Backyard Travel moves into Borneo

Backyard Travel has added the island of Borneo to its portfolio of destinations.

The Asian tour operator has launched a series of tours to the Malaysian part of the island, offering visitors the chance to experience the region’s rainforests, beaches, culture and wildlife.

Some of the new tours will include visits to orang-utan sanctuaries
Some of the new tours will include visits to orang-utan sanctuaries

The eight-day ‘Borneo, Land Below the Wind’ tour includes visits to an orang-utan sanctuary, local villages, wildlife-watching expeditions, and beach time, while the ‘Sarawak: Land of the Hornbills’ tour takes visitors on jungle walks, kayaking expeditions and caving adventures.

There is also a 10-day ‘Culture & Cuisine in Borneo’ tour that includes a series of guided tours and homestays, while the ‘Borneo Wildlife Watch’ tour offers a mountain bike ride through the rainforest and several opportunities to view Borneo’s nature in jungle lodges and wildlife sanctuaries.

Finally, the ‘Borneo Family Expedition’ includes a walking tour of Kuching, a visit to the orang-utan sanctuary and a guided tour of the Bako National Park.

“Borneo represents some of Asia’s wildest terrain, with its lush, dense jungles and exotic wildlife,” said Backyard Travel’s general manager, Maeve Nolan. “We created our Borneo tour collection in order to introduce travellers to the ‘wild’ side of Malaysian Borneo, in addition to bringing them closer to its culture, heritage and people.”

Based in Bangkok, Backyard Travel specialise in unique, insider tours across Asia. As well as Malaysian Borneo, it also offers tailor-made itineraries in Bhutan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China.

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