Welcome to Borneo!
The island of Borneo is shared between Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia with the Malaysian part of Borneo further divided into 2 states: Sabah and Sarawak. Travel between Sabah and Sarawak is made easy thanks to the availability of quick and relatively inexpensive domestic flights. With activities including wildlife tours, beach holidays, scuba diving, cave exploration, mountain climbing and more, choosing which destinations to visit and which to skip can be tricky. Browse through the destinations below to discover more about each one or contact us for advice on how to plan your perfect trip.
Destinations in Sabah
At 4095m, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and on the island of Borneo. To reach the summit you must spend a minimum of 1 night on the mountain and pre-booking is essential. More adventurous travellers can opt to tackle the Via Ferrata and those with extra time can add-on a night in Kinabalu Park and/or Poring hot springs. Visit our Mount Kinabalu Info Centre to learn more about the climb.
Sabah's longest river is one of the best and most affordable places to see big wildlife in Borneo. Join river cruises in search of proboscis monkeys, orang-utans, pygmy elephants and more, search for rare species of birds & insects and relax on the banks of the river. With the option of dormitories, private rooms, boutique lodges and luxury retreats there is something here to suit nearly all budgets!
Danum Valley Conservation Area encompasses some of the oldest rainforest in the world so it is no surprise that it is number 1 on most wildlife enthusiasts "must see" lists. Both the more basic Danum Valley Field Centre and the luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge are perfectly located for exploring Danum Valley's beautiful primary rainforest.
tabin wildlife reserve
Malaysia's largest wildlife reserve is also one of the best for spotting gibbons, orang-utans, bearded pigs, rare species of birds and more. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers comfortable mid-range accommodation from which to explore the surrounding forest on foot or by 4X4
Spend a night here to witness turtles coming onto the beach to lay eggs and watch as baby hatchlings take their first steps towards the great ocean.
A trip to Turtle Island can be booked as a 2D1N overnight stay or as a 4D3N package in combination with a trip to the Kinabatangan River, hands down the best place to see wildlife in Sabah.
Maliau Basin, also known as Borneo's lost world, is an awe-inspiring & challenging place to visit. Trek through pristine rainforest, sleep in basic jungle camps, refresh yourself in hidden waterfalls and see a side of Sabah that most visitors won't experience. Physical fitness and a sense of adventure are a must for this trip!
The Sapulot region of Sabah is meeting point of culture and wilderness and the Murut tribe that calls this region home was one of the last in Sabah to give up headhunting. Traditional Murut longboats, hidden water falls, caving, traditional food, music, dance and rice wine, this trip into the green heart of Borneo has a lot to offer.
Trus madi - malaysia's second highest mountain
Mount Trus Madi is Sabah's second highest mountain and offers a more physically challenging climb than summiting Mount Kinabalu. You will need a minimum of 3 nights to reach the summit with overnight stops at basic jungle camps along the way. It is not uncommon to be the only climber on the mountain, a great option for those wanting to escape the crowds and challenge themselves surrounded by nature.
day trips from kota kinabalu
Whilst we specialise in land tours in Sabah, no run-down of Sabah's must-see destinations would be complete without the inclusion of Sipadan Island, a world-class diving & snorkelling destination. Our sister company Scuba Junkie organises daily dive trips from their base on Mabul island and you can combine a stay on the island with a longer trip through Sabah.
Destinations in Sarawak
MULU NATIONAL PARK
Mulu National Park
Enormous caves dripping with stalactites and stalagmites, stunning primary rainforest and exciting adventures for both families and intrepid travellers make Mulu National Park a must-see on every trip to Borneo! Visit the park's show caves, watch as up to 3 million bats soar out of the caves at sunset, cruise the Melinau river, visit Penan settlements or challenge yourself with a climb up to the pinnacles viewpoint. One thing is for sure, you won't regret including Mulu National Park in your trip to Borneo!