Wild Borneo by Helicopter

Wild Borneo by Helicopter

Borneo Adventure Travel – this is Borneo luxury at its best. Join Ker & Downey on a thrilling eight-day journey by private helicopter, over — and into — wild Borneo’s jungles and beaches. One island encompassing three countries, Luxury travel to Borneo is a tropical paradise for the adventurous soul. You will find encounters with orangutans, traditional tribes, and stunning natural beauty during your private helicopter tour.

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This luxury adventure through Malaysia Borneo features exclusive rainforest lodges and secluded beach resorts, all accessed by private helicopter. Our Borneo adventure tours begin along the Kinabatangan River at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, named one of the world's most unique lodges by National Geographic. Marc Ancrenaz, founder of the HUTAN Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation and a world-renowned figure in orangutan research, will escort you through HUTAN for interactions with the primates. Later that afternoon, take a river cruise in search of orangutans in their natural environment, as well as other wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Bearded Pig, and Proboscis Monkey.

Your luxury Borneo adventure travel continues as your chopper carries you to the Danum Valley, a conservation area occupying 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed jungle. After settling into your lavish riverside accommodations at the eco-friendly Borneo Rainforest Lodge, set out on a nature walk with world-recognized botanist Anthony Lamb and a private night safari to gain a deeper understanding of one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world. You will also have the opportunity to climb one of the earth's tallest tropical trees, assisted by a professional team.

Next, board your helicopter and retreat to Mataking Island off the eastern coast of Sabah, taking in the birds eye view of Tun Sakaran Marine Park's island archipelago. Your accommodations at Reef Dive Resort are some of the finest in all of Malaysia, and your activities are as endless as the views: visit the rare Bajau Laut people on the island of Bohey Dulang, enjoy private candle lit dinners on the beach, experience a sea turtle hatchery, and, of course, take advantage of Mataking's 30-plus dive sites. The highlight of any visit here is Sipidan Island, rated one of the top three diving and snorkeling destinations in the world for its pristine reefs, sharks, barracudas, bump headed parrotfish, seasonal whale sharks, and endangered Hawksbill turtles.

The final stop on your Borneo private helicopter tour is Gaya Island Resort, an exotic island escape off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy an aerial tour of Maliau Basin, the oldest rainforest in the world, before settling into your ultra-luxurious two-story suite, wrapped in golden beaches, backed by ancient forested hillsides, and outfitted with all of the pampering extras. Spend an entire day cruising through the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park aboard your private yacht, stopping along the way for diving and snorkeling. The remainder of your time on Gaya is spent at your leisure. Whether meandering through the forested trails in search of wildlife, deep sea fishing in Mengalum Island, kayaking through protected mangroves, or embarking on sunset cruises, it's clear that in this corner of the world, time is not measured by the minute hand on a watch, but rather by the rise and fall of the tide.

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