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Best of Borneo Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Travel through the wild untamed lands of beautiful Borneo
Imagine a place that is spiritual and wild, colourful and mysterious, and full of tantalising secrets - this is beautiful Borneo. From the steamy jungles of Mulu National Park and the secluded beaches of Turtle Island, to the graceful orangutans at Sepilok and small villages nestled in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo is a true gem of South-East Asia. Experience captivating sunsets, be welcomed on homestays, travel along scenic trails, laze on tropical beaches and see an abundance of wildlife - this is a tour to remember forever.
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The historic home of the infamous White Raja of Sarawak, Kuching is rich in architecture and its waterfront houses a wealth of curio shops and local food markets.
Featuring an amazing diversity of natural landscapes, Bako National Park has rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails.
Arguably the most pleasant city in Malaysian Borneo, Kuching offers many Chinese-influenced hawker markets and a delicious range of local seafood.
Rich with local life, the Rajang River is dotted with the traditional longhouses of the friendly Iban people amazing history and culture.
Located on the north bank of the Rejang River, Sibu is a busy trade centre between the coast and hinterland.
One of the most spectacular national parks in Asia, Gunung Mulu National Park is home to an extensive cave system, all set in a steamy jungle.
Running through an isolated area of the Borneo jungles, the infamous Headhunters' Trail was once an historical route taken by warring parties between the Tutoh and Limbang rivers. Sandwiched between the two parts of Brunei, Limbang is small administrative centre with a pleasant atmosphere on the banks of the Limbang River.
An intriguing city between the Borneo jungle and the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu has a charm that can only be found in a frontier town.
The Dusun people are wonderfully warm and friendly - experience their traditional way of life at a picturesque village nestled in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu.
Featuring beautiful nature trails and diverse flora and fauna, Kinabalu National Park encompasses the lowland tropical forest surrounding the imposing peak of Mt Kinabalu.
Warm sulphur water is piped into several open-air Japanese-style baths at Poring Hot Springs, which are said to have curative properties for the skin.
Located in a small village on the Kinabatangan River, our hosts are the local ecological organisation, MESCOT, whose aim is to provide villagers with environmental education.
The busy city of Sandakan has a strong Cantonese influence which is evident in the lively harbourside market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine.
Swim, snorkel or laze about on the idyllic Turtle Island, where green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs every night of the year.
Set in lush tropical rainforest, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established to prepare domesticated or orphaned orangutans to return to the wild.
Sabah's historic capital, Kota Kinabalu has interesting museums to explore and the surrounding beaches and islands are perfect for swimming or snorkelling.
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