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Elephants grazing at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

Borneo holidays 2020 & 2021

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Rich equatorial rainforest, wild orangutan and the Kinabatangan River... On a tailor-made holiday to Borneo with Audley, you’ll see the highlights — and much more — your way. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our Borneo specialists know the country inside out and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Savour sunrise atop Mount Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak. Be a guest of the Iban tribe with a night in a traditional longhouse. Trek beneath some of the world’s tallest trees, while a symphony of insects click and hum in the background. Leave a positive impact on the island by seeking out its rare leopards and proboscis monkeys responsibly. Snorkel around offshore islands and relax on a stretch of powder-soft sand.

The great bat exodus at Gunung Mulu National Park, freshly cooked street food, a rhinoceros hornbill in flight… What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Suggested tours for Borneo

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Borneo could entail. They cover routes 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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Travel Advice

Practical tips for travelling to Borneo, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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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

    Introducing Borneo

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

  • Baby Orangutan at the Sanctuary

    Seeing orangutan in Borneo: Malaysia or Indonesia?

    Although Borneo is the place to see orangutans in the wild, its political separation as part Malaysia, part Indonesia does leave you with choices for where to plan your orangutan-spotting trip. Our expert Sophie helps you decide: Indonesian or Malaysian Borneo?

  • Lankayan Island, Malaysian Borneo

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Food stall, Kuching

    The top 7 experiences in Borneo

    In this bitesize guide, Borneo specialist Sophie has picked out her top seven experiences on the island. Yes, she’s included orangutan spotting, but there’s a lot more to this jungle-covered island.

  • Proboscis monkeys, Sandakan, Borneo

    Travel responsibly: Borneo

    In our opinion, Borneo offers some of the best wildlife experiences in the world and we’re keen to keep it that way. Our Borneo specialists revisit the island regularly to ensure your trip benefits its people and widlife positively — learn more in this guide.

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