Borneo is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, where you can really quench your thirst for adventure and satiate your appetite for memorable experiences. The island is blessed with mountain peaks, dense jungles, endemic wildlife and tropical islands, intertwined with indigenous culture. Its poster child may be the orangutan, but when it comes to wildlife, it doesn’t stop there.
We want to get you walking off the classic tourist trails, and our guide reveals just how we intend to do so. From the best reserves for flora and fauna to alternative experiences and conservation and care, it’s all there. You may be lured in by the wildlife, but will want to stay for so much more. Let our guide spark your curiosity and set your inner adventurer free in Borneo.
The most memorable part of a Borneo holiday for many is spotting an incredible array of wildlife, particularly catching a glimpse of the iconic orangutan. Perhaps birdwatching is more your style, maybe a hike or a river safari? We give you the lowdown on the very best national parks, reserves and waterways along with the experiences you can have in each.
Hotels in Borneo can be a bit of a mixed bag, but we know where the gems are that will really enhance your holiday. You can go from a remote conservation lodge in the heart of the jungle to cruising overnight on a houseboat or relaxing at an island beach resort. All is revealed in our guide.
You’ll most likely be drawn to Borneo for its abundant wildlife, but we have plenty more memorable experiences up our sleeve. From overnight treks and cycling to white sand shorelines and culturally enriching experiences, no two days have to be the same here.
The heartbreaking reality is that Borneo’s unique ecosystem is under threat. At ETG, we realise we have a responsibility to not add to the problems the island faces, and are doing all we can to promote positive change. Read how we support sustainable travel, conservation initiatives, ethical wildlife experiences and more.