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Top 5 experiences to have on a Borneo family holiday


Having watched Dame Judi Dench embark on her wonderful adventure to Borneo, we’ve been having some serious wanderlust thoughts about travelling in her footsteps!

If the programme left you feeling as enticed as us, read on to find out the top 5 experiences you and the family can enjoy in Borneo.

1. Wildlife encounters

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It’s no surprise that spending time exploring jungles and rainforests leads to some epic wildlife encounters. You’ll see many different species as you walk around but a visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Orangutan Rehabilitation Sanctuary will give you an insight into the importance of conservation efforts here. You could also watch feeding time – a truly special treat!

2. Rainforest exploration


Borneo's rainforest is one of the oldest in the world and is home to an incredible amount of different species of plant and wildlife. Visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre for guided walks and activities or take a boat trip for a memorable way to spot some of the animals in the treetops.

3. Zip wire

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The Coral Flyer is the longest island-to-island zip wire in the world. Spanning a distance of 250m, not only is this a thrilling adventure, but it also gives you the ultimate view of the stunning marine park, Tungku Abdul Rahman Park.

4. Snorkelling and diving


The surrounding coral reefs are a haven for marine life and there is no better way to experience it than by joining the animals underwater. Snorkel or dive in these crystal-clear waters for your chance to see an array of fish, sea turtles and stingrays.

5. Jungle exploration and rafting


Trek into the jungles of Borneo to discover rural villages, an abundance of plant life and natural wonders at every turn. As you follow streams, make your way to Kiulu River for an unforgettable rafting adventure on level 1 and 2 rapids.

View our family holiday to Borneo here or talk to one of our Family Travel Experts today on 01670 789 991 to find the holiday to suit you. 

Image credits: Borneo Dream

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