Explore the highlights of Borneo on an Intrepid Family Adventure tour.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Family, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 Max 16
Carbon offset
211kg pp per trip


  • Explore an incredible underwater world in Pulau Tiga National Park


Welcome to Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah State, a place where ancient traditions and exotic wildlife thrive. Choose to visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village to tour the mystical House of Skulls and learn about ancient legends. The nearby islands are great for swimming and snorkelling.
Get a taste of Borneo's mountain life heading into Kinabalu National Park, home to Borneo's highest peak Mt Kinabalu. Hit walking trails, explore waterfalls and enjoy a relaxing soak in the thermal pools at Poring Hot Springs. Perhaps visit a butterfly farm or take to the treetops on a canopy walk.
A local homestay provides the opportunity to interact with villagers, learn about their unique way of life and how they contribute to the preservation of Borneo's ecosystem. Spend a night camping in the jungle, spotting wildlife such as macaques, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and perhaps even wild orangutans.
Visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see these cheeky creatures feeding and playing. The following day, meet the residents of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orangutans are cared for before being released back into the wild. Take a walk along jungle trails and try to spot these 'men of the forest' in their natural habitat.
Enjoy an entire day of beachside bliss at an idyllic island getaway. Swim in the clear, turquoise waters or snorkel among colourful fish and sea turtles. Visit one of the nearby bubbling mud volcanoes or simply relax on one of Borneo's white-sand beaches.
Take a boat trip to Snake Island, a breeding ground for the yellow-lipped sea krait, then return to Borneo's mainland and stay at a seaside guesthouse. There are plenty of optional activities on offer here - why not picnic on a nearby island, soak up some sun on the beach or hire a kayak to explore the coastline.
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10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Boat, Bus, Longtail boat, Minibus, Plane, Van
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (6 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Boat trip to Snake & Sand islands
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Guided walk to Mud Volcano
  • Kinabatangan - Cooking class
  • Kinabatangan - Night jungle walk
  • Kinabatangan - Sunset wildlife boat trip
  • Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Morning jungle walk
  • Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails
  • Poring Hot Springs
  • Pulau Tiga National Park
  • Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Snorkelling


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Important notes

1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
2. Discounts for children (up to and including 11 years old) apply on this trip.
3. The trip code for this tour in 2013 is FBA

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Borneo Family Adventure , September 2016

Borneo Family Adventure , September 2016