Family vacation to Borneo

“Take your family into the jungles, villages and mountain foothills of Borneo where a world of legendary locations await, including: Sepilok, Kinabalu and Survivor Island.”

Highlights

Kota Kinabalu | Kinabalu National Park | Poring Hot Springs | Kinabatangan jungle camp | nocturnal jungle walk | Batu Tulug burial caves | cooking class and village homestay | Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary | Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre | Pulau Tiga National Park | Survivor Island | speedboat ride | Optional activities include: boat trips to Tunku Abdul Rahmen National Park, visits to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and a hike to volcanic mud pools |

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Our top tip:
Bring wet wipes, hand gel and toilet roll as some of the facilities are an adventure within themselves. Also, puzzles, games pens etc. to give to the kids at the homestay, always go down well.
Trip type:
Family group. Minimum age 5.
Activity level:
Active. Snorkelling, adventures and hot springs.
Accomm:
8 nights hotel/guesthouse (3 of which are en-suite), 1 night jungle camp and 1 night village homestay.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities and tour leader throughout.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Wildlife:
A large portion of this trip is dedicated to observing the abundance of diverse wildlife in Borneo. Our care for the natural environment and indigenous species in the area extends even beyond careful briefing, meticulous waste disposal and payment of National Park fees which help to protect the wildlife. This particular trip directly supports the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary which rehabilitates injured, orphaned and captured Orang-utans into the wild. At 43 square kilometers, Sepilok is the largest sanctuary of its kind in the world and so this is a great place to find out more about these loveable monkeys and to make a donation or buy souvenirs.

Group size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 18 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Community:
We use locally owned hotels, restaurants and employ local guides and operators. This keeps our tourist money in the host countries by providing income for people in the area. En route to the Mt. Kinabalu we stop at Nabalu market where villagers come to sell their produce and handicraft- Tea, medicinal herbs, fruit and vegetables are just some of the things produced locally. We also have a tour of a tea plantation where we spend the night in a traditional Rungus bamboo longhouse. This is a great way of providing income for these communities whilst gaining a completely authentic experience. We are keen to emphasise that interaction with indigenous groups should not be a one-way street and so our guides will teach some Bahasa Malay so those traveling can interact with local people.

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