Visit Malaysia Unesco World Heritage Sites | Borneo Excursions

Rivers & Jungles of Borneo

Cruising and Walking Through a Malaysian Paradise

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Rivers & Jungles of Borneo

Group Travel | 13 Days
  • A comprehensive look at Borneo’s sensational biodiversity
  • Meander remote waterways pulsing with insects, birds, and monkeys
  • Thrilling wildlife encounters and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Stay at a National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
  • Travel with star leader and Asia specialist Sarah Timewell

“Thrilling natural encounters abound in the lush wilds of Borneo,” exclaims GeoEx’s Tina Liadis, recalling her run-ins with six types of hornbill, a revved-up elephant, and a reticulated python. She’s designed this river-cruising and jungle-walking adventure to take travelers deep into Borneo’s rain forest, home to a mind-boggling array of flora and fauna. From bustling Kuching we take our first of many boat excursions into the wildlife-teeming bush, then explore caves and verdant rain forest in Gunung Mulu National Park, visit with resident orangutans in Sandakan, cruise the Kinabatangan River sanctuary, and hike in the forested Danum Valley Conservation Area.

Trip Overview

1 – 3

Kuching welcomes us with mosques and Malay villages Boat into Bako National Park to watch for bearded wild pigs and proboscis monkeys.

4 – 6

Revel in the astonishing caves of Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wrinkle-lipped bats and thriving orchids Fly to the waterfront town of Kota Kinabalu.

7 – 8

Fly to Sandakan, time with rehabilitated orangutans, wildlife cruises on the Kinabatangan River, and nights at the comfortable Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

9 – 11

More than 350 bird species live in the Danum Valley, and we spot many on our safari outings and waterfall hike.

12 – 13

Fly to Kota Kinabalu after a relaxing morning in the serene Danum Valley Depart for home.



Sarah Timewell

For more than 25 years, Sarah has been leading trips for GeoEx across Asia. She has tremendous experience, great stories, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Barbara J. reported: "Sarah was wonderful. She gave background on everything we experienced. Her concern for our well-being was paramount, and she attends to the smallest detail."

Dates & Prices


06/08/20 – 06/20/20  

Custom Trips offered March–November


From $8945 per person (Group Trip)

Single Supplement: $980


Custom Trip: Please call for individually tailored recommendations and pricing.


  • All Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • All gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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