Borneo

Complete Borneo 16 days

Journey deep into the landscape and cultures of this remarkable island on our Complete Borneo holiday. Take a longtail boat to a tribal longhouse, visit orang-utan sanctuaries, explore pristine rainforest on foot and by boat, and disappear into one of the world’s largest cave systems, before you hit the golden shores of Gaya Island.

At a glance

  • Visit two orang-utan rehabilitation projects
  • Explore Danum Valley’s ancient rainforest
  • Stay in a longhouse with the Iban of Batang Ai
  • Cycle through Kuching’s rural villages
  • Conquer Borneo Rainforest Lodge’s canopy walkway
  • Cruise the biodiverse Kinabatangan River at dusk
  • Explore the record-breaking caves of Mulu NP
  • Relax on tropical Gaya Island

Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides & drivers

You'll typically have your own private guides & drivers throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know. 

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 45 - 6
First Class£3,589£3,488£3,429

Limetree Hotel

Conveniently located on the riverbank in Kuching, the Limetree Hotel is very well placed for exploring Sarawak’s intriguing capital before heading off for your adventures...
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Iban Longhouse

In our opinion, an important part of any holiday in Sarawak is a visit to a traditional Iban longhouse. Often housing as many as 20 …
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Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Despite the remote location of Borneo’s magnificent Mulu caves, the nearby Mulu Marriott reliably provides high quality, comfortable accommodation in a thrillingly jungle-clad, riverside spot...
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Sepilok Nature Resort

From a wildlife holiday point of view, locations do not get more convenient than this; if you want to see Borneo's orang-utans there is simply no other place to be...
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Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Immerse yourself in the unique wildlife of the Kinabatangan River and Sabah’s famous wetlands. Journeying to the lodge is an adventure in itself, with a scenic hour-long river cruise transporting ...
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge

There aren’t many properties on our books (or anywhere in the world for that matter) that lay claim to having their own rainforest canopy walk, so you could say that the Borneo Rainforest Lodge was somewhat special...
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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is set on the picturesque shores of Pulau Gaya, the largest island in marine conservation...
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Superior£3,651£3,551£3,491

Hilton Kuching

Situated on the banks of the Sungai Sarawak River, the Hilton Hotel has great views not only of the river but, from its higher floors, much of the surrounding city as well...
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Iban Longhouse

In our opinion, an important part of any holiday in Sarawak is a visit to a traditional Iban longhouse. Often housing as many as 20 …
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Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Despite the remote location of Borneo’s magnificent Mulu caves, the nearby Mulu Marriott reliably provides high quality, comfortable accommodation in a thrillingly jungle-clad, riverside spot...
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Sepilok Nature Resort

From a wildlife holiday point of view, locations do not get more convenient than this; if you want to see Borneo's orang-utans there is simply no other place to be...
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Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Immerse yourself in the unique wildlife of the Kinabatangan River and Sabah’s famous wetlands. Journeying to the lodge is an adventure in itself, with a scenic hour-long river cruise transporting ...
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge

There aren’t many properties on our books (or anywhere in the world for that matter) that lay claim to having their own rainforest canopy walk, so you could say that the Borneo Rainforest Lodge was somewhat special...
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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is set on the picturesque shores of Pulau Gaya, the largest island in marine conservation...
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Deluxe£3,730£3,612£3,549

Pullman

The Pullman Kuching is the new leader in the limited range of deluxe of hotels in Kuching. Located in the heart of the city, with many of Kuching's highlights...
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Iban Longhouse

In our opinion, an important part of any holiday in Sarawak is a visit to a traditional Iban longhouse. Often housing as many as 20 …
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Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Despite the remote location of Borneo’s magnificent Mulu caves, the nearby Mulu Marriott reliably provides high quality, comfortable accommodation in a thrillingly jungle-clad, riverside spot...
See more

Sepilok Nature Resort

From a wildlife holiday point of view, locations do not get more convenient than this; if you want to see Borneo's orang-utans there is simply no other place to be...
See more

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Immerse yourself in the unique wildlife of the Kinabatangan River and Sabah’s famous wetlands. Journeying to the lodge is an adventure in itself, with a scenic hour-long river cruise transporting ...
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge

There aren’t many properties on our books (or anywhere in the world for that matter) that lay claim to having their own rainforest canopy walk, so you could say that the Borneo Rainforest Lodge was somewhat special...
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Bunga Raya Resort

For anyone who enjoys absolute relaxation as much as underwater adventure, the Bunga Raya Resort is a hidden cluster of luxury private villas, mounted on wooden stilts and terraced up into the wooded hillside. Connected by leafy shaded walkways...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

  • Those looking for a little more ‘extreme’ adventure can discover the Gunung Mulu Trail, or ‘headhunters trail’, a 6 day camping trek through some stunning National Park. The highlight for most is the climb up through the famous Pinnacles near Camp 5.
    Alternatively, the Kelabit Highlands, close to the border with Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), is a little-visited region known for some of the finest trekking in all Borneo. Reached by flight to Bario, we use Kelabit longhouses for accommodation during the treks, which can last anywhere from a day's stroll to weeks of hard trekking.
At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
*Please note: During certain activities in Borneo you may share your local guide with other guests of the lodge(s).

Please note: During high season periods such Easter, Christmas, July and August, hotels in Borneo levy a surcharge, and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

 

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You may require a visa to enter Borneo. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

Make it yours! Call a Borneo specialist on 01273 670 001

Or enquire online

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Steve - Selective Asia consultant

‘If time is of no consequence and trekking is high on your wish list, why not consider adding a night or two in Kinabalu National Park. The trails are some of the best in Borneo.'

Steve - Borneo tailor-made specialist
Complete Borneo