Taking you from the fragrant excitement of an open-air spice market to the kaleidoscopic wonder of Borneo’s lush, unspoiled rainforests, this tour is perfect for travelers who wish to explore the island’s rich history and culture in addition to its famed natural attractions.
While the tour includes visits to unmissable natural attractions in Malaysian Borneo – such as pristine coral island beaches and jaw-dropping wilderness preserves where orangutans swing from looming trees – the most exceptional experiences in this culturally themed adventure will almost certainly be your strolls across striking historical buildings, visits to lively and delicious night markets, and your homestays in tiny Bornean villages.
Our exploration of Borneo’s multicultural landscape begins in Kuching, the former home of the colonial White Rajahs of Sarawak. A city tour will take you through Kuching’s stately buildings and energetic merchant streets. Stopping at a stunning rainforest preserve on the way to visit an orangutan sanctuary, we’ll venture to Mongkos Bidayuh village, where you’ll see a traditional Bornean longhouse, tour village farms, and enjoy home-cooked Bidayuh cuisine.
Next, we’ll fly to Kota Kinabalu to explore the riveting night market, participate in a cooking lesson, and savor fresh Bornean seafood dishes. In the countryside, stay with a local family and accompany villagers as they fish, farm and go about their daily lives in the rainforest. After an adventurous white-water rafting expedition, you’ll spend the last day in Borneo relaxing on the pristine coral islands in the South China Sea.