TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— Covered with the oldest rainforests on Earth, intricate river systems, massive caves and ruggedly gorgeous mountains, Borneo claims an impressive reputation for attracting the most avid of adventure travelers. As the third largest island in the world, Borneo is divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north and Indonesia in the south. On the Borneo and Brunei Wildlife Expedition, WANT brings travelers to both the Malaysian portion and Brunei, the world’s richest Sultanate and home to Temburong National Park.
Boasting some of the most endangered and captivating wildlife on Earth, guests will have the chance to see primates such as Orangutans and Proboscis Monkeys, of which the males are particularly a sight to see, jumping from branch to branch howling at females in hopes of enticing them to mate. Travelers can also expect to see the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, a distinct sub-species of the Java (Asian) Elephant. With less than 1,500 remaining in the wild, the Borneo Pygmy Elephant is one of the least understood, but most endangered, so spotting one on the Kinabatangan River is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In addition to viewing incredible wildlife, the Borneo and Brunei itinerary includes trekking several lush jungle trails, hiking Kota Kinabalu – the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia – and cruising pristine jungle waterways. There’s no better way to experience the wonders of this irresistible paradise than with the absolute experts on wildlife travel at WANT Expeditions!
Trip dates are September 23-October 6, 2015; price is $7,699 (double room) or $8,199 (single room) and includes all accommodation, meals, activities as mentioned in the itinerary, land transportation, airport and local transfers, national park fees, local guiding fees, international tour leader, all tips, government taxes and levies, all domestic flights and boat excursions; price excludes international flights, travel insurance and visa fees. Click here to book your trip now!