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Borneo

Borneo offers you an incredible vacation experience.

As one of the world’s most wildlife-rich regions and with diverse and vibrant culture, Borneo can provide a wealth of memories when you choose the top tour providers.

To make the most of the island, you can choose vacation tours that explore the rainforest and rivers. And you will find an abundance of colorful birds, monkeys and orangutans. You can also explore beautiful beaches with warm and welcoming water.

Let’s get started with the top vacations in Borneo to help you make the most of your experience.

  1. The Borneo Rainforest Lodge

    Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Borneo

    The Borneo Rainforest Lodge provides a comfortable base for guided exploration of the surrounding rainforest.

    You can find the lodge in Borneo’s Sabah region nestled in the wildlife-rich Danum Valley Conservation Area.

    The lodge provides you with deluxe chalets, which offer comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms and a spacious balcony. You will also enjoy the stunning scenery of the rainforest and river.

    From the lodge, you will then enjoy a fantastic itinerary to explore the rainforest. There are different options available. And you can see the many different animals and plants while learning about the region.

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    The Borneo Rainforest Lodge

    Danum Valley, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  2. The Sukau Lodge, Borneo

    Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Borneo

    You can find the Sukau Lodge on the bank of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. And surrounding the lodge is fantastic wildlife-rich rainforest.

    From the comfortable base, head out with your skilled rainforest guides to discover incredible animals and plants. See colorful birds, reptiles and different monkeys. Walk between giant rainforest trees and enjoy beautiful scenery.

    Your accommodation itself consists of a choice of the Superior Rooms or spacious Rainforest Villas. These provide comfortable beds, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers. The villas then offer a private balcony to stay connected to this incredible region.

    Enjoy in the comfortable social areas, relax with a massage at the in-house spa, and explore the lodge’s Attenborough walk.

    You can enjoy a variety of activities for your itinerary. Some examples include guided walks in the rainforest to find orangutans, searching for the hundreds of colorful birds, and a visit to the beaches to see turtles laying their eggs (over certain months of the year).

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    The Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  3. The 4-day Orangutan Search Tour

    The Orangutan Search tour, Borneo

    On the Orangutan Search from the Sukau Lodge enjoy an iconic experience of Borneo. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and expertly guided tours.

    Over 4-days, have an in-depth nature experience of the Kinabatangan River region. Visit the Kelenanap oxbow lake to view many different birds and other wildlife. And you will enjoy a nature walk along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk.

    Visit the famous Gomantong Caves with your professional guide and witness the incredible display of bats exiting the cave in their thousands.

    You will also explore the rainforest near the caves in one of the best areas to see the orangutans due to the abundance of fruiting figs. See these fantastic animals in their natural habitat.

    You will then return to the lodge for your last night in the rainforest. Enjoy delicious cuisine and a relaxing night’s sleep before your transfer the following day.

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    The Orangutan Search Tour

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  4. The Ombak Putih – Orangutans And Dragons

    The Ombak Putih, Indonesia

    Starting in Bali, the Ombak Putih Orangutans and Dragons tour takes you on an incredible journey to discover iconic wildlife.

    Voyage deep into the rainforests of Borneo to find the orangutans and then set sail to Komodo Island for the incredible Komodo dragons.

    Over 12 days, have a fantastic experience. See incredible wildlife in addition to the iconic species. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and experience the warmth of the vibrant and friendly people.

    The vessel you will use to visit the different islands is the Ombak Putih. This is a traditionally built and modernized ship, which includes 12 cabins. The ship offers comfortable suites with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious salon and comfortable areas to enjoy the region’s beauty.

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    The Ombak Putih

    Bali, Indonesia

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  5. The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

    The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Borneo

    The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers a unique wildlife experience in Borneo. The resort is in the Lower Kinabatangan wetlands of Sabah, Malaysia.

    In your spacious Deluxe Chalet you can find a large and comfortable bed, your private bathroom with hot water and WiFi.

    Explore one of the most significant wildlife areas in Malaysia. The resort offers you very comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and expertly guided tours of the flora and fauna.

    Your guide will show you many different animals as you explore the region. Head out on guided walks and boat excursions. See the many iconic and fascinating animals, including the colorful hornbills, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, orangutans and even Sumatran rhinos.

