Trip ideas to Borneo

All the trip 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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Tailor-made Itineraries to Borneo

Orangutans & islands of Borneo

  • Wander the back streets and enjoy a river side stroll in the colonial city of Kuching.

  • Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Iban tribe as you overnight in a traditional longhouse located on the banks of a river in the middle of the jungle.

  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary where you will see the work being done to rehabilitate rescued orang-utan and also see them close up.

  • Take a boat through the jungle covered back waters of the Kinabatangan River where you can see the huge variety of Bornean wildlife, from pygmy elephant to proboscis monkey.

  • Relax on tropical Gaya, a rainforest covered island off Kota Kinabalu.

15 Days from £2,555pp

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

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Orangutans & islands of Borneo


  • Wander the back streets and enjoy a river side stroll in the colonial city of Kuching.

  • Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Iban tribe as you overnight in a traditional longhouse located on the banks of a river in the middle of the jungle.

  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary where you will see the work being done to rehabilitate rescued orang-utan and also see them close up.

  • Take a boat through the jungle covered back waters of the Kinabatangan River where you can see the huge variety of Bornean wildlife, from pygmy elephant to proboscis monkey.

  • Relax on tropical Gaya, a rainforest covered island off Kota Kinabalu.

Jungles & beaches of Malaysia and Borneo

  • Try out local delicacies on a culinary tour of Kuching

  • Look out for Borneo's endemic proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park

  • Try your skills with a blowpipe under the instruction of the Iban tribe

  • Enjoy time in Kuala Lumpur, taking advantage of the superb food and shopping

  • Relax and do nothing on the pristine beaches of Tioman Island

14 Days from £2,650pp

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

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Jungles & beaches of Malaysia and Borneo


  • Try out local delicacies on a culinary tour of Kuching

  • Look out for Borneo's endemic proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park

  • Try your skills with a blowpipe under the instruction of the Iban tribe

  • Enjoy time in Kuala Lumpur, taking advantage of the superb food and shopping

  • Relax and do nothing on the pristine beaches of Tioman Island

Borneo: On the Trail of the Headhunters

  • Visit the fascinating museums and wander the back streets in Kuching.

  • Visit the Semenggok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Spend the night in a native longhouse.

  • Trek through the Mulu National Park jungle.

  • Relax at the superb Shangri-La Rasa Ria.

14 Days from £2,835pp

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

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Borneo: On the Trail of the Headhunters


  • Visit the fascinating museums and wander the back streets in Kuching.

  • Visit the Semenggok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Spend the night in a native longhouse.

  • Trek through the Mulu National Park jungle.

  • Relax at the superb Shangri-La Rasa Ria.

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 £2,965pp

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

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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.

Luxury tour of Sabah

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

  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy 3 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 wild orang-utan.

  • Finish your trip at the beautiful Bunga Raya Resort

14 Days from £3,630pp

with international flights from a choice of 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 Orang-utan Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy 3 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 wild orang-utan.

  • Finish your trip at the beautiful Bunga Raya Resort

Wild Borneo

  • Explore Sarawak, visiting Bako National Park and heading north to stay in the remote villages

  • 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 at the excellent Gaya Island Resort

18 Days from £3,645pp

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

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Wild Borneo


  • Explore Sarawak, visiting Bako National Park and heading north to stay in the remote villages

  • 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 at the excellent Gaya Island Resort

Grand tour of Borneo

  • Try a Sarawak laksa on the riverfront in Kuching.

  • See orang-utan 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 £4,205pp

with international flights from a choice of 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 orang-utan 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.

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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, discovering its endemic flora and fauna including orang-utans.

12 Days from £1,835pp

3 nights Hong Kong, including breakfast; 7 nights Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, including breakfast

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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 £1,915pp

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

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