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Borneo Eco Tours


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borneo flickr chi king 300x214 Borneo Eco ToursBorneo boasts of being the only island in the world that is part of three countries: Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia. However, that is not what makes this enticing island make headlines. Borneo has become a top destination for the increasingly popular eco tourism movement because tourists want to experience Borneo’s nature, wildlife, and culture while trying to conserve the environment and respect the local people.

What are some of the most popular eco tour options when visiting Borneo?

Orangutans in Indonesia

This part of the island is the only place where you can have the opportunity to see the great red apes of Asia and get closer with the great Orangutans. Tanjung Puting National Park located on this part of the island is home to the last batch of ex-captive Orangutans. This place offers unforgettable memory where you will have the chance to learn about the relationship between the apes and the locals.

Borneo Eco Tours provides a wide variety of tours that will get you up close and personal with Orangutans. Tours last a few days, with travel usually provided by boat, and include meals as well as transfers from the airport.

Tropical Rainforests in Malaysia

A trip through some of the tropical rainforests found in Borneo is an opportunity to see myriad rare species of animals you won’t see anywhere else. In Sukau, for example, the Kinabatangan river has wildlife diversify that will make your vacation both memorable and interesting. The proboscis monkey and the Bornean Pygmy elephant are some of the unique wildlife attractions you are likely to see.

Borneo Eco Tours – Malaysia provides a 5-day eco tour through the rainforest that will let you explore to see all sorts of animals and birds, take a guided tour through a cave, and relax under a waterfall.

Turtle Island in Indonesia

The Selingan turtle island located north of Sandakan and is another prime eco tourism site. It is a unique marine park and is a breeding ground for green turtles, a rare specy of turtles in the whole of south east Asia. Here, you can get close to observe these unique sea creatures in their natural habitat. The best time to visit this place is between March and September when the seas are relatively calm.

BGB Country Tours & Travel offer 2-day excursions that will take you from the airport to Selingan Island, provide you with meals, and still give you plenty of time to relax in the water around the island before watching the turtles come to shore at night to lay their eggs.

Travel Responsibly

Borneo is one of the most beautiful places in the world. That beauty attracts tourists because we want to share in the wonder of such a place, but it is up to us to choose to travel responsibly and select tourist attractions in a way that causes as little harm as possible to the natural environment and the people who live there. Eco tourism makes it easier than ever for us to do just that, so make sure to consider it when you’re planning your trip to Borneo.  You can find even more eco tourism options in Borneo guide books.

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