Borneo: "Holiday of a Lifetime"
Originally published 12 August 2011
One of the nice things about going on holiday is deciding which of your travelling tales to regale friends and family with when you get back, but after going to Borneo we’ve been spoiled for choice.
What an incredible place, and what a fantastic trip.
From the luxurious hotel and unmissable Philippine night BBQ in Kota Kinabalu, to the sight of orang-utans calmly scattering monkeys as they ate their fill of fruit at the Sepilok rehabilitation centre, to the jaw-dropping sight of wild pygmy elephants grazing and playing in the Kinabatangan river, to the tranquillity of the crystal water at Lankayan island... it’s safe to say we enjoyed ourselves.
The guides were all excellent, impressing us with their local knowledge and wildlife-spotting ability, while making sure that every aspect of our trip went exactly to plan.
The hospitality everywhere we stayed was fantastic, and the food was great as well – I would walk back there for the afternoon ‘tea’ of banana fritters.
Hannah from Audley Travel was so helpful when we first went to her for some advice on our visit to Borneo, and her planning meant we got the most out of our all too short holiday.
We will be back, and to save our poor, beleaguered friends and family from yet more ‘holiday of a lifetime’ stories, we are insisting they go as well.
Tailor-made holidays in Borneo
Book a holiday to Borneo to experience exceptional wildlife: Asian elephants, clouded leopards, proboscis monkeys, rhinoceros hornbills, green and hawksbill turtles and most famously, orang-utan. You can also see fascinating indigenous cultures such as the Iban Headhunter tribes.Read more about Borneo »
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