I'm just wondering if a trek into borneo jungle is something to book while I'm in England or something to check out when I get there. I thought maybe the prices will be cheaper if when you get there you look locally. Also, if I go for longer that a week, would it be too much? Also, roughly, how much does it cost? Argh, loads of questions
hi, bernies.. why do you want trekking to borneo? why don't you try go to bali? jakarta? jogja? solo? i can help you, if you want go to their city., rite know i work at travel, at jakarta. so,if any question bout indonesia. you can ask me..
I may well visit those places too, but Borneo jungle is just somewhere I have wanted to go for a while. I do have a couple of questions that you might be able to answer. Is getting from Jakarta to Borneo expensive? or is it easily done? Thanks for your help
Hi Bernie - you can probably fly cheaply from Jakarta to Borneo with Air Asia
- but not direct probably via KL.
Are you interested in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimatan) or Malaysian Borneo (Sabah / Sarawak)
If you are not sure - or haven't travelled much I'd suggest Sabah, it's smaller and relatively easy to travel - good hostels in Kota Kinabalu where you will meet others to travel with if you want.
I'd wait until arriving until booking - I like to check things out in the area - but if you don't have much time - then book in advance.
Mount Kinabalu is a fantastic 3 day experience, Uncle Tan's does very well respected river tours/safaris - some chance of wild orangutans and elephants - based out of Sandakan/Semporna. There is also great diving out of Semporna.
Some more in this topic
- and on the Uncle Tan
Btw - deleted lots of spam on this thread from tour agents.
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Thank you very much for the information
Borneo has loads of places to trekk but you need to ask what kind of trekking are you looking for, there is really some hard and some really easy treks in Borneo. Places...Head hunters trail in Mulu, Maliau Basin know as the lost world, Crocker range, Long pasia / Long semado..this are all trekking i have trek to all this places there are preparations needed before going and its really fun. Other things you can do is climb Mt Kinabalu or visit the orang utans at Sepilok and the wildlife in Kinabatangan river Sandakan.