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Wildlife holidays in Borneo. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Wildlife holidays in Borneo

Wildlife holidays in Borneo

Borneo’s exotic creatures are hyped by all... and they don’t disappoint. Long-limbed orangutans are the huge draw, but proboscis monkeys – only found here – are perpetual crowd pleasers, and the chance of spotting the more elusive clouded leopards, tiny tarsiers, slow lorises, sun bears and pygmy elephants – on foot or by boat – keep wildlife fans on their toes. Rehabilitation centres around the island increase the chances of sightings on your wildlife holiday in Borneo.

Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Rainforests, orangutans, beaches tailor made, from £3150 (13 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tailor made holidays, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from £2880 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
Adventurous Borneo Wildlife & Mt. Kinabalu Climb trek, from £3135 (13 days) inc UK flights
Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind
Wildlife & culture in Malaysia, from £1335 - £1555 (12 days) ex flights

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Borneo orangutan holiday
Trekking, wildlife and beach adventure holiday to Borneo, from £2925 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
The Best of Borneo: Wildlife, Adventure, Idyllic Beaches, from £1815 (12 days) inc UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday, 13 days
Borneo adventure holiday to see wildlife such as orangutans, from £2645 (13 days) inc UK flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
Vast jungles of Sabah and Sarawak & Iban Headhunter tribe, from £3750 (15 days) inc UK flights
Honeymoon in Borneo
Luxury Borneo Honeymoon, best of wildlife & luxury resorts, from £3750 (16 days) inc UK flights
Borneo family tour
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Borneo, from £1450 - £1700 (14 days) ex flights
Orangutan photography in Borneo
Develop your photography skills in Borneo, from £1820 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo Mount Kinabalu climb holiday
Adventure holiday to see wildlife and climb Mt Kinabalu, from £2575 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tour, Great Apes and Beach escapes
Explore bustling cities, lush jungles and paradise beaches, from £1448 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo wildlife holiday, Sarawak
A light trekking and jungle adventure holiday in Sarawak, from £2695 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo holiday, culture and wildlife
Amazing wildlife and authentic cultural encounters in Borneo, from £1499 (12 days) ex flights
Highlights of Borneo group tour
Small-group wildlife tour to Borneo, from £2975 (14 days) inc UK flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Encounter an orangutan & hike through virgin rainforest, from £1054 - £1330 (10 days) ex flights
Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo
Wildlife, jungles, culture and idyllic beaches, from £2535 (14 days) inc UK flights
Sabah holidays, wildlife & culture
Discover the Wildlife in Sabah and Kiau Village , from £995 (5 days) ex flights
Indonesia, Komodos & orangutan holiday
See the biodiversity of fauna & flora on either side of the Wallace Line, from £1800 (12 days) ex flights
Tanjung Puting orangutan holiday, Borneo
Orangutan Adventure Holiday, Tanjung Puting, Borneo, from £1195 (7 days) ex flights
Borneo 8 day tour, the wild heart of Borneo
A unique experience in the untouched, beautiful Sarawak, from £738 (8 days) ex flights
Borneo adventure holiday
Remote Borneo trip combining adventure, culture & wildlife, from £2995 (13 days) ex flights
Wild Borneo holiday, private departure
Highlights of Malaysian Borneo including a homestay, from €3780 (18 days) inc UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday, Sabah adventure
Sabah wildlife adventure, from rainforest to reef, from £1145 (10 days) ex flights
Wild Borneo adventure holiday in Sarawak
Trek to the heart of Sarawak to view Orangutans in the wild, from £1715 (15 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Sabah adventure
Mt Kinabalu climb, jungle camp and Sepilok Orang-utan Centre, from £1080 - £1469 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo, Java & Bali tailor made holidays
Explore the best wildlife, culture and beaches on offer, from £2860 - £3460 (16 days) inc UK flights
Borneo Safari, volunteer & trek
Borneo Safari, Volunteer and Trek, from £1195 (10 days) ex flights

186 reviews for Wildlife holidays in Borneo4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Wildlife holidays in Borneo reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
If you love nature and animals do not hesitate to book! Unbelievable! I cannot wait to go back!! (more)Brigitte Gehring
Magical...Fantastic - comment from my husband "I normally am ready to come back to work, but this time i absolutely hated it!" (more)Deborah Flint
Fantastic - the wildlife was amazing; watching elephants bathing in the river, snorkelling with turtles, scuba diving with sharks (small ones thankfully!), and the odd orangtan and probocis monkey! The people were extremely friendly and proud of their country. (more)Anna Davies
