From steamy jungles to blissful mountains, balmy beaches and peaceful villages, travellers love Borneo's bolunty of natural treasures seemingly tailor-made for fun, relaxation, exploration and adventure.
|Departing||Trip name||Days||From CAD|
|Borneo Family Holiday||11||
|Borneo : Hike, Bike & Kayak||9||
|Borneo Family Holiday Comfort||10||
|Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival||11||
Our Borneo trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 602 reviews in the last year.
This trip was awesome - it had just the right balance of adventure and wildlife, and you don't feel like your spending all your time on the road. Rony is an extremely knowledgeable, passionate and friendly trip leader. The mountain climb is tough going, I was so glad I did lots of weight training and cardio in the lead up. The most useful things I had for the mountain were good hiking boots (waterproof, good grip and ankle support) and an umbrella (all the mountain guides use them and only wear a jacket if it's sideways rain). There was a wide range of accommodation, but even the most basic places were clean and comfortable. Book this trip - you won't regret it!
Review submitted 21 May 2018
Our Sabah Adventure was superb. The Leadership was outstanding with quality connections everywhere we went. Our small group was moulded into a very compatible unit with heaps of support and humour. Every day had new experiences, frequently many. Responsible access to flora and fauna was wonderful. We were delighted with the whole expedition, especially of course with KinaBalu which we senior citizens summited with excellent assistance from our guides! Intrepid..you rock!
Review submitted 21 May 2018
Cool off in the waters near Kota Kinabalu
Visit the temples and markets of Sandakan
Relax on the stunning beaches of Sabah
Meet the orangutans of Sepilok
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
While travelling through eastern Sabah, you will likely notice that much of the land is covered in palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used throughout the world in a range of products from biscuits to cosmetics, and its use is on the rise. This growth comes at the expense of large areas of tropical forest and other ecosystems, cleared to make room for vast monoculture oil palm plantations. The clearing has destroyed critical habitat for many endangered species – including rhinos, elephants, tigers and the Borneo orangutan – and, if this wasn’t bad enough, the burning of the forest to make room for crops is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
Since palm oil is a significant contributor to Malaysia’s economy, consumers have the power to change the above practices by only purchasing Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) approved products. Sustainable palm oil production is legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial and helps prevent further illegal forest clearing. Currently, it is estimated that around 50% of the palm oil in Malaysia is currently RSPO approved. Purchasing RSPO-approved products will help shift plantations and producers that are non-certified to become more sustainable. RSPO-approved products have a certification on the label (a small palm tree) – keep an eye out for it.
The Intrepid Foundation provides travellers with an opportunity to give something back to the many wonderful communities we travel to. By donating to The Intrepid Foundation you can make a difference in local communities - in health care, education, human rights, child welfare and the protection of wildlife and the environment.
In Borneo, The Intrepid Foundation proudly supports:
The Intrepid Foundation has teamed up with HUTAN, a local community-run organisation based in the Kinabatangan region of eastern Sabah, which runs a conservation programme to protect orangutans. Their work has led to improved land management and reduced degradation of orangutan habitat.
To learn more or donate, visit: theintrepidfoundation.org/projects/hutan/