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Borneo

The tropical island of Borneo is the world's third largest island, and divided between Indonesia in the south and Malaysia and Brunei in the north. It is famous as being the home of one of the oldest rainforests in the world - around 140 million years old, the rainforests contain 15,000 species of plants, around 420 varieties of birds and 220 species of mammals. The most famous and iconic of these mammals is certainly the Bornean orangutan, a highly intelligent ape with distinctive long arms and a shaggy reddish coat.

In the far north of the island is its highest mountain, the prominent 4,096m-tall Mount Kinabalu. This is a very popular trekking peak that can be climbed in two days without the use of any specialist mountaineering equipment.

 

We have 10 trips in Borneo   
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TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1350 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Kinabalu National Park, one of the most important biological sites in the world
- Kinbatangan River - the 2nd longest river in Malaysia
- Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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ITMFG

GROUP TOUR from £1232 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Take a guided walk through the lush lower trails of Kinabalu National Park, witness Mt Kinabalu in all its glory at dawn, and enjoy a well-earned dip in the Poring Hot Springs
- Stay overnight among the birds and beasts of the jungle, right next to an oxbow lake, at Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
- A homestay in a Malay village offers an authentic experience of the local culture. Try you skills in the language as you play with the local children

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ITMKB

GROUP TOUR from £1381 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience the friendliness and hospitality of the Dusun people while enjoying lunch in a rural village
- Explore the unspoilt wilderness of the Kinabalu National Park while walking trails at the base of the iconic mountain
- Look over gloriously verdant rolling hills of tea with a night at a tea plantation, including a tour and sampling of delicious local varieties

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ITMSW

GROUP TOUR from £1088 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- One of the last remaining truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see Orangutans at the Semenggoh Sanctuary and the quirky proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
- Discover the colourful history of the Iban people and spend the night in a traditional longhouse with a local family
- Explore one of the world’s largest cave networks and witness a sunset hunting exodus of millions of bats, twisting through the sky like a plume of black smoke in Gunung Mulu National Park

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ITMXB

GROUP TOUR from £1373 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Borneo is the perfect place to be active and outdoors, and this trip will have you biking village backroads, summiting the heights of Mt Kinabalu, trekking through rainforest and island-hopping by sea kayak
- With two homestays, you'll get an insight in to the 'real' Borneo at community level
- Experience next-level vistas on Mt Kinabalu, descending by the via ferrata – a specially protected mountain pathway for climbers, the first of its kind in Asia

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ITMSXC

GROUP TOUR from £2805 for 21 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Slurp spicy laksa in charming Kuching
- Look out for cheeky monkeys in Bako National Park
- Experience sunrise from the Mt Kinabalu summit

TRIP CODE
ITMFK

GROUP TOUR from £1256 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Watch young orangutans learning to climb for the first time at the Sepilok Sanctuary
- Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife on a cruise down the Kinabatangan River
- Soak up the relaxed beach vibe on glorious Manukan Island and get up close to marine life on an included snorkelling trip

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £2750 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Spot free-roaming orangutans, acrobatic gibbons and proboscis monkeys
- Visit remote villages and tribes in the Meratus Mountains
- Snorkel around the tropical Derawan Archipelago

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ITMSC

GROUP TOUR from £1377 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience next-level vistas from the top of Mt Kinabalu climb on a two-day climb that will really get the heart pumping
- Visits the Orangutan sanctuary to spend some special time in the company of these 'men of the forest'
- Witness nature at its most beautiful with a night on Turtle island, watching mother turtles come ashore to lay their eggs

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EWOH

GROUP TOUR from £2799 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world
- Spot Proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
- Witness the incredible Deer Cave bat exodus at Mulu National Park
- River cruise on the mighty Kinabatangan River
- Stay in a luxury jungle lodge in Danum Valley
 
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