Trip ideas to Borneo

All the trip ideas below can be tailored just for you

These trip ideas are designed by our specialists, who’ve travelled the routes themselves and have a guidebook-like knowledge of Borneo. Each trip idea highlights a route we’ve loved travelling, which showcases aspects of Borneo we're passionate about, not just the run-of-the-mill tourist circuits. Use these ideas to give you a starting point, some inspiration, as you decide what you want to do on your trip to Borneo. Then speak to us and we’ll start to bring your trip to life to suit your tastes.

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Tailor-made Itineraries to Borneo

Orang-utans & Islands of Borneo

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.

  • Wander the back streets and enjoy a river side stroll in the colonial city of Kuching.

  • Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Iban tribe as you overnight in a traditional longhouse located on the banks of a river in the middle of the jungle.

  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary where you will see the work being done to rehabilitate rescued orang-utan and also see them close up.

  • Take a boat through the jungle covered back waters of the Kinabatangan River where you can see the huge variety of Bornean wildlife, from pygmy elephant to proboscis monkey.

  • Relax on tropical Gaya, a rainforest covered island off Kota Kinabalu.

15 Days from £2,655pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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.

  • Try out local delicacies on a culinary tour of Kuching

  • Look out for Borneo's endemic proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park

  • Try your skills with a blowpipe under the instruction of the Iban tribe

  • Enjoy time in Kuala Lumpur, taking advantage of the superb food and shopping

  • Relax and do nothing on the pristine beaches of Tioman Island

14 Days from £2,760pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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!

  • Visit the fascinating museums and wander the back streets in Kuching.

  • Visit the Semenggok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Spend the night in a native longhouse.

  • Trek through the Mulu National Park jungle.

  • Relax at the superb Shangri-La Rasa Ria.

14 Days from £2,940pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Borneo's Rivers, Mountains and Beaches

Explore Borneo's rainforest and wildlife, trek to the summit of Southeast Asia's highest peak then pamper yourself at a fine beach resort.

  • Get straight into the wilds of north Borneo, exploring pristine tropical rainforest with a private ranger guide.

  • Jungle trekking and wildlife observation in the rainforest.

  • Climb to the summit of Southeast Asia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu.

  • Pamper yourself at one of Borneo's finest beach resorts.

13 Days from £3,080pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Sabah in Style

Explore the main highlights of Sabah, with time to relax in style at the end of your trip.

  • Explore Sabah's capital and enjoy the markets and superb food on offer.

  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy 3 nights on a Kinabatangan River Safari, with the chance to see pygmy elephants, proboscis monkey and much more.

  • Spend time in the Danum Valley at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, a pristine spot and a superb area to wild orang-utan.

  • Finish your trip at the beautiful Bunga Raya Resort

14 Days from £3,795pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Wild Borneo

Visit Sarawak and stay with local villagers before heading on to explore Borneo's most remote rainforest spending five days trekking with expert guides from camp to camp through the Maliau Basin. Then relax and enjoy a well earned rest on the beach.

  • Explore Sarawak, visiting Bako National Park and heading north to stay in the remote villages

  • Travel off the beaten track with challenging yet highly rewarding jungle trekking for five days taking in Borneo's most pristine rainforest, the Maliau Basin

  • Relax at the excellent Gaya Island Resort

18 Days from £3,820pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Ultimate Borneo

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.

  • Try a Sarawak laksa on the riverfront in Kuching.

  • See orang-utan close up at both Semenggok and Sepilok.

  • Spend the night with the Iban tribe in a longhouse in the middle of the jungle.

  • Take your binoculars and look out for wildlife in the trees as you explore the Kinabatangan River by boat.

  • Get your boots muddy as you trek through the rainforest of the Danum Valley

  • Relax on the beach at the Ocean Wing, Shangri-La Rasa Ria.

19 Days from £4,395pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Our Hidden Beaches Itineraries

Hidden Beaches is our select collection of exclusive beach destinations.

Beach + Wildlife & Scenery

Gaya Island Resort and Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy wildlife encounters near Mount Kinabalu, before travelling to Gaya Island for time relaxing in one of nature's picturesque settings.

14 Days from £2,035pp

4 nights Kota Kinabalu, including breakfast and excursion; 7 nights Gaya Island Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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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.

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