Borneo holidays are a world away from home, with breathtaking scenery, incredible rainforests and a vast array of wildlife amongst the many attractions bringing visitors here year in and year out.
Here at Travelbag, we have been booking holidays for over 30 years. With a range of booking options, highly trained travel agents and a wealth of knowledge on the area, it is no wonder we are the number one holiday specialist for your top holiday destinations. With an enormous range of 2017/18 flights and holidays to Borneo leaving from all top UK Airports, we have something to suit every budget and requirement. W
We are committed to providing you with an efficient service that offers fantastic value for money. With the best value and greatest service, booking your dream trip to Borneo just got easier. Whether it’s a short break, holiday or sightseeing tour, we’re certain our fantastic UK to Borneo holidays just can’t be beaten.
Borneo is located just off the coast of Indonesia and is the third largest island in the world. Famous for its natural history, beautiful rainforests and wildlife sanctuaries, it really is a tourist’s dream. Borneo truly is a natural paradise, with towering mountains and the world’s oldest rainforest. Some of the most endangered and rare species of animal are to be found here.
Sampling the local cuisine is also a must. Borneo has very strong Indian, Malaysian, Japanese and Chinese influences and these are reflected within their culture and food. Opt for a rich, spicy Malaysian stew or try one of the many sweet and sour fish dishes. You won’t be disappointed; they are a visual and palatable sensation.
A haven for adventurers and sightseers, Borneo is home to a wide range of endemic plants and animals. With a seemingly endless variety of things to do, including mountain and rainforest treks, cave exploration, deep sea diving, animal sanctuaries and waterfall swimming, Borneo is an adventurer’s dream.
Borneo is a fascinating cultural place, too with a diverse range of cultures and religions. Check out the famous Chinese New year on 3 February for one of the biggest and most fascinating festivals of the year. There are also regular Buddhist festivals throughout September and are always fantastic to watch. With a chance to chip in and don one of the fantastic hand-made costumes, just make sure you pack your camera!
Borneo is a tropical rainforest. The climate remains relatively consistent, averaging at 27-32ºC year round. However, the humidity is often very high, averaging at around 80% for the year. It is worth noting that Borneo is a rainforest island, and as such receives a lot of rain and very wet weather that is often hard to predict. In certain parts, Borneo can receive upwards of 4,000mm of rainfall every year. Traditionally, high tourism numbers are between May and September, when the rainfall is usually lightest, though this is unpredictable. Higher rainfall is between November and March. If you are planning on visiting Borneo on a sightseeing tour, make sure you pack accordingly, as you can literally experience heavy rainfall one minute, and then bright sun and blue skies the next! However, the diving sites, jungle lodges, conservation sites and national parks are just as appealing and beautiful in the rain, which usually attracts many more animals and species out to cool down from the heat and makes for fantastic viewing.
Borneo is located north of Java and Sumatra in Northeast Asia. Flights from the UK to Borneo usually take around 12-13 hours. There are numerous options for either a direct or non-direct flight option, with a stopover typically being in Asia. Flights from the UK to Borneo are available from London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Glasgow.
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Home to the world’s oldest rainforest, the spectacular state of Borneo is an ecological haven with its endemic flora and fauna, a status that makes it a veritable paradise for those with a keen interest in nature.
Beyond that, Borneo is resplendent with tropical beauty, from the outstanding diving opportunities to be enjoyed around Sipadan Island to the beaches fringing the island pockets in Tunku Abdul Marine Park. The more intrepid may also take advantage of the fairly shallow – but still vast – Mount Kinabalu for the bragging rights of conquering a 4,000m high mountain.
Furthermore, a Borneo holiday is a unique chance to interact with nature like never before, most notably the cute Orang-utans of Sepilok and the eponymous inhabitants of Turtle Islands Park – truly unforgettable experiences...
Key Highlights of Borneo
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Boasting the title of Asia’s largest island and home to the oldest rainforest in the world, Borneo is an ecological traveller’s paradise. With so much natural beauty to explore it is important to pack versatile clothing but don’t forget the days relaxing by the azure waters!
Borneo is a hot and humid place year-round so shorts and t-shirts are commonplace for the daytime. At night, be sure to have long sleeve shirts and light trousers to protect your body from the insects and mosquitos.
It is all about comfort so try to keep it casual. Swimwear is obviously a must and a light jacket to deal with the rain is important. Beach cover-ups and a sun hat along with supplies like suncream and aloe vera might well be important. If you are going up Mount Kinabalu then also have some warm clothing handy.
There are a lot of trips on Borneo, and these take you through rugged terrain and rainforest. If you are doing these then comfortable hiking shoes, or at least a good pair of trainers, is a must as well as a daypack. Try to make sure they are fairly water resistant, too.
Medicines and sundries tend to be available from local pharmacies, and they can be cheaper than Western prices.
As you might expect, the weather is constantly hot and humid. Humidity is often between 70% and 90% while temperatures go from 34ºC in the daytime to 22ºC in the evenings. An unevenly distributed terrain gets varied weather depending on the time of year you go and where you’re headed.
Sarawak has monsoon season between October and February with Sabah experiencing the most rainfall from November through January. Being mainly rainforest, the wet season shouldn’t put anybody off because it will be irregular and cooling while it will be wet year-round.
Sarawak has its dry season from June to August and Sabah is fairly dry during the months of February, March and April. The weather in Borneo is complicated and shouldn’t dictate when you go too much but peak tourist season is May through September.
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