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Browse our Borneo Cultural Tours

While many travelers visit Borneo for its natural wonders, the cultural attractions of this verdant island are no less rich. Stroll through the historical centers and commercial districts of cities like Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, or delve into the traditional side of Borneo while sipping a cup of tuak rice wine on a visit to an Iban longhouse. In a land known for headhunter myths, you’ll be amazed by the open spirit of the warmhearted locals. Browse our cultural tours of Borneo and imagine the possibilities for your own bespoke holiday.

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What to Expect on a Tailored Borneo Cultural Holiday?

Our tailored Borneo cultural vacations let you delve deep into the complexities of the island’s culture. Whether you choose a walking tour of Kuching’s colonial streets or a village homestay in the rainforests of Sabah, Backyard’s bespoke Borneo cultural tours will fulfill your desire for meaningful, authentic travel.

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LOCAL BELIEFS

From the revered temples of Kuching to the rousing rituals of the indigenous Dayak tribes, a tailor-made Borneo cultural holiday will immerse you in the multifaceted customs that shape the region today.

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LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Spend an afternoon at the Bidayuh villages, roaming plantations of mango, black pepper, and coffee. Enjoy a home-cooked meal, and even take a cooking lesson with your homestay family.

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HERITAGE & HISTORY

Embrace the multicultural heritage of Borneo with tours of Kuching’s colonial streets and outings to night markets in KK. A must-see is the Sarawak Museum with its exhibitions of indigenous archeology.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Check out stunning Islamic and Chinese artwork in the Sarawak Museum and discover Borneo’s intriguing and influential past. Admire intricate beadwork, tapestry, and basketry in local villages and workshops.

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GENUINE ENCOUNTERS

Chat with farmers and fishermen in remote villages of the Sabah rainforests. Get expert cooking tips and learn about exotic spices and jungle vegetation from your Bidayuh homestay family.

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Our local experts make Backyard Travel’s cultural tours of Borneo unique, authentic, and unforgettable. Get the most current information and recommendations from our Travel Specialists who live in Asia and know its secrets.

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