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Wild Borneo

Best time to travel
Feb - Sep
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Kuala Lumpur and home from Kota Kinabalu.
  • All private transfers, internal flights, shared experiential boat transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Danum Valley and Kota Kinabalu.
  • Experience the best of Kuala Lumpur with a unique private bike tour.
  • Get up close and personal with exciting wildlife encounters throughout your time in Borneo.
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A further exploration of the wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture that Borneo holds is simply irresistible. Visiting one of Sir David Attenborough’s favourite spots, this itinerary includes Danum Valley, home to a mind-blowing spectrum of creatures. By stopping off in Kuala Lumpur and ending in Gaya Island, you will have the perfect mix of city, wild and beach living all brought together in this perfectly paced itinerary.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Kuala Lumpur.
On arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and privately transferred to your chic hotel in central Kuala Lumpur where you’ll spend three nights.
Take an urban cycling adventure on a traditional Orange Dutch Bicycle.
The bicycle is the ideal means to discover the real Kuala Lumpur. Explore the hidden, authentic Kuala Lumpur, where a melting pot of points of interest, local markets, smells and, last but not least, the kindness of the local people is to be found.
Kuala Lumpur
Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan.
On arrival, your driver and guide will greet you and bring you to Sepilok Nature Reserve, just a short 30-minute drive away.
Sepilok Nature Reserve Myanmar
Enjoy an orangutan encounter at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
Stand on the feeding platform as these playful primates swing down through the trees and greet you with a cheeky grin.
Orangutans Indonesia
Depart from Sandakan to Kinabatangan.
An experience in itself, you will first be transferred by road to Sandakan Jetty where you will then climb aboard a shared boat. As you travel upstream on the Kinabatangan River, discover the unusual flora and fauna that inhabit the river and surrounding wetlands. Arrive at your lodge for a two-night stay.
Elephant Kinabatangan
Journey deeper into the jungle as you arrive in the Danum Valley.
Arguably the densest part of Borneo’s rainforest, you will feel like you are in the middle of a Sir David Attenborough documentary. Spend two nights surrounded by the splendour of the rainforest before returning to civilisation.
Bird Kinabatangan
Transfer to Lahad Datu and fly to Kota Kinabalu.
Spend three nights lazing on one of our favourite tropical islands, Gaya Island, where barefoot luxury is epitomised.
Kota Kinabalu
Depart from Kota Kinabalu.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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EQ Kuala Lumpur

Primely located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, EQ is an excellent choice with many sightseeing opportunities, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and spacious, decorated in beige and golden tones. The EQ infinity pool is perched on the 29th floor and boasts panoramic views of the city, the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring Malaysia’s capital.

Sepilok Nature Reserve

Sepilok Nature Reserve

Situated amidst abundant greenery, Sepilok Nature Resort is a haven for nature lovers. The resort has 23 timber chalets, set around a natural lake and surrounded by verdant gardens and lush rainforest. The resort’s gardens are huge, with an impressive collection of exotic plants, including 150 different species of orchid and lots of fruit varieties. Sepilok Nature Resort is located about 45 minutes from Sandakan town.

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Tucked away in a quiet corner of one of the world’s most important wetland areas, this exclusive resort is surrounded by freshwater swamps and mangrove forest and is accessible only by boat. Perfectly positioned for exploring the vast array of nature and wildlife in the surrounding waterways, guests are invited to enjoy guided river safaris as part of their stay. Spacious rooms are reached by wooden walkways, and all offer exceptional jungle views.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

The multi award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge lies in a magnificent setting along the banks of the Danum River, in Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest. With only 30 chalets, there is an intimate atmosphere at the Lodge. Each chalet is designed with the natural surroundings taken carefully into consideration and has a beautiful outdoor hot tub for you to relax in after a day of enjoying jungle living.

What people are saying

In summary, it was a first class trip which we truly enjoyed. We have not one single complaint and in fact we tip our hats to OROKO, you exceeded our expectations. It is a great feeling when you just know everything is organised.

Rose & John – Sorrento, May 2019


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