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Borneo holidays

Search for orangutan, explore the rainforest and stay with an Iban tribe on your tailor-made Borneo tour

Blanketed with some of the richest equatorial rainforest in the world, Borneo shelters rare species and indigenous tribes and claims dramatic scenery. Our Borneo specialists have journeyed along the rivers and trekked jungle trails so they can advise on the most authentic experiences and remote jungle lodges the country has to offer. Encouraging you to get off the beaten path, we can tailor-make a Borneo holiday to match your interests, employing specialist guides and arranging stays at enviable hotels.

The island is divided between three countries: the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak in the north, the Indonesian state of Kalimantan to the south, and the tiny sultanate of Brunei. Orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and clouded leopards thrive in Borneo’s conservation areas, while, off the coast, reefs teem with tropical fish and turtles. Adventures range from climbing Mount Kinabalu to exploring cave networks, visiting the longhouses of the local Iban tribe or cruising the Kinabatangan River.

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Suggested itineraries for Borneo

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Borneo could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Borneo

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Borneo. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Borneo at its best.

Introducing Borneo

Southeast Asia specialist Nicki describes her highlights of Borneo, including the wildlife, rainforests and beautiful beaches.

Female orangutan, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Malaysian Borneo
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Spotting Borneo's orangutans

Orangutan were once widely distributed across Southeast Asia, but are now critically endangered. Borneo specialist Chris explains the best ways to spot these fascinating creatures, from the viewing platforms of wildlife sanctuaries to the wilds of the primary rainforest.

Lankayan Island, Malaysian Borneo
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Honeymoons in Borneo

Plan your perfect honeymoon to Borneo with Audley. Discover some of the best properties, places and wildlife on offer and how we can make your honeymoon in Borneo extra special.

Proboscis monkey, Bako National Park, Malaysian Borneo
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What to see in Borneo: our highlights guide

This guide features recommendations for things to do in Borneo. It focuses on the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, which offer a lot of variety in a smaller radius than Indonesian Borneo.

Elephants on the Kinabatangan River, Malaysian Borneo
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Borneo family holidays

Borneo specialist Sophie explains why Malaysian Borneo is a great family holiday destination. She recommends engaging ways to spot wildlife, experience tribal cultures and have jungle adventures.

Sapi (left) and Gaya (right) Island, Borneo
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Luxury holidays in Borneo

Our specialists can create the perfect luxury tailor-made holiday to Borneo for you. A top destination for wildlife enthusiasts, and with plenty of unspoilt beaches, we can advise on the best luxury accommodation to suit your preferences.

Herd of Pygmy Elephants
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Walking & trekking in Borneo

Smothered in a blanket of lush rainforest leading right up to the coast, Borneo is an island best explored on foot. From a gentle afternoon walk along the lofty canopy walkways of the Danum Valley to a challenging hike down into the lost world of the Maliau Basin, the landscape offers experiences that will appeal to every level of fitness.

Boat trip on the Kinabatangan River, Malaysian Borneo
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Kinabatangan river cruises

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.

View to the valleys whilst climbing Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah
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Climb Mount Kinabalu

Climbing Mount Kinabalu is an unforgettable adventure, one Audley can arrange with experienced guides. The reward of standing on Malaysia's highest peak, seeing dawn break from the summit, is well worth the aching muscles.

Matt kayaking through the mangroves in Sabah, Borneo
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