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Holiday Reviews

We are very proud of our tailor-made trips in Borneo but no one says it better than our lovely customers who have tried and tested our holidays. Take a peek at some of their comments below.

"It couldn’t have been better!" Nov 2019
"We had a fabulous holiday thank you! It really couldn’t have been better! And you were so helpful throughout. We spotted loads of wildlife and enjoyed relaxing at Gaya Island. It was fab and Marbree was really excellent! She made the whole process very easy, she always responded very quickly and was very knowledgeable generally. She was also very warm and friendly. We would highly recommend the holiday and Fleewinter to all our friends!" -DW, Nov 2019
"It was like waking from a dream..." Oct 2019
"We had an amazing holiday, it was like waking from a dream when we got back home.
We loved Borneo. It was such an amazing destination, with such a great mix of culture, history, trekking, wildlife, river and jungle. It worked for us as a family, we found the people welcoming and friendly, the children learnt so much while having a good time. Marbree was a knowledgable and very approachable consultant. She listened to my requirements and tailored her suggestions accordingly. She was also very patient and took care of all the little things that make a holiday run smoothly. It was an absolute pleasure working with her." -AS, Oct 2019
"We have had the most wonderful time..." April 2019
"We arrived back safely from our Bornean adventure and wanted to thank you for the work you did. We have had the most wonderful time and this was, undoubtedly, enhanced by not having to worry about any of the logistics along the way. Absolutely every arrangement worked like clockwork and all of our guides and drivers were, without exception, extremely helpful and friendly. We made it to the top of the mountain, saw all of the Borneo Big 5, and loved our days at Bunga Raya - a perfect and restful end to our travels. Marbree was very knowledgeable and really helpful. Thank you so much for putting together our perfect itinerary." -JH, Apr 2019
“We had a wonderful time ... fantastic!” Feb 2019
“We had a wonderful time in Sabah, loved every minute of it! Booking was easy and efficient with very friendly service. Marbree is excellent. In Sukau we were lucky enough to have a wild mother and baby orangutan nesting above the lodge. Borneo was the highlight of our 4.5 week trip in Asia. Fantastic!" - JJ, Feb 2019
"A perfect itinerary ... We loved every minute." Oct 2018
"Thank you so much for putting together such a perfect itinerary for us. We have loved every minute.
Each destination has been so special in different ways and we have had a really wonderful time. The number of nights per location was spot on. The accommodation was superb throughout (Especially given that 3 nights were in the rainforest!!). Gaya Island Resort has totally exceeded my expectations. I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere so beautiful! The mix of locations was excellent. I’m trying to think of any constructive criticism but I just can’t." -LL, Oct 2018
"Outstanding, an absolutely brilliant trip..." Oct 2018
"Outstanding organization in regard to transfers and bookings, which delivered a seamless and worry free experience for the four people in our group. Marbree's attention to detail and efficiency was outstanding. Flexible, attentive and accomplishment. Sukau was brilliant, Borneo Rainforest Lodge is amazing. The guides everywhere were outstanding and we saw all the wildlife. One person even saw a tarsier on a night walk at Tabin." - RH, Oct 2018
"A fantastic trip ..." Sept 2018
“Thank you so much for organising such a super holiday in Borneo for us. We had a fantastic trip and you sent us to some lovely places. The farm stay at the Kiulu Valley was really lovely. Beautiful location and very peaceful. Mt Kinabulu was fantastic - an amazing experience but so stiff the next day! Sukau Rainforest Lodge is fab , really lovely place to stay and great guides, good food. Bunga Raya is a very special place and very romantic.” - SB, Sept 2018
"we had a really fab holiday ..." Sept 2018
“Marbree was excellent and very helpful. Everything went incredibly smoothly. Such a special country. We had a really fab holiday. Everyone was so nice and helpful.” LG, Sept 2018
“The trip was a huge success. ..." June 2018
“The trip was a huge success. All queries answered quickly. Excellent suggestions and knowledge of Borneo. Good understanding of what we wanted. … All transfers, pickups and so on worked seamlessly - we made a couple of minor changes and they were handled really well.” - SR, June 2018
"we were just blown away by Borneo..." Oct 2017
“Overall we were just blown away by Borneo, such a magical place and such a unique Honeymoon​​​​. Sukau Rainforest Lodge was a highlight for us. The elephant cruise was a huge success as we tracked the pygmy elephants and saw all the wild animals along the river. We were looked after so well by everyone and all the connections and transfers were seamless, so we just want to say a huge thank you for the ongoing contact and assistance while we were on the other side of the world.” - WS, Oct 2017
Kota Kinabalu
