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Borneo Tours

Tours of Borneo take you through thriving rainforests, to rural villages and glorious golden beaches with luxury resorts. Whether you want to haggle in the markets of Kota Kinabalu, trek through the mountains in search of elusive orang utans or journey along the river by longboat, we can help you find the Borneo tour for you. Browse our selection below for inspiration or speak to one of our Destination Specialists to book your trip.

Our Borneo Explorer Tour takes you along the serene rivers of Borneo’s rainforests by longboat. Wander through rice paddy fields, stop at farmer’s markets and pick up delicious fruits and get to know the locals as you explore small towns. Finish your tour of Borneo in Damai Beach, where you can spend days on white sands and enjoy the many facilities of your luxury hotel. Animal lovers should book our Nature of Borneo Tour. Learn about the conservation efforts at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, cruise along the river and keep your eyes out for Pygmy elephants and Proboscis monkeys.

Explore the rainforests on our Danum Valley Tour. Find yourself above the treetops as you enjoy canopy walks, wander through the luscious forests, try to spot shy orang utans and dine on delicious local fruits and vegetables at every meal. For a chance to see some of the many animals native to Borneo, our Sabah Wildlife Adventure Tour is the ideal four day addition to your holiday in Asia. Spend two nights at the Borneo Nature Lodge, visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and enjoy jungle treks.

5 days

Borneo Explorer Tour

 

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo , on this short tour explore the beautiful jungle landscapes with a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, embark on a city tour of Kuching...

Escorted tours

Borneo Explorer Tour
2 days a bird sitting on a branch

Nature of Borneo Tour

Guide Price  €619  pp  

During this short tour you will take in some of the key highlights of Sandakan including the world famous Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. Departing from Kota Kinabalu this is the ideal add on to your Borneo holiday allowing you to...

Adventure holidays

Nature of Borneo Tour
3 days a close up of a wire fence

Danum Valley Tour

 

Spend a couple of days immersing yourself in the Borneo rainforest with canopy walks, nature trails and the chance to spot itsfamous Orang Utan residents.

Escorted tours

Danum Valley Tour
4 days a close up of an animal

Sabah Wildlife Adventure Tour

 

This three night tour is perfect for nature lovers. Begin with a visit to the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured orangutans are brought to be rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild. Afterwards you...

Multi centre holidays

Sabah Wildlife Adventure Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

As Borneo is an island shared by three different countries, there are three predominant currencies in use here. These are the Malaysian ringgit, the Bruneian dollar and the Indonesian rupiah. Our tours primarily focus on the Malaysian territories, so you’ll need to convert your cash to the Malaysian ringgit. We recommend you do this prior to your arrival, as airport conversion rates might not be favourable.

Cash machines are widely available in the city of Kuching and other large towns, but as our tours maintain a focus on jungle treks, river cruises and visiting the villages of local tribes, you may find it difficult to locate one. Both US dollars and Euros may be accepted (and even preferred to ringgits) in smaller denominations, but you should not expect this, and we suggest you enquire with vendors as to what currency they would like to be paid in.

The official language of Borneo is Bahasa Malaysia, though numerous Chinese dialects and indigenous languages are also prevalent, with some universities teaching English as a second language here. While visiting Borneo, we suggest bringing along a Malay phrasebook that specialises in Bahasa Malaysian, as this will ease communication with locals.

As with Africa, Borneo has its own Big Five, consisting of the pygmy elephant, the saltwater crocodile, the orangutan, the proboscis monkey and the rhinoceros hornbill. Embark on a trek of the jungles of Sandakan or a cruise along the Kinabatangan River and its tributaries for a chance to get close to these amazing creatures.

Borneo is a feast for the senses, offering lush green forests, shimmering blue waters, plus the addictive soundtrack of jungle activity. Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, an avid foodie, or you’re seeking sunshine and relaxation, a trip to Borneo is an unforgettable adventure.

Why you'll love Borneo...

• Witnessing the conservation programmes that protect orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
• Taking a boat cruise at sunset along the Kinabatangan River
• Encountering Borneo’s Big Five as you hike through the Sandakan rainforests
• Wandering through the bustling streets of the ancient trading post, Kuching
• Shopping for hand-crafted souvenirs at the Sandakan Central Market
• Exploring the expansive cave networks of Gomantong
• Cooling down with a delicious ais kacang dessert (a bowl of assorted jelly, ice cream, fruit, tapioca pearls and ice)
• Visiting a traditional Malay longhouse
• Admiring the majestic architecture of Puu Jih Syh Temple

Did you know?

• The city of Kuching is often referred to as Cat City, a nickname given in association with its feline attractions dotted around the city, including its Cat Museum.
• The Niah Caves in Sarawak are home to hundreds of cave paintings and fossils dating 40,000 years back to the Pleistocene Era.
• Borneo’s rainforests are said to be over 130 million years old.