From £3150 including UK flights
Honeymoon in Borneo
Fantastic - best holiday we have ever been on! (more)Rachel Duncan
Trekking in the Danum Valley was a definite highlight - from sitting on our sundeck listening to the hornbill calls to walking the canopy walkway in the dawn mist before breakfast and climbing to the highest viewpoint before returning for a fabulous buffet lunch. (more)Hannah Rousell
The most memorable part was Abai Jungle lodge - so remote and romantic, plus tons of wildlife. It felt like the first time you visited a zoo. (more)Leah Brinton
From £3750 including UK flights
Orangutan photography in Borneo
Overall just absolutely amazing. As a nature lover, traveller and with an interest in knowing new cultures and interacting with local people I really appreciated the program of the trip. As a beginner in photography I really appreciated the patient and willing attitude that Ian had on this tour. (more)Henriette Hradocka
Staff excellent and very friendly and helpful. (more)Greg Morrison
This is a great holiday. Whether you are a first time photographer or experienced photographer you will love this holiday and will come back with great photos and memories, as well as having learned a lot. (more)Mark Edwards
From £1820 excluding flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
Extremely well organised, countless opportunities to see wildlife and meet local communities, absolutely excellent all round experience (more)Rosemary Demaine
Seeing a wild Orangutan swinging through the trees carrying a baby was magical as were the elephants on the river bank, the Proboscis Monkeys, birds and night-time fireflies. It was magical. (more)Mandy Egglestone
There were so many memorable bits! Each section of the holiday was so different and varied so all had different elements to make them special. 10/10! (more)Francesca Bellis-Jones
From £1815 including UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Borneo and felt that it exceeded our expectations. (more)Heather Martyn-Fisher
Amazing. We were very fortunate with the wildlife we saw. The itinerary captured everything that we enjoy doing and so for us it was the perfect holiday! (more)Jo Gillett
Fantastic ! Although it did take me 4 days of R&R to recover from the 1st 10 days. Everybody agreed it was unique and a wonderful experience (more)val stapleton
From £3135 including UK flights
Borneo family tour
Go for it. It was a great family adventure that we all loved. (more)Martha Rutherford
Don't be put off by having a guide, we thought we would feel less intrepid but we learnt and laughed so much. Be prepared for the unexpected! Amazing fun. (more)Nikki Shack
Fantastic! We constantly remember different things and look at the photos. Staying with a local family - our daughters got so much out of it. (more)Sarah Madeley
From £1450 - £1700 excluding flights
Borneo orangutan holiday
This was the best holiday I've ever had; it was our first 'wildlife' holiday and whetted our appetite for more. (more)Peter Green
There are too many memorable and exciting parts to mention! Watching young Orangutans playing in the trees in Danhum Valley was incredible, seeing flying squirrels and a Western Tarsier on a night walk was fantastic. An incredible experience, I would recommend this to everyone. (more)Marnie Hadaway
Great holiday, excellent service, good communication & transportation. (more)Ellen Cartwright
From £2925 including UK flights
Borneo wildlife volunteer project
Memorable parts? There were many exciting wildlife sightings but the most memorable part of the holiday was being with Mark, the project leader, who was highly knowledgeable about the natural world as well as organising a varied and interesting programme. Tips? To be prepared to engage fully with all the activities arranged. A pair of binoculars would also be helpful Local benefits? It definitely supported conservation and maybe made the village more aware of the importance... (more)Tessa Milne-Day
From £1095 excluding flights
Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo
It was an amazing wildlife adventure - I feel very fortunate to have seen freshly hatched baby green turtles and wild orangutans. (more)Claire Onody
There were many memorable moments. Too few to fully list out! One destination was the Gomantong Birdnest Caves. The main cave tests all your senses. Certainly a location for the next Indiana Jones film, not for flip-flop wearing tourists! (more)Jonathan Reed-Lethbridge
From £2535 including UK flights
Indonesia, Komodos & orangutan holiday
Our trip to Borneo to see the orang-utans in Kalimantan was the most memorable part of our trip. We were fortunate to be within a couple of metres of an alpha male on one occasion. (more)Robert Young
The most memorable part of the holiday was the animals...I rate my experience as pleasurable and most rewarding. (more)Wendy Davis
This was an excellent trip. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with similar interests - wildlife and photography. Don't go if you need some rest time on holiday though. (more)Gerry Schulz
From £1800 excluding flights
Borneo tailor made holidays, wildlife & beaches
