Wildlife Adventures in Borneo

Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, and the Kinabatangan River

Trip Level

The trip is Level 2+, easy to moderate, according to our trip grading system. For your own enjoyment, we recommend you make a special effort to be in good physical condition. We’ve crafted an active expedition, with nature walks and light hikes of two to five hours on several days, in hot and humid climate, and over a variety of terrain including forest trails, cave passages, and wooden canopy walks and boardwalks. The terrain is relatively flat but the forest floor can be slippery and uneven (especially with tree roots!), and the trails in the Danum Valley include hills. We also explore Borneo’s jungles and river wetlands by speedboats and longboats. Our explorations are timed with wildlife activity, so dawn, dusk and nighttime nature excurisons are a highlight of the trip, but you will need to be prepared for long days.


Borneo has a typical tropical climate of high heat and humidity, with the “dry season” spanning March to October, although afternoon showers can occur year-round. Daytime temperatures are typically in the high 80s and low 90s. Inside the rainforest, humidity is at 85-90% and can make temperatures seem even warmer.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.