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.
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Borneo Group Tours
If you are looking for the ultimate Borneo adventure then look no further than our Best of Borneo group tour. Combining verdant rainforest and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities with the chance to spend the night in a traditional homestay, or doing your part in conservation by planting a tree, our Borneo adventure tour covers all the bases.
Borneo Private Tours
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.
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
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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. ”
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. ”
Multi-culture is Borneo. I felt safe and relaxed. The guides were knowledgeable and more than happy to share their knowledge as well as answering our questions. The food was always fresh with more than enough food served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was a fantastic holiday. ”
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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.
Recommended places to visit in Borneo
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
Borneo Travel Guide
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- Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo
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- Footprints in the Paddy Fields
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Facts about Borneo
- Borneo is home to the Rafflesia Arnoldii flower, which is the world’s largest flower and smells of rotting corpses.
- The arm span of an orang-utan, endemic to Borneo, can reach up to a whopping 8 feet.
- Mount Kinabalu is in Borneo and is the highest peak in all of Southeast Asia, reaching a height of 4,095m.
Borneo Travel Advice:
We keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Borneo and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the relevant advisory body in your country.
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Highlights of our Borneo Tours
Visit Sarawak in Borneo, a naturalists paradise with a orangutan rehabilitation centre and the UNESCO listed Mulu Caves. Explore Bako National Park and view some of the regions most interesting wildlife in their natural habitat including the larged nosed probiscus monkey and the ground dwelling monitor lizards. Trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area or take a jungle trail in Sabah leading up to the treetop canopy walkways suspended 41 metres above the above the forest floor across giant Mangaris trees. Take a cooking class in Kuching after enjoying an informative city tour taking in Chinatown, the City Tower and the Malay Stilt Houses. Visit the resident orangutans at Semenggoh Orangutan Centre and watch them come down for feeding.