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Borneo Family Adventure
Explore the highlights of Borneo on an Intrepid Family Adventure tour.
Travel to Borneo on a Family Adventure tour through the highlights of this incredible region. Embark on a magical journey to explore the natural wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated back into the wild, swim among colourful fish and spot wildlife in Borneo's steamy jungles. Along the way, make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump onboard this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.
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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.
Borneo Family Adventure Reviews
Our Borneo Family Adventure trips score an average of 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 reviews in the last year.
Borneo Family Adventure, April 2014
Rony was a wonderful guide and host. He was accommodating of all of our needs and managed the diverse age range very well. I cannot speak highly enough of our leader 'Rony' - he was ENTHUSIASTIC, amazing with the little kids and older 'kids', accommodating to our needs, professional, really organised and explained everything in advance so we knew what to expect. He got on really well with the other operators or guides we encountered, proving that he is well respected amongst his peers. He explained responsible tourism on each occasion and was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed our chats of an evening when the younger tour members had gone to bed and I could learn more about Sabah / Borneo it's wildlife and culture. I cant wait to come back and would love Rony to be our guide again.
Review submitted 14/05/2014
Borneo Family Adventure, April 2014
Rony was an outstanding embassador for Interpid and for his country. Rony was the key to having an amazing experience and brought the whole group together as a cooperative entity. Well done Rony. He should be given the opportunity to come to Sydney to see how our country operates so that he can appreciate his job more
Review submitted 04/05/2014
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