Borneo Eco Tour
Sarawak, Sabah, Borneo
Sarawak, Sabah, Borneo
For those who like to explore Borneo’s two most fascinating destinations; Sarawak and Sabah. Travel in your own style with private touring and stay in comfortable to luxury accommodation at each destination and yet meet up with the Ibans, once the feared head-hunters of Borneo.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 12-DAY ULTIMATE RAINFOREST TOUR WITH CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
This comprehensive tour of Borneo starts in the capital of Sarawak, Kuching. Stay at the 4-Star Grand Margherita Hotel. Kuching’s only riverfront hotel, the Grand Margherita Hotel offers unrivalled views of the picturesque Sarawak River and of colourful Malay villages.
In Kuching, take a longboat trip upriver, visiting a longhouse and witnessing their celebration or gawai for a taste of Borneo. Continue to Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park, where over millennia the flow of water drainage towards the sea has cut deep gorges through the Park’s limestone mountains forming a complex network of some of the most spectacular caves on earth. Explore the various caves and watch the amazing spectacle of a million bats rushing out of the cave.
Next fly to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah and from there to Sandakan to visit the Orang-utan Rehabilation Centre. Take a speed boat on the Kinabatangan River to Sukau and stay at the award winning Sukau Rainforest Eco Lodge. The Kinabatangan river cruise offers an excellent opportunity to see Orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and a great variety of birds. Then continue to Danum Valley, deep in the forest and the only place where the enigmatic Spectacled Flowerpecker has been recorded (twitchers note).
You will also see Orang-utans, gibbons, and other primates and if you are lucky, you may also see an Asian elephant or a Sumatran rhinoceros wandering through the trees. This holiday will ensure that you are lucky enough to hear the haunting music of the sape and witness the dances of the hornbills, so that the memories of Borneo will live in your heart forever!
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.