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49 Orangutan holidays. No trip to Borneo would be complete without spending some time on an orangutan safari. See wild orangutans by the Kinabatangan River or visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to learn about these endangered great apes. All these orangutan holidays support conservation of the orangutansí forest habitat, raise awareness of the impact of deforestation or promote tourism as an alternative to unsustainable farming practise. Many orangutan holidays also include a contribution to an orangutan charity.

Orangutan holidays
Orangutan photography in Borneo
Develop your photography skills in Borneo, from £1820 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from £2665 (13 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from £2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Rainforests, orangutans, beaches tailor made, from £3150 (13 days) inc UK flights
Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind
Wildlife & culture in Malaysia, from £1335 - £1570 (12 days) ex flights
Orangutan conservation holiday, Borneo
Gain exclusive access to orangutan habitat in Borneo, from £2495 - £2895 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
The Best of Borneo: Wildlife, Adventure, Idyllic Islands, from £2169 (12 days) inc UK flights
Borneo small group holiday
Head into Borneo's jungles, rivers and villages, from £1330 - £1460 (10 days) ex flights
Sabah & Langkawi holiday, tailor made
A wonderful wildlife tour in Borneo & Langkawi, from £2950 (15 days) inc UK flights
Borneo small group adventure holiday
Journey through Borneo's spectacular landscapes, from £3300 - £3400 (15 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
Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo
Wildlife, jungles, culture and idyllic beaches, from £2585 (13 days) inc UK flights
Borneo family holiday, tailor made
14 Day Family Holiday - see Wildlife, Orang Utans of Borneo, from £2820 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday
Showcasing the best of Borneo - wildlife, rainforests and tropical beaches , from £3599 - £4049 (22 days) inc UK flights
Kalimantan & Komodo tailormade holiday, Indonesia
Adventure wildlife holiday - orangutans Kalimantan & Komodo, from £2575 (14 days) inc UK flights
Tanjung Puting orangutan holiday in Borneo
Visit orangutans on your own boat in Tanjung Puting, from £1320 (7 days) ex flights
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
Diverse wildlife & rich culture, from £3785 (14 days) inc UK flights
Volunteer at orangutan & wildlife rescue centre in Indonesia
Care for Orangutans and others & Teach Environmental English, from £745 (7 days) ex flights
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
Combine forests & waterways with wildlife & tropical islands, from £2565 (12 days) ex flights
Sabah tailor made holiday, Borneo
Untouched pristine wilderness and nature in Sabah Borneo, from £1000 - £2000 (11 days) ex flights
Sumatra, Java & Bali holiday, rainforest, rice fields and beaches
The best of three islands in one trip; Sumatra, Java & Bali!, from Ä2026 - Ä2451 (25 days) ex flights
Borneo and Brunei holiday, tailor made
Wildlife adventure holiday in Brunei and Borneo, from £2995 (16 days) inc UK flights
Borneo family volunteering holiday
Encounter orangutans and meet local tribes in magical Borneo, from £520 (7 days) ex flights
Tanjung Puting orangutan holiday, Borneo
Off the beaten track orangutan adventure in Borneo, from £1995 (7 days) ex flights

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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
Orangutan photography in Borneo
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
Totally brilliant, great food, great organisation and most of all a great wildlife experience that felt unique and very privileged...Great tuition from Ian really helped me to learn to use my camera to maximise the results. (more)suzanne lamb
Very good! Wonderful experience and something out of the box!! The most exciting part was the close encounters with endangered orangutans. (more)Kaz Thorpe
From £1820 excluding flights
Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind
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
Excellent!! Amazing experience...Orangutans, Turtles, Mt Kinabalu...Go with an open mind. Take it all in... there's so much to see! (more)Heidi Hosgood
From £1335 - £1570 excluding flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
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
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu, spotting four wild orangutans and a huge croc on a Kinabatangan river cruise and Lankayan Island were the best. (more)Sue Cheung
Most memorable was an open topped boat ride in the pouring rain that felt like being doused by a hot shower and meeting the Iban and keeping our heads. (more)Linda Sykes
From £3150 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
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
It was great. I loved every minute of it. Borneo is a beautiful country with friendly helpful people. I only wish I could have stayed longer. (more)Gill Ash
From £2665 including UK flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, 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
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
It was a fantastic holiday... Seeing the orangutans, proboscis monkeys and all other wildlife in their own environment, being on the boat going up river in the evening. .... tere were so many exciting memories of the holiday. (more)Caroline Taylor
From £2995 including UK flights
Borneo family holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? 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. Tips? Take a rain coat...... It does rain heavily sometimes and you are in open top boats. Take some binoculars. Make sure you wear trainers and cover up in the bat caves. It is an absolutely fascinating place but if you donít like insects... (more)Andrea Gauntlett
From £2820 including UK flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
Excellent, well thought out itinerary. The most memorable parts were Travelling into the jungle to stay at Abai Jungle Lodge and the river cruises. We saw wild orangutans, snakes, big spiders, Proboscis monkeys and more all in our hotel. (more)Christopher Lewis
