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Rare animals, ancient rainforests, exotic islands and world-class diving
Borneo is one of the most captivating destinations in South East Asia.
A compound of untouched rainforest, beaches and mountain ranges, Borneo is an off-the-beaten-track adventure. The island is home to many incredible but endangered species like the orangutan, pygmy elephant, Malayan sunbear, proboscis monkey and Borneo rhino.
We’ve handpicked discreet, conscientious safaris and guided expeditions through the Kinabatangan Rainforest and Danum Valley to give you the best opportunities for observing animals.
For the perfect add-on to your jungle expedition, you can hop over to Borneo’s collection of idyllic, palm-fringed islands, such as Lankayan or Mataking, where the wildlife experience continues with a wealth of aquatic life, such as sea turtles and whale sharks.
Of course, there’s plenty of cultural trips to be done, too: we can take you to the markets of Kinabulu and remote jungle water-villages, or we can arrange an exploration of rural Sabah by bicycle.
Climb Borneo’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, at sunrise
Explore the Danum Valley and spot seemingly endless wildlife
Swim with turtles at Sabah’s Sipidan Island
Unveil the mystery of the Sarawak caves
Borneo is as close to paradise as you'll find and the sheer vibrancy of the island is outstanding. One day you could be walking through thick forest, the next diving alongside turtles, relaxing on pristine beaches or scaling a mountain.
Whatever you want from your Borneo tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Where to go
Sandakan is best known as being home to the Sepilok Nature Rehabilitation Centre, where they care for rescued or orphaned Orang-utans as well as Sun Bears, Gibbons, Sumatran Rhinos and Elephants in need of treatment.Discover more
This primary lowland forest is a sparkling, undisturbed representative of Borneo‘s prolific and unique flora and fauna has been recognised worldwide for its outstanding biodiversity.Discover more
A clean and bustling city with a pretty waterfront from which to enjoy the sunset, Kota Kinabalu has much to offer visitors, although most use the city simply as an entry point to Borneo, spending their time exploring the surrounding countryside instead.Discover more
Borneo’s prettiest and most historic city, Kuching is the ideal place to start an island adventure with plenty to explore within the city and in the surrounding countryside.Discover more
Batang Ai National Park
Sitting close to the border of Indonesia, the national park of Batang Ai is tucked deep into the Borneo jungle. The area was flooded in the 1980s to create a reservoir, and you can still see treetops sticking out of the water.Discover more
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When to visit
The best time to visit beautiful Borneo is when the warm weather arrives in March through to October and the island is hot and dry. It’s perfect for climbing Mt Kinabalu, searching for whale sharks, turtles and seeing endangered orangutans in the wild.
Hiking and Trekking
April - August
May - August
Diving and Snorkeling
April - September
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Plan your trip to Borneo
Whatever you want from your adventure in Borneo, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.
Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.
Our luxury trips are designed with responsible travel principles that prioritise travel experiences that are both good for you and good for the planet.
Our trip to Southeast Asia was a trip of a lifetime and an experience we will never forget, thanks to Kate and Cathy’s help and expert guidance. They worked with us to create a magical itinerary and remained engaged during our trip, especially when we had a last-minute request which they made happen. They are simply the best! We experienced…
This is the second time I have used Jacada Travel to organise a family holiday for us, once to Costa Rica and once to Borneo. Both times the customer service and advice have been excellent. We worked with travel advisors on what we wanted out of the trip and both times the iternary, accomodation, guides and in country support and…
The service from Jacada is superb. Our journey to Asia went flawlessly. The logistics were always spot on. The hotel selections were right for the locations and budget. The guides and drivers were on time, knowledgeable and friendly. The tours gave meaningful insights into the local customs and culture. Rachel was very helpful during the planning phase. Wing,the trip concierge,…
Kate helped us plan our recent trip to Borneo, Java, and Bali, and it was wonderful. Our guides were excellent - very informative and helpful. The hotels that Jacada booked were superb. The trip was everything that we expected, and some. This is the second trip we have planned with Jacada Travel. We had a very good experience working with…
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If you book to travel with us but your plans are impacted by circumstances you can’t control, we’ll change your reservation or cancel your booking for a full credit towards future travel.