This is our ultimate adventure through Borneo. Encounter the endearing orangutan, discover the secrets of the Kinabatangan River and the myriad of species at the heart of the Danum Valley before relaxing on the beaches of Gaya Island.
Orang-utans and monkeys
Mankind’s cousin, the orang-utan meaning ‘man of the forest’ is endemic to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Perfectly adapted to his arboreal lifestyle, these solitary yet social apes are a delight to observe and make for a moving encounter.
It’s possible to witness wild orang-utans from a distance at any of Borneo’s national parks. Bako National park is teeming with mischievous macaques, docile silvered leaf-monkeys and neat silvered langurs. Not to mention 275 striking proboscis monkeys, endemic to the island.
But, if you’re hoping to get a closer look, the semi-wild environment at either of the specially developed rehabilitation centres offer an unforgettable orang-utan experience.
Challenge an Asia specialist to design your tailor-made holiday incorporating our favourite orang-utan and monkey habitats.