The Borneo Highland Resort was build on the Penrissen Range overlooking the natural border between Sarawak and Indonesia. The temperatures on the plateau are spring like all year round (18-28°C or 64-82°F) and the cool mountain breeze provides a pleasant contrast to the lowland climate. The Borneo Highland Resort and the associated Hornbill Golf Course are surrounded by lush rainforests inhabited by many endemic species. At the latest count there were 177 different bird species including hornbill, Pygmy White-Eye (Oculocincta squamifrons), Mountain Black Eye (Chlorocharis emiliae), Bornean Barbet 8Psilopogon eximius and Crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti).
The islands Pulau Tiga, Pulau Kalampunian Besar, and Pulau Kalampunian are part of the Pulau Tiga National Park (1978). The uninhabited islands can be explored along several nature trails and you can visit the neighboring Snake Island. This tour is a group tour (SIC).
The Niah National Park is not far away from Miri. It marks the place where 35.000 years ago human tribes found shelter in natural caves. These caves were rediscovered in 1958 and today can be visited. Highlights are the Great Cave, Trader's Cave and Painted Cave.
The Temburong National Park is known for an untouched rainforest and intact eco system. Learn more about the local plants during a hike at Bukit Patoi Forest Recreational Park. Spend the next day at the Temburong Nationalpark. Several nature trails and plank walkways allow visitors to get the most out the park. Follow the trails to the famous canopy walk and learn more about the biotope amidts the tree tops.
Standing at 2,642 meters (8,668 feet) tall, Mount Trus Madi is the second highest mountain in Sabah and Malaysia after Mount Kinabalu. However, it is said to offer a tougher challenge to its climbers compared to Mount Kinabalu. The climb includes a night at a small mountain hut before you reach the summit on the next morning.
See the Bornean wildlife in Sandakan. Start out the trip with a visit to the Turtle islands. Sea turtles come to the beach of the tiny islands north of Borneo to lay their eggs at the beach (May - October). Visit the Sepilok Oran-Utans Rehabilitation Centre bevor you explore the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary to search for proboscis monkeys and Bornean Elephants.
Batang Ai National Park is located approximately 275km from Kuching. The sanctuary was established in 1991 after the dam was build. Orangutans, Gibbons, and hornbills can be found in the surrounding forests. Several Iban tribes still live near the water reservoir. During the round trip you will meet the Iban at the longhouse and learn more about their traditonal ways.
Start out to an adventurous trip to the summit of Sabah's highest mountain. First visit the Kinabalu National Park and the Mountain Gardens. The trip up Mount Kinabalu will take 2 days and requires a lot of fitness. Walk through rainforests and follow rocky trails and steps up to the summit. See endemic pitcher plants and beautiful vistas on your way.
Many endangered animal species live in the north of Borneo. This trip combines a visit to the Turtle Islands National Park just off the coast and the Sepilok Orang-Utan rehabilitation Centre near Sandakan. Every year sea turtles come to the beach of Selingan island to lay their eggs in the sand (July – October). You can see the work of the protection project during a guided night walk. Back on the mainland you will see the orang-utans at the feeding platform in Sepilok.
The Iban are the biggest ethnic group living in Sarawak. Take the opportunity to stay at one of their longhouses to meet the Iban families and learn more about their traditions. After crossing Batang Ai lake you will be welcomed by the families of Mengkak Longhouse to stay at their guesthouse. Share stories, dance and live with the tribes people.
Take an aktive role in the protection of endangered sea turtles. Sarawak Forestry started a Turtle Adoption Programm at the Talang Satang National Park. From May to September volunteers are invited to visit the hatching station on Talang-Talang Besar. You can help the park rangers observ the egg deposition at the beach, count the eggs, transfer them to the station and document all findings. The rangers will instruct you on how to treat the percious eggs and tell you more about the reproduction cycle of sea turtles. During the program you will stay at the park headquarters together wird the other participants (max. 6 pax, shared rooms). All meals will by provided by the guide and the rangers.
Tabin Wildlife reserve is an protected area of dipterocarp rainforest in the eastern part of the Malaysian State of Sabah. The biotope is a home to endangered species like the Bornean Elefant (Elephas maximus borneensis) and the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Many endemic bird species an smaller mammals can be found in the reserve. Tabin Lodge is the perfect base for daytrips into the reserve. Explore the rainforst along one of the many trails surrounding the lodge.
