What to see and do in Borneo?

Borneo – how to plan?

Borneo Malaysia is basically made up of the state of Sarawak and Sabah the main attractions of Sarawak are the native culture & longhouse experience. Whereas in Sabah, it is primarily the nature and wildlife attractions, not forgetting the best adventure activities like mountain climbing, scuba diving and many more.

So, where do you start in Borneo?

Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are the main gateway into Malaysia Borneo. So you have the flexibility to start from either city. Infact, this gives you many options to do the Borneo Tour. For example, if the popular Borneo Rainforest Lodge is not available over your travelling dates, we can easily adjust the tour to fit you with another date. This works mots times except for during the high season in August.

You can fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau to get to the scuba diving islands like Kapalai, Mabul & Pom Pom.

Here are the main highlights that you can consider for your Borneo Holiday:-


  • Bako National Park – Jungle trekking activities.
  • Semenggoh Wildlife Centre – The Orang utan here are semi wild and it is an experience to see this special primates in their natural habitat.
  • Headhunters Longhouse Tours around Batang Ai – Batang Ai is a reservoir where you can visit the longhouse people in one of the tributaries.
  • Mulu National Park – Visit the 4 show caves (Deer , Clearwater, Lang & Wind Caves.)


  • Kinabalu Park – This is the best known National Park in Borneo where Mt KInabalu`s backdrop is simply awesome.
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park – Gaya, Sapi & Manukan Islands are all great for swimming & snorkeling.
  • Mount Kinabalu – Mountain climbing
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Reserve – The anonymous rehabilitation centre for captured or injured Orang Utans
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, this is the new attraction in Sandakan
  • Kinabatangan basin (Sukau)  – Wildlife excursions to spot  Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and other mammals.
  • Danum Valley – nature & jungle trekking with fantastic accommodation of  Borneo Rainforest lodge.
  • Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Nature & Wildlife/Bird watching
  • Mabul / Kapalai / Lankayan/Mataking/Ppom Pom – Superb  Scuba Diving sites  & great for snorkeling

Here are some Borneo Tour Packages that may fit your tour plan :- :-

  1. Borneo Highlights – 6D5N Tour
  2. Borneo Discovery – 8D7N Tour
  3. Borneo Indepth – 9D8N Tour
  4. North Borneo – 7D6N Tour
  5. Scuba Diving Packages – Lankayan, Kapalai & Mabul Islands


These packages are created to cover the best of Borneo Travel. These Borneo tour packages can be easily be tweaked to meet your requirements. Just contact us –your local travel agent in Malaysia for a bespoke Borneo Holiday plan.