Borneo's lush landscape lends itself to myriad activities, many of which focus on the island's rich rainforest wildlife. One of the top things to do is to see orangutans in the wild, while cruising through the jungle along the Kinabatangan River lets you experience forest life with its host of exotic birds and chatter of monkeys. Hiking within Tanjung Datu National Park provides ample opportunities for spying rare flora and fauna such as the rafflesia plant, while the park’s beautiful sandy beaches are a haven for nesting turtles. Trekking to the summit of Mount Kinabalu is a challenging but highly rewarding activity offering remarkable views across valleys and misty mountain peaks.
Ideas for experiencing Borneo
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Borneo, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.