Borneo’s sheer, jagged valleys shelter a rich variety of creatures, such as elephants, proboscis monkeys and, of course, orang-utan. Among them, tribes still practice ancient ways of life in harmony with their pristine surroundings, and lazy rivers snake through the jungle past stunning caves, before finding the South China Sea at idyllic beaches.
15 hours (Kuching, via Singapore)
Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines
Where can you fly from?
Flights to Borneo are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow
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Sample trip ideas
Your journey will be fully tailored to your schedule, interests and budget.
Jungles & Beaches of Malaysia & Borneo
Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo combine easily together. On this trip, you can take in some of the wildlife and culture of Borneo along with a stay in a beautiful beach property on Tioman Island in Peninsular Malaysia.
Borneo: On the Trail of the Headhunters
This is a great trip for those wanting to get off the beaten track. A mix of history, culture, wildlife and jungle, there is also plenty of trekking to be done for the more active traveller. Starting in the colonial city of Kuching, you will then be thrown into the heart of the jungle and the legendary ‘Headhunter’ territory before relaxing on a beautiful island for a well earned rest!
Sabah in Style
Explore the main highlights of Sabah, with time to relax in style at the end of your trip.
This comprehensive itinerary will take you through the best of Sarawak and Sabah, exploring tribal heartlands, jungle regions, and remote rivers, travelling by boat and exploring on foot. Highlights include Batang Ai with its headhunter tribes, Mulu’s underground cave systems, the orang-utan of Sepilok, and the hornbills of Danum Valley. Finish all this with a relaxing stay at the exclusive Ocean Wing at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria.
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Seeing orang-utan: Indonesia or Borneo?
Critically endangered, with a population as low as around 15,000 today, orang-utan are found wild on only two islands in the world: Borneo and Sumatra. For anyone planning an orang-utan spotting holiday, the first question is which country to choose?
Orang-utan in Borneo
Borneo is one of only two countries in the world where you can see orang-utan in the wild. And with a long list of other resident wildlife such as gibbon, pygmy elephant and clouded leopard, we rate it as the best place for a wildlife holiday in Southeast Asia.
Activity holidays in Borneo
If you're planning an activity holiday in Borneo, we can ensure you get the most out of your trip - from a night safari in search of local wildlife to climbing Mount Kinabalu.
Climb Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Mount Kinabalu is an unforgettable adventure, one Audley can arrange with experienced guides. The reward of standing on Malaysia's highest peak, seeing dawn break from the summit, is well worth the aching muscles.
Kinabatangan river cruise
A Kinabatangan river cruise is a real highlight of any Audley tailor-made trip to Borneo. You will have a good opportunity of seeing some of the best wildlife in Southeast Asia.
Luxury holidays in Borneo
Our specialists can create the perfect luxury tailor-made holiday to Borneo for you. A top destination for wildlife enthusiasts, and with plenty of unspoilt beaches, we can advise on the best luxury accommodation to suit your preferences.
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