Borneo Holidays

Wherever you venture in the world there really is no holiday like a Borneo holiday. From mountains and rainforests, soft adventures and wildlife safaris to Iban tribes and the beloved orang-utan, there really is something for everyone. When you have had your fill of nature and culture, 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. It's the third largest island in the world with its territory shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The Malaysian portion is an exotic paradise comprised of two states, Sabah and Sarawak, boasting extraordinary landscapes, cultural delights, astonishing wildlife and simply heavenly beaches.

Sabah may be the smaller of the two states but is blessed with a remarkable wealth of natural riches to explore. One of its greatest attractions is Mount Kinabalu National Park, a significant natural environment dominated by south east Asia's tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu. The abundant flora and fauna are worth the visit alone, but for those who like a challenge, joining an escorted tour to the summit of majestic Mount Kinabalu will live long in the memory.

The historic town of Sandakan is the gateway to Sabah's fascinating wildlife. Take a journey along the Kinabatangan River for the chance to see proboscis monkeys, macaques, monitor lizards, hornbills and, if you're lucky, pygmy elephants. At Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre observe these endearing creatures as they are prepared for a life back in the wild, while at Turtle Islands Park witness scores of Green and Hawksbill Turtles crawl over the sands to lay their eggs.

In Sarawak wild encounters of a different kind await you. Venture deep into Borneo's interior to stay in a traditional longhouse with the Iban tribe, once renowned as head hunters! Witness tribespeople practicing ancient crafts and enjoy traditional dances, blowpipe demonstrations and training of fighting cocks. Also not to be missed are the Mulu Caves, said to be the largest in the world and home to weird and wonderful rock formations along with thousands of bats.

Once you've had your fill of experiences and adventures, Borneo's beaches are a simply heavenly place to relax and reflect on the wonderful treasures of this mystical island, so let Premier Holidays create the perfect Borneo holiday for you…

    Why visit Borneo?
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Exceptional landscapes
  • Indigenous tribes
  • Soft adventure
  • Heavenly beaches


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Essential facts about Borneo
Local Time

GMT + 8 hours

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

Borneo is approximately 16 hours (via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Hong Kong) from the UK.
Recommended airlines that fly indirectly from the UK to Borneo: Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Emirates (via Dubai and Kuala Lumpur), Etihad Airways (via Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur), Qatar Airways (via Doha and Kuala Lumpur) or Singapore Airlines (via Singapore).

Best time to go

Borneo has a tropical climate where temperatures and humidity are high. March to October are considered the best months for travel, as November to February can bring more rain. However, rainforest areas can be unpredictable so rain can occur at any time, even if just a short sharp downpour.

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