Embrace the Extraordinary in Borneo.
The island of Borneo is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and is home to some of the world’s best diving sites, along with an enormous variety of plants, birds, and mammals, many unique to the island.
With the ongoing threat of deforestation, ecotourism is one of few economic activities that can make a convincing case for protecting these habitats while supporting local communities.
Both Malaysian states are known for their jungles and sandy white beaches, as well as more developed cities compared to the rest of Borneo. Kalimantan encapsulates the remainder and largest section of Borneo.
Dense rainforest, dirt roads, rivers, tributaries and hundreds of exotic flora and fauna are located at every thrilling turn. While Brunei and Malaysia are more tourist-friendly, Kalimantan is best explored with a tour guide and will leave an indelible impression on any adventure tourist’s mind.
Immerse yourself in the heart of the wild, where nature and adventure collide in a memorable journey through Borneo’s untouched wilderness. Known for its rich biodiversity, Borneo offers an array of exciting adventures. From scaling the heights of Mount Kinabalu, exploring the depths of ancient caves, to encountering the island’s iconic orangutans, every path in Borneo leads to an unforgettable journey. This exotic land, with its lush rainforests and diverse wildlife, is truly a paradise for the intrepid traveler.
Let Indotrek take you to Borneo’s enchanting destinations. Delve into the dense jungles and rich culture of Kalimantan, scale the spectacular Mount Kinabalu, and explore the wildlife-rich wilderness of Sabah. Experience firsthand the natural splendour and cultural richness these destinations have to offer.
Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Borneo’s hotels, nestled amidst vibrant rainforests and breathtaking landscapes. Experience unparalleled comfort and authentic hospitality, perfectly embodying the serene beauty and spirit of Borneo.
Uncover the captivating allure of Borneo with Indotrek’s Borneo Adventure Tour Packages. This remarkable island is an essential stop for any adventurer setting foot in Southeast Asia. Expect awe-inspiring landscapes, dynamic cultures, and a heritage deeply intertwined with nature.
From the untamed jungles of Kalimantan, the magnificent peaks of Mount Kinabalu, to the diverse wilderness of Sabah, every region holds its own unique experience, teeming with exhilarating activities ready to be discovered.
Rely on Indotrek’s seasoned tour operators with a profound knowledge of Borneo to craft the perfect itinerary for an unforgettable expedition. Our dedication to responsible travel ensures that each adventurous trip you embark on enriches your experiences while respecting the local communities we visit.
Our tours are designed to plunge you into the rarely-seen corners of Borneo, whether that’s trekking through dense rainforests, navigating the expansive river networks, observing the iconic orangutans, or engaging with the rich local cultures.
With Indotrek, you’re more than just an observer, you become an active participant in the cultural exchange that makes travel so enriching. Every journey presents an opportunity to learn, grow, and make a difference, truly embracing the spirit of Borneo.
The optimal duration for a trip to Borneo can vary depending on your interests and the areas you want to explore.
If you want to get a good overview of Borneo, then two weeks should give you enough time to see the main highlights which include the most popular beaches, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and a visit to Kota Kinabalu.
Having said that, you might only need a few days to explore a few national parks and move on to your next destination. It all really depends on what you want to see and do in Borneo.
We recommend that your tailor your visit to Borneo based on your individual tastes. Look at the various tours we offer and use them as a starting point for what you would like to see and do on the island.
Feel free to contact one of our travel experts who will be happy to discuss the perfect itinerary for your visit.
The best time to visit Borneo largely depends on the region and your interests, as the climate varies across the island. Generally, the drier months from March to October are considered optimal for travel. During this period, temperatures hover around a comfortable 27-32°C (81-90°F), and the reduced rainfall enhances wildlife spotting opportunities, especially in places like the Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley.
In Sabah, the northeastern monsoon brings heavier rains from October to February, which might impact outdoor activities. However, the lush greenery and cooler temperatures during this period offer a different, serene beauty.
The southwestern region of Kalimantan tends to have a more equatorial climate, with high humidity and rainfall throughout the year. Nevertheless, the relatively drier period from May to September offers better travel conditions.
It's important to note that Borneo's climate is tropical, meaning it can rain even during the drier months. Therefore, it's always a good idea to pack for possible rain showers regardless of when you plan your visit.
Tourists are drawn to Borneo for its incredibly rich biodiversity, unique cultural experiences, and thrilling outdoor adventures. Known as one of the world's most significant habitats for wildlife, Borneo is home to a myriad of species, including the endangered orangutan, proboscis monkey, and pygmy elephant. The island's extensive rainforests, rivers, mountains, and caves offer a natural playground for activities like trekking, wildlife spotting, river cruising, and caving.
Borneo is also a culturally diverse region with numerous indigenous groups, each with its own unique customs, traditions, and languages. Visitors get to learn about these fascinating cultures through homestays, craft workshops, and local festivals.
Borneo's stunning landscapes, from the peaks of Mount Kinabalu to the coral reefs of Sipadan, make it a dream destination for marine activities like diving and snorkeling. Despite its growing popularity, much of Borneo still remains off-the-beaten-track, providing a unique and authentic travel experience.