Borneo

3-4 weeks in 

boat on river
Orangutans Borneo
rainforest waterfall
This rugged island is home to half of all known plant and animal species in the world. Boasting luxuriant rainforests, scenic mountains, stunning marine life and a fascinating indigenous culture, Borneo is THE authentic tropical adventure.

Highlights

  • Spot orangutans, proboscis monkey’s and pygmy elephants in luxuriant rainforests
  • Visit Kota Kinabalu’s bustling markets and water front mosque.
  • Sleep in hammocks surrounded by the sounds of the jungle
  • Work on a rewarding project with a longhouse community
  • Explore the Gomantong caves whilst on a river cruise

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All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Experience a very different culture

    Explore the coastal city of Kota Kinabalu. Visit the bustling night markets and try the local food. The varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds of Borneo's people mean its cuisines are as wide-ranging as they are delicious! Interacting with remote indigenous communities offers a unique opportunity to experience the traditional way of life.

  • Finding Adventure

    Trekking in Sabah is varied both in the range of challenge and the landscape of the trek. Explore primary rainforests, learn jungle skills and listen to the sounds of the jungle on night walks, or whilst sleeping in a hammock in the forest.

  • Be part of a global community

    Projects focused on enhancing the environment within rural communities in Sabah give teams a real sense of achievement. Helping to improve water supply to crops or expanding uses of community buildings to increase eco-tourism within the area are just a couple of examples of projects chosen directly by the communities that we work with.

  • Learn something important

    Borneo offers an unrivalled opportunity to experience an equatorial rainforest ecology and learn about the environmental issues that affect it, including the problems of plastic waste and the impacts of palm oil production. Meet the endangered Orangutan at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and spot wildlife on a Kinabatangan River cruise.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    Stunning coastal regions with large tracts of remote jungle and mountain ranges inland. The varied terrain offers a wide range of experiences from trekking to wildlife encounters.

  • Culture

    Borneo brings together an astonishing array of cultures and languages. Ancient customs and ceremonies live on in longhouse communities and age-old traditions of hospitality mean visitors are sure to always be welcomed.

  • Weather

    Hot and humid with a typically tropical climate. Borneo is a year-round destination, but with the driest season generally occurring from May to October, summer is a great time visit.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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