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.

Flight Time

15 hours (Kuching, via Singapore)

Time Zone

UTC +8

Recommended Airlines

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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Stella on the Lemanak River, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

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Sample trip ideas

Your journey will be fully tailored to your schedule, interests and budget.

Baby orang-utan, Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary, Sandakan
Borneo

Orang-utans & Islands of Borneo

15 days from £2,700pp

A great way to explore the Sarawak and Sabah regions of Borneo, taking in the best areas to experience colonial culture, jungle wildlife, tribal villages and a tropical island.

Tioman Island, Malaysia
Borneo and Malaysia

Jungles & Beaches of Malaysia & Borneo

14 days from £2,805pp

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.

Iban elder, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Borneo

Borneo: On the Trail of the Headhunters

14 days from £2,980pp

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!

The Tutoh River winds through Mulu National Park
Borneo

Ultimate Borneo

19 days from £4,470pp

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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