An easy city to see on foot, Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Sabah. Hop a ferry to the islands, relax by the beach north of the city, tuck into a meal at the night market, and settle into the easy pace of Sabahan life. More
Tip of Borneo
Empty beaches, clear water, and fantastic villas perfect for those looking to get away from it all. The Tip of Borneo is a quiet place for a self-drive holiday from Kota Kinabalu. A longhouse homestay, traditional villages, and a jungle home to proboscis monkeys are easy day visits. Snorkel, dive, kayak, trek, bicycle, or simply sit by the water. More
Mount Kinabalu
The highest mountain in Southeast Asia offers more than an incredible hike. With multiple mountain environments and climate zones, Kinabalu Park hosts more than 300 bird species and 5,000 flowering plants including the large rafflesia. For those up for the challenge, climbing Mount Kinabalu is an unforgettable overnight hike to see the sunrise at 4,095 meters. More
Sipadan
Considered by many one of the top dive sites in the world, Sipadan Island has coral-covered walls dropping well below recreational limits. Sharks, turtles, and schools of fish that number in the thousands are routinely seen by divers and snorkelers. Only 120 visitors are allowed per day so we recommend staying on nearby Mabul and diving its macro-rich waters on your non-Sipadan days. More
Danum Valley
The largest piece of preserved virgin rainforest in Malaysia sits within the Danum Valley Conservation Area. This remote jungle hosts a magnificent array of wildlife from the largest in the region to some of the smallest. Sun bears, orangutans, clouded leopards, wild cattle, Sumatran rhino, horned frogs, flying frogs, flying squirrels, the list goes on. Previously only accessible to researchers, campers, and those with a very high budget, we've found a lodge that gets you close to the action without the hefty price tag. More
Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Bornean gibbons, pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, proboscis monkeys, orangutans, and a few of the nearly extinct Sumatran rhinoceros are protected within the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. A stay here will have you trekking to a mud volcano and a waterfall, looking for birds and nocturnal creatures on night walks and drives, and if you're lucky, getting a peek at some of Borneo's incredible wildlife. More
Kinabatangan River
A trip down the Kinabatangan River to Sukau is an almost guaranteed way to see proboscis monkeys in the wild. These unique monkeys are endemic to Borneo and line the protected river corridor. Wild orangutans, pygmy elephants, silver leaf langurs, macaques, crocodiles, kingfishers, hornbills, owls, civets, and an array of other wildlife can be spotted in the region. Fireflies light up near Abai and the Gomantong Caves boast a bat population in the millions. Nearby Sepilok is the home to an Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre, both worth a visit. More
Brunei
The nation of Brunei Darussalam sits between the two states of Malaysian Borneo. Its capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, reveals the country's wealth with lavish mosques, gold towers, and carefully groomed outdoor spaces. People are friendly and when the sun sets the country's name, abode of peace, makes perfect sense. More
Kuching
Built along the Sarawak River, Kuching makes a lovely base for exploring western Borneo. Architecturally interesting with Malay, Chinese, Indian, Muslim, British, and other influences apparent, the city is pleasant to walk around and easy to navigate. Nearby Bako National Park and Semenggoh Nature Reserve are great places to see wild proboscis monkeys and semi-wild orangutans. Each can be visited on a day trip from Kuching although spending a night in Bako is well worth it. More
Mulu National Park
The caves of Mulu are some of the largest in the world and the only ways to get there are on foot or by plane. This remote rainforest is full of walking trails and caves, the latter of which can only be visited with a guide for safety reasons. For the adventurous, serious trekking options exist and for the comfort-seekers, a lovely little resort sits just outside the National Park. More
Batang Ai
Traditional culture is alive and well in Batang Ai where the Iban people still live in communal longhouses. No longer feared headhunters, the Iban have incorporated touches of modernity into their traditional way of life. Trek through the park in search of wild orangutans, walk through the canopy looking for birds, sit down with an Iban chief to learn about their culture, or just look out over the many waters for which the region is named.
Caves of Niah
With evidence of human habitation dating back more than 40,000 years, the Niah caves are a fascinating and beautiful area that can be explored on a day visit from Miri. See etchings on the wall of Painted Cave, traditional ladders for those collecting the nests of swiftlets, and huge caverns as you walk the boards and visit the small museum.
Maliau Basin
The "lost world" of Sabah, the Maliau Basin is a naturally enclosed basin drained by tributaries of the Maliau River. A multi-day trek in this dense rainforest is a challenging and rewarding way to get up close and personal with an extremely wide array of plants and animals. More

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