Bite-Sized Borneo Trips

From orangutans and jungle treks, to mountain peaks and diving off hidden coves, discover the Real Spirit of Borneo with our bite-sized Borneo tours.

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Easy Going Kota Kinabalu

Most travellers begin their Borneo tours in Sabah, Borneo's northern state, in Kota Kinabalu. This lively coastal city with the immense Mount Kinabalu as its backdrop is also the starting point for all of our Sabah tours. During this bite-sized trip, you'll be picked up at the airport and taken to your choice of hotel - a modest yet comfortable hotel on the edge of the city, a more luxurious hotel on the boulevard or a relaxing beach resort far from the sounds of the city. The city is an excellent place for shopping and having a bite to eat at one of the food stands on street corners. Click here for more about our Sabah holiday starter pack read more or view this trip

Kota Kinabalu
3 days (2 nights)
£ 98 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

Golden Mosques and Water Villages

Discover the small, exotic Kingdom of Brunei in all it's golden glory. Our three day Brunei trip will take you from golden mosques to peaceful water villages through mangrove forests.You will also get to learn about traditional life here and experience the nature here too. For Brunei is not only home to rich culture, but it also hosts a very natural side. Click here for more about our Brunei holiday starter pack read more or view this trip

Brunei
3 days (2 nights)
£ 235 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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Orangutans and a Jungle Boat Cruise

Do you go ape everytime you see images of adorable young orangutans? Then you don't want to miss a visit to the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Afterwards you'll leave the mainland and sail deeper into the jungle across Borneo's longest river. There are more wild animals here than on any other spot in Borneo. You could come across proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, crocodiles, hundreds of different species of birds and with a little luck you'll also see elephants and orangutans in their natural habitat. Your accommodation during your stay is naturally located in the heart of the jungle. As the sun begins to set, you'll sail slowly past the overgrown shores of the river. After this adventure you're sure to feel like the King or Queen of the Jungle. Click here for more about our trip in Sabah read more or view this trip

Sandakan - Sepilok - Kinabatangan - Sukau
3 days (2 nights)
£ 388 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

Climbing Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, or Gunung Kinabalu, is the pride of Sabah and its majestic peak soars out high above the jungle. The top of the mountain is surrounded by a shroud of clouds. Your guided journey begins in the lower elevations of tropical rainforest. From there, you'll take winding paths through various vegetation zones on your way up the mountain. At the end of the day, you'll spend the night in a rustic mountain cabin. Early in the morning you'll be awakened by your guide and you'll continue to set course for the top. Finally, you'll reach the highest point of the mountain just before sunrise. As you climb to the top, the first beams of sunshine will spill out above the horizon. Click here for more about our Mount Kinabalu trek read more or view this trip

Kota Kinabalu - Mount Kinabalu National Park
3 days (2 nights)
£ 475 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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Mud Baths in Paradise

If you want some time to really relax during your Borneo itinerary, visit the island of Pulau Tiga. This small piece of paradise off the coast of Kota Kinabalu was the tropical setting for the American version of the TV show 'Survivor'. After a refreshing dip in a clear blue sea, you'll head into the jungle to the island's bubbling mud pools where you can treat yourself to a warm, soothing mud bath. Diving and snorkelling enthusiasts can explore the breathtaking colourful reef surrounding the island. You'll sleep in a cosy chalet at our tropical beach resort. Click here for more details about this Borneo beach trip read more or view this trip

Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Penyu - Pulau Tiga
2 days (1 nights)
£ 178 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

Tabin Expedition

On this bite-sized Borneo trip you’ll get to experience all of the natural beauty of the Tabin National Park. The park is located in the West of Sabah and was set up to protect Sabah’s disappearing animals. Here you will really get to see the jungle at its best. Your guide will take you to spluttering mud volcanoes and you will explore the leafy, green forest in a jeep. Whilst you wake your way through the jungle, you will get the chance to see all types of animals, including macaque monkeys. You will be staying in a comfortable jungle lodge which is the perfect place to relax after spending the day exploring the jungle. Click here for more about this Borneo jungle trek read more or view this trip

