The island of Borneo is known for its ancient, biodiverse rainforest - home to unique wildlife such as orangutans and gibbons, as well as its wide array of cultures and age-old traditions.
We begin with a jungle adventure in Sabah - home to the world’s oldest jungles and one of Southeast Asia’s highest peaks - Mount Kinabalu. We will explore rainforests and jungle trails, float along rivers spotting wildlife, snorkel in colourful coral reefs and stroll serene white-sand beaches.
We will also visit local tribes who have lived in the jungle for generations and visit the lively local markets. At our jungle lodge on Mount Kinabalu we will experience the flora and fauna – home to thousands of species of orchids, hundreds of varieties of birds, monkeys and other jungle creatures. There will be river safaris, night-time walks to spot nocturnal animals and an excursion to Gomantong Caves to see the exodus of millions of bats.
We will visit Sepilok Orangutan Reserve - a rehabilitation centre that prepares orphaned animals for a return to life in the rainforest, Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre to meet the world’s smallest bears and Proboscis Sanctuary to delight at the elusive and peculiar monkeys of this region. At Abai Jungle we enjoy spectacular scenery among the magnificent mangroves, and at scenic Pitax Oxbow Lake we may glimpse families of pygmy elephants bathing in the wild.
After our jungle adventure we fly to the vibrant metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, known for its fantastic shopping, great restaurants and surrounding natural wonders. From here we travel overland to Malacca - the historical state of Malaysia rich in heritage buildings and ancient landmarks. We complete our tour in the island city of Singapore.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Asia must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.