Leaving urban life behind, head into lush jungles, down the scenic rivers and through the vibrant villages of beautiful Borneo. On the way soak up stunning mountain vistas, meet local indigenous people, relax in hot springs and have an encounter with some pretty special orangutans. There's no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Nestled between the Borneo jungle and the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is a great location to start this adventure. In free time, visit the Sabah State Museum or go swimming or snorkelling off the nearby islands.
Day 2 Kudat
The first capital of British North Borneo, Kudat is the northernmost tip of the island. Make friends with the Rungus people and drop by a village that makes gongs, a musical instrument often used in local music.
Day 3 Mt Kinabalu
The Kinabalu National Park is among the most important biological sites in the world, with more than 1,000 species of orchid, 600 species of ferns and 320 species of birds. Soak up the sublime views of looming Mt Kinabalu on a walk through the park.
Days 4-5 Poring Hot Springs/Sepilok
Slip into the steaming Poring Hot Springs to soothe tired muscles. Continue on to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and fall in love with these beautiful creatures.
Day 6 Sukau
Hit the road to Sukau, stopping on the way to visit the Gomantong Caves. Continue on to a jungle lodge near Kinabatangan River. Spend free time here relaxing and enjoying the surroundings before trying to spot local wildlife on a river cruise.
Days 7-8 Kota Kinabalu
Board a plane back to Kota Kinabalu and toast the end of a great journey with new friends during a farewell barbecue.