Mention Borneo and what images come to mind? A place of wild remote beauty blessed by vast swathes of ancient rainforest, craggy mountains, cascading rivers, sublime beaches, and tropical islands rimmed by deep waters – in other words, the dream adventure holiday destination.
For the lowdown on Asia’s premier natural playground for thrills and spills, just read on to discover the Borneo adventure holidays deal that’s just right for you.
Borneo Jungle Adventures
The jungles of Sabah and Sarawak offer unlimited opportunities for adventurers and explorers of all types. They retain a primeval mystery and sense of awe that makes them very special places for hiking and trekking. Plus they’re home to some of the world’s most exotic wildlife.
Whether you want a gruelling week-long trek through dense rainforest or a gentle amble to view butterflies and orchids, you can find the right Borneo trekking holiday deal.
Rivers of Adventure
For white water rafting in a truly wild environment, Borneo offers rapids for thrill seekers aged from 16 to 60.
Just a short hop from Sabah’s capital Kota Kinabalu (KK) brings you to the Kiulu River, a prime spot for kayaking and rafting for those in the know. You can find rapids for both beginners to hardened whitewater warriors.
For a more challenging experience, head to the Padas River in the Crocker range. It’s offers 23 kilometres of thrills and spills passing Cobra Point, Snake House and other adrenalin pumping rapids.
The waters are wild but when you choose the right Borneo adventure holidays deal, you’ll have your own guide and instructor. These local experts know the river well and can steer you to the best spots and make sure you’re safe at all times.
Sabah offers a thousand kilometres of shoreline, much of it unspoilt beach. This makes it the ideal spot for some of the world’s best snorkeling and scuba diving.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, head off to one of the many island on the east coast. Lankayan Island offers muck diving while Pulau Sipadan in Tun Sakaran Marine Park in the Celebes Sea is the areas prime spot for wall diving at its coral pinnacle.
Go wreck diving in search of treasure, explore underwater caves, and greet turtles and the odd lazy shark. It’s an intoxicating underwater world of adventure.
You can organise your Borneo diving adventure as a package deal in advance or book online with travel firms in Kota Kinabalu. In fact if you’re a newbie, you can take a PADI course right here in KK before heading off the beaches or islands.
Stay at the beach in a simple hut or premier resort. Or if you like city life, make KK your base and head out daily for locations such as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park with its pristine beaches and glorious coral reefs.
Mountains of Thrills
If mountain climbing is your idea of adventure, you’ll want to head for Mount Kinabalu, the largest peak in Southeast Asia. Trekking up to the granite crown on top will test your mettle but you’ll be rewarded by heart-thrilling views of the surrounding sea and countryside (weather permitting).
The mountain is located in Kinabalu National Park which offers a host of other attractions. You can also unwind in the Poring Hot Springs after your arduous hike.
Other than its raw and ravishing beauty, the good news is that Malaysian Borneo offers outstanding travel infrastructure and a variety of enticing adventure holiday deals.
Whether you wish to backpack and stay in simple lodges or chill out in some of the world’s finest resorts, Borneo has it all. Check out our site to find the Borneo holiday deal that’s just right for you.