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In 1854 Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace began his eight year exploration of the natural wonders of Borneo at the invitation of the first White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke.


He collected 125,000 specimens and his best-selling book “ The Malay Archipelago” is still in print. Wallace discovered that there is far more to Borneo than orangutans. Now you can follow in his footsteps and encounter pygmy elephants, Sumatra rhinoceros, proboscis monkeys and thousands of species of birds, butterflies, primates and plants that live in these rich rainforests.


Borneo is one of the best safari locations outside Africa and it also has a wealth of underwater life drawn by the nutrient rich South China Sea and the spectacular coral reefs of islands like Sipadan, Lankayan and Gaya. Enjoy the romance of pure relaxation in an over water villa from where you can step down into azure waters, snorkelling among countless iridescent fish, anenomes and sponges.


In Sarawak we’ll help you dip into Borneo’s rich culture and history travelling upriver in a colourful motorised longboat to visit the traditional stilted “longhouses” where families of Iban tribespeople live communally. Watch them drying cocoa, peppers and coffee on the wide outer verandahs. We can arrange for you to stay overnight enjoying warm hospitality, song, dance and local food.


In the Easter and summer school holiday periods weather in Borneo is at its best. The endearing wildlife, beach resort hotels, curiosities and adventure activities make Borneo an unusual yet ideal family holiday location. It is a country full of natural beauty and endless fascination – a fragile place where these wonders are under threat, yet where you can still discover a wealth of flora and fauna in vast tracts of virgin rainforest.


Call us now to begin your exploration of Borneo & Malaysia.


Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to the wonders of north-west Borneo. From here you can wander the walking trails admiring the rich plants and wildlife of Kinabalu National Park and even do the two day ascent of south-east Asia’s tallest peak.

VISIT Kota Kinabalu

The delightful town of Kuching is the old capital of Sir James Brooke the “white Rajah” whose family ruled Sarawak for 100 years. Relax in the traditional Iban longhouses or try to spot the Proboscis Monkey in Bako National Park.

VISIT Kuching
Tioman Island

Tioman Island is a scuba diving paradise off the Malaysian coast. Time magazine described it as one of the world’s most beautiful islands. On land there is rainforest with long-tailed macaque, flying squirrel, civet, and porcupine; the beaches are part of a marine reserve.

VISIT Tioman Island
Tioman island
Gaya Island

Gaya Island lies off the coast of Sabah, and it is within the protected marine zone which is the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Eco resorts are perched on white sand beaches, and you can dive the coral reefs.

VISIT Gaya Island
Gaya Island

Kinabatangan is on the Kinabatangan River, surrounded by rainforest and swamp. A haven for local wildlife, visitors can expect to see Borneo elephant, hornbill, and proboscis monkey, as well as echolocating swiftlet, all living wild in this important wetland ecosystem.

VISIT Kinabatangan
Kinabatangan river
Danum Valley

Danum Valley is a habitat for exceptional fauna: Bornean pygmy elephant, Malayan sun bear, clouded leopard, and orangutan. The pristine forest reserve is a remarkable place to explore, and the resthouses are a prime base to explore the forest trails.

VISIT Danum Valley
Danum Valley
Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital, known as KL, is a bustling metropolis with a dramatic skyline which includes the Petronas Twin Towers, the Jamek Mosque, and Kuala Lumpur Tower. A mix of old and new, exploring KL is an exhausting yet thrilling experience.

VISIT Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Cameron Highlands

The rolling jade green hills of the Cameron Highlands are Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. Feel the stress of modern life evaporate as you return to the colonial era with a stroll in the tea plantation, taking in the fresh fragrant air.

VISIT Cameron Highlands
Cameron Higlands

Penang is on the Malay Peninsula, alongside the Malacca Strait. The capital of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating temples, historic buildings, and other cultural sites. The Penang Botanical Garden and Penang National Park are havens for flora and fauna.

VISIT Penang

Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea. Langkawi Island is a UNESCO World Geopark. The beaches are a slice of paradise, but the island’s best feature is the cable car and sky bridge stretching across the rainforest canopy.

VISIT Langkawi

Borneo & Malaysia Highlights

  • Orangutans

    Meet the fascinating orangutans of Borneo.

  • Diving and Snorkelling

    Experience some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world.

  • Wildlife of Borneo

    Discover the diverse wildlife of Borneo.

