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Borneo Tours

With an incredible variety of ecosystems and ethnic diversity, the region is a true Wonderland of natural and cultural attractions. its national parks are home to primates and turtles, canopy WalkWays and endangered sumatran rhino and some of the largest cave systems in the World.

Tours in Borneo

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  • Orangutans & LonghousesCultural and HistoryWildlife or SafariTailor Made Tours

    Orangutans & Longhouses

    Kuching (2 night), Batang Ai National Park (2 nights), Kuching (1 night), Mulu National Park (2 nights), Kota Kinabalu (1 night), Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary, Sukau (2 nights),) Kota Kinabalu (2 nights) and Kinabalu National Park

  • Highlights of Sabah, Borneo - Group TourCultural and HistoryNewWildlife or SafariEscorted Tours

    Highlights of Sabah, Borneo - Group Tour

    Kota Kinabalu (1 night), Kinabalu National Park (1 night), Kota Kinabalu (1 night), Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary, Sukau (2 nights),) Kota Kinabalu (2 nights)

    10 days £2860

    Departing: 10th April 2015

Things to See & Do

  • Orangutans

    Orangutans

    Any stay in Borneo is not complete without a visit to the Sepilok and Semonggoh Orangutan Sanctuaries. Set up in the 1960s and ‘70s to help protect these magnificent apes and rehabilitate them into the wild, these sanctuaries are situated in the lush backdrop of a forest reserve, allowing visitors o observe the creatures in their natural habitat.

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  • Mulu National Park

    Mulu National Park

    Mulu National Park is one of Borneo’s most spectacular natural attractions. Amongst its limestone caves and mountains lies some of the world’s most impressive underground systems, including the largest and the longest caves anywhere. The nightly exodus of millions of bats from its underground caverns is a truly unmissable sight.

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  • Longhouses

    Longhouses

    Ancestral home of the Iban, this is one of Borneo’s last true wilderness areas. Its national park is a refuge for endangered orang-utan and gibbon. Experience a traditional longhouse to learn about Iban culture and enjoy a longtail boat ride on the river. We recommend 2 nights at the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort.

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  • Kota Kinabalu

    Kota Kinabalu

    The gateway capital to many of Sabah’s major attractions, Kota Kinabalu is a wonderfully diverse mix of Malay, Chinese and European influences and traditions. One of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia, it is also the starting point of the North Borneo Railway, the oldest passenger service in the country. Renowned for its welcoming hospitality and gorgeous sandy beaches, this state capital is bursting with culture and wildlife just waiting to be explored!

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  • Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

    The second longest river in Malaysia, the Kinabatangan is home to a staggering diversity of animal and bird life, including crocodiles, snakes, orang-utans and proboscis monkeys. A stay in the Sukau region will enable you to fully explore the Kinabatangan River and its spectacular wildlife sanctuary.

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  • Gomantong Caves

    Gomantong Caves

    Located in the heart of Sabah’s Gomantong Rainforest Reserve, the Gomantong Caves have been described by the World Wildlife Foundation as the best-managed edible birds' nest caves in the world. The area is home to a whole host of creatures such as bats and swiftlets, whose nests have been a popular delicacy in China for centuries, the well maintained walkway allows visitors to explore the depths of these ancient cavernous wonders, or watch in awe as harvesters hoist themselves up on an intricate network of ladders and ropes to reach the delicate nests. Outside in the picnic area, there is the opportunity to observe more of the delights of Borneo’s wildlife, including bat hawks, serpent eagles, kingfishers and orangutans.

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  • Danum Valley

    Danum Valley

    One of the last preserves of primary lowland rainforest left in Asia and recognised as one of the most complex ecosystems, the Danum Valley is home to the endangered Sumatran rhino, as well as orang-utan, proboscis monkeys, the elusive clouded leopard and over 275 species of birds.

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  • Canopy Skywalk

    Canopy Skywalk

    Measuring 480 metres in length, this is the longest tree-based walkway in the world, offering a unique vantage point some 15-25 metres above the forest floor. This lush world is home to some 8,000 species of plants, over 100 types of butterflies, 200 different species of mammals and an incredible collection of birdlife.

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  • Beaches

    Beaches

    A luxury resort that occupies a 400 acre site in Kota Kinabalu, besides the exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort has its own nature reserve and a baby orang-utan rehabilitation centre.

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  • Kinabalu Park

    Kinabalu Park

    Malaysia’s first ever UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is home to Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia, as well as a fantastically diverse array of wildlife. Its 75,400 hectares play host to around 1,000 orchid species, almost 100 lowland mammal species, 21 different species of bat, 62 toad and frog species and a large proportion of Sabah’s butterfly population. With 326 varieties of birds including the Red breasted Tree-partridge, the Crimson-headed Wood-partridge and the Mountain Blackbird, it is truly a bird-lover’s utopia.

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Highlights of Borneo

Travel Experts

  • Chris Robles Espinosa

    Orangutans are a must, but don't forget also to see the strange looking probsocis monkeys, found both in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei.

    Chris Robles Espinosa
    Sales Consultant
  • Sue Livsey

    Take a steam train ride on the North Borneo Railway from Kota Kinabalu.

    Sue Livsey
    Far East Product Manager

Best Time To Go and Weather

The Malaysian climate is hot and humid with a year round average temperature of 32°c. Borneo is hot and humid all year. There can be tropical showers at any time. Rainy season can occur between November to January, although the rain is normally short lived. Temperatures remain warm. The best time to visit the Borneo is between May and September as this is outside the rainy season. It is also the best time to see the turtles, which make nightly landings at various locations to lay their eggs.

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT +8hrs
  • Flight Time15 hrs
  • VisaNot for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsHepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus-diphtheria, Measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) and Rabies is required**
  • CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (RM)
  • CapitalKuching
  • Area743,330 sq km
  • Population20 million
  • Dialling Code+673
  • Electricity220-240V 50Hz AC
  • LanguageMalay (official) along with English (other), Tamil (other), Chinese (other)

* Please check with the tourist board to confirm

** Please check with your health professional to confirm

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