Borneo Travel Guide

Whether you're visiting for orang-utans, jungle tribes or Mount Kinabalu, you'll want to make sure you're properly prepared for visiting Borneo and you can be with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find information on the best time to go and what top attractions you should see when you're there. We also provide details on visas and tips that cover all the essentials from what vaccinations you'll need to the currency.


Best Places to Visit

Make sure you include these must-see destinations on your holiday itinerary

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Best Time to Visit

Plan the perfect time to go with this overview of the seasons and local festivals


Top Travel Tips

Covering everything from drinking water and the food to voltage and internet access


Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Borneo and information on getting your tourist visa

Get to know Borneo

Recommended Reading

  • Kalimantaan
    by C.S. Godshalk
  • Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo
    by Eric Hansen
  • Footprints in the Paddy Fields
    by Tina Kisil
Did you know...?

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.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Malaysia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Borneo Weather Updates from the BBC.