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With one of the oldest rainforests in the world, Borneo is home to a plethora of unique wildlife and extraordinary plant species.  

Known for its orangutans, Borneo is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations, its vast and varied landscapes comprised of ancient rainforest, mangroves, and swamp forests. Our luxury Borneo holidays could see you spotting pygmy elephants on a riverboat safari along the Kinabatangan River, walking the treetop canopy in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, or snorkelling in the coral reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park with a stay on Gaya Island.  

With daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, you can easily explore the natural wonders of Malaysian Borneo, its selection of boutique hotels and lodges offering luxury in the heart of the rainforest. Our Asia specialists will tailor your Borneo itinerary to your interests, whether you want to climb Mount Kinabalu, encounter endemic proboscis monkeys, or discover the intricate Gomantong Caves. Those looking to experience the rich indigenous cultures of the island can meet traditional tribes in Sarawak, whilst Kota Kinabalu in Sabah offers a more cosmopolitan side to Borneo.  

Head to Borneo’s coastline for incredible snorkelling opportunities, where you can end your holiday at a luxury beachfront resort. Borneo is an ideal destination for families looking for adventure, whilst its secluded accommodation and immersive experiences make for a unique honeymoon.  

Our Top Borneo Experiences 

  • Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and observe young orangutans play together.  
  • Embark on a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River and spot pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys.  
  • Climb the treetop canopy walkway in the Danum Valley and observe a myriad of birdlife.  
  • Go snorkelling in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and discover marine-rich coral gardens.  

Best Time to Visit 

The best time to visit Borneo is between April and September, when the weather is hot and at its driest. June, the peak of the fruiting season, is one of the best months to see orangutans in the wild as they can be sighted closer to the trekking paths.

OUR TOP HOTELS FOR
Borneo
5
Gaya Island Resort
Asia, Borneo
Malaysia holidays are nothing if not astounding, and this fabulous resort proves this. Nestled within a gorgeous marine park amidst protected mangroves and on top of pristine white sands, the Gaya Island Resort is truly breath-taking to behold. The 4.5-star
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Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Borneo, Borneo
Immerse yourself in Borneo’s world-famous rainforest at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Sustainability is at the heart of the resort, making for an eco-conscious and luxury stay. Choose between an exotic Borneo Villa or an indulgent Superior Room, both with solar-heated
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Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Asia, Borneo
Experience the paradise of Borneo at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort. Tucked in amongst 400 acres of lush rainforest next to the glistening South China Sea, the Rasa Ria Resort is a great place for a romantic escape or a well-deserved
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Things to do in
Borneo
Mount Kinabalu

The highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu is an impressive 4,095 metres tall, and is set within Kinabalu National Park, an area known for its biodiversity. Travellers can choose to climb the peak, a challenging two-day trek, or explore trails at the base of the mountain. For those who want to see the mountain without walking, there is also the option to enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the summit. 

Danum Valley Conservation Area

With a rainforest that's 130 million years old, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is an area of outstanding biodiversity, home to rare species such as clouded leopards, Sumatran rhinos, and Malay sun bears. The area has never been logged, making it one of the most pristine areas of rainforest in the world. 

Kinabatangan River

The second longest river in Malaysia, the Kinabatangan River is an incredibly rich ecosystem that can be explored on a riverboat safari. Home to an extraordinary array of wildlife, it is possible to sight creatures such as proboscis monkeys, orangutans, pygmy elephants, gibbons, and macaque monkeys.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Situated in Gaya Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a protected site in Malaysia comprised of five islands, known for their tropical beaches, biodiverse coral reefs, and trekking trails. For optimum snorkelling, water visibility is best during the dry season; you can spot a variety of marine life including cuttlefish, Scorpion fish, and green sea turtles.

Kota Kinabalu

The state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is a vibrant commercial centre that draws influence from the Chinese, Bajau, and Malay communities who reside there. As well as being a gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the city is known for its bustling markets, ornate waterfront mosque, and modern shopping malls. 

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Language:

Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Tamil, English

Currency:

Malaysian ringgit, Indonesian rupiah, Brunei dollar

Timezone:

GMT+8

Best Time To Travel:

April - September

Flight Time:

15hrs

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Malaysia

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