Best of Borneo Itinerary

Travel through the wild, untamed lands of beautiful Borneo. From magnificent Mt Kinabalu to wild Bako park and pristine Turtle Island.

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Sepilok Orangutan Reserve


Exploring the jungle by boat

Rainforest in Borneo


Local woman weaving

Day 1 Kuching

Discover a host of fun things to do in Kuching, a waterfront city at the gateway to Sarawak.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Bako National Park

Explore pristine jungle trails in Bako National Park and spot odd-looking proboscis monkeys.
ACCOM: Dormitory - 1

Day 3 Kuching

Watch orangutans at play in the Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary before returning to Kuching.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 4 Iban Longhouse

Be welcomed in the longhouses of the Iban people and spend an evening learning about their amazing history and culture. Visit nearby waterfalls on a guided jungle walk, gain insights into the locals’ day-to-day life and discover their fascinating headhunting history.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Day 5 Sibu

Venture further afield to Sibu, on the banks of Rejang River.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 6-8 Mulu National Park

Travel deep into Mulu National Park. Explore Wind and Clearwater Caves, and climb the historic Pinnacles Trail.
ACCOM: Cabin (multishare) - 2, Dormitory - 2

Day 9 Headhunters' Trail/Limbang

Hike along the ominously named Headhunters Trail, once used by warring tribes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 10-11 Kota Kinabalu

Dive back into city life in Kota Kinabalu. Nestled between sea and jungle, Sabah's capital is a great base for exploring.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 12 Dusun Village

Enjoy a village homestay in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, absorbing the warmth and passion of the local Dusun people.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 13-14 Mt Kinabalu

Towering above the coastal plains of Borneo, Mt Kinabalu is the centrepiece of the vast Kinabalu National Park. Experience all its glory on a trekking adventure.
ACCOM: Dormitory - 2

Days 15-16 Poring Hot Springs

Wake early to enjoy staggering views and sunrise atop Mt Kinabalu. Scramble down for a restorative soak in the Poring Hot Springs.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 17 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

Trek into Sabah's lush interior and learn about forest restoration from Intrepid's friends at MESCOT. Explore the jungle by boat and spend the night in huts among wild orangutans, hornbills and macaques.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Day 18 Sandakan

Explore Sandakan’s Chinese temples and island-studded bay.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 19 Turtle Island

Travel to the idyllic shores of Turtle Island. Witness giant turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs by moonlight.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 20 Sepilok Orangutan Reserve

Get up close to some primate relatives on a visit to Sepilok sanctuary, where orphaned and injured orangutans are rehabilitated.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 21-22 Kota Kinabalu

Return to Kota Kinabalu and perhaps cap off this colourful Sabah adventure with a celebration dinner.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1