Experience Borneo’s wilderness adventures, pristine beaches and unspoilt forest landscapes.

Sharing the island of Borneo with Indonesia and the tiny sovereign state of Brunei, Malaysian Borneo offers diverse scenery and beautiful beaches, and of course it is home to one of the world's most beloved wildlife species – the orangutan. Split into the two states of Sarawak and Sabah, Borneo welcomes adventurers, aspiring zoologists and botanists and beach lovers to its exceptional landscapes.

  • Borneo is one of just two places Orangutans still live in the wild. The best chance to spot these majestic creatures is at one of the rehabilitation centre where they live in a semi-wild state
  • A great option if you are looking for a wildlife and adventure holiday followed by some time spent on the beach
  • Head north to the wilds of the Sukau Rainforest, which is bisected by the winding Kinabatangan River, and stay in a jungle lodge
  • Explore the stunning Mulu Caves, part of Gunung Mulu National Park in the state of Sarawak
  • If you are looking for a rewarding challenge while on holiday you can choose to climb Mount Kinabalu on a two night adventure from Kota Kinabalu

Good to know

Currency:

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Flying time to destination:

14-15 hours

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When to visit Borneo

Jan

Recommended

Good time to escape

Feb

Recommended

Good time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

May

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jun

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jul

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Aug

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Sep

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Oct

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Nov

Recommended

Good time to escape

Dec

Recommended

Good time to escape

Further climate information

Recommended Borneo Hotels

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

7 nights, Room Only, 23 Oct '16

from £993

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

7 nights, Room Only, 19 Sep '16

from £969

Gaya Island Resort

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 19 Sep '16

from £1,203

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Suggested Borneo Tours

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Kuoni Insider

A friend and I booked a horse ride through our resort. We rode along the beach in the waves as the sun was setting, which was just beautiful and one of my favourite memories.

Melanie Bartlett