Borneo Travel Guide

The two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak, are home to pristine jungles and mountain rivers. Discover the hidden forest trails, limestone caverns and unique wildlife of this ancient wilderness and the fascinating culture.

Sabah boasts Mount Kinabalu National Park, with its canopy walkway and bubbling hot springs, Turtle Islands near Sanadakan and the famous orangutans at Sepilok.

Discover Borneo

Whether you want to see Borneo’s diverse marine life or the world famous orangutans, our Asia experts can include these encounters and other exciting tours and excursions in your holiday.

Things to do in Borneo

  • See Green and Hawksbill turtles nesting or maybe even hatching
  • Snorkel off the coast of Selingan Island
  • Cruise local rivers in search of primates and birdlife
  • Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Explore the Gomantong Caves
  • Take a guided walk through Bako National Park
  • Climb Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest peak
  • Scuba dive in the underwater paradise of Sipadan Island
  • Discover the cultural heritage of Kuching
  • Ride the north Borneo steam railway

Getting There

Borneo’s main airport is Kota Kinabalu International Airport, which is best reached from Kuala Lumpur.

By Air – Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Borneo take around 2 hours 40 minutes. Flying between Kuching in the west to Kota Kinabalu in the north takes 1 hour 30 minutes.

Combine With

Combine Borneo with Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Langkawi for a fabulous Malaysia experience. Or you can add Singapore, Bangkok, Bali or any other Asia destination.

Plan your holiday

Borneo Hotels & Holiday Ideas

Suggested itineraries, guided tours and places to stay in Borneo.

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