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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
This private tour explores the important sights around the city of Kuching. Visit the Semenngoh orang-utan Sanctuary, Bako National Park, and the coast near the Santubong Peninsula. The mangroves are an important retreat for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and dolphins.
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.
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.