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Borneo by Fleewinter

A trip to Borneo is one you won’t soon forget. Look for orangutans and pot-bellied proboscis monkeys in the trees and pygmy elephants in the jungle. Listen to the sounds of hornbills, owls, and a chorus of insects high in the forest. Talk with descendants of headhunters and spend a night in a longhouse, sharing a meal with your hosts who have adapted their traditional ways to a modernizing world. If you're up for a real adventure, climb the highest mountain in Southeast Asia on a two-day hike, summiting at sunrise. Or trek into the Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World, to truly experience life in the jungle.

If a beach holiday appeals, there are great options in Borneo with Gaya Island

A trip to Borneo is one you won’t soon forget. Look for orangutans and pot-bellied proboscis monkeys in the trees and pygmy elephants in the jungle. Listen to the sounds of hornbills, owls, and a chorus of insects high in the forest. Talk with descendants of headhunters and spend a night in a longhouse, sharing a meal with your hosts who have adapted their traditional ways to a modernizing world. If you're up for a real adventure, climb the highest mountain in Southeast Asia on a two-day hike, summiting at sunrise. Or trek into the Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World, to truly experience life in the jungle.

If a beach holiday appeals, there are great options in Borneo with Gaya Island and the Tip of Borneo at the top of our list. For snorkelers and divers, a trip to Sipadan with a stay on Mabul Island is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We tailor-make each holiday we sell and our Borneo expert has spent months exploring the region.

Whether it's wildlife and rainforest, caves and mountains, beaches and seas, traditional culture, or a bit of city time you're after, we can put together a holiday that will show you the riches of Borneo.

Borneo Holidays

10 holidays are available in this programme

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A Borneo Holiday designed to maximize the odds of spotting wildlife during the winter months when the trees are fruiting and the weather is a bit wetter. Specially priced for families and small groups of 4-8.

  • Holiday duration: 12 days
  • Price from: £1,700
  • Operator: Fleewinter
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The highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu, is a rewarding and manageable climb for anyone who’s reasonably fit. Watching the sunrise at 4,095 meters with clouds below you is a spectacular sight and the sense of accomplishment as you sit top the mountain will stay with you long after your holiday ends.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £1,650
  • Operator: Fleewinter
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Western Borneo is home to a rich culture of traditional tribes, an array of wildlife, and one of the largest cave systems in the world. See the best bits on this 10-day holiday.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £1,350
  • Operator: Fleewinter
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Sabah, the eastern state of Malaysian Borneo, is home to incredible wildlife but also unique cultural experiences. Most people live in small villages, some in modernized longhouses. Farming of rice and other staple crops is a way of life. In some villages, a particular craft or product provides livelihood for all.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £700
  • Operator: Fleewinter
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Using Kuching as a base, visit traditional Malay villages, called Kampongs including a traditional longhouse village. Get in some wildlife viewing looking for orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, Irrawaddy dolphins, and fireflies.

  • Holiday duration: 6 days
  • Price from: £590
  • Operator: Fleewinter
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