Borneo is famous for its rainforests, white-sand beaches, rocky peaks and the unique tribal communities, who call it home. The incredible biodiversity of this ancient jungle makes its a prime destination for wildlife lovers. From rare orchids, to the loveable orang utan, nothing quite beats a Borneo adventure for its wealth of natural beauty!
The island of Borneo is the third largest non-contential island in the world. Located in Southeast Asia it is divided into three nations; the small country of Brunei off of the central part of the north coast, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Although both Indonesia and Malaysia have land masses elsewhere, they both claim parts of this magnificent island. Malaysia has two regions in the north, the states of Sabah and Sarawak. Indonesia claims about two thirds of the island in the north. This part of Indonesia is also known as the state of Kalimantan.
Our Borneo adventure holidays cater to a range of travelers, from active couples, solo explorers or intrepid families. Our trips below take in a number of Borneo’s fantastic destinations and are designed to take you far from the tourist trail. As the only company with permits to the renowned Deramakot Forest Reserve, wildlife lovers will enjoy their 4x4 safaris far from any crowds. For those looking for a challenge, our Maliau Basin treks and Mount Kinabalu climbs allow guests to discover a lost world or see sunrise from above the clouds, all while taking on these challenging yet rewarding experience holidays.
Adventure Alternative offers Borneo adventure holidays that allow travelers to immerse themselves in the diverse cultures of Borneo. We work very closely with local communities to provide authentic homestay experiences. Visit the remote Murut communities, one of the last headhunting tribes of Borneo. Perhaps you would prefer to sail into the mouth of the Kinabatangan River to stay in this wildlife hotspot with the Abai village, taking wildlife river safaris with local Abai guides. Or trek to the far-flung Penan Tribe in Sarawak to discover hidden waterfalls, primary rainforest and visit a community reforestation project with these original jungle experts.
Get in touch with your wild side and explore this magnificently diverse island of Borneo. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our Borneo adventures below, we have experienced and knowledgeable staff who specialise in creating bespoke Borneo trips, from family holidays to luxury honeymoons, we work with you to design a personalised Borneo Adventure.