Why Borneo should be on your summer itinerary

Borneo is the third largest island and should definitely be on your bucket list. This Island will blow you away with amazing wildlife, beaches and a trip full of adventure. Borneo is shared between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei and each area will offer you something more.


The Wildlife

Borneo is known for it’s vast wildlife and being one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. It is home to roughly 1500 different plant species and 222 different mammals, of which, 44 can only be found in Borneo including the Proboscis monkey.

You will find wild Orangutans and more when you visit Borneo. With the option to go on river cruises or multi-day treks through the spectacular rainforests you won’t miss out on the beauty offered here.



The National Parks

There are said to be 30 national parks in the state of Sarawok, Borneo alone. Some of the parks can only be accessed through boating along muddy, jungle rivers.

The Bako National Park is Sarawok’s oldest and most accessible park, make sure to look into the tree lines to spot Borneo’s famous resident, the Probiscis Monkey.

Mulu National Park is one of Borneo’s most impressive and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will find species of plants and more in this park along with the Mulu Caves which are still being discovered and studied.

Each park will have different levels of difficulty but most have accessible points including wildlife, waterfalls and more.

The Beaches

Borneo has it all with mesmerising beaches and crystal clear water where you have the opportunity to explore marine life by snorkelling or scuba diving.

The Derawan Islands are some of the most popular spots for the beaches.

You could also be lucky enough to witness the endangered Hawksbill turtles laying their eggs on the beach.



Luxury stays

Your stay in Borneo will be full of fun adventures so make sure to have a place to rest and recharge.

Staying in a lodge in the rainforest can’t get much better and with the option of villas and Chalet’s this is a must-do. You can use this as a base for your tours and come back to a restaurant, bar and your own lodge looking out into the Borneo rainforest.

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