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Borneo holidays

Dive into coastal waters to find an underwater world, relax on the beach, trek through rainforest in search of orangutan or gear up to catch the sunrise from the highest peak in South East Asia.

Occupying the northern slice of the world’s third largest island, Malaysian Borneo is a wonderful destination for honeymooners, families or those in search of adventure.

Made up of two states, Sabah and Sarawak, a holiday to Malaysian Borneo can include beach time, wildlife, rivers, mountains and culture.

Rope Bridge, Borneo
Canopy walkway, Borneo
Jetty, Ocean, Sabah, Borneo
Jetty in the ocean, Sabah
Adult Male Orangutan in the wild nature, Borneo, Indonesia
Adult male orangutan

Why visit Sabah

Sabah occupies the northern tip of Borneo and is dominated by the majestic peak of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. Wildlife viewing and in particular the chance to see orangutan is a huge draw to this part of the world.

Limestone pinnacle formations at Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Why visit Sarawak

Sarawak is wonderfully exotic; home to the world’s largest flower, flying squirrels, insect eating plants and quantities of yet unnamed flora and fauna. Furthermore, the ancient virgin rainforest is home to 27 ethnic people, each with their own distinct language, culture and lifestyle. National parks offer some excellent trekking and Semenggoh orangutan sanctuary the chance to see these wonderful apes.

Orangutan, Tajung Puting National Park, Kalimantan Island, Borneo, Indonesia
Orangutan in Tajung Puting National Park, Borneo

Indonesian Borneo

The remaining 73% of Borneo belongs to Indonesia, a wild, exotic part of Asia. This jungle-covered part of the island is for travellers seeking an authentic wildlife experience and for many a highlight is spending time on an orangutan safari in Tanjung Puting National Park on our unique orangutan conservation group tour.

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  • Malaysian Borneo - Sabah
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  • Indonesian Borneo - Tanjung Puting NP

Experiences

A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Borneo.

Climb Mount Kinabalu

For the fit, but novice mountaineer, climb Mount Kinabalu, which stands at 4,093 metres, and watch the sunrise from the summit.

Kinabatangan River Safari

Spot proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and orangutans on a boat safari along the Kinabatangan River.

Jungle Trekking

Rise early to the sound of the jungle at Borneo Rainforest Lodge – walk to their spectacular viewpoint, head to the treetop canopy walkway or go tubing on the river.

Turtle Nesting

Stay at Tanjong Jara whose beach welcome turtles every year between April and September to lay their eggs.

Diving

Head below water in a host of excellent dive sites along the east coast of Malaysia as well as the waters off Malaysian Borneo.

Orangutan Experience

Come face to face with Asia’s only great ape, the iconic orangutan, in the rainforests of Borneo.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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