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 orangutans 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 Luxury Borneo Adventure is a journey into the rainforests of Borneo, with time spent on the Kinabatangan River, one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, and the beautiful Pitas Lake. Enjoy river cruises and jungle boardwalks with a guide, looking for proboscis monkeys, rhino, pygmy elephants, leopards, and an array of amazing birdlife. You will enjoy memorable visits to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
If you want to spend a bit longer exploring the rainforests of Borneo, our Luxury Borneo Wildlife Tour also visits the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Kinabatangan River, the Menanggul River, Pitas Lake, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Gomantong Cave, Sim-Sim Water Village, and a tour of Sandakan city. With the extra activities included, you get an extra day with this tour, allowing you some more time to soak up this incredible place.
Borneo Wildlife Tour
Borneo Orangutan Tour Kalimantan
“Visiting the bustling Sandakan Central Market provides a contrasting change of scenery to Borneo’s rainforest experiences. There’s a variety of food stalls serving Malay, Chinese and Indonesian food. Sample kolok mee (egg noodles in dark soy sauce, with garlic, pork and barbecued beef), and salted terubok fish and bird’s nest soup, which is a delicacy in Sarawak.”
“Be sure you visit the 19th century Fort Margherita to discover its influence upon Borneo’s extraordinary history, while also enjoying breath-taking views of the Sarawak River.”
“You’ll want to get your camera exposure settings right when you visit the Gomantong caves. Rays of light burst through the cracks and openings of this intricate network, illuminating unique rock formations and limestone stalactites.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Borneo Big Five?
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 Tours...
• 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
There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.
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