2 independent reviews for Borneo tour, Sarawak, Sabah & Brunei

Reviews for Borneo tour, Sarawak, Sabah & Brunei


review 4 Jan 2019

Mr SK Law was the one who met us at Kuching Airport the day of our arrival, drove us there the day of our flight to Miri and also took us to and from Kampong Bako the day we visited the National Park, so we saw him a few times and we liked him very much. The whole trip was very well organised and we enjoyed every minute of it. We are very grateful for all your help and we will recommend "Responsible Travel " to our relatives and friends.

review 6 Dec 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The most memorable part was arranged by Jerry Tao to attend the Remembrance Day celebrations on Labuan Island - an unexpected addition and very much appreciated. Some of the other highlights were visiting Bako National Park (seeing proboscis monkeys and wild boar plus the rock formations); the Orangutan Sanctuary and seeing a female and her baby; visiting the Niah Caves; the visit to Brunei and the visit with Jack Koh to Kinabalu Park. Learning the history & cultures of the areas we visited was a special treat.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Immerse yourself in the history & culture of the areas visited. Don't hesitate to communicate with your guides if you have anything of particular interest. Don't hesitate to ask questions - the guides are only too happy to share their knowledge. Most of the trip was very pleasant although I found the trip to the Iban Longhouse a bit tedious (a liitle too much emphasis on Tuak) and the facilities less than basic. Our guide while extremely knowledgeable, generally engaged, but not very attentive at meal times and my wife (being a celiac) required gluten free meals. Another one of our guides while English speaking, was almost impossible to understand because of his accent

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our holiday I'm sure benefitted the local people especially the Iban as it put money into their facility plus we were expected to give a gift on arrival and suggested we tip at the end.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

There were sufficient positives to out weigh any of the negatives and I would rate it a four out of 5. Most of the hotels were more than adequate and had good locations

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