Borneo Holidays

A Holiday to Borneo promises world-famous wildlife, teeming jungles and exquisite beaches View All Borneo Holidays

Susanne Muskita
Borneo Travel Specialist

Malaysian Borneo stretches out to cover the northern half of the world’s third-largest island, laying claim to dramatic coastlines and a vast expanse of thick virgin rainforest – some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Our collection of Borneo experiences includes:

  • Group tours designed to get first-time visitors under the skin of the country,
  • Tailor-made itinerary suggestions which can be tweaked to suit your interests, and
  • Honeymoon ideas which combine once-in-a-lifetime wildlife interactions with relaxing breaks at private romantic beach resorts.

From trekking the muddy jungle trails of the remote Danum Valley Conservation Area to snorkelling the turquoise seas along the pristine white sand beaches of Gaya Island, Borneo holidays are an immersion in the beautiful natural environments which call the country home.


A vibrant cultural melting pot, Borneo is home to charismatic people with a unique blend of traditional native forest communities, romantic Asian roots and European Colonial ties.

Here, the irresistible lure of beaches and exotic jungle heaving with indigenous wildlife – including endangered orangutans – entices visitors from all corners of the globe.


If you are looking to visit Borneo to see Orangutans you are not alone. For many visitors, this is the number one reason for a holiday to Borneo.

These beautiful animals live freely in their natural habitat and are a protected species. And we hope that it will always be that way. There are a number of Borneo holidays that allow you to see the Orangutans first hand, sometimes at very close range, without disturbing their living environment.

We’re proud to work with Orangutan Appeal UK. This is a charity associated with Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre which rehabilitates and provides medical care to orphaned orangutans.

But it's not just Orangutans that make this a holiday destination. Borneo is quite simply a wildlife lover’s paradise and whether you’re heading to Sabah or Sarawak the country has a wealth of wildlife, flora and fauna to discover. The country is famous for being home to the endangered orangutan but the country is also home to a vast number of other species, a good number of which are endemic to Borneo including 37 bird species. 

Enjoy a sedate cruise down the Kinabatangan River with its wildlife corridor running along the banks and you cannot fail to see proboscis monkeys, also known as 'Dutch monkeys', red leaf monkeys, macaques, crocodiles and the magnificent hornbill. There is also a good chance to see pygmy elephants and hopefully wild orangutans. Trek through the Danum Valley Conservation Area and listen for the call of the wild gibbons or explore the jungle environment of Tabin Wildlife Reserve with its mud volcano, a huge draw for the regional wildlife which includes Barking Deer and the more elusive Leopard Cat. 
And of course, as an island nation, Borneo not only has jungle wildlife to write home about but a host of marine life too. Snorkel or dive the islands and beaches along the South China and Celebes Seas to discover huge schools of fish and huge reef drop-offs, see green and hawksbill turtles and their adorable offspring and at the right time of year, you may see the whale sharks around tiny Lankayan Island. For those seeking an Asian wildlife holiday to remember then Borneo is a must. 

Holiday Ideas

At Regent Holidays we offer a personal service and use our expert knowledge of destinations to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. From booking to travelling, our Travel Specialists will be with you every step of the way and are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Regent Borneo Specialist

Stef Studley

Stef Studley
Borneo Travel Specialist
Active travellers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to climb Mount Kinabalu – it’s the perfect finale to an incredible holiday spent searching for wildlife in the jungles. Whilst it might not be a technically challenging climb, the route certainly offers a physical challenge. But then, standing at 4,000m to watch the sun rise over the ocean and gaze across the rainforest from above, it’s so worth it and an experience you’ll never forget.

Stef's Tips
In Kota Kinabalu jump on the North Borneo railway – a colonial-era steam train that chuggs through the countryside.
Take a trip down the Kinabatangan river on the look-out for proboscis monkeys, macaques, pygmy elephants, snakes and crocodiles.
Join the locals at the bustling “Top Spot” food hall in Kuching, where the seafood is plentiful, delicious and great value.

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