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Trekking borneo

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How long, how much?
16 years ago, August 26th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #18498  
N Posts: 3


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 Reply to this

16 years ago, August 29th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #18641  
N Posts: 7
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.. Reply to this

16 years ago, August 29th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #18659  
N Posts: 3
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 Reply to this

16 years ago, September 7th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #19035  
B Posts: 5,200
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 website.


Btw - deleted lots of spam on this thread from tour agents.

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16 years ago, September 13th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #19370  
N Posts: 8
If you like real jungle trekking, come and visit www.longpasia.wordpress.com Reply to this

16 years ago, September 13th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #19387  
N Posts: 3
Thank you very much for the information Reply to this

16 years ago, September 26th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #20048  
Hi bernies,

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. Reply to this

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