Culture & Wildlife Adventure in Borneo

Borneo |
From £1518

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the bustling city center of Kota Kinabalu with hawkers stalls, fiery ocean sunsets, and night markets
  • Know more about the culture and lifestyle of the people living around Mt. Kinabalu
  • Experience a short hike through the gorgeous trails of Mt. Kinabalu
  • Spend your days soaking in the freshness at the Deramakot Forest Reserve Wildlife
  • Try snorkeling/ scuba diving at Gaya Island
  • Meet a bunch of enthusiastic travelers from across the world
Discover Borneo with Go Discover Abroad

Trip Overview

If you are seeking a retreat after the pandemic, then it would be a great idea to escape to nature's lap in Borneo and trek up the mountains for a perfect view of the world below! Set out for this 8-day adventure through some of the most beautiful nature escapes anywhere in the world and soak yourself in the freshness that the place has to offer. Experience the goodness of cultural diversity, explore the wilderness, and weave the best tales with the adventurous souls you'll meet, from different parts of the world during this journey.



What are you Paying for?

  • All Sabah land transfers airport to airport
  • Meals as stated (3 breakfast, 5 lunch, 3 dinners)
  • All entrance and permit fees
  • Program as per itinerary
  • Nature guides
  • Tourism Tax

Not Inclusions

  • Any video/camera entrance fees
  • International/domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips




Hotel 17 

Hotel 17 is located in Kota Kinabalu, within 1.2 km of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village and 1.2 km of Karamunsing Capital. Featuring a bar, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service for guests. 

Mountain Village Homestay

Say good bye to the bright lights of the city and hello to nature & tranquility. Deep within the Crocker Range of Mountains 1hour, 35mins drive from Kota Kinabalu is the sleepy village of Lorong where we will stay in local homestays to experience the true spirit of rural Borneo. The mighty Mount Kinabalu at 4,093m provides a stunning backdrop to the village whilst the stunning Kadamian River flows nearby. Its hard to find a more serene and and soul replenishing location anywhere else.

A small number of households have joined the homestay initiative and each home offers one or two bedrooms for visitors. Comprising private or twin options each room shares a bathroom with the household and generally there are a number of toilet and shower rooms located at ground level whilst bedrooms are on the first floor, towels & bedsheets are provided.  The kitchen and lounge areas are communal.  There are no shops, no WiFi but there is network coverage for local phones. 

Deramakot Forest Reserve Accommodation

A two hour 4WD safari style drive brings us to DFR. Accommodation is based within four chalets each comprising a communal lounge shared by three bedrooms. Each bedroom offers twin or private bedding, air conditioned and enjoys an en-suite bathroom. The accommodation is basic yet very clean and comfortable, towels & bed sheets are provided.  There are no shops, no WiFi and the lodge does not sell drinks or alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own. There is intermittent network coverage for local phones. Meals & refreshments are taken a short 150m stroll from the chalets at the main restaurant area. 

Note : In case of non availability at the above mentioned hotels, accommodation shall be provided in similar standard hotels.


Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

Just let us know who you’re travelling with after you’ve booked and your relationship to them, and we’ll organise appropriate room shares for you. You can make a booking for more than one person as well from our booking system.

The trip starts and finishes in Kota Kinabalu in Borneo.


You need to book a flight that lands into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KBI) on the trip arrival date.


This tour ends on Day 8. You can book your departure flight from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KBI) on this day.

The accommodation on this trip in twin/triple share and you will stay in hotels, homestay and a forest reserve during the journey.

You do not need a visa to enter Borneo for the duration of this trip. Travellers given permission to stay for 3 months upon arrival. For more info, check with your nearest Malaysian embassy.

We recommend you to consult your doctor to take the best advise on vaccinations for the country.

All of our tour prices are in GBP. To check the prices in your local currency you can use website such as which will give the accurate price after conversion in your local currency.

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