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Borneo trip ideas

Borneo trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

A tailored tour of Borneo is an opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the prolific wildlife and gain an insight into its traditional cultures. Our specialists know the island extremely well and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to help ensure your trip fulfils every expectation. Their itinerary ideas are devised to act as a starting point when planning your route and can be tailored to your interests to create a bespoke tour that could include trekking through rainforests, staying in a remote jungle lodge, visiting an orangutan sanctuary, spending a night with the Iban tribe or climbing Mount Kinabalu.

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Ideas for your trip to Borneo

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Borneo, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Borneo's Rivers, Mountains and Beaches

  • 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 £3,150pp

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

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Luxury tour of Sabah

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

  • Visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy three 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 see wild orangutan.

  • Finish your trip at the beautiful Bunga Raya Island Resort.

14 Days from £3,890pp

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

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Wild Borneo

  • Explore Sarawak, hiking through the coastal Bako National Park.

  • Stay with a local Melano family in the little fishing town of Semantan.

  • 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 on Gaya Island, a beach-fringed island off Borneo's north coast.

18 Days from £3,920pp

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

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Grand tour of Borneo

  • Try a Sarawak laksa on the riverfront in Kuching.

  • See orangutan 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 £4,510pp

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

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Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration

These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

Beach + City

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Hong Kong

Explore the contrasts of east and west, modern and traditional in the fascinating city of Hong Kong before relaxing on the beautiful island of Borneo.

12 Days from £1,812pp

3 nights Hong Kong, including breakfast; 7 nights Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

Gaya Island Resort & Kuching

Spend a few days in Sarawak, before travelling to Gaya Island for time relaxing in one of nature's picturesque settings.

13 Days from £1,854pp

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

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Some of our favourite travel guides

What to see in Borneo: our highlights guide

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.

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