Borneo Highlights

Sabah and Sarawak, on the unforgettable island of Borneo, offer you a unique mix of culture, wildlife, and natural beauty found nowhere else. Travel by river and jungle path to discover orangutan, proboscis monkey and freshwater dolphin in their natural habitat. Witness soft sand beaches of nesting turtles, dramatic, bat-filled caves - the extraordinary Rafflesia plant in the rain forest. Complete your tailor-made Borneo experience by climbing the island’s sacred Mount Kinabalu, and relaxing in the warm hospitality of a Malay fishing village, or Iban longhouse.

Top things to do in Borneo

Day trek at Kinabalu Park

Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

See Selingan Island's endangered turtles

Mulu National Park Caves

Kinabatangan River Cruise

Jungle trekking in the Danum Valley

Snorkel at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Interact and learn about Iban culture in a Longhouse

Relax on pristine sandy beaches 

Bako National Park

Located close to Sarawak’s capital, Kuching, the park’s diverse range of vegetation represents a microcosm of the island of Borneo.

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Danum Valley Lowland Rainforest

The conservation area covers a large area of lowland dipterocarp forest in Malaysian Borneo’s Sabah State. This remote region was never settled by humans, meaning that until recently it was never hunted, or logged, or interfered with in any way, leaving the forest’s towering 70 metre canopy uniquely primaeval and pristine.

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Gomantong Caves Trek

These fabulous caves are located at Sandakan, in the east of Malaysian Borneo’s Sabah State.

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Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site

This UNESCO World Heritage site is located to the north east of Malaysian Borneo in Sabah State, and at over 4000 metres contains south-east Asia’s tallest peak – sacred Mt Kinabalu.

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Kinabatangan River for exceptional wildlife cruises

The Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah, and have the highest concentration of wildlife in Borneo. Dawn and late afternoon river cruises provide the perfect opportunity to see 10 primate species – usually the Proboscis Monkeys, Orangutan and Bornean Gibbon.

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Kota Kinabalu: Gateway to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Kota Kinabalu, or KB, is named after its eponymous mountain, and is the capital of Sabah State in Malaysian Borneo

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Kuching picturesque Malay villages

The capital of Sarawak State in Malaysian Borneo, the city is a fascinating mix of culture, architecture, and natural wonder.

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Mulu National Park caves and bats

Located in a remote region of Sarawak State, the national park is a wonderfully diverse natural environment of other-worldly limestone pinnacles, primary rain forest, and cave systems teeming with a unique array of wildlife.

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Sandakan: Gateway to Sabah's wonders

Formerly the colonial capital of British North Borneo, Sandakan faces the Sulu Sea on Sabah’s east coast

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Selingan Island: endangered green and hawksbill turtles

A designated Marine National Park, Selingan Island is a haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles and gives you the rare opportunity to watch turtle landings.

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

The centre is located at Sandakan in east Sabah State, in Malaysian Borneo. It offers a wonderfully unique opportunity to experience orangutans up close, while remaining entirely in their natural habitat.

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Tabin Wildlife Reserve: Nature and Wildlife

Located to the east of Sabah State on the Dent Peninsula, the lowland rainforests of the reserve are home to some of the rarest and most endangered mammal species on the island of Borneo.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

The Marine Park is a cluster of islands; Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. Soft white beaches perfect for snorkellers and divers.

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