Classic Borneo

10 Days | Get ready to go wild on a journey through Borneo

4.9 out of 5 based on 162 reviews submitted.
Explorer
Wildlife
From
CHF  1,922
View dates and book

Experience natural wonders and abundant wildlife you can only find in Borneo on this 10-day adventure. Head into lush rainforests, down scenic rivers and through the traditional villages of this beautiful region. Hang out with orangutans in Sepilok, cruise along the Kinabatangan River, chill out on the stunning Manukan Island and get a taste of city life in Kota Kinabalu. There's no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Borneo including Malaysia
Start
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Finish
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Theme
Explorer, Wildlife
Destinations
Malaysia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TMKB
This trip generates 63.31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit endangered orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a facility that provides care for orphaned and confiscated primates and other local wildlife.
  • One of the wildest places on earth, Borneo offers nature lovers a chance to spot sun bears, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and so much more.
  • Visit the mountainous village of Kampung Kiau where you’ll meet the locals, learn about a social enterprise that empowers women and enjoy a traditional lunch of regional favourites.
  • Search for wildlife when you’re cruising the Kinabatangan River on a water safari and while you’re in the depths of the wilderness at your jungle lodge.
  • During two days on glorious Manukan Island, there's plenty of time to soak up the relaxed beach vibe and to get close to marine life on an included snorkelling trip.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As you travel across Borneo, you'll stay in a variety of different accommodation, from standard hotels, to jungle lodges. Some accommodation may have less amenities than a standard hotel, but the unique locations and proximity to nature make them stand out favourites.
  • This trip doesn't include climbing Mt Kinabalu. If this is something that interests you, check out our Sabah Adventure (TMSC).
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the Itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Borneo including Malaysia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private mini van

Accommodation

Lodge (3 night), Hotel (4 nights), Resort (2 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Kampung Kiau - Coffee production house tour
  • Kampung Kiau - Community-based pineapple project
  • Kinabatangan River - Afternoon Wildlife Spotting Cruise
  • Kinabatangan River - Morning wildlife spotting cruise
  • Sandakan - War Memorial
  • Visit to Gomantong Cave
  • Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • Sepilok - Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Manukan Island - Boat trip & snorkelling
Add on activities
  • Kota Kinabalu - Mari Mari Cultural Village (Entrance) - MYR130

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information
3. This trip includes a domestic flight. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on. Excess luggage will incur additional fees payable at check in to the airline.
4. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Eastern Sabah before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. Further information can be found in our "Safety" section of the Essential Trip Information. You can find links to prominent government travel advisories our Travel Alerts page https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 162 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Andrew · Traveled April 2024
Thanks We had the best time on this Intrepid classic Borneo trip nothing was too much trouble for the guide Rony he gave support when needed and made our 40th wedding anniversary so so special He arranged everything got flowers for me to give my wife showed us the finest sunsets We had a three peace band play so we could dance The best trip experience such fantastic memories Thanks Intrepid and thanks Rony for the memories 😘
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Heather · Traveled April 2024
A busy trip with long periods of travel. We would never have seen what we did if we did the trip independently. River cruises, Sepilok and the last 2 nights on Manukan Island were fabulous. Loved this trip.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Heather · Traveled April 2024
This is the best experience I have had. Our guide Rony was first class and the trips were great. Some long days spent travelling but necessary . Loved river cruises Sepilok and Manukan Island.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Andy · Traveled April 2024
Great introduction to Borneo, got to sea a diverse range of places, including mountain villages and local people, rainforest and wildlife tour, monkey sanctuary and islands off KK. Would definitely recommend to others.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024

Brent · Traveled April 2024
Wonderful experience. We loved every aspect of the trip. Good standard of accommodation and great variety of activities. Ben, our guide was outstanding and we were with a great group. This was our first Intrepid trip but would definitely use them again.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024
Classic Borneo
From
CHF  1,922