Borneo expeditions

Borneo at a glance

Population: 6 million

Terrain: Jungle, mountains and coast

Get in touch to find out more about expeditions to Borneo.

Previous school expeditions

Every World Challenge Expedition is unique. Here are some examples of expeditions we’ve put together for previous schools. Take a look to get some inspiration for your trip, and an idea of what is possible with World Challenge.

Borneo

28 days

Day 1

Build-up day. Say goodbye to your loved ones before a final kit check, safety briefings and heading to the airport.

Day 2
Outbound Flight

Depart home for Kuching

Day 3

Orientation in Kuching

Day 4

Travel to Kubah National Park

Day 5-6

Acclimatisation in Kubah National Park

Day 7

Trekking, then return to Kuching 

Day 8

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit

Day 9-10

Travel to Miri by boat and bus

Day 11

Explore Miri and prepare for trekking phase

Day 12

Fly from Miri to Bario

Day 13-17

Kelabit Highlands jungle trek

Day 18

Rest day in Bario

Day 19
Outbound Flight

Fly from Bario to Miri

Day 20
Outbound Flight

Fly from Miri to Kota Kinabalu

Day 21-24

Tampat Do Aman project

Day 25

Depart Kota Kinabalu, prepare for Mount Kinabalu

Day 26

Travel to Kinabalu National Park

Day 27-28

Mount Kinabalu trek

Day 29-30

Rest and Relaxation in and around Kota Kinabalu

Day 31-32
Inbound Flight

Depart Kota Kinabalu for home

Borneo Itinerary

Borneo expedition

28 days

Day 1
Outbound Flight

Depart home for Miri

Day 2

Orientation in Miri

Day 3-4

Lambir Hills National Park acclimatisation trek

Day 5-6

Acclimatisation in Niah Caves National Park

Day 6

Return to Miri and prepare for jungle trek

Day 7
Outbound Flight

Fly from Miri to Bario.

Day 8-11

Kelabit Highlands jungle trek

Day 12
Outbound Flight

Fly from Bario to Miri

Day 13

Explore Miri and prepare for project phase

Day 14

Travel to Long Atip Village

Day 15-18

Long Atip Village project phase

Day 19

 Return to Miri

Day 20
Outbound Flight

Fly from Miri to Kota Kinabalu

Day 21

Travel to Kinabalu National Park

Day 22-23

 Mount Kinabalu trek

Day 24

Travel from Kinabalu National Park to Sepilok

Day 25

Sepilok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit

Day 26-29

 Rest and Relaxation at Kota Kinabalu

Day 30-31
Inbound Flight

Depart Kota Kinabalu for home

Borneo expedition

28 days

Day 1

Build-up day. Say goodbye to your loved ones before a final kit check, safety briefings and heading to the airport.

Day 2
Outbound Flight

Depart home for Kuala Lumpur

Day 3

Orientation in Kuala Lumpur

Day 4

Travel to Cameron Highlands

Day 5-6

Acclimatisation in Cameron Highlands

Day 7

White water rafting in Ipoh

Day 8

Travel to your project located outside of Kuala Lumpur

Day 9-11

 Bentong project phase 

Day 12

Return to Kuala Lumpur

Day 13
Outbound Flight

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Miri in Borneo

Day 14
Outbound Flight

Fly from Miri to Bario

Day 15-18

Kelabit Highlands jungle trek

Day 19
Outbound Flight

Fly from Bario to Miri

Day 20-21

 Travel to Kuching by bus and boat

Day 22

 Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit

Day 23-26

Rest and Relaxation in Kuching

Day 27-28
Inbound Flight

Depart Kuching for home

The island of Borneo is an incredible expedition destination with an array of environments and cultures to experience. Ancient jungles and local wildlife scatter the landscape, and the people are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet. Be ready with a few basic phrases in Bahasa Malay, and of course take advantage of the wide range of local cuisine!
Gina, our Borneo Expedition Planning Manager

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expedition for your students

Jungle, mountains and coast