Why visit Borneo with Rickshaw?

You’ll make lasting and meaningful memories together on a Borneo family holiday. The island is bursting with wildlife, and spotting the different monkeys, lizards and tropical birds can be a real education on Borneo’s rich ecosystems. Along the coast, you can swim along beautiful coral reefs or have a family picnic on a white-sand beach.

Borneo is adventurous but also well set up for family travel, and thanks to friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking local guides, you’ll travel in Borneo with peace of mind.

Flexible trips packed with adventure

Safe and packed with adventure, our style of Borneo family travel provides a rich experience of jungle, beach and city destinations. Our bite-sized 2-4 day trips piece together easily, giving families the chance to create a personalised holiday. It’s well-known that kids need plenty of entertainment and we’re happy to advise on extra activities to keep them busy on your Borneo family adventure! Alternatively, why not browse our range of ready-made itineraries which can be tweaked to your liking by our Borneo travel specialists.

Borneo bungalow in jungle

Family accommodation in Borneo

With all of our Borneo accommodation options, our aim is to give your family a taste of real Malaysian hospitality in comfortable and safe surroundings. When going to the jungles, expect mostly simple but comfortable lodging; there might not be air conditioning and you may have to share some bathroom facilities, but you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable night’s rest. Along the beaches and islands, our Borneo family accommodation options range all the way from charming beach bungalows, to stylish resorts.

Borneo baby orangutan in tree

Don't miss a friendly ape encounter

Meeting those friendly flame-haired apes is a real hit with younger travellers, after all, they are just as mischievous as each other! At the famous Sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation centre in Sabah, you can observe them in a semi-wild enclosure and learn more about the conservation efforts to protect them. Our Orangutan and jungle boat cruise trip is an ideal starting point for your Borneo family holiday, by getting immersed in the heart of the jungle with vibrant wildlife. Simply speak with our travel specialists who can help you customise a trip to your Borneo family travel needs.

Peace of mind with our local partners

Our local partners in Borneo are committed as we are to meaningful travel, and we work closely with them to ensure you have 24/7 support during your family holiday should you need it. On arrival to Kota Kinabalu, you’ll have the chance to meet with our local partners, a perfect opportunity to ask any questions about your itinerary, the local culture, and their favourite authentic Malaysian food spots. They work tirelessly to ensure you have a fantastic family holiday in Borneo, so rest assured, you’ll be in good hands!

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Sarawak, Borneo with the Family: Frogs, Fireflies and Flowing Waterways

Duration9 days / 8 nights (flexible)

LocationKuching - Kubah NP - Semenggoh - Santubong - Damai Beach

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Sabah, Borneo with the Family: Sun, Sand and Orangutans

Duration10 days / 9 nights (flexible)

LocationSepilok - Kinabatangan - Sukau - Tabin National Park - Kota Kinabalu Beach

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Tips for Travelling in Borneo | Norma James

26th January 2015 by Rickshaw Ramblers

Headed to Borneo? Our Rickshaw Rambler Norma shares her top tips for travelling in Borneo and how to make the most of your time and luggage allowance.

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