Borneo Adventure

Sabah, Borneo

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Borneo Adventure

Borneo offers travellers a blend of wilderness and adventure. Its verdant jungles stretch deep across the island where spotting wildlife including the orang-utans and pigmy elephants is a highlight. Travellers to Borneo want to hike through the rainforest, take longboat down ancient misty rivers and dive into the turquoise blue sea. This 12-day classic Borneo adventure tour is designed to explore Sukau and Danum valleys for Orang Utans and wildlife ending with a 4 nights stay at a dive resort.


We Love
  • Cycling Experience. Your tour may be on dirt roads but meeting the Dusun people, who live in small riverside villages, will be an interesting experience
  • Jungle Experience. Stay at an eco lodge. You may see Borneo’s pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and eight species of hornbills
  • Diving Experience. Semporna/Mabul (4-nights) is located on the east coast of Borneo, Sabah. In addition to diving courses and 3 daily boat dives to the nearby islands, it offers unlimited dives in the House Reef right in front of the resort
  • Eco Lodges. The lodges used adhere to eco-initiatives so you don’t leave your carbon footprint behind
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. We can book your international and domestic flights.
  • For cycling tour, take extra dry clothing, sunblock lotion towel, and raincoat
  • For Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley take swimwear, binoculars, sun block lotion, insect repellent, leech socks & raincoat
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday
  • Except for your stay in Kota Kinabalu (for 3 nights) this 12-day tour is full board
  • UK citizens do not require a visa to visit Malay Borneo for stay upto 3 months


Your adventure begins in Sabah’s capital; Kota Kinabalu where you will stay at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with your own expert guide and driver and experience the best of the town and its surrounding region. Take a ferry to a nearby island and relax on the beautiful white sand beaches or bike across the countryside and meet with the Dasun people, the largest indigenous group in Sabah.

Fly to Sandakan, the second largest city in Sabah to undertake many wildlife adventures like the Turtle Islands Park, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Gomantong Caves and of course the Kinabatangan River cruises that offers unparalleled opportunities for observing wildlife.

In Sandakan itself, visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where you will see the wild orang-utans that come during the feeding time. Transfer by ferry on the Kinabantangan River to the Sukau Rainforest Eco Resort. Explore the region to see Borneo pygmy elephants, orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and the hornbills.

At Gomantong Caves, witness local people collecting birds' nests by using bamboo ladders and poles and the evening spectacle of a million bats rushing out into the sky. While at Danum valley, noted for its incredible flora and fauna including Orang-utans, gibbons, and other primates including the Sumatran Rhino, take the canopy walkway hanging close to the tree-tops some of which 40–80m high.

In Semporna, you will stay at the Mabul Water Bungalows, an exclusive dive-resort built on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs – a perfect place for your diving adventure and to relax at the mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand.

Getting There

A number of direct international airlines fly to Borneo’s two main airports; Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The two major airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia also operate domestic flights linking tourist destinations of interest. This has made getting around Sabah a lot easier and cheaper. With a little preplanning you can find a flight that will rival the local bus prices.

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