If you’re keen to get under the skin of the country you’re visiting and gain an insight into local life, our Insider’s itineraries are for you. Designed around unique travel experiences and showcasing lesser-known gems, these itineraries mix adventure with an equal helping of comfort and relaxation.
An Insider's Borneo explores the caves of the Niah National Park, where signs of ancient life have been discovered by archaeologists; treks into the remote Kelabit Highlands where traditional life continues much as it has for generations; and climbs to the summit of Borneo’s highest peak – Mount Kinabalu.
The trip concludes with time to relax and reflect on your experiences on Gaya Island, a beautiful island nature reserve just off the Kota Kinabalu coast. Over the course of 12 days you’ll observe stunning natural scenery and experience genuine warmth and hospitality.
Day 1 - arrive Miri
Day 2 – Miri, Niah NP & Caves
Day 3 – Miri, Bario, Kelabit Highlands
Day 4 - Kelabit Highlands, Pa' Lungan Trek & Boat
Day 5 – Kelabit Highlands, Prayer Mountain Sunrise Trek, Bario, Kota Kinabalu
Day 6 - Kota Kinabalu, Countryside Discovery Cycling Tour
Day 7 - Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park
Day 8 - Kinabalu National Park, Mount Kinabalu Climb
Day 9 - Mount Kinabalu Climb, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island
Day 10 – Gaya Island
Day 11 – Gaya Island
Day 12 – Gaya Island, depart Kota Kinabalu
Not enough R&R time? If you would prefer a more relaxed travel programme speak to your Selective Asia consultant about extending your stay. We can tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website