If we had to name a specific high I think it'd have to be the private river cruises that we went on from the Abai Jungle Lodge. They were each so magical, romantic and different - I can't describe how wonderful they made us feel. But in truth the trip was packed with moments like this - hearing a turtle breath, seeing pygmy elephants up close and wild!! (more)Rob Skinner
I enjoyed every aspect of my holiday. However, diving among turtles, in the beautiful turquoise waters of Lankayan Island, was definitely a particularly exciting and memorable moment...All the local people were delightful and could not do enough to help. Borneo is a very beautiful place and I hope to go back very soon. I would not hesitate in recommending this holiday. (more)Jenny Sanders
From £2169 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 £3300 - £3400 including UK 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 £2585 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 £1220 - £1435 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 £2769 - £3299 including UK flights
Sabah & Langkawi holiday, tailor made
Fantastic trip. Ngala safari lodge & game drives were wonderful! (more)Rachael Hardman Rigby
We had a wonderful holiday. Every step of the way went smoothly and we saw some amazing wildlife. The accommadation was good, excellent in some cases, and the staff always polite, helpful and friendly. (more)Susan Spiller
From £2950 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
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 £2635 excluding flights
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
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
Excellent! It was organised really well and our guide, Chris, was wonderful... I cannot isolate just one memorable or exciting part of the holiday - every day my husband and I experienced something amazing!... We will never forget any of it. (more)Louise Romanis
From £2565 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
Orangutan volunteering in Borneo and Malaysia
Memorable parts? Helping to catch a Crocodile, and a 13 foot long python that had eaten a monkey.... Definitely not your average holiday, which is nice... Tips? Go with an open mind, and be prepared for some physical workÖ Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very enjoyable, thanks for having me. (more)John Broome
From £1495 excluding 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 £995 excluding flights
Orangutan conservation holiday, Borneo
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing so many orangutans and having such a knowledgeable and fantastic guide (Ashley Leiman). (more)Martha Bell
I will never forget the beautiful things I have seen and hope to return to Borneo someday... (more)Helen Delachaux
From £2495 - £2895 excluding flights
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
Fantastic! It was incredible to have everything pre-arranged and all the logistics sorted out for us, so relaxing and just what we needed after a hectic wedding! Most memorable was staying with the Iban tribe and seeing the orangutans in Sarawak, and Borobudur at sunset in Java. (more)Portia Lloyd
Really brilliant - it was our honeymoon and we really had a fabulous time. It was so well organised by the operator which took a lot of the stress out of travelling which was exactly what we needed with such a complicated itinerary. The hotels we stayed in were second to none - really fabulous and we were spoilt rotten! (more)Erin Bunting
Seeing the orang-utans at Tanjung Puting National Park was the highlight, followed closely by the couple of days spent on board the boat to Komodo Island. The orang-utans were a joy to watch and we felt privileged to see these animals in their natural habitat. (more)Kathryn White
From £3785 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 £2209 - £2579 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 £1450 excluding flights
Indonesia, Komodos & orangutan holiday
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
During our jungle trek on Rinca island, being so close to the Komodo dragons, and learning from the ranger and guide all about the dragons' way of life, was thrilling, educational and exhilarating (more)Susan Haldy
The most memorable aspect will probably be the excellent and thoughtful hospitality of all the staff at each of the three eco lodges I visited. Every detail of my trip was taken care of. I was made to feel very comfortable and very welcome by everyone...It really exceeded any expectations. (more)Jillian Woodford
From £1800 excluding flights
Volunteer at orangutan & wildlife rescue centre in Indonesia
Memorable parts? Defiantly my most memorable part was the interaction with the local people, especially the kidís classes. The animals were great, however itís the people that made it special. Tips? If you enjoy a beer after a hard day's work, make sure you organize in advance! You can get beer but itís in town and about a 15min drive, so suggest being organized. Local benefits? I defiantly feel that we made great progress with the local people. We are still in regular contact... (more)Lauchlan Leishman
From £745 excluding flights
Tanjung Puting national park holiday, Indonesia
Memorable parts? The whole experience was wonderful, but our favourite parts were the first sighting of the orangutans and being able to allow them as close to use as they desired, seeing Doio at camp 2 (he was just so gentle) and getting back to a simpler way of life and close to nature for a few days. Tips? Just book it, it was one of the best holidays I have been on. Local benefits? I would hope that we are helping to provide employment for local people, and also that a... (more)Jodie Nichols
From Ä360 - Ä459 excluding flights
Family holiday to Borneo, Land of the Orang Utan
River cruises at Bilet lodge; watching the proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, elephants, monitor lizards, crocodiles and many different birds was the most memorable part. (more)Janet Preston
Tour guide fab, accommodation better than expected. Good range of activities. (more)Nick Silcock
From £2159 - £2693 including UK 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
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A bit disappointing really
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