Flights via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Airlines. Transport minibus, speedboat, longboat, local bus and 1 domestic flight.
6 nights hotels/guesthouses, 1 night jungle camp, 1 night homestay, 2 nights comfortable longhouse. Some accommodation is basic with limited facilities and on occasion dormitory style rooms.
The village homestay has one family per household and the jungle camp is on a twin share basis - both have shared facilities. Please note that at the village homestay, out of respect for your Muslim hosts, alcohol is not to be consumed.
Three hotel nights have en suite facilities.
Opportunities in the sea, at Poring Hot Springs and at the hotel pool in Kinarut Laut.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Intrepid operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.
This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of Borneo using a mixture of private buses, boats and flights. Anyone in good health should be able to go on this trip as there is no real physical difficulty involved, although you will be doing a fair amount of walking in some places and heat and humidity can be tiring. Travel time is kept to a minimum wherever possible, although there are some long travel days and as we use some local transport at times, it may sometimes be quite cramped and without air conditioning. On some long travel days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time at our next destination.
Triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used. Some of the accommodation along the way is very basic, staying in local guesthouses and homestays with limited facilities. Some facilities are shared and some accommodation has cold water only.
Whilst considering this trip please remember that it can get very hot in Borneo and conditions can be very humid. Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. Only in the mountains does it get cooler.
Risk of Malaria and Dengue fever is present in Borneo, and sandflies are also an annoyance.
Locals and other Asian tourists may want to take photos of themselves with your children particularly if they are young, blond and have blue eyes, you should be prepared for them to do this without asking permission first.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 7.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
All Exodus trips are active but some may have different activities scheduled every day. Activities we offer include kayaking in Slovakia, trekking in the Drakensberg, cycling in the Tuscan countryside or canoeing along the Zambezi River.