Borneo culture, nature & wildlife tour
Description of Borneo culture, nature & wildlife tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe carefully choose suppliers in Southeast Asia who reflect our responsible and sustainable ethos. Our current supplier not only has a foundation that works with, supports and advises many different projects and NGO’s in Asia, they are also Travelife certified. Travelife is an internationally accredited certification scheme that helps organisations improve the social, economic and environmental impacts they have as a business.
In our Borneo Adventure itinerary, you will be contributing directly to several wildlife sanctuaries, such as the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, as well as the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah. These centres aim to rehabilitate rescued wildlife and release them back into the wild. You will also contribute to the maintenance and survival of protected areas, such as Batang Ai National Park, Mulu National Park, the Kinabatangan River region and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The money you pay for tourism fees, accommodation and guiding all contributes directly to the projects in these areas.
PeopleWherever possible, we encourage you to spend as much time as possible in local communities, interacting with local people to find out more about their way of life and traditional, cultural practices.
This Borneo Adventure itinerary includes plenty of opportunities to integrate with the locals. In Kuching you will not only cycle to the main sights of the city, but take a boat across the Sarawak River to Malay Village, where you will have opportunities to interact with the villagers. In Batang Ai you will stay with the Iban minority in a traditional longhouse with time spent learning about their way of life and joining in with activities.
We always ensure we use local English-speaking guides wherever possible. Our guides are fantastic ambassadors for their own regions, whether it’s explaining the history, culture or food etiquette, but best of all, they act as a bridge to the local people you meet along the way.