Borneo Travel Tips & Most Popular Places

Hiking through the tropical rainforest to deserted beaches, visiting indigenous people in remote areas and getting fascinated by the biodiversity of the jungle on Borneo. This may be the idea when planning a trip to Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo.

BORNEO TRAVEL TIPS  describes fascinating places on Borneo and it provides you with tips for jungle trekking, travel planning, weather and climate on Borneo. To enlarge click on the pictures!


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Orangutan Mother and Baby Orangutan Mother and Baby at Semenggoh

Bornean orangutan
Tourists experience a close encounter with the Bornean Orangutans in both, the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Kuching, Sarawak as well as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sabah, East-Malaysia. Tips for volunteering with orangutans.



View of Pandan Kecil View of a secluded beach

Bako nationalpark
Tourists visiting Kuching, Sarawak can go hiking in the jungle of Borneo in the Bako National Park. Jungle trials range from short walks that can be completed in 45 minutes up to nine hour long tours for more experienced jungle hikers. Tips for the best beaches and jungle trials.



View from summit of Mount Santubong View from summit of Mt Santubong

Mount Santubong
From Kuching, Sarawak it takes 40 minutes by car to reach the beginning of the trail. The summit is only at 800m above sea level which is why Mt. Santubong is mostly underestimated. The trails are steep and lead through dense jungle. For subsequent relaxation hikers are welcome at the beach resorts in Damai.


Tips for Borneo Visitors

Borneo Travel Planning Tips
When planning a budget trip to Asia, numerous different flight routes are available for evaluation and price comparison. Furthermore, cruise operators offer alternative options for travelling. This site provides you with tips and hints for planning a trip to Sarawak & Sabah on Borneo and it provides links to airlines and cruise operators with destinations in Malaysia.

Borneo Climate & Borneo Weather
Tourist Season on Borneo is throughout the year. However, there is a rainy season which might disappoint visitors. Links to weather forecasts and monthly average rainfall statistics for cities in Sarawak, Sabah and Kalimantan. Link to daily readings of the air pollution index for those concerned about haze.

Jungle Trekking Tips
Tropical climate, flora, and fauna in the rainforests of Sarawak & Sabah have different requirements on hikers than hikes through pine tree forests in a moderate climate. This site provides Borneo visitors with important considerations and some advice for common misunderstandings.