10 out of 10...the most memorable moment was seeing the Pygmy elephants on the banks of the Kinabatangan river playing, tugging up plants and placing them on their head. (more)Gill Bowles
We really enjoyed it and it lived up to expectations. (more)Steve Jameson
The most memorable part of the holiday was 100 pygmy elephants on the bank of the Kinabatangan River...Brilliant. Would do it again, and spend more time in each place. (more)Katie Southgate
From £2880 including UK flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Most memorable? Definitely climbing Mount Kinabalu. But very closely followed by the wildlife from orangutans, wild elephants to the sea turtles... Excellent... You should definitely book on this trip! (more)Kirsty Howland
The various methods of travel through Borneo really gave you a sense of travelling like locals and getting the maximum "real life" experience... The best travel experience I have had so far! (more)Michelle Blois
From £1054 - £1330 excluding flights
Borneo holiday, Mt Kinabalu, orangutans & rainforest
There are two: seeing a grown male orang utan in the wild, and watching the sun rise from the summit of Mount Kinabalu...fantastic, a real once in a lifetime experience (more)Hannah howard
The first week wasn't really a holiday it was just a hard slog. The 2nd week was great though and the guide Manuel was amazing, he made the holiday as fantastic as it was. (more)caroline stone
This was the first time that I had been on a group holiday and I was very impressed with the Guide, the organisation and the structure of activities during the trip. (more)Deborah McWhinney
From £2739 - £3049 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, culture and wildlife
Memorable parts? Seeing the orangutans and elephants in the jungle. Tips? Rainforest trekking can be strenuous in the heat. Would advise stout footwear and poles if at all unsteady. Local benefits? Certainly benefited local people and supported conservation. I worry about the number of plastic water bottles we got through and there is no infrastructure in place for recycling. Overall rating? Absolutely brilliant! The itinerary was was interesting and varied. The 2... (more)Steve Blake
From £1499 excluding flights
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
The most memorable part was on a small boat from the Myne Lodge on the Kinabatangan River and our expert guide taking us close enough to see a herd of Elephants come crashing thro the elephant grass to swim in the river, mothers playing with their youngsters giving us a thoroughly life changing experience! (more)Chris Turner
Seeing animals in their natural environment and seeing an orangutan in the wild so close for the first time....Don't hesitate GO. (more)Yvonne Jones
It was all amazing but the highlight was staying at Rain Forest lodge in the Danum valley... it was a magical place in a superb location. Be prepared to be walking in extremely hot & humid environments, it is quite challenging at times but well worth it. (more)Jennifer Hares
From £2565 excluding flights
Borneo safari, jungle, mountain & beach
Unbelievable, fantastic, amazing etc. EVERY day was perfect. It was our honeymoon and so many little touches and extra effort was made for us. It really was magical. Thank you. (more)Ross Smith
The climb up Mount Kinabalu probably stands out as the best bit. An incredibly tough assent followed by a somewhat painful descent but what a sense of achievement and sat at the summit watching the sunrise having made the climb took away what little breath we had left! (more)Alexandra Glenn
Lots of it was exciting but seeing the Orangutans in the wild has to be the best bit. (more)Phil Pinchen
From £3100 excluding flights
Orangutan volunteering in Borneo
I enjoyed the time in Batang-Ai in the longhouse most. A natural paradise- the tribes people were wonderful and our guide also...Overall, an excellent trip (more)Katie Beckwith
Working with such amazing animals and finding out how intelligent and human like they are....Brilliant once in a life time experience. (more)Holly Ferguson
The opportunity and privilege to work so closely with magnificent animals such as the Orangutan and Sun Bears ...A wonderful and moving experience (more)Lynne Parish
From £1280 - £1865 excluding flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Dannum Valley and climbing Mt. Kinabalu. (more)Zachry Brown
Fantastic experience, unforgettable. It surpassed all expectations. (more)Lois Froud
From £3750 including UK flights
Borneo family holiday to see Orangutans
In Borneo we met and travelled with like minded families and individuals, who along with good humoured guides added enormously to the pleasure of the trip. It was excellent and would thoroughly recommend for those who are adventurous, like variety and don't mind a bit of roughing. (more)Michael Mosley
It was a fantastic holiday and I felt that we were away for much longer than we actually were. We got to visit amazing places and it felt like an adventure but at all times it was stress-free and safe (which really helps when travelling with young children). (more)Emma Beeston
Fantastic! Aided greatly by a local guide who was both extremely knowledgeable, organised, and tolerant of persistent questioning by both the children and adults on the trip. (more)Barbara Burke