Tha Bako National Park is only a short distance away from the city of Kuching. The park was established in 1957 and is the oldest national park in Sarawak. Your trip starts with an exciting boat trip to the headquarters. Follow some of the over 18 marked trails to explore the park. On the small peninsula the landscapes alternate between a dramativ coast lines with cliffs, beaches, and mangroves. Proboscis monkeys, bearded pigs, otter, lizards, and snakes live in the protected area. You will also see tropical birds and rare plants. Stay at the simple lodge provided by the park authority during the nights and explore the national park during the day.
The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is your starting point to explore the Danum Valley Conservation Area. It is one of the most diverse regions of the world with over 200 species of trees. The lowland rainforest consits not only of up to 50m tall trees but also beautiful orchids, lianas, ferns and other plants. Over 290 documented animal species live in the forest. Danum valley is an important sanctuary for them all.
This round trip is an easy way to experience the sultanate Brunei Darussalam. Explore the capital Bandar Seri Begawan together with your personal guide. Start with a visit to the local market before you see the impressive mosques and the traditional Kampong Ayer water village.
Discover the show caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Stay directly at the park headquarter in one of the small bungalows. It will be your base camp for the exploration of the famous show caves of Mulu. You will visit the Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave in the morning and follow up with Lang's Cave and the giant Deer Cave in the afternoon. Optional more activities at the park.
Matang Wildlife Centre is part of Kubah National Park. The reserve covers a large expanse of tropical jungle. Visitors may observe a large number of different species. The endangered animals were partly rescued from captivity and are now trained to return to their natural habitat. Many of the youngest animals were born in captivity and have to learn what trees are, what fruits to eat and how to build a nest for the night. Orang Utan Project is a conservation company based at Matang Wildlife Centre. They coordinate volunteer work for the rescue and rehabilitation projects working with orangutans, and other protected species such as the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), binturong (Arctictis binturong), sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) and slow loris (Nycticebus). Be part of the project and help with the important rescue and rehabilitation work.
The Gaya Island Resort is located near Kota Kinabalu in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The marine reserve is not only a retreat for endangered marine wildlife but also for traveller who are looking for peace and quiet. It is possible to explore the park and its reefs and mangroves or just relax at the beach or the spa.
Lankayan Island Dive Resort lies just off the coast oft Borneo. The small island is part of the Turtle Islands of Borneo. From June until September Sea Turtles lay their eggs at the beach and guests may see new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea. In recent years Lankayan Island has become a diving hot spot. Many dive spots are just a short boat ride away and offer fascinating experiences. Peaceful Whale Sharks are spotted during the season from March to May.
Visit Kuching, the modern capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, and an Iban longhouse at Batang Ai National Park. During the 19th century Sarawak was ruled by the White Rajahs of the Brooke dynasty. They made Kuching their seat of government and transformed a small settlement into a modern city. The Kuchingite are descendants with Malay, Chinese, and Iban roots. They live in a city with a vast colonial heritage in stark contrast with the simple live of the tribes in rural Sarawak. Collect all kinds of impressions during your stay in Borneo.
Travel beyond the capital city of Brunei Darussalam and the the heart of the jungle. Start out with a visit to Bandar Seri Begawan and see the golden domes of the mosques and palaces. The next day the secluded Ulu Temburong National Park awaits with pristine forests and an untouched eco-system.
The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is an important sanctuary in the eastern part of Sabah. Rare species like the Bornean elephant and clouded leopard live in the protected area. You will visit the Lipad mud volcano for an overnight trip during the program. The mud volcanos of Tabin are often frequented by the local wildlife. You will observe the activity at the clearing from an elevated platform.
Visit the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan (Borneo). It is a sanctuary for endangered species like the Bornean Orang-Utans, sun bears and proboscis monkey. Up to 300 bird species live in the region and over 900 species of plants and trees can be found in the park. You will stay at the town of Sangatta and do several day trips into the park.
Tropical deforestation and the transformation of large areas into palm oil plantations is a serious threat to the wildlife and peolple of Borneo. It is getting more and more difficult to find wild orang-utans and other animals. The native tribes are forced to live in settlements instead their traditional longhouses. During the round trip you will see orang-utans at Tanjung Puting National Park. Many of the animals were freed from captivity and are beeing trained to return to their natural habitat. Step by step they learn how to live in the forest. Some of them did not know what trees are because they were held in iron cages all their lives. You will travel through the park by traditional klotok house boat and also sleep aboard. Later you will travel by speed boat and by foot to Pedukuhan longhouse. See the day to day live of the dayak people before you return to civilization.
