Borneo Family Experience

Brunei, Sabah, Borneo

On Request

Close  Orangutans are essentially solitary with the only permanent bond being between mother and infant.

Borneo Family Experience

Brunei’s pristine rainforests offer a variety of adventures; from riding traditional longboat up the rapids to jungle hiking on well-maintained trails. Travellers looking for a jungle experience can visit the Temburong National Park where you’ll be immersed in the jungle sounds, smells, and the awe-inspiring feel of total remoteness. Then return to the worldly comforts after an adrenalin-rush of rafting down the Temburong River.

UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE TO VIEW THE EARTH IN ITS PUREST FORM.
 

We Love
  • In Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei, climb the canopy tower for a 360 degree view of the lush rainforest
  • Tip of Borneo: cycle (optional) through scenic villages, oil palm estates and farms to Mompilis Village Longhouse
  • Kinabatangan River: You may see Borneo’s pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and eight species of hornbills
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. We can book your international and domestic flights.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday
  • Lodges used adhere to eco-initiatives so you don’t leave your carbon footprint behind

The Review

This is the ideal tour for travellers who would like to explore the Brunei and Malaysia sections of the Borneo Island. It is also a perfect tour for families with children.

We begin with a comprehensive tour of Brunei staying at a top luxury hotel, then travelling to a charming jungle resort. On this tour you will experience up close the wonders of the rainforest; listen to the orchestra of nature’s music by the insects, birds and animals, climb the tower to view wildlife and take a canopy walk. You will stay at the comfortable Ulu Ulu eco lodge

Next, take a comprehensive tour of Kinabalu National Park before travelling to Kudat, the land of the last longhouses in Sabah and journey to the ‘Tip of Borneo”. Then return to Kota Kinabalu and 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.

This tour is rated as a soft adventure and suitable for those reasonably fit as there are many places where you may have to climb, slippery and wet tracks. The journey in and out of national parks is itself interesting as you go on different modes of transport and see the change in vegetation with plenty of photo opportunities.


Max your Awim
End your tour with a relaxed stay at one of the luxurious beach resorts on the nearby Gaya Island.

This is a place for the curious to actively engage or peacefully absorb all Borneo has to offer. Seamlessly integrated within the mangroves is Spa Village, offering a rich tapestry of spa programmes that reflect the ancient healing practices of the region while restoring balance to alleviate modern stresses.


Travel Tips
Time your visit to coincide with the Borneo Cultural Festival, held every July in the small city of Sibu in Sarawak. This 10-day festival is packed with traditional music, celebrations, contests, and even a beauty pageant. It is a great place to learn about Sarawak's indigenous music and culture.

The Borneo International Kite Festival has become one of the most pleasant festivals in Borneo.  Hundreds of people gather in late September or early October to fly colourful and intriguing kites, some of which so complex that it require handling teams. The festival is held at the Old Bintulu Airport in Bintulu, Sarawak.

Alternatively, travel to the secret Labuan Island, once known as the "Pearl of the South China Sea". Today, it serves as an excellent stopover for travellers crossing between Brunei and Sabah. Time your stay to visit the Borneo Arts Festival usually held in the month of August.

Walk down its undeveloped beaches most of which, aside from weekends, are usually void of people. For divers, the nearby Pulau Layang-Layang is considered a top diving destination in Southeast Asia. A three-star dive resort offers diving along the wall which drops to a depth of 2000 meters. Hammerhead sharks, tuna, and big-eye trevallies frequent the wall.


One More Thing
We make no extra charge for minor changes to hotels, or hotel add-ons to the beginning or at the end of the existing itinerary. If you wish to customise this itinerary then please let us know your interests.

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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