- Wild jungle experience
- Playful Orang-utans
- Idyllic beaches
Borneo is an amazing tropical paradise. We'll visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see these big-nosed creatures in action before travelling to Sepilok, home of the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Project, to see Borneo's 'wild men' up close. Enjoy beachside bliss at an idyllic island getaway, swimming in the clear turquoise waters or snorkelling among colourful fish and sea turtles. Spend a night camping in the jungle as we head out in a longboat or go in search of macaques, Proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and wild Orang-utans on foot.
In Kinabalu National Park we get a taste of some of Mt. Kinabalu's walking trails, passing gushing waterfalls and relaxing in the thermal pools of Poring Hot Springs.
Please note: This trip has had a name change for 2013 season, the trip was formerly called: Orang-Utans & Jungles
Travel Advice: Alternative Itinerary in Operation
Due to recent clashes between Philippine armed intruders from the Sulu Archipelago and Malaysian security forces in the eastern Sabah region, the Malaysian Government have declared the region of eastern Sabah (including Sandakan) a Special Security Zone. Due to risk, we will not be travelling to the eastern Sabah region for the months of March through to the end of August. We will be operating an alternative itinerary avoiding the Security Zone until further notice. If you are travelling on, or are planning to travel between March and August please refer to the 'Alternative Itinerary' detailed in the trip notes or contact us for further information. Departures leaving from September onwards will be assessed nearer the time.
Posted: 19 April 2013
What makes this trip responsible?
The Bornean Jungle has long been subject to the devastating effects of logging and palm plantations, however as the value of eco-tourism is being realised, areas of land are starting to be preserved and granted National Park status, and it is the hope that the pace of deforestation will begin to slow.
Borneo is home to many endemic and endangered species, including Orang-utans, Proboscis monkeys, the Western tarsier and Pygmy elephants. On this trip we visit both the Sepilok Orang-utan Rahabilitation Centre and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - the entrance fees and donations that our visitors pay go toward the upkeep of these vital projects. We also spend a number of nights in locally-owned accommodation, often in rural settings which ensures that a significant proportion of the money we spend goes directly to the local people.
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Teenager negotiating jungle canopy suspension bridges, Borneo