If we had to use just one word to describe Borneo, it would be ‘diverse’.
Not only is it diverse politically (it's owned by Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia), the third largest island in the world is crammed with a jaw-dropping range of flora, fauna and wildlife. From glorious tropical beaches to mesmerising islands, one of the oldest rainforests in the world (140 million years old!) to lofty peaks, there is truly something for everyone.
Our group tours to Borneo are jam-packed with spectacular experiences. Trek in the foothills of Mt Kinabalu, or challenge yourself with a summit attempt of the mountain itself. Cruise along the Kinabatangan river at dawn or dusk watching out for the proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, rhinoceros hornbills and if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the reclusive wild orangutan. There is also plenty for those who are looking for an exhilarating challenge: explore by foot the primary jungle, cycle through the rural villages and even summit the highest peak in Borneo, Mt Kinabalu.
Trek in the foothills of Mt Kinabalu, or challenge yourself with a summit attempt of the mountain itself. At 4095m, and the ‘20th most prominent mountain in the world’, it’s a real adventure for any group.
Learn ancient jungle survival skills with a tribe in the heart of the rainforest.
Find out about the fascinating and endangered orangutans, one of the three species of great apes, which are only found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Visit the rehabilitation centre in Sepilok and learn about the work the centre carries out to ensure the survival of orangutans.
Get off the beaten track, exploring fascinating rural Borneo by bike.
Stay in one of the world most renowned Rainforest Lodges, deep inside ancient primary rainforest, surrounded by nature.
Enjoy a spot of luxury, relaxing on one of the exotic islands off Kota Kinabalu, part of a national marine conservation area. If you need a diversion from the beach, fly between two of the islands on one of the world’s longest zip lines.
Time difference - GMT + 8 hrs
Flight time - 13 + 2.5 hrs (via KL)
Currency - Ringgit
Capital - Multiple: Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), and Kalimantan (Indonesia).