  • Iban Longhouses

    Visit local communities and learn their traditions.

  • Family Holidays

    Find out why Borneo is a fantastic family destination.

  • Itineraries

    Take inspiration from our example itineraries.

A Few of Our Favourites in Borneo

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort - Kuching
Batang Ai is set on the edge of the jungle overlooking a lake and is a 45 minute riverboat ride from the Iban Tribal Longhouse.
Gayana Eco Resort - Gaya Island
This is a peaceful haven where you can relax to the gentle rhythm of the ocean, enjoy watersports and explore the spectacular mountains, rivers and forests of Sabah.
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Shangri la Rasa Ria - Kota Kinabalu
The Shangri la Rasa Ria is a luxurious ocean front hotel ideal for families and those seeking a top quality resort hotel.
Ranee Boutique Suites cta
Ranee Boutique Suites - Kuching
This delightful boutique hotel has 24 individually designed suites accommodated in two 19th century shophouses in the heart of Old Kuching.
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Tabin Wildlife Resort - Danum Valley
In this beautiful secondary rainforest in eastern Sabah you may see the Sumatran rhinoceros, the pygmy elephant and the tembadau – a buffalo-like species.
The Jesselton - Kota Kinabalu
This lovely colonial style hotel is set in the heart of town and is an excellent base for visiting the famous fish market which doubles as a place to enjoy superbly cooked fish and seafood from the many street stalls.
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Danum Valley
Borneo Rainforest lodge can provide one of Borneo’s best wildlife experiences.
Bunga Ray Island Resort & Spa - Gaya Island
Paradise must look a little something like Bunga Raya. The infinity pool stretches to the sands and the sea; the villas are on stilts in the rainforest; and a wooden jetty stretches out over the water.
Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort - Kinabatangan
In Lower Kinabatangan, amidst freshwater lagoons and coastal mangrove forests, a world away from the tourist hotspots and cities of Sabah, is the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.
Myne Resort - Kinabatangan
Surrounded by lush, pristine rainforest, the Myne Resort is a forest hideaway located at Kampung Bilit village, deep in the heart of Borneo’s jungles.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Kinabatangan
Sukau Rainforest Lodge has 24 simple comfortable chalets right on the Kinabatangan River front.
Grand Margherita Hotel - Kuching
The Grand Margherita really stands out in the Malaysian city of Kuching, it's a sleek and modern facade occupying a fantastic location.
Hilton Kuching - Kuching
The Hilton Kuching stands proudly on the banks of the Sarawak River in the Malaysian city of Kuching, its curved, modern facade occupying a prime position in the heart of the city.
Japamala Resort - Tioman Island
Overlooking the South China Sea, Japamala Resort is on the shore of Tioman Island within the within the Mersing Marine Park.
Cameron Highlands Resort - Cameron Highlands
The architecture and interior design of The Cameron Highlands resort harks back to its grand colonial heritage with wooden beams, wrought iron balconies, plantation shutters, and fine Asian silks.
Strawberry Park Resort - Cameron Highlands
The cool climate and verdant scenery make the Strawberry Park Resort a popular retreat for Malaysians and foreign guests alike.
Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat - Cameron Highlands
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a luxury spa hotel, in fact it’s the first natural hot springs property in Malaysia
Eastern & Oriental Hotel - Penang
Every room is a suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, established in 1885 and still the epitome of glamour and elegance in Penang.
Bayview Georgetown - Penang
The view across the city from the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant is reason enough to check in.
Datai Langkawi - Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi is a dreamy rainforest getaway. The architects have taken their inspiration from the surrounding forest and created a unique property on the ridge above Datai Bay, ranked by National Geographic as one of the 10 best beaches in the world.
The Four Seasons Langkawi - Langkawi
The Four Seasons Langkawi lies where the rainforest meets the beach. A place of unparalleled beauty and luxury, guests frequently find themselves lost for words when they first encounter this island paradise.
Ritz Carlton - Kuala Lumpur
Right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle district The Ritz Carlton is an impressive property with lavishly equipped rooms and a view to match.
Renaissance Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Part of the Marriott hotel group, the five-star Renaissance Hotel is one of the most prestigious properties in Kuala Lumpur.
Villa Samadhi - Kuala Lumpur
Villa Samadhi has the feel of a private mansion, and perfectly blends indigenous architecture and materials with contemporary comforts.
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