From £2055 - £2499 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
Brilliant! Knowledgeable guides and small groups of like-minded people, who were interested in and cared about the natural environment of the place they were visiting. (more)Katy Wing
Fabulous. There's really nothing more to say. (more)Amjad Parkar
Fantastic! Eye opening!The best part was seeing Orangutans in the wild at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (more)Amy Rubin
From £2469 including UK flights
Orangutan conservation holiday in Borneo
Staying with the local tribe in the jungle was the most memorable part of the holiday...10 out of 10. (more)Jennifer Beard
Learning about and working with the animals at the wildlife centre at Matang; tribal-style living deep in the rainforest, and the guides' ability to source food from nature with fishing spear and machete - and much, much more. (more)Hanne Samson
From £1095 excluding flights
Borneo wildlife holiday, 13 days
11 out of 10 best holiday of my life! (more)Peter Cornes
Incredible! One of the best experiences we've ever had. The holiday provider listened to our requests and got it spot on! (more)Jo Eldridge
Best bits: Seeing the wildlife, particularly the Orang-utans in the wild. (more)Alistair Blues
From £2645 including UK flights
Borneo family holiday, tailor made
The punctuality and friendliness of all the operators was extraordinary. There was not a bad word to say about any of them. (more)Roderick Stevens
There were lots of highlights but we particularly enjoyed seeing the elephants swimming across the river and also releasing turtle hatchlings back into the sea. We also loved Abai jungle lodge. Beautiful scenery and wonderful staff. (more)Andrea Gauntlett
From £2695 including UK flights
Borneo small group adventure holiday
We did especially enjoy our stay at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Danum Valley though, we had an exceptional local guide there who was enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and very thoughtful towards us and what we wanted to see. He made the trip! (more)Marlene Thomson
It was a fantastic holiday. Byron, our guide, made sure that everything ran smoothly. We saw some wonderful wildlife, not just the orangutans but also many birds, pigmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, and many others. (more)Gillian Slater
From £2950 - £3150 including UK flights
Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind
Seeing the baby turtles being released into the sea. (more)Judy Saxon
The most memorable part of the holiday was scrambling to the top of Kinabalu mountain and trying to get a photo taken at the top with over 100 other people. (more)Ron Price
Climbing Mt Kinabalu. Staying in the jungle. Seeing local, unique wildlife were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Penny Earle
From £1335 - £1555 excluding flights
Borneo holiday, Sarawak highlights
Memorable parts? Orang'utans at Semengohh, and staying with the Iban tribe at their lodge. Tips? Take lots of memory for your camera as there will be lots of things to photo. Local benefits? Yes, our guide at the Iban lodge was from that actual tribe, so the money was going directly to the locals. Overall rating? The holiday was excellent and had some truly memorable moments, highly recommended. (more)Antony Stanton
From £2279 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, Land below the wind
It was all interesting and exciting in many different ways...It was very good. I would particularly like to comment on our guide Henry, who was with us every step of the way. (more)Mrs Gordon
Most memorable was seeing the wild orangutan and the feeding at Sepilok. (more)Wendy Knipe
It was absolutely fantastic, full of variety, we enjoyed so many new experiences, and were looked after above and beyond the call of duty by our guide who became part of our family. Borneo is a great place for a family adventure holiday. (more)Shauna Seccombe
From £1100 excluding flights
Wildlife and culture holiday in Malaysia
Memorable parts? 1) Seeing our daughter & son-in-law in Perth WA. 2) The evening flight of bats from the Mulu Caves. 3) The friendliness of the Malay people. Tips? 1) It may be worth considering including an evening meal at the Batang Ai and I suspect this could be negotiated at a very reasonable price. We were in minority of guests without evening dinner included. This was at the Mulu resort and at other location in our itinerary there was the opportunity to eat at nearby restaurants. 2)... (more)John Newnham
From £2825 including UK flights
Borneo family holiday, wildlife and beaches
Memorable parts? Staying at the Kinabatangan River - the wildlife was amazing and the people were wonderful, so friendly and welcoming. We saw several different types of monkeys and birds, pygmy elephants and crocodiles and the kids loved it. Tips? I wouldn't necessarily recommend staying in the longhouse at this stage, we didn't feel it was very authentic. We would highly recommend hiring an English speaking guide. It really helped us to identify the different wildlife, he took... (more)Lucinda Townsley
From £1850 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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