One of the least explored areas on the planet, the mention of Borneo conjures up images of primeval rainforest, undiscovered tribes and rare, exotic species. Comprised mostly of impenetrable jungle, the world's third largest island is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and the tiny, wealthy Sultanate of Brunei. Home to critically endangered rhino, elephant, leopard and orangutan-to name but a few-Borneo's wildlife is its top draw. But as pressures from logging, forest fires and the growing demand for palm oil mount, refuges are increasingly the best way to see wildlife, so come while you can. While you're at it, take a trek up Sabah's Mt. Kinabalu, search for the world's largest flower, or learn the ancient traditions of the island's headhunter tribes.
Borneo Encompassed (AAKK)
Mountains, dense jungle, sandy beaches, mysterious caves and exotic wildlife await you on this spectacular journey to Sabah and Sarawak. Take the road less travelled and explore the immense beauty of Borneo as you trek deep into this remote land still quite untouched by tourism. Meet locals from remote villages and stay overnight in longhouses for an immersive cultural experience that few travellers get to know. Our CEOs will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems. They'll have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience from start to finish.
Highlights: Climbing the highest peak in the region, Snapping a picture of the orangutans, Spotting turtles on a boat trip, Spending the night in a tribal village, Trekking the Headhunters' Trail.
Malaysia and Borneo Adventure (AAMBD)
From the big-city bustle of Kuala Lumpur to the serene tranquility of Borneo’s rainforest, Malaysia is the definition of contrast. Meet the 'old man of the forest'—the orangutan—while exploring the rainforest and get to know the delights of modern-day Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on this 12-day adventure. You’ll explore Melaka’s historic canal-side lanes by bicycle and the lush rainforest along the Kinabatangan River and in the Danum Valley by boat and on foot. Along the way, you’ll come away with a real connection to this enthralling land.
Highlights: Meeting the 'old man of the forest' at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Heading into the rainforest in search of exceptional wildlife, Stepping back into history in Melaka’s colourful and historic lanes, Seeking out delicacies in the neighbourhoods and markets of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.