Borneo highlights tour, small group
Description of Borneo highlights tour, small group
Travel with a small group on a Borneo highlights tour and you’ll instantly become immersed within a world of steam-shrouded jungles and remote tropical beaches with the ever-present form of Mount Kinabalu rising from Sabah as Malaysia’s mightiest mountain.
From Mulu National Park and the Headhunters’ Trail to Turtle Island and the world-renowned orangutan sanctuary, Sepilok, a Borneo highlights tour as a small group leaves no stone unturned when it comes to conjuring up stunning scenes alongside no end of exciting activities.
This three week Borneo highlights tour lets you experience the sunsets, the homestays and the hiking trails way beyond the tourist sites as you explore as part of a small group and discover the wild nature of the island as well as the relaxing, laid back charm of Southeast Asia.
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PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.
PeopleWe take care to use local transport throughout, 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 source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. 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.
As company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.