Wherever you venture in the world there really is no holiday like a Borneo holiday. This truly great destination has something to offer everyone from soft adventures to wildlife encounters. Visit the majestic Mount Kinabalu or the lush green rainforests of Sandakan, home to the wild men of Borneo - the orang-utan - or visit Iban tribes deep in the jungle. When you have had your fill of culture and wildlife, just sit back and relax on a beautiful palm fringed beach.
Straddling the equator and dominated by luxuriant rainforest, Borneo is a unique destination that provides a visual feast at every turn. The exotic Malaysian portion is comprised of two states, Sabah and Sarawak, boasting extraordinary landscapes, ancient tribes and a prolific array of astonishing wildlife.
One of Sabah’s greatest attractions is Mount Kinabalu National Park, a significant natural environment dominated by Mount Kinabalu. The dazzling abundance of flora and fauna are worth the visit alone, but for those who like a challenge, scaling majestic Mount Kinabalu’s heights will live long in the memory.
From historic Sandakan, take a longtail boat along the Kinabatangan River keeping your eyes peeled for proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, hornbills, gibbons, lemurs and, if you’re extremely lucky, pygmy elephants. At Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre watch these flame-haired creatures as they swing through the trees and are prepared for a life back in the wild. At Tabin Wildlife Reserve you can trek through the forest that shelters some of Sabah’s most endangered species as well as numerous birds and a colossal number of tropical plants.
In Sarawak explore Kuching, a riverside city steeped in history. From there, opt to go local and stay in a traditional longhouse with the Iban tribe, once renowned as head hunters! Also not to be missed in Sarawak are the spectacular caves of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Gunung Mulu National Park.
Once you’re explorations are over, Sabah and Sarawak’s beaches are a simply heavenly place to unwind and reflect on Borneo’s bountiful treasures.
While Borneo alone is sure to fulfil your wildest dreams, flight options also allow you to enhance your holiday with a stopover in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or perhaps the Middle East.
- Wildlife rich equatorial rainforests
- Extraordinary natural scenery
- Encounter indigenous tribes
- Fabulous soft adventure experiences
- Heavenly beaches