Holidays In Borneo

When most people think of Borneo they think of rich, luscious rainforests and all of the animal life that lives within them, and this certainly one of the premier attractions on this incredible island. Borneo’s rainforests are home to an incredible array of animal life and they house one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The most famous resident in these forests however is the orangutan, and if you make your next trip abroad a holiday to Borneo, you could be graced with the opportunity to see the great apes up close.

It is not all about the orangutans though, as Borneo is also home to some incredibly fascinating people and a very rich history. You could have the chance to meet the infamous Iban head-hunters on your trip here, or you could simply take in the sights and sounds of an island that has gone through many changes over time. The choice is completely yours, but one thing is for sure and that is that a holiday to Borneo is not something you will be able to forget for a long time to come!

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Borneo and Sumatra are the only two places on Earth where rhinos, elephants, and orangutans all live together, and the thick rainforests of the region also provide sanctuary for over 1,400 different species of animal and over 10,000 species of plants, some of which are not found anywhere else on the planet! Some of the animals which call Borneo home include:

  • Orangutans
  • Elephants
  • Rhino
  • Bats
  • Monkeys
  • Sun Bears

Borneo is filled to the brim with exotic wildlife, and with a new species of mammal being discovered as recently as 2003, who knows what you could see when exploring this incredible island?



Bornean culture is varied and has been influenced by many different and varied groups over the years. The island is split between many different ethnic groups, but the largest percentage of these by some distance is the Malay. However, it is the indigenous tribes who are most famous in the region. The largest tribal groups are the Dayak, and they reside in traditional longhouses. The Dayaks are either classified as the Ibans (Sea Dayaks,) or the Bidayuh (Land Dayaks). Visit Borneo and you could be immersed in:

  • The tribal villages of the Iban, having the chance to witness the collection of skulls they have from their headhunting past.
  • The huge variety of foods on the island
  • The human history of the region, with human remains found dating back 35,000 years and various cave paintings created in around 8000bc

Borneo’s history and culture is almost as vast and varied as the animal life on the island, so it is the place to go if you want to learn a lot more about island life.

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Borneo’s premier attraction for most is the abundance of wildlife on show, but it has so much to offer the intrepid traveller. Some of the amazing places you can visit in Borneo are:

  • The Mulu National Park – home to the largest cave passage in the world and some unique, spectacular scenery.
  • Kota Kinabalu – Not only the location of the 4,095m tall Mount Kinabalu, but also some of the most crystal clear waters in the world. Perfect for diving!
  • Kuching – This is a very vibrant city, bustling with restaurants, beaches, and history for you to explore.

Borneo holidays are something that everybody should try to experience at least once in their lives. This incredible island is one of the best places in the world to visit, so let us help you plan your dream holiday right now!

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