Travel to Borneo and leave urban life behind. Head into Borneo's lush jungles, down scenic rivers and through the vibrant villages of beautiful Borneo. On the way, soak up stunning mountain vistas, meet local indigenous people, relax in hot springs and have an encounter with some pretty special orangutans. There's no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.
Experience the friendliness and hospitality of the Dusun people while enjoying lunch in a rural village
Explore the unspoilt wilderness of the Kinabalu National Park while walking trails at the base of the iconic mountain
Look over gloriously verdant rolling hills of tea with a night at a tea plantation, including a tour and sampling of delicious local varieties
One of the last remaining wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see Orangutans at the Sepilok Sanctuary and search for wildlife while cruising the Kinabatangan River
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
This trip covers a lot of distance, so be prepared for some long drives of up to 5 hours. Wherever possible, you'll make stops in interesting locations to break up the trip.
The accommodation varies, from hotels to unique chalets to jungle lodges. The latter two may be a little more basic than our standard hotels. Their unique location and close proximity to wildlife is what makes them special though.
This trip visits Kinabalu National Park but we do not climb the mountain. If you want to climb Mt Kinabalu please see our Sabah Adventure trip.
Travelling light is essential, as there is a strict 15 kg maximum luggage limit due to the internal flight. Excess luggage will incur extra fees.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Classic Borneo trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
2. Strict luggage limits apply. See under the Important Notes Section of Trip Notes for more information.
3. A single supplement is available for every night on this trip. Please advise your sales agent at time of booking if you would like to purchase this single supplement
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. We also have links to prominent government travel advisories and any updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page http://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Classic Borneo trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 100 reviews in the last year.
The Classic Borneo trip will immerse you in the culture, history and environment of this region in a safe, unhurried and exciting way. It offers variety in the activities, as you explore the cities, agricultural, jungle and island areas. The accommodation is very comfortable and varied too. Don't worry about the heat and humidity as there is plenty of air-conditioning in the transport and accommodation to refresh you after your experiences. Use effective sun and insect protection ( although the mosquitoes were not around much on my trip). The guide can assist you with anything you need and will suggest safe and interesting extra things to do in free time too. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 14 Jan 2018