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Borneo Travel Advice

Borneo island boats

There’s nothing more exciting than booking a holiday to a new destination and looking forward to all the places you are going to visit. There’s a lot to think about when travelling to Borneo so to make it easier for you, we have put together some advice which will help you before and during your trip. This way you can focus on the exciting bit!

Borneo traveller on beach

Best time to visit Borneo

Depending on when you want to visit Borneo, you might find the weather a little easier from one side to another. However, it can be visited all year round and some people prefer going during the rainy season as the humidity eases off, although chances of seeing primates may be reduced.

Sabah has two weather seasons: the dry season from February to August and the wetter season from September to January. If you’re looking to see turtles hatching in Lankayan, we suggest going from May to September.

Visa, Passport and Money Advice

In preparation for your trip to Malaysian Borneo it’s a good idea to get clued up on all things related to money, visas and passports. We’ve compiled all the information you’ll need.

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Mulu National Park Borneo

Getting around Borneo

During your trip to Borneo, you’ll take a few different types of transport, each one with its own benefits and charm. From domestic flights to boats down the river, we’ve compiled some handy information for your trip to Borneo.

Book flights with Rickshaw

At Rickshaw not only do we prearrange every aspect of your holiday itinerary we also book international flights and any domestic flights for your trip.

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Borneo Lankayan Accommodation chalet


From city hotels overlooking the skyline to traditional longhouses in the remote jungle, our Borneo accommodation will add some local flavour to your adventure.