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.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 12-DAY COMPREHENSIVE BORNEO ADVENTURE.
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.
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Time your stay to visit the Borneo Arts Festival on the island of Labuan - a popular stopover between Sabah and Brunei. Traditional and progressive music, dance performances and tattoo shows make this festival a worthy diversion! It is a perfect place to pick up authentic handicrafts and original artwork in Borneo. The seven day festival is usually held in the month of August.
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference then combine your Borneo adventure with the sophistication of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This unique combination provides a memorable experience of lush rainforests, unique wildlife, stunning beaches and vibrant cities.
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.