Meet the last orangutans of Borneo in their sanctuary in Tanjung Puting National Park. Take a traditional klotok boat to reach the camps inside the national park. The wooden house boat offers a view of the river banks from the main deck. You can watch large groups of proboscis monkeys sitting in the trees and honbills flying gracefully over your head. Overall there are 200 bird species living in the park. After experiencing the resident orangutans at the feeding platforms of Camp Leakey and Pondok Tanggui you will leave the national parks and focus on the coastal areas of Kalimantan. A Turtle Conservation Programme was established in 2010 at the beach in Tanjung Kluang. The chances are good to watch turtles depositing eggs during nesting season (May - September).
A challenging but rewarding 5-day trek along the Red Ape Trail that passes through orangutan lebensraum deep in the heart of the Sarawak rainforest. The tour offers an authentic jungle experience and the chance to see endangered animals in their natural habitat. Follow your Iban guide on this demanding hike through the Bornean jungle - crossing streams, climbing up hills and sliding down the other side.
The sandstone massif of Gunung Mulu dominates the landscape of Mulu National Park. And some of the most impressive limestone landscapes can be found at Gunnung Api. The characteristic pinnacles rise up to 45m. You will not only visit the impressive show caves but also hike up the mountain until you reach Camp 5. Spend two nights at the base camp to see the stone formations before you return to the national park HQ.
The rivers are the lifelines of Borneo. Explore the interior of Borneo aboard a house boat on the Rungun River near Palangkaraya. Keep looking for the orang utans, proboskis monkeys and honrbills. You will visit the BOSF Education Centre and some traditional dayak villages.
The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to a vast array of tropical wildlife. In recent years many of the endemic species got more and more endangered. The round trip shows you some of these animals in their natural habitat. For example the crocodiles and Irrawaddi (or Snubfin) Dolphins in Damai Beach, Sea Turtles at Satang Island and Proboscis Monkeys at Bako National Park. You will also visit the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre near Kuching.
Go on a trekking tour to Wehea rain forest in East Kalimantan. Meet the Dayak Kenyah and stay at a long house before you set up camp in the protected forest. It is one of the last sanctuaries for orangutans, clouded leopards and rare langurs.
This group tour (SIC) starts every Monday (min. 2 pax). Explore the city of Kuching with an englishspeaking guide. The Semenngoh orang-utan Sanctuary is one of the most important sights. Learn more about proboscis monkeys at the Bako National Park.
Explore the vast history of Sarawak and the natural treasures in the tropical forest. You will visit the orang-utans in Semenggoh, the proboscis monkey in Bako and the most important sights of Kuching. The round trip also includes a visit of the Iban near Batang Ai reservoir.
The Malaysian State of Sabah calls to nature lovers. During zhe round trip you will visit the mountains garden on the foothills of famous Mount Kinabalu. See some of the endangered orang-utans at Sepilok and how they are trained to return to their natural habitat. You will also travel across the Sulu Sea to the Turtle Islands north of Sandakan and upriver to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary.
Travel the north of Borneo from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu. Start your exporation of Sabah at Kinabalu National Park and visit the mountain garden at the park HQ. Travel overland to Sandakan. There you will visit the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Another highlight is the boat trip on Kinabatangan River to see proboscis monkeys, wild orangutan or pygmy elephants.
Start your Borneo journey in the State of Sabah. The visit to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a real treat for beach lovers and sun worshipers. Stay at one of the small islands right of Kota Kinabalu. You will also visit Kinabalu National Park, which is part of the world's nature heritage. Next stop are the giant caves at Mulu National Park. See the fruit bats on their way to hunt and the underground streams. Last but not least visit Kuching City the capital of Sarawak. The destination is a highlight for every wildlife enthusiast. Size an opportunity to see orangutans and proboscis monkeys in their natural habitat.
Let us show you the beauty of Borneo. The island is home to many endangered animals. See the orangutans during a visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and the proboscis monkeys near Damai Beach. Another highlight are crocodiles and tropical birds in the mangrove trees along the coast. You will travel to the Batang Ai reservoir and visit the Iban. They live in traditional Longhouses in the jungle. Explore the fascinating caves in Mulu. The giant cave system attracts many visitors and scientists. End up the trip with a visit to Kinabalu National Park in Sabah.