscapes of craggy mountains, jagged limestone outcrops and virgin rainforest, teeming with exotic wildlife including proboscis monkeys, macaques, sun bears, pygmy elephants and orangutans. Remote rivers and jungle trails cut paths through untouched and unspoiled wilderness, leading to peaceful villages where vibrant indigenous cultures are preserved.

Climb to the summit of majestic Mount Kinabalu, Borneo's highest peak, for incredible views over the island's jungle canopy below; and reward yourself afterward with a soak in the soothing mineral waters of the Porong Hot Springs.

Meet the intelligent orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the world's largest of its kind; and head to the World Heritage Listed Gunung Mulu National Park to explore one of the world's largest cave systems and climb striking, razor sharp pinnacles of limestone karst.

Trek through virgin rainforest to Sungai Mawang in search of orangutans and other wildlife; mountain bike through twisting jungle tracks; and engage with the indigenous Iban people, staying in a traditional Iban longhouse and waking to sounds of the jungle.

Take a look at our unique program of Borneo adventures and join us as we explore the cultural and environmental treasures of spectacular Sabah and Sarawak!

 

Authentic experiences

From summiting Mount Kinabalu to trekking through dense tropical jungles in search of orangutans, our diverse range of active itineraries encapsulate the cultural heart of Borneo and allow you to discover this corner of the world under your own steam.

Ultimate value

Our range of Borneo adventures are competitively priced, offering great value for money. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, fully supported camping accommodations, air conditioned transportation, excursions and park permit fees.

Experienced local guides

Our professional and passionate local guides are what make your experience memorable as they share their extensive local knowledge with you, taking you off the beaten track to reveal a genuine insight into their homeland.


 

Wildlife conservation

We sponsor and participate in orangutan nest surveys and partner with NGOs to conduct environmental research.

Cultural preservation

For over 25 years we have worked with Iban communities at Batang Ai as part of our "Ulu Ai Project" to promote culture and traditions such as weaving and pottery.

Animal welfare focus

The animal encounters on our itineraries in Borneo are in the wild, with the exception of visiting Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, a rehabilitiation centre for orphaned baby orangutans. When viewing wildlife, we keep a safe distance and follow local wildlife watching by-laws of forestry regulations.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Lodges

Our lodges provide comfortable accommodation that is well maintained and with good facilities.

Inns

We use quality inns typically situated in natural environments. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.

Homestays

Stay with a local family as they open their home to you and gain a wonderful insight into the local culture.

Camping

Enjoy our fully supported camping in quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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