Lahad Datu - Tabin Wildlife Reserve
2 days (3 nights)
£ 495 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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Lazing on Lankayan

This island is a hidden tropical paradise, located in the Sulu Sea, north of Sandakan. Lankayan is the perfect place to unwind after travelling around Borneo. You can sunbathe on the white sandy beaches or take a dip in the crystal clear sea. The island is a marine-protected area which is fished sustainably and the turtles also come here to lay their eggs too. You’ll stay in a wooden bungalow, which is located right on the beach, overlooking the sea. This is the perfect place to relax and take it easy for a few days. Click here for more about our Lankayan Island trip read more or view this trip

Sandakan - Lankayan
3 days (2 nights)
£ 478 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

Easy Going Kuching

Most of our bite-sized Borneo trips in Sarawak start off in Kuching, the capital of the southern state of Sarawak. By booking an Easy Going Kuching starter pack a transfer will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel. Choose from two fine hotels in the heart of the city; one modest hotel and the other more luxurious. This Borneo trip will give you some time to adjust to your new surroundings, recuperate from your flight and to explore the city at your own pace. However Kuching isn't merely a transitional city. There's a lively waterfront for you to check out and only a short drive away you'll come face-to-face with adorable primates at the orangutan reserve.... the perfect beginning to your Malaysia holiday! Click here for more about our Kuching travel starter pack read more or view this trip

Kuching
3 days (2 nights)
£ 78 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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Proboscis Monkeys and the Rocky Coast of Bako

Bako National Park, tucked away deep in a mangrove forest near Kuching, lies on the edge of a beautiful coastline scattered with intriguing rock formations. During this bite-sized Borneo trip, you'll trek through the jungle, keeping a close eye on the tree branches above you. You're bound to see the most famous inhabitant of this charming forest: the proboscis monkey. Walking beneath the dense roof of leaves, you'll see many other types of monkeys as well. This exciting Borneo trip will take you across winding paths through the forest and will surprise you with dreamy, deserted tropical beaches - the perfect place for a quick dip in the sea after a steamy jungle trek. Click here for more about our Borneo adventure trip read more or view this trip

Kuching - Batang Ai National Park
3 days (2 nights)
£ 138 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

At Home with the Headhunters

Visit the most remote part of Sarawak and meet the native people - the once feared headhunters. A wooden jungle boat will take you through the mysterious jungle and will take you to your charming jungle lodge. During this bite-sized Borneo trip, you'll visit the placid, hospitable Iban tribe, who are keen on sharing their culture and traditions with you. Of course this area has more to offer, so why not extend your stay by a night or two to visit the jungles other inhabitants, the orangutan, and spend another night deep in the heart of the jungle? Click here for more about our Borneo adventure read more or view this trip

Kuching - Batang Ai National Park
3 days (2 nights)
£ 275 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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Fluttering Bats of Mulu

This is the last in our list of exciting bite-sized Borneo trips, and to kickstart you'll soar above tropical rainforest tree tops and land on a small jungle air strip in the heart of the largest national park in Sarawak, Royal Mulu National Park. Spend the night in a rustic lodge made entirely out of wood. Trek into the tropical rainforest and explore one of the world's largest limestone caves filled with the most bizarre looking stalagmites, stalactites and other rock formations. As you arrive at the cave exit at dusk, you'll see the extraordinary mass exodus of thousands of bats fluttering out of the cave. After witnessing this phenomenon, your jungle boat will sail back through the rainforest to your lodge. Want more action and adventure? Extend your stay and add on a 'Pinnacles' of Mulu trek or cave exploration. Click here for more about our Borneo tour read more or view this trip

Miri - Gunung Mulu National Park - Mulu Airport
3 days (2 nights)
£ 158 per person,- (based on 2 people sharing)

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