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Borneo

Borneo Orangutan

The island of Borneo is the third largest in the world and one of the best places on earth to see wildlife, which is what every holiday to Borneo should have at its heart. Borneo is divided into four regions, one of which belongs to Indonesia, one to Brunei and two to Malaysia.

It is very mountainous (the highest peak within Borneo is Mount Kinabalu which stands at 13,455 ft) with areas of dense rainforest, which has been dated at over 130 million years old.

This makes the rainforests of Borneo the oldest in the world, 70 million years older than the rainforests of the Amazon. Due to this it is one of the most diverse places on earth for flora, with much of this being indigenous to Borneo.

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Borneo is one of the two places on earth that have Orangutans in the wild…and no trip to this wonderful island is complete without seeing these majestic creatures in their natural environment. If the Orangutans are one of the main reasons for visiting Borneo, then an itinerary that features the Camp Leakey research station and the Orangutan Foundation International Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a must. They are situated in the Tanjung Putting National Park which to this day remains one of the wonders of the natural world.

The coastline is also incredibly diverse boasting some of the world's best diving and snorkelling, with a huge amount of marine life and pristine waters within what is known as The Coral Triangle.

Lindblad Camp Leakey - Faces in the Forest

Day 1 - Fly London to Singapore
Day 2 - Transfer to Fairmont Singapore for a 2-night stay
Day 3 - Singapore. At leisure to explore Singapore
Day 4 - Fly Singapore to Bali. Transfer to embark Orion Expedition Cruises
Day 5 - At Sea
Day 6 - Tanjung Puting National Park. Take a boat ride to explore the river system surrounding Camp Leakey
Day 7 - Tanjung Puting National Park. Visit the Orangutan Foundation International's wildlife rehabilitation centre, giving the opportunity to interact with Orangutans
Day 8 - Gunung Palung National Park. Take a boat ride through the national park and spot proboscis monkeys, macaques as well as a variety of bird species
Day 9 - Pontianak. Visit the Equator Monument as well as the Mujahiddin & Jami' Mosques which sit side by side the Portuguese fortress of the Palace of Sultan Khadariyah and the historical cathedral
Day 10 - Kuching. See the Astana (the Palace of the White Rajah), temples, mosques, and visit the Sarawak Museum
Day 11 - Kuching. Witness the work of the Semenggoh Nature Rehabilitation Centre to save Orangutans and other wildlife and take a tour to sites of Kuching's rich cultural and natural history
Day 12 - Bako National Park. Take a walk or Zodiac expedition through the rainforest in the stunning Bako National Park
Day 13 - At Sea
Day 14 - Disembark Singapore. Evening flight to London
Day 15 - Arrive London

Highlights:

  • Interacting with orangutans and visiting the rehabilitation centres
  • The stunning and unspoilt rainforests
  • The diverse flora and fauna

Extend your trip:

  • Take the Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok
  • Fly on to the beautiful island of Bali to relax and chill out
  • Visit the cosmopolitan cities of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok

Want to know more about this expedition, Borneo and Orion Expedition Cruises? If so, come to our event in London on 17th April. For more information call 020 7399 7630.

Orion Borneo

14 Nights fly-cruise
Prices from

£6,630pp

DEPARTURES: October/ November 2013.

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This is not all we can offer. If you would like to discuss more ways to visit this destination give us a call. Contact us for more options.

Lindblad Wild Encounters from Borneo to Bali

Day 1 – Singapore
Day 2 – Anambas Archipelago
Day 3 – Natuna Archipelago
Day 4 – Bako National Park , Sarawak
Day 5 – 7 – Kuching / At Sea
Day 8 – 9 – Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan
Day 10 – At Sea
Day 11 – Denpasar, Bali

Borneo Orangutan

10 Nights cruise only
Prices from

£9.550pp

Departures: 23rd May 2015; 02nd June 2015; 28th August 2015; 07th September 2015

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Silversea Borneo Discovery

Day 1 – Darwin, Australia
Day 2 – Day at Sea
Day 3 – Savu, Indonesia
Day 4 – Pulau Suanggi, Indonesia
Day 4 – Lamalerap Village, Lomblem Island, Indonesia
Day 5 – Alor Island, Indonesia
Day 5 – Kalabahi (Takpala), Indonesia
Day 6 – Day at Sea
Day 7 – Palopo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Day 8 – Pare Pare, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Day 9 – Day at Sea
Day 10 – Kakabhan Island, Indonesia

Day 11 – Lahud Daty (for Datum Valley national Park), Malaysia
Day 12-13 – Sandakan, Malaysia
Day 14 – Kudat, Malaysia
Day 15 – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Borneo Silversea Silver Discoverer Cruise

14 Nights fly-cruise
Prices from

£8,050pp

Departures: 29th May 2015

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When to go:

Although Borneo is hot all year round the best time to visit is during our spring and summer. There monsoon season is during the winter months, but like all of Asia rainfall can be unpredictable. When you are inland, expect the humidity.

What to pack: 

Tropical, lightweights and cottons are recommended. In the highlands, warmer clothing is needed. Rainwear is also advised.