Borneo

Untamed. Diverse. Enchanting.

YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR WAY

Like an architect creating your one-of-a-kind home, our Asia Travel Experts craft your personalized journey from the ground up. Your preference of destinations, pace, budget, dates, activities and lodging are skillfully arranged, down to the finest detail. Begin planning your custom luxury travel to Asia or the Pacific today!

CUSTOM TRAVEL TO BORNEO

PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers visit Asia on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty, a custom trip to Borneo departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine the trip length and focus. The type of Borneo lodging is up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).

To get started, view our Borneo sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to suit your travel dates.

Your Journey, Your Way

Contact a Borneo Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique Borneo journey.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS

  • Travel by boat to Turtle Island to release hatchlings to the sea
  • See macaque, gibbon, sambar deer, bearded pig, hairy-nosed otter and crocodiles on a jungle river cruise
  • Take a multi-day trek through the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Explore the world's largest cave system at Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See nearly all of Borneo's mammals, 110 distinct species in the Danum Valley

Sample itinerary

WILD BORNEO | 15 DAYS

This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Borneo might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Borneo tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.

DAY 6

This morning explore Clearwater cave. Fly to Sandakan for the night.

DAY 7

This morning speedboat to Selingan Island. Explore Turtle Island National Park, nesting ground for endangered green and hawksbill turtles. See green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on the beach.

DAY 8

Boat back to Sandakan. Transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Observe orangutans as they interact with each other in their natural habitat. Other protected animals brought here include Malay sun bears, baby elephants, wild cats and even crocodiles.

DAY 9-10

Visit Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Look for the Asian elephant, Sumatran rhino, hairy-nosed otters, tortoises, and the freshwater terrapin. Climb to an observation platform high in the trees to look for wild elephants, proboscis monkeys, pig-tailed macaque, Bornean gibbon and the reticulated python. Night safari to see the western tarsier and slow loris.

DAY 11

Drive to the Gomantong Caves. Transfer to the Danum Valley Conservation Area-108,230 acres of virgin rainforest more than 100 million years old. Enjoy well-marked nature trails, a canopy walkway for tree-level viewing, and an outstanding team of naturalists and guides.

What’s included

PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING

Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.

BEYOND-THE-ORDINARY ACTIVITIES

We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.

THE FINE DETAILS

Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.

PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS

You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.

ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE

Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.

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