Do you want to check out the real Borneo, trek to gorgeous mountain peaks or see the birds of Borneo? How about coral reefs, or maybe you’re not certain where you should start. Don’t worry, here is where some of the best adventures in Borneo are:
Jungle Boat Cruise & Orangutans
Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to view orangutans. Don’t forget about the river, which is where you’ll see an array of wildlife. This includes wild elephants and tropical birds.
Longhouses, Traditions & Tribes
You can go to the tip of East Sabah, which is there the Rungus tribe is located. You’ll love viewing the longhouses that the tribe made, and local materials were used to make them. You’ll learn about tradition, local crafts and you will be able to sleep in a traditional longhouse with your hosts.
Visit Lankayan Island, where you’ll be treated to white sandy beaches and have the chance to see turtles coming onto shore. Make sure to spend a few days here. You will not want to leave your bungalow, which will have you checking out views of the sea.
Mount Kinabalu Trek
If you want to view Kota Kinabalu, then climb to the highest peak in South East Asia. Once there, take a break and take in the views. Look below and you’ll be treated to views of the jungle.
Kota Kinabalu: Gateway to Sabah
Many people start off in Kota Kinabalu, which is a modernized city. In the background, you’ll notice Mount Kinabalu. While there, dine on street food, walk along the waterfront and do some shopping before you move on.
The Tabin Wildlife Reserve Expedition
For an abundance of wildlife, go to the jungle. You can spot monkeys as you travel via a jeep. Not only that, but you’ll spot tropical birds and bats before you spend a night in a bungalow in the reserve.
The Iban Head-hunters
Do you want to learn about the traditions of the Iban tribe? If so, then go to Batang Ai National Park and spend a night or two in a longhouse. This is a remote location, and you’ll appreciate the way things are there. You’ll have fun travelling through the jungle via a boat and you’ll be able to meet the Iban tribe.
Gaya Island Getaway
Located near Kota Kinabalu is where you’ll find Gaya Island. It is a paradise that is home to thick forest and plenty of coral beaches. It is the ideal place to hang out and relax for hours on end.
This is part of a national park and you can reach it via boat from Kota Kinabalu. Make sure to spend a few days here because there is plenty to do and see. This includes exploring colourful coral and jungles. Be on the lookout for wildlife or just enjoy the sun.
Bako National Park & The Monkeys
At Bako National Park is where you’ll be treated to a gorgeous coastline. Walk through the jungle if you want to check out Proboscis monkeys. After that, spend some time in a jungle lodge.
The Golden Mosques & Water Villages
You’ll want to check out Brunei. It is filled with gorgeous mosques and water villages. On your way to Borneo, make sure you make a pit stop in the Kingdom of Brunei.
Kuching: The Cuisine & Culture
You’ll love Kuching, also known as Cat City. You’ll be left in awe by the Chinese temples and you’ll love tasting the Asian cuisine. While there, take a walk along the waterfront. This is the perfect area to begin your adventure in Borneo.
Fireflies, Mangroves & Monkeys
You can sleep in a treehouse right on the Damai coast, and this is where you’ll be able to visit orangutans. Don’t forget to take a cruise so you can check out the wildlife. Keep your eyes wide open for dolphins, fireflies, crocodiles and monkeys that frequently swing from tree to tree.