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 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.
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.
Mulu National Park is the biggest National Park in the State of Sarawak. It is famous for the extensive cave system. You will start with a longboat ride to the park and then follow the plank walks to the giant Deer Cave in the jungle. The cave is inhabited by swarms of fruit bats. They darken the sky when they leave to hunt in the dusk. A truly magnificent sight. You will also see the other show caves like Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. The Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa will be your home during your stay at the Mulu National Park.
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 Jingin Longhouse to stay at their guesthouse. Share stories, dance and live with the tribes people.
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.
Discover the show caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Stay directly at the park head quarter 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.
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.
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.
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. Orang-Utans are hard to find in the remaining jungle. You will visit Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre near Kuching. The 700ha area is covered with dense forest and temporary home to resucued orang-utans which are trained for their return to the jungle.
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 massiv 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 fomations before you return to the national park HQ.
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.