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Borneo

BORNEO: Tailor-made holidays

Cross the South China Sea from Peninsular Malaysia to explore the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, better known collectively as Borneo. Famed for its lush tropical jungles filled with diverse wildlife, wide sandy beaches, oceans which abound with rich marine life and hospitable ethnic groups; Borneo is a nature lover’s paradise. Highlights include a visit to see the native orang-utans in Sepilok and the hatching of turtles on Selingan Island. For the more active traveller a climb up South East Asia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, to view the sunrise will leave fond memories and a sense of achievement. Top off your awe-inspiring experiences with pure relaxation on Borneo’s quiet beaches and stay in one of our handpicked luxury resorts. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek through wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests in Sabah & Sarawak
  • Climb Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest mountain peak
  • Cruise along the Kinabatangan River and spot orangutans and pygmy elephants
  • Visit Gunung Mulu National Park and explore its fascinating limestone caves
  • Meet Borneo's Dayak groups, once known as headhunting warriors.
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Bungaraya Island Resort is a romantic jewel set on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo.

Located in Danum valley, Borneo Rainforest Lodge is best location to experience Borneo’s wildlife.

Gayana Eco Resort rests at the edges of a lush coral reef island off the coast of Borneo.

A unique resort in the Borneo Jungles offering a breathtaking experience of Borneo’s wildlife.

Rasa Ria is set amidst a nature reserve on a verdant hill with spectacular beachfront views.

This luxury jungle lodge is located in the middle of Borneo’s rainforest near Mulu National Park.

Miri Marriott Resort is located in the northeast of Sarawak, overlooking the South China Sea.

Located in the heart of Kuching's Old Town, the Ranee hotel is a good base to explore the city.

Tanjung Aru Resort lies on the edge of the South China Sea just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu.

For seasonal mountaineers and trekkers, this is luxury accommodation at Mt Kinabalu base camp.

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Why Asian Geographical

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The difference with the Asian Geographical is, that each of our holidays is designed with extreme precision of a mountaineering expedition.

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WEATHER IN Borneo

The best time to visit Borneo is between April and Sep, during the transitional months between monsoons. It is also the best time to see orangutans in the wild, while turtles can be seen on Lankayan Island between June and September.

Borneo, the largest island in Asia, experiences a tropical climate marked by high humidity and rainfall throughout the year. Divided between three countries - Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei - Borneo's weather varies across its regions.

In Malaysian Borneo, encompassing the states of Sabah and Sarawak, the weather is typically hot and humid, with heavy rainfall common, especially during the monsoon seasons. The northeast monsoon from November to March brings wetter conditions to the east coast, while the southwest monsoon from May to September affects the west coast. However, the transitional months between monsoons often offer drier weather and are ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

In Indonesian Borneo, known as Kalimantan, the weather is also tropical, with high temperatures and humidity. Rainfall is prevalent throughout the year, peaking during the monsoon seasons. The best time to visit depends on the activities planned; the drier months from May to September are suitable for jungle trekking and wildlife spotting, while the wetter months offer lush green landscapes and blooming flora.

Brunei, located on the northern coast of Borneo, experiences a similar tropical climate with high humidity and rainfall. The best time to visit is during the dry season from June to September when outdoor activities are more enjoyable.

Overall, the best time to visit Borneo varies depending on personal preferences and planned activities, but generally, the transitional months between monsoons offer a good balance of weather conditions for exploration and adventure.

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