Discover Borneo with On The Go Tours

Ancient rainforests thriving with wildlife, hauntingly beautiful UNESCO-listed caves, traditional longhouses, endangered orangutan species and the highest peak in Malaysia await travellers in the tropical eco-tourism paradise of Borneo. Whether you decide to explore Sarawak in the South or Sabah in the North, both of these states possess an eclectic heritage and varied history, telling a fascinating story set against an impressive backdrop of dense, untamed jungle.

Borneo Private Tours

Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre | BorneoNaturally Sabah - 8 Days MapTailored To Suit You

Naturally Sabah

8 Days | FROM USD $3,195

Mt Kinabalu, pygmy elephants, orangutans, rainforests and great food....

Bako National Park | BorneoSimply Sarawak - 8 days MapTailored To Suit You

Simply Sarawak

8 days | FROM USD $1,995

Sarawak in Borneo is the naturalists paradise. On this week long...

Photographer and a Proboscis monkey | BorneoWild Borneo - 15 days MapTailored To Suit You

Wild Borneo

15 days | FROM USD $4,395

Natural wonders of the Borneo kind. From Orangutans to hornbills, to...

Whether you're looking to explore Sabah and Sarawak, or even both sides of the island, we've got a private tour of Malaysian Borneo to suit all kinds of travellers. With the services of private local guides, visit wildlife centres home to orangutan and local villages for a glimpse into a traditional way of life.

Mount Kinabalu at sunset | Kinabalu National Park | Borneo

Tailor-made Holidays

Shared between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, the island of Borneo is the third largest in the world with a staggering wealth of endemic flora and fauna along with stunning landscapes and fascinating indigenous cultures. For travellers Borneo represents a truly unique destination with rare experiences to be enjoyed from meeting the wild-haired orangutans to staying in a traditional longhouse with an Iban community in the depths of the jungle. Add to this the chance to scuba dive in coral-rich waters, scale the heights of rugged mountains, lounge on pristine sand beaches, hike through tropical rainforest and explore gigantic caves and you have an endless list of reasons to visit Borneo. Our tailor-made team are on hand to create your perfect adventure itinerary so make 2017 the year you explore this captivating island.

Borneo tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Borneo Reviews

We had an amazing tour with your company. for each day we knew exactly what we had to do and where and when we had to go or be ready. Our tour guide Sham and our driver Abel we had for the first few days and we can not speak more highly of them.Sham was an expert experienced guide and Abel drove very carefully. They are both very good assets to this company and made us feel safe and comfortable all the time we were with them. When we went into the Jungle with SI tours they too were excellent. The accommodation chosen was also of very high quality. Thank you On the Go tours for making our Borneo holiday great.”  

Julie ann and Nathan Gleeson • Submitted 3 Nov 2017

Stacey was lovely full of knowledge and did everything to make us enjoy our trip even more. Such a nice caring person full of knowledge. Great she knew Malay but also knew about western culture as she being a westerner herself. Trip was great. ”  

Laura Geraghty • Submitted 8 Nov 2016

We had three or four days with each of these men. They were all wonderful, knowledgeable and very helpful with local information and about Sarawak and Sabah in general. They made sure we were safe (I am overweight) and able to negotiate all activities and boat transfers without hassle. I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who will listen. ”  

Adele Prescott • Submitted 22 Sep 2015

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Meet the Orangutans
Borneo's most famous indigenous species

The intelligent and gentle fuzzy creature we know as orangutans are one of Borneo's most iconic sights and a popular draw-card for many visitors. Visiting Sabah you'll get the chance to come face-to-face with these loveable primates at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok with a viewing gallery where you can watch them feast on milk and bananas during feeding time.

To start putting together your dream holiday to Borneo, consider focusing on these must-see destinations from wild national parks to charming cities and rugged mountain peaks.

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Cat City

Kuching

With a distinct Chinese flavour, Kuching is arguably one of Borneo’s most sophisticated and indeed stylish cities. A tasteful blend of modern structures and classic old world charm is evident throughout with bustling streets, Chinese temples, a beautifully landscaped riverfront park as well as the kitschy cat statues that appear throughout the city – because Kuching actually means cat!

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Wonderful Wilderness

Bako National Park

The oldest national park in Sarawak, Bako National Park has a peninsula that is filled with beautiful inlet beaches, rugged cliffs and endless mangrove swamp. Inside the park you’ll be greeted with tranquil streams, thundering waterfalls and a fine range of ecosystems. The park is popular for hiking, picturesque boat rides, beach relaxing as well as fantastic wildlife spotting!

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Orangutan heaven

Sepilok

Home to some great rainforest and the ever-popular Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok is a firm favourite on travellers' itineraries. No trip to Borneo is complete without coming here to see the orang-utans in their natural habitat. Located on the edge of the reserve, it was opened in 1964 to help rescue sadly orphaned and abandoned younger orangutans and to help them learn to fend and look out for themselves.

Kinabalu National Park - Mount Kinabalu and landscape in Borneo - On the Go Tours
Mountain scenery

Kinabalu National Park

As Malaysia’s first ever UNESCO World Heritage Site, no-one should turn down a trip to the Kinabalu National Park. If the lengthy list of animals that inhabit the park wasn’t enough to make the park a desirable destination, Mount Kinabalu also stands majestically within the boundaries of the park and is one of the highest peaks in all of Southeast Asia. Climbing the mountain is certainly a challenge, but well worth it for the incredible vistas on offer from the summit.