Honeymoon in Borneo

An unforgettable balance of romance, wildlife and adventure, every aspect of this tailor made honeymoon is organised for you, so you can relax and explore Borneo together.
Sandakan Sepilok Nature Reserve Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary Kinabatangan River Cruise Abai Village Danum Valley Kadazanduun ancient burial site Kota Kinabalu Gaya Island
Price
US $3684 excluding flights
Duration
13 Days
Countries
Borneo, Malaysia
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
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Price includes private transfers, accommodation, tours and meals where indicated.
Prices vary according to the time of year.
Price is per person based on 2 sharing throughout.
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Description of Honeymoon in Borneo

Price information

US $3684 excluding flights
Price includes private transfers, accommodation, tours and meals where indicated.
Prices vary according to the time of year.
Price is per person based on 2 sharing throughout.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip is tailor made and can depart anytime to suit you

Travel guides

Borneo
Despite having opened up greatly to visitors in the past few decades, Borneo remains a road less travelled, where new species continue to be discovere...
Malaysia
A muddled mix of Muslim, Hindu and British ingredients combine across Malaysia to present a captivating and slightly conservative cultural soup. Oppos...

Vacation information

Tailor made tour:
We offer a complete tailor made service allowing you to decide when you go, where to stay and what to do, to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by our travel experts. We would be happy to telephone you to discuss your requirements and options. Our staff have intimate knowledge of this destination, so do please include your telephone number when you complete the inquiry form.
Our top tip:
Take quick dry layers for trekking at Danum Valley.
Trip type:
Tailor made according to your preferences and budget.
Activity level:
Leisurely/moderate - you can do as little or as much as you like.
Accomm:
8 nights luxury hotel, 6 nights comfotable jungle lodge.
Meals:
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.
Included:
Flights, accommodation, transfers, listed excursions and guides, some meals.
LGBTQIA+
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Honeymoon in Borneo

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Reviewed on 26 Oct 2014 by

Fantastic - best vacation we have ever been on! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2012 by

Trekking in the Danum Valley was a definite highlight - from sitting on our sundeck listening to the hornbill calls to walking the canopy walkway in the dawn mist before breakfast and climbing to the highest viewpoint before returning for a fabulous buffet lunch. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable part was Abai Jungle lodge - so remote and romantic, plus tons of wildlife. It felt like the first time you visited a zoo. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2012 by

The whole vacation was amazing! We knew it would be really good, but it exceeded our hopes entirely! Seeing the magnificent wildlife in their natural environment was no doubt the highlight of our vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2012 by

The highlight was returning from Danum Valley to see a male Orangutan next to the road eating fruit on a tree, relaxed in our presence and was a truly memorable sighting. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2012 by

The four days spent on the Borneo adventure tour. We saw some amazing wildlife thanks to our fantastic guide, George, who was very knowledgeable and made sure we saw as much as possible...It was fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2011 by

So many memorable parts, but perhaps the large adult male Orangutan climbing on to the viewing platform at Sepilok, sending people in all directions as the officials tried to clear the path for him. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We work with the Orangutan Appeal UK, the only not-for-profit charity that works directly with the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sandakan. Clients have the option to sponsor an orphaned Orangutan named Canyon who was being kept illegally as a pet and was taken in by the sanctuary when she was 2 years old. She is now 5 years old and progressing well. The money goes directly to the Sanctuary in Sepilok to continue their excellent work. Clients receive an ‘adoption certificate’ and regular email updates on the progress of Canyon and of course if you’re lucky you may see her when you visit the Centre.

Our local ground operator/s own and operate a number of eco-lodges which are included in this itinerary. Accommodation has been locally built and is run and operated by local people. The main purpose of these trips is to interact and contribute to local communities and projects and understand the need to minimize any negative impact on the local environment. Our ground agents only employ local guides to accompany our clients. All food in the lodges is sourced locally, helping the local rural communities wherever possible.

People

On this tour, you will visit the famous Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphan orang-utans. The site is 43 square kilometres of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. Today around 60 to 80 orang-utans are living free in the reserve. The facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orang-utans as well as dozens of other wildlife species. Some of the other animals which end up being treated at the center include sun bears, gibbons, Sumatran rhinos and the occasional injured elephants.

During the tour you also have the opportunity to visit The Borneo Sun Bear Centre, a conservation center with the aim to raise awareness and encourage research on the world’s smallest bear. Found throughout mainland Asia, Sumatra in Indonesia and Borneo, the exact number of Sun bears in the wild is unknown, making it even more pressing to reduce pressure on a species that is classified as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List and at risk of becoming endangered unless circumstances threatening their survival improve. The BSBCC, the first and only facility of its kind in the world, is a non-governmental organisation set up in 2008 through collaboration of the Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Wildlife Department and LEAP.

You will also visit Selingan Island which is an important turtle hatchery for the green and hawksbill turtles. The turtle conservation program in Sabah is the oldest in the world and with the most detailed statistics and research. The Island is funded by the Sabah State Government, is closely monitored and visitor numbers are strictly limited. Those that are staying on the Island are not allowed on the beach without the resident Park Ranger between sunset and sunrise to avoid disturbance to any potential nesting turtles. Permanent park staff monitor the turtles, protect the hatcheries and tag the turtles for research purposes. By staying here and enjoying such a fantastic experience it allows visitors to learn the importance of this turtle preservation program.

From Selingan Island you will transfer across to the lovely Abai Jungle Lodge. This Lodge operates a tree planting and lunch programme with the local Abai villagers as part of your time there. This programme has been introduced by the Lodge as a way to directly contribute money to the local village community, plus it helps guests learn a little about the way this traditional community lives. The Lodge owners pay a small fee to plant a tree in the village with the proceeds going to the villager whose land it is planted on – the choice of villager plot rotates around the village to keep it as fair as possible.

As a wedding gift to the honeymoon couple, we offer to sponsor an orphaned orang-utan called Bella from the Sepilok Orang Utan Centre in Sandakan in their name for 1 year. Honeymooners will receive a certificate, photos and update.

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