This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Borneo luxury wildlife and beach vacation
WILDLIFE: We are committed to responsible eco-tourism and ensuring that the local environment is protected from the negative effects of visitors. We work with local guides who help guests to travel sustainably through fragile environments and advise on the most responsible ways to view wildlife etc.
In this itinerary you will visit Semenggoh Orang-utan Sanctuary where animals such as Orang-utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Honey Bears and Hornbills are rescued and rehabilitated. Even though they are captive, their environment is very natural and you can observe these creatures at a distance as they roam and scavenge freely. There are also plenty of opportunities to see wildlife such as Irrawaddy Dolphins, crocodiles, monkeys and orangutans in the wild around Kuching and in Mulu National Park.
In Bako National Park and Danum Valley, you will have the chance to see the huge variety of botanical species, including the famous Rafflesia Flower, that the island has in abundance. Both conservation areas, these national parks are a unique opportunity to see the vast array of the natural flora, fauna and wildlife that Borneo has to offer.
HOTELS: We promote small boutique hotels, built with local materials wherever possible with a style that reflects local resources and the cultural history of the region. The forest lodges in this itinerary are all designed to blend in with their jungle environment and support the local community.
LOCAL CRAFTS & CULTURE, CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE: We promote interactions with peoples living off the beaten track. Our visit to the local fishing villages are designed so that our clients can get a genuine insight in to the way of life and communities of the country whilst at the same time being as unintrusive as possible.
TRAVELLING WITH RESPECT: We provide our guests with thorough pre-departure information. This includes a country guide with information on local customs, cultural norms, tipping, begging, photography etiquette and much more. Our in-country supplier has been trained at our conference and knows our company manifesto, to promote local activities and restaurants wherever possible and design new authentic experiences for visitors. Guides in-country are also encouraged to get involved with clients and help them with any cultural questions. For example, they will remind guests to take their shoes off before entering temples.