Borneo

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Stefanie Studley
Borneo Travel Specialist

Malaysian Borneo stretches out to cover the northern half of the world’s third largest island, laying claim to a dramatic coastline and a vast expanse of thick virgin rainforest – some of the oldest rainforest in the world. 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 majestic, paradisiac beaches and exotic jungle heaving with indigenous wildlife – including endangered orangutans – entices visitors from all corners of the globe.

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. For many visitors, the number one attraction are orangutans. We’re proud to work with Orangutan Appeal UK, a charity associated with Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo which rehabilitates and provides medical care to orphaned orangutans.

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 perfectly suit your interests, and honeymoon ideas which combine once-in-a-lifetime wildlife interactions with relaxing breaks at private romantic beach resorts. 



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Kota Kinabalu
Top Destination
Kota Kinabalu
The city of Kota Kinabalu sits in the shadow of Mount Kinabalu which has long been sacred to local indigenous communities. The city is the gateway for many visitors to Borneo who will head to the National Park and begin the 2-day climb to the 4,096m summit.
Danum Valley
Top Destination
Danum Valley
Danum Valley sits in the largest area of protected, virgin rainforest in Malaysia. It is home to a vast array of wildlife where you can expect to see macaques, hornbills, gibbons, orang-utans and if you are particularly lucky you might catch a glimpse of a clouded leopard.
Kinabatangan River
Top Destination
Kinabatangan River
The Kinabatangan River weaves it’s way from the South China Sea through the forests of Eastern Sabah. It is a haven for wildlife and on small boat safaris you can hope to see proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, crocodiles and a wide-array of birdlife. In the evenings fireflies emerge and can be seen in the jungle leaves.
Sepilok
Marianne Grimshaw's Recommendation
Sepilok
Home to perhaps the most famous orang-utan rehabilitation centre, Sepilok takes orphaned and abandoned orang-utans and re-introduces them to the wild. Twice daily feedings give you a chance to see them up close but the staff always hope that they return safely into the wild.
Kuching
Stefanie Studley's Recommendation
Kuching
Known as the ‘City of Cats’ Kuching is Sarawak’s hub which retains a colonial-era charm. Spend an evening wandering with the locals along the riverbank and sampling the street food from the hawker-stands.

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Specialist Recommendations

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   Sepilok
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   Kuching


Regent Borneo Specialist


Stefanie Studley
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.

Stefanie's Tips
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In Kota Kinabalu jump on the North Borneo railway – a colonial-era steam train that chuggs through the countryside.
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Take a trip down the Kinabatangan river on the look-out for proboscis monkeys, macaques, pygmy elephants, snakes and crocodiles.
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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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