Borneo - Into the Heart of the Rainforest

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• Remote Danum Valley National Park
• Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary
• Mulu National Park and Caves
• Kinabalu National Park / Hot Spring
• Rainforest Canopy Walk
• Kinabatangan River & Wildlife

Fact File

• 18 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Kuching, finish in Kota Kinabalu
• All meals included
• Includes 5 internal flights
• Activity Level: 3


The jungles of Borneo have evolved over 100 million years. They are the oldest on Earth and provide a unique opportunity to experience an ancient ecosystem along with the tribal cultures that inhabit them. A rugged land of caves, peaks, rivers and forests, Borneo is an irresistible paradise for adventure travelers.

Beginning in the old colonial city of Kuching, we have a city tour and an interesting cultural visit. We start our jungle experience by flying to world-renowned Mulu National Park. Here we explore one of the world's largest cave passages and oldest rainforests, from the base of our comfortable lodge.

We fly to Sabah in the far north of Borneo, where we enjoy easy hikes at the base of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Mt. Kinabalu houses celebrated biological diversity, including the rafflesia, the world's largest flower. We visit the tropical islands of Gaya and Manukan. Enjoy 3 days in the remote interior jungle of the Danum Valley. Traveling via Sandakan, we take a boat to Selingan Island to observe sea turtles as they come ashore nightly to lay their eggs.

At the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, we arrive in time for the orphan orangutans' afternoon feeding. The tour winds down on the tranquil Kinabatangan River, where we go on a river safari in search of proboscis monkeys, hornbills and wild elephants.

Further Reading

Malaysia with Eldertreks

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Comfortable hotels/lodges with private washrooms.

Comfort notes

Some rough roads and travel on traditional boats.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kuching
Day 2: Explore Colonial Kuching
Day 3: Sarawak Cultural Village
Day 4: Kubah National Park
Day 5: Mulu National Park - Lang and Deer Caves
Day 6: Mulu National Park - Moonmilk and Clearwater Caves
Day 7: To Kota Kinabalu
Day 8: Islands of Gaya and Mamutik
Day 9: Kinabalu National Park - Poring Hot Springs
Day 10: Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang War Memorial
Day 11: Fly to Danum Valley
Day 12: Remote Danum Valley
Day 13: Danum Valley to Sukau
Day 14: Kinabatangan River Safari
Day 15: Gomantong Caves, to Sepilok, Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Day 16: Boat to Selingan 'Turtle' Island
Day 17: Boat to Sandakan, Fly to Kota Kinabalu
Day 18: Depart Kota Kinabalu
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