Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind

An active adventure in Sabah, including climbing Mount Kinabalu and seeing orangutans, with accommodation in unique, close to wildlife locations.
Kota Kinabalu Dusun village homestay climb Mount Kinabalu Poring Hot Springs Kinabatangan River wildlife cruises night walks Sandakan Turtle Island Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre optional: visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre War Memorial final evening free in Kota Kinabalu
£1870To£2130excluding flights
12 Days
Borneo, Malaysia
Small group
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Single supplement £125.
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Late availability on these dates: 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 01 Apr, 08 Apr, 15 Apr
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Description of Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind

Discover the fascinating wildlife and beautiful landscapes of Borneo on this Sabah holiday. Known as the Land Beneath the Wind, Sabah is a place of wild landscapes, hot springs, steamy jungles where orangutans live and tribal villages.

This 12 day holiday introduces you to all Sabah’s highlights. Spend two days climbing Mount Kinabalu for amazing views, before unwinding in sulphurous hot springs. Visit an orangutan sanctuary and learn how these enigmatic creatures are being protected and watch sea turtles lay their eggs at night on the beaches of Turtle Island. You will also have a cruise on the Kinabatangan River, looking out for the unique wildlife that lives in the surrounding forests and meet the Dusun people, learning about their lives with a fun overnight homestay.


Price information

£1870To£2130excluding flights
Single supplement £125.
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Travel guides

Tacked onto the northern tip of Borneo, Sabah lays claim to more than its fair share of the earth's riches. Altitude aficionados can get their fix on ...
‘Orang-hutan’ means ‘person of the forest’, and this term was originally used to refer to forest dwelling humans as well as their shaggy, branch swing...


4 Reviews of Sabah holiday, land beneath the wind

3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022 by

Excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2014 by

Seeing the baby turtles being released into the sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2014 by

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. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 May 2013 by

Climbing Mt Kinabalu. Staying in the jungle. Seeing local, unique wildlife were the most memorable parts of the holiday Read full review

Responsible Travel

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.


During our trip, our group leader and local guides take active steps to ensure our groups behave in an environmentally responsible manner, such as sticking to established trails, not leaving anything behind and not removing any plants in rural areas. They are also always eager to share information about their country and culture, and help you break down barriers in your interactions with local people.

In an effort to support conservation in Borneo, we visit the Sepilok Orang-utan Reserve and Turtle Island in the Seligan National Park where we learn about these fragile environments and their inhabitants.


On the Kinabatagan River you will be welcomed into the lives and homes of local villagers for the night. The families will prepare an amazing dinner and you will have the chance to get a better insight into life in Borneo.

We sponsor the placement of an English teacher in Kiau as well as supporting several other projects in the region. Travellers are encouraged to donate to any of these and at the end of our journey, any unwanted clothing, medicines and bandages will be collected for distribution to local villages.

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