Put simply, Borneo is an extraordinary place for a holiday. It is home to the world’s oldest rainforest, with the richest biodiversity in Asia. Incredible species, from household names to those you never knew existed, burst from every corner of its dense, tropical jungles. In today’s world, where Borneo’s unique forest environment is under increasing threat from industrial and agriculture pressures, we believe that low impact, responsible tourism has a critical role in securing a viable future for this remarkable ecosystem.
To travel to Borneo is to be transported worlds away from the everyday. We all know the island for its iconic orangutan, but there are countless other exotic creatures to discover: proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants, sun bears and Sunda leopards, hornbills and the world’s largest flower, to name just a few. Beyond the wildlife, you’ll find vibrant culture, staggering landscapes, and beautiful beaches (some of the most underrated in Asia, we reckon).
We’ve put a lot of thought into how we can enable you to experience the very best that Borneo has to offer, whilst at the same time gaining an insight into the challenges this magical island faces and having a positive impact on the environments and communities you visit.
We work with the best private guides in Borneo. As nature experts, our guides are passionate about revealing the secrets of different habitats and they have the skills to ensure you get the best possible wildlife sightings. But your guide is also there to bring fun to the adventure and help you travel in a responsible way, to enhance your understanding of Borneo and its people. Of course, they’ll ensure you are thoroughly looked after during your trip but they know when to step back too; they’ll leave you to your downtime and are happy to adapt to your needs as the holiday unfurls.
Your Borneo holiday with us can look however you’d like it to. All our itineraries are built from scratch which means together we will design your perfect trip. The experiences we offer are one-of-a-kind, from a private picnic at a jungle waterfall to a lesson in drinking rice wine from a headhunting chief, and from star-gazing in a forest camp to a wildlife-spotting river cruise away from the crowds. Equally, we know the value of a wonderful hotel, and our travel team knows where to find the best of the bunch.
We won’t give away all our secrets now: part of the fun of an ETG holiday is the element of surprise. Have a look at our sample itineraries for inspiration, or get in touch for a personalised holiday suggestion. Our friendly travel team is always happy to help curious travellers get to the heart of this beguiling island.
Note: Borneo is an island shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The holidays featured here are to Malaysian Borneo.