Travel to Borneo to explore the wild side of life
Have an essential Borneo experience on this ten-day adventure to its natural hotspots. Head into lush jungles, down scenic rivers and through the traditional villages of this beautiful region. On the way, soak up stunning mountain vistas, meet local villagers, relax on stunning beaches and have an encounter with some pretty special wildlife. There's no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Experience life in a Dusun village while enjoying a delicious home-cooked lunch of local specialties.
Explore the unspoiled wilderness of the Kinabalu National Park by walking the trails at the base of this much-admired mountain.
One of the wildest places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see orangutans in Sepilok and proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay.
Search for wildlife when you’re cruising the Kinabatangan River on a water safari and while you’re in the depths of the wilderness on a jungle walk.
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.
As you travel across Sabah, 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 for travellers.
Less time spent in a vehicle; more time to explore each destination. This trip has been carefully designed to give you the best experience of a region by reducing the number of one-night-only stops, giving you extra time in the places that matter. With this in mind, 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 and we use private transport throughout for extra comfort.
You’ll be walking some of the lower trails in Kinabalu National Park, however you do not climb the mountain itself. If this is something that interests you, check out Intrepid’s Sabah Adventure (trip code TMSC) or Borneo: Hike, Bike & Kayak (trip code TMXB) trips.
Travelling light is essential, as there is a strict 15 kg maximum luggage limit for check in luggage on your internal flight. Excess luggage will incur extra fees, payable on ground to the airline.
Trip departures are unavailable.
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. 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. There is a strict limit of 7kg for carry on and 15 kg for check in luggage on the internal flight. Excess luggage will incur additional fees payable on the ground to the airline.
3.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2, 10 & 19 (Homestay) and Days 11 and 17 (overnight trains) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information..
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.
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