The rugged island of Borneo is home to some of the most biodiverse jungle terrain in the world. On a luxury holiday to Borneo, you’ll find a land full of wonder, where close-up encounters with endangered wildlife become possible. Get lost in the beauty of the jungle as you follow suspension bridges and overgrown paths in search of famed residents like the orangutan, Sunda clouded leopard and pygmy elephant. Just as amazing as the wildlife is Borneo’s unique culture, home to fifty native tribes who live in remote regions and continue to practise the ancient traditions of their ancestors.
An adventure paradise, the wilds of Borneo’s jungle has long attracted us to holiday there. We live for adventurous holidays and are experts in creating bespoke itineraries throughout Borneo’s spectacular landscapes. We’ve partnerships with the best English-speaking guides and local providers who will guide you along the way. Our strong commitment to sustainable tourism means that we offer a selection of experiential ecolodges, providing the best value as well as a step towards a better planet.
POCKET GUIDE TO BORNEO
Deep in the ancient rainforests of Borneo, orphaned orangutans are being rescued and learning how to live again. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is the world’s most famous destination to witness these beloved great apes. Witness younger orangutans learn to be outside for the first time and play on the climbing frames of the nursery. Discover other fascinating nature of Borneo at nearby preservation centres like the Rainforest Discovery Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Adventures abound along the banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. The river’s surroundings are renowned for their high-biodiversity habitats. On a luxury Kinabatangan River safari get ready to explore limestone caves, dryland forests, oxbow lakes and salty mangrove swamps. These rainforest landscapes are teeming with wildlife including elephants, civets, orangutans, monkeys, crocodiles, lizards and hornbills. Hidden amongst the wetlands are stunning luxury lodges, many only accessible by boat.
Reserved for adventure seekers, tailor your holiday around climbing Borneo’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. The hike will last three days, and you will spend two nights in base camp accommodation on the mountain. Stay overnight at a base camp of 3,272 m before the start of your summit trek in time for a breathtaking sunrise over Sabah. Spend a pre-night in a comfortable lodge in Kinabalu Park, before hiking to Laban Rata, taking it slow and steady, then rest to engage with the stunning scenery that surrounds.
The perfect stop off before delving into Borneo’s jungles and rainforests, Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur is a fascinating crossroads of cultures and traditions. Discover Kuala Lumpur’s treasure trove of wonders, encountering diverse cultures and visiting iconic sites. Sample some of Malaysia’s signature dishes and mingle with locals at the market, getting an in-depth look at life in the big city. Take an urban cycling adventure on a traditional Orange Dutch Bicycle to explore the hidden, authentic Kuala Lumpur.