Borneo family holiday to see Orangutans
Description of Borneo family holiday to see Orangutans
If your family are looking for an exotic adventure, this 11 day holiday in Borneo covers all bases including time spent within the sumptuous surroundings of Sepilok Orangutan Rehab Centre.
From botanical gardens and hot springs around Kinabalu National Park to river cruises and jungle camps in Kinabatangan, this tour of Borneo is all about uncovering Sabahís tropical highlights as well as creating lots of space to relax and explore in your own time.
An internal flight makes short shrift of distances between Sepilok and Pulau Tiga National Park so your family can enjoy snorkelling, sand and sea turtles on Survivor Island, prior to completing their Borneo adventure overlooking the coast in Kota Kinabalu.
This is a small group tour where you'll be joining one or two other families with similar aged children; ideal for anyone hoping to make new friends and share experiences as a family and as part of a wider group.
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PlanetOn this trip: Your stay in the Kinabatagan Jungle will take place in conjunction with ecological organisation, MESCOT, whose aim is to provide villagers with environmental education and the means of making a living from the forests, without the need for their destruction. Part of the program is to develop an ecologically sound wildlife and ecotourism centre, owned and operated by the villagers themselves.
You will visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which was set up to help re-introduce these wonderful creatures back into the wild after a life of domestication or having been orphaned.
Charity Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.
Our Foundation: Weíve highlighted a few of the ways in which we offer our support, financially or otherwise, and now you can, too. We have set up our own foundation, which will administer funds donated by you. A small donation of £1 per person will be taken when booking a holiday, which we then match, and that money will be put to good use by one of our carefully selected projects. If you donít want to make the donation, just tell us when you book.
PeopleOur Responsible Travel Code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does - full details of our code can be found on our website. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this tripís responsibility in your trip notes.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in areas of predominantly hot climate. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong.