Luxury Borneo Tours
Luxury Borneo Tours
Our Luxury Tours of Borneo
The best way to experience Borneo is on a fully customized private tour. Leaving our specialists to put together all the travel arrangements, logistics, and bookings leaves you free to enjoy your adventures stress-free.
The best-selling itinerary in our tour selection is our ‘Best of Sabah’, showcasing the most impressive wildlife locations of Sabah in eastern Borneo, and bookended by stays in and around the charming coastal city of Kota Kinabalu. Following a classic overland route from KK across to the rainforest interior to Lahad Datu, this interior should form the backbone of any trip to Borneo.
With a near guarantee of spectacular wildlife sightings, good access, excellent guides, and comfortable accommodation, Borneo has become one of Asia’s premier family destinations. Our ‘Borneo Family Adventure’ lays out the perfect itinerary for families with both young and teenage children alike, which contains the best of Sabah as above and also includes a stopover in the bubbling and activity-rich Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Finally, our Complete Borneo – as the name suggests – is a lengthy and comprehensive trip that highlights the best of Sarawak – the western half of Malaysian Borneo – and Sabah. Sarawak offers cultural adventures, visiting (and staying with) the Iban longhouse tribes of Batang Ai. Also highlighted are the staggering caves of Mulu, and the stark shoreline scenery of Bako National Park.
These itineraries are just the tip of the iceberg. Remember that all of our sample tours are there to inspire first and foremost, and can be customized to your exact requirements.
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Luxury Borneo Itineraries
Please take your time to look through our sample tours, remembering of course that all our trips are 100% bespoke and will be tailored to your interests. Get in touch with our specialists at any time to discuss your travel plans.
Best of Sabah
Kota Kinabalu, Sepilok, Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, Gaya Island10 NightsFrom $6,032 PPThis enthralling itinerary is the perfect first-time trip to Borneo, covering all its major highlights in comfort and style.
Borneo Family Adventure
Kuala Lumpur, Sepilok, Kinabatangan River, Tabin Reserve, Kota Kinabalu10 NightsFrom $5,255 PPWith exotic wildlife at every turn, stunning beaches, fantastic accommodation, and generous hospitality, Borneo makes for the ultimate family adventure.
Borneo Tours Q&A
Luke our Asia Specialist
What is the perfect first-time trip to Borneo?
Borneo’s principal attraction is its incredible biodiversity. The ideal first-time trip would focus on the key wildlife reserves of Sabah, on the eastern side of Malaysian Borneo. Starting in the provincial capital Kota Kinabalu, we’d recommend moving through Sepilok, the Kinabatangan River, and then heading deeper into the jungle in one of the key reserves – Tabin, Danum Valley, or – for the more adventurous – Deramakot or the Imbak Canyon.
Does Borneo have good beaches?
With a setting in the South China Sea in the heart of the tropics, its’ no surprise that the island of Borneo boasts some magnificent beaches. An easy extension to the above tour would see you return to Kota Kinabalu and hit one of the excellent beaches just outside of the city. A short boat ride across the water also brings you to the coral-rich waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, which contains several outstanding island resorts.
What’s the food like in Borneo?
Malaysia is world-renowned for its mouthwateringly diverse and delicious cuisine. Malaysian Borneo’s principal cities Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are just as impressive dining destinations as their counterparts across in Peninsular Malaysia, with bustling food courts and dining streets showcasing the best in Chinese, Indian, Malay, and indigenous dishes. Food in the interior jungle lodges tends to be simple and hearty fare, but equally delicious.
How hard is it to climb Mount Kinabalu?
Soaring to just over 4,000 meters, Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s tallest mountain and is a tempting challenge for adventurous travelers. With well-marked trails and good guides, a climb to the summit is certainly doable, but the challenge lies more in the logistics than the climb itself. You’ll need two nights to attempt the climb, both of which are in very simple park accommodation, and very early morning starts on both days. We generally recommend the climb only for our most adventurous clientele.
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