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Borneo is home to ancient forests, a vast array of plant and animal life, and diverse cultures such as those in the states of Sabah and Sarawak which are part of Malaysia. The third largest island in the world, Borneo has long been a magnet for biologists, divers, conservationists and jungle trekking enthusiasts, and is an incredible place to take your pupils on an unforgettable school trip.
Recommended trips: Our suggested itineraries are based on personal recommendation and can be tailored to suit your school and group.


Recommended projects:

Borneo: Sapulot Community Development

Ladies preparing a meal in Sapulot village
  • Destination: Borneo
  • When to go: Apr to Jul
  • Duration: 2-4 days

Facilitate improvements to local conditions and activate sustainable change within the Sapulot community, in order for villagers to retain their land over selling to palm oil and timber companies.

Borneo: Marine Conservation

Two clownfish peeping out of anemones
  • Destination: Borneo
  • When to go: Apr to Oct
  • Duration: 4 days

Take part in scientific research and conservation efforts for the many reefs and marine species that call Borneo home. Activities include coral surveys, turtle conservation and data collection.


Recommended locations:

Danum Valley

Birdwatching at Danum Valley canopy walkway

This is one of Borneo's leading wildlife environments and an outstanding location to research some of the country's most diverse fauna such as the endangered Bornean orangutan and pygmy elephant.

Kinabatangan River

Morning mist over ox bow lake on Kinabatangan River

Home to some of the finest wildlife encounters in Borneo, the Kinabatangan region has been a haven for scientists and conservationists for many years due to its prosperous environment.

Kiulu Valley

View out over forest and mountain landscape in Kiulu Valley

Known as the ‘Valley in the Mist’, the Kiulu Valley is bursting with wildlife and culture, and offers groups some fabulous trekking through forests and picturesque paddy fields.

Kota Kinabalu

Reflection of Kota Kinabalu mosque at sunrise

A must-see on your visit to Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah and offers amazing opportunities to explore World War II wrecks on diving tours, as well as learn about the city's history and culture.

Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

Orangutan playing at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary offers the finest orangutan encounters in Borneo. Here you can experience some of the clearest and closest meetings with these apes in their natural environment.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

turtle underwater in clear blue sea in Borneo

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park offers exceptional opportunities to explore a marine environment, identify fish and coral, and get involved in marine conservation.