Borneo

Bespoke Tailor Made Holidays & Honeymoons to Borneo

The equatorial rainforests of Borneo are home to a diverse and beautiful range of wildlife species including hundreds of species of tropical birds, over a thousand types of orchid and mammals including many primates, the best known being the Orang Utan. This is a ‘must see’ destination for the wildlife enthusiast and adventurous traveller!

The island of Borneo is actually split between two countries, the northern regions of Sabah and Sarawak being part of Malaysia and the larger region of Kalimantan belonging to Indonesia.  The kingdom of Brunei is wedged in the middle of the north coast surrounded by Malaysian Borneo.

Kuching is the main gateway from Malaysia and was the city of the White Rajahs and from here you can explore the jungles and forests with their amazing wildlife and fauna including the weird pitcher plants and of course the endearing Orang Utans.  Many Orang sanctuaries exist in Borneo and you can take part in important conservation and volunteer work here, the most well known being at Sepilok.

At the other end of Malaysian Borneo is the main town of Kota Kinabalu, surrounded by gorgeous beaches and islands and over at Sandakan is access to turtle hatching beaches and islands.

In Kalimantan, the Indonesian side of Borneo, travel is difficult as this is an area little explored.  It is however a great option for the adventurous traveller with many isolated tribes, pristine jungles, orang-utans and probiscis monkeys. Follow in the footsteps of 19th century explorer Wallace who travelled this region in the mid 1980s and reported back his own theories of evolution. I really enjoyed Bill Bailey on BBC TV in spring 2013 as he showed us the natural history of the Malay archipelago and the wonderful wildlife that Wallace discovered here.

Ask me to put together a tailor made holiday to Borneo for you, in a group, private, on foot or by boat, visit this wonderful tropical jungle paradise and say hello to the Orang-Utans!

in summary, Jules, you were excellent again. The trip up the Kinabantagan River was possibly not as exciting as I had hoped, but I saw what I have always wanted to see (actually the Proboscis monkeys rather than the Orang Utans) in the wild, the guides very knowledgeable and the Malayan people absolutely delightful.
Ian & Cathy Furbank – Borneo (November 2015)
December 10, 2015

Just returned from our fabulous holiday that you arranged for us to Malaysia. Everything ran like clockwork – all the arrangements and pick ups (good drivers and vehicles from Discovery Overland Holidays), the accommodation was superb and we had many great experiences.  We did not see rain, surprisingly for this region in June, there was […]
The Buck Family – Malaysia (June 2013)
July 4, 2013

Thank you to Julie for making the arrangements for our holiday to Malaysia and saving me a lot of trips and telephone calls to a high street travel agent. The service you provided was first class and we will recommend you to anyone we know who may be thinking of booking a holiday.
David & Jackie Thomas – Malaysia (May 2012)
July 13, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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Wildlife of Borneo

A fabulous wildlife holiday to the rainforests and beaches of Borneo. See the Orang Utans and stay in a longhouse!

Orang-utans and Jungles

An amazing family holiday to Borneo with a combination of wildlife, jungles and tropical beaches - rafting, snorkelling, orang-utan sanctuary and stay in a traditional longhouse!

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This is a school adventure trip to the island of Borneo in Malaysia where students can meet the gorgeous Orang Utans of the rainforest and hike the highest peak in SE Asia, Mt Kinabalu.