Reasons to Visit
Simply grab your snorkelling gear and jump in to the warm turquoise waters awash with life! Coral reefs, turtles and brightly coloured fish can be seen all over the east coast. For keener divers, several islands off the east coast are considered amongst the world's best locations.
The times of headhunting in Borneo are behind us now but even up until the 1960's this was common practice in the interior of the country. Today you can still visit the riverside tribal longhouses and enjoy a glass of rice wine with the elders of the village.
Critically endangered, orang-utan are now found on only two islands in the world, Borneo being one of them. There are three main areas where you can see these fantastic creatures: the Kinabatangan River, the Danum Valley and the Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
Climbing Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia, is top of many people's list when they come to Borneo. The five day Headhunters Trail takes you through longhouses and forest camps. In Maliau Basin you can experience a unique Lost World rarely visited by anyone other than researchers. In Danum Valley you can explore the jungle on the look out for wildlife.
Taking a boat through the jungles of Borneo gives you an amazing opportunity for a close-up view of pygmy elephants, proboscis monkey, crocodile and dozens of bird species, such as native hornbills. If you prefer to explore by land then you can trek through pristine rainforests on the look out for monkeys swinging through the trees - and of course there are orang-utan.
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Our private tailor-made journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itineraries shown below are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailored to suit your preferences.
13 Days from £2,180ppTailor-made including flights from UK
A 13 day trip exploring the highlights of western Sarawak including the riverside city of Kuching; Iban tribes bordering Kalimantan; Semenggok orang-utan centre and the beaches of the Damai Peninsula.
15 Days from £2,520ppTailor-made including flights from UK
An exciting itinerary that combines adventure, wildlife and relaxation.
14 Days from £2,745ppTailor-made including flights from UK
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.
15 Days from £2,890ppTailor-made including flights from UK
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!
14 Days from £3,105ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore some of the highlights of Sabah including Kinabatangan River, Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and Lankayan Island, before enjoying a city break at the end of your trip in Kuala Lumpur.
15 Days from £3,120ppTailor-made including flights from UK
This trip focuses on the gardens and wildlife of Malaysia and Borneo. You will visit the impressive Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, the biggest botanical garden in Malaysia, and the Boh tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands. Then fly to Borneo where wildlife surrounds you on the Kinabatangan River. At Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre you can learn about the work being done to protect these amazing animals and have a chance to see them close up.
14 Days from £3,135ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore Borneo's rainforest and wildlife, trek to the summit of Southeast Asia's highest peak then pamper yourself at a fine beach resort.
14 Days from £3,300ppTailor-made including flights from UK
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.
15 Days from £3,540ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore the main highlights of Sabah, with a time to relax at the end of your trip.
15 Days from £3,890ppTailor-made including flights from UK
For wildlife lovers, this trip concentrates on the very best areas in the world to see rare and
endangered species such as the Bornean orang-utan, pygmy elephants, western tarsiers and hawksbill turtles. Finish with time in one of Borneo’s best beach hotels, which also has a small orang-utan sanctuary.
12 Days from £3,890ppTailor-made including flights from UK
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 Mataking Island's superb diving, snorkelling and beaches.
20 Days from £3,960ppTailor-made including flights from UK
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 Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Finish all this with a relaxing stay on the tropical paradise of Gaya Island.
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