Borneo is one of Southeast Asia’s few summer destinations as the best time to travel is between March and October.

The wet season is traditionally from November to February, but the climate in this part of Asia can be very unpredictable so it is best to accept the possibility of rain at any time.

By their very nature, rainforest areas have a wet climate and it is hot and humid for most of the year.

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* This is a rough guide to when to travel in the country as a whole. It may not necessarily apply to a specific itinerary or part of the country.

  • The best time to travel
  • A good time to travel, some factors to be aware of
  • Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year
  • Snow or ski season
  • Travel is not recommended
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