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    The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  6. The Wow Borneo Tour, Borneo

    The Wow Borneo Tour, Borneo

    Explore deep into the rainforest of Borneo on the Wow Borneo Tour. Led by skilled guides, explore the rainforest to find Borneo wildlife, including orangutans, hornbills and different monkeys.

    The cruise itinerary takes you on a tour of Borneo’s Indonesian Kalimantan region. And you will travel aboard a traditional river vessel. This has been modernised to provide a very comfortable experience and to offer delicious Asian fusion cuisine for your adventure. Your comfortable suite then offers modern en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning.

    Your itinerary includes observing the iconic orangutans and other wildlife, but also cultural experiences and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

    You will visit the Sebangau National Park and Tanjung Puting National Park. And while in Tanjung, we will find the famous Camp Leakey.

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    The Wow Borneo Tour

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  7. The Sabah Wildlife Safari

    This tour focuses on the wildlife of Sabah, Borneo. And you will explore the fantastic areas of Sandakan, Sukau and the Danum Valley. Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge and 2 nights at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

    Enjoy a visit to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to see the work they are doing to help protect the orangutans.

    Each day, you will explore the rainforest and rivers to see fantastic wildlife. Your skilled guide will help you spot the many colorful birds, monkeys and others animals you can find.

    You can also enjoy a candle-lit dinner over the river to watch the wildlife as you enjoy delicious cuisine.

    Journey up the Kinabatangan River to a beautiful oxbow lake home to abundant wildlife. And you will then enjoy the Hornbill Boardwalk led by the lodge’s inhouse naturalist.

    Explore the Danum Valley to enjoy a different region of Borneo. Your will not only explore during the day but can head out at night to see an entirely different group of nocturnal animals.

    In addition to the wildlife, trek past waterfalls, relax in rock pools and enjoy some fantastic scenery of the region.

  8. The Borneo Eco Tours River and Rainforest Experience

    The Sukau Lodge, Borneo

    You can combine both The Borneo Rainforest Lodge and the Sukau Rainforest Lodge on the River and Rainforest Experience.

    Your itinerary includes fantastic guided tours in two different regions of Borneo to enjoy many different animals and plants. See many colorful birds and other animals, including the iconic orangutans.

    Stroll along the Attenborough and Hornbill Boardwalk, explore the elephant migration route, and visit the famous Gomantong Cave. It’s this region that has the highest chance of seeing orangutans.

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    The River and Rainforest Experience

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  9. The Borneo Adventure Sarawak & Culture Tour

    This option provides a fantastic combination of culture and nature. And over 6-days, explore Borneo island to enjoy animals, plants and culture.

    You will then be accommodated at the simple and comfortable Nanga Sumpa Lodge, which is surrounded by the Bornean rainforest. With professional guides, you will then explore the fantastic Bako National Park. And this is where you can find different wildlife, including colorful birds, macaques and proboscis monkeys.

    Over your tour, you will also enjoy beautiful scenery and waterfalls. You will also visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. See the work they are doing to rehabilitate orangutans and enjoy a tour of the reserve.

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    The Sarawak & Culture Tour

    Sarawak, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

  10. The Gaya Island Resort – Island experience off Borneo

    Gaya Island Resort, Borneo

    Located just off Borneo, you can find the Gaya Island Resort. This makes a fantastic add-on experience to a tour of Borneo island. And it’s a great place to make the most of diving and snorkeling opportunities.

    You will travel just 15 minutes from mainland Borneo to explore the coastal area. The resort is set in the forest offering luxury accommodation with a selection of nature-focused activities.

    Your accommodation is in one of the eco-luxury hillside villas, which provide fantastic views of the mangrove forests and Mount Kinabalu. Your suite includes a comfortable bed, an en-suite bathroom, a writing desk, and an outdoor verandah.

    Enjoy delicious cuisine, relax in the infinity pool and you can enjoy a range of relaxing massage options in the resort’s spa.

    You can then choose from different tours and activities on offer. Explore Gaya Island from a a variety of PADI snorkelling and diving programs. And there are 25 fantastic dive spots to choose from. These are dotted across the wildlife-rich Coral Triangle. And you can also visit the marine center to learn about the resort’s conservation work.

    In addition to exploring the water, you can also enjoy different guided trail walks through the reserve scouting for animals and plants with the Gaya resident naturalist guide.

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    The Gaya Island Resort

    Sabah, Borneo

    Currently, TourTheTropics.com cannot help you book this experience. However, you can visit the tour operator's website for more information.

Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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