Borneo! Heard of it? I’m sure you have… I had also heard of it… But had never considered travelling there… I don’t know why – maybe it seemed too magical, too far away, too cumbersome to plan… Or maybe just that it seemed too good and strange to be true – dark, ancient, mysterious with all those stories of head-hunting Dayak tribesmen in the rainforests… And you can cast aspersions on the breadth of my friends’ circle, but, frankly, I hadn’t met anyone who had been there…

And then, we decided to travel there… What I saw there astounded me… Pardon me if I tend to get a little garrulous while showing off my new-found knowledge… 😉

Borneo is a giant rugged island in South East Asia, shared by believe it or not, 3 countries – Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei! It is a land of pristine beaches and an ancient rainforest famous for its biodiversity.

The origin of the name Brunei was probably derived in ancient times from the Sanskrit word “váru?a” (????), meaning either “ocean” or the mythological Varuna, the Hindu god of the ocean. The Indonesian natives called it Kalimantan, which was again possibly derived from the Sanskrit word Kalamanthana, meaning “burning weather island” (to describe its hot and humid tropical weather). With the European contact in the 16th century, the name Borneo emerged and stuck on…

The Borneo rainforest is one of the oldest in the world – 140 million years old – with about thousands of species of flowering plants, tree, mammals and birds. Of course, it is one of the few remaining natural habitats for the endangered Bornean orangutan and an important refuge for many endemic forest species, including the Borneo elephant, the eastern Sumatran rhinoceros, the Bornean clouded leopard, the Hose’s palm civet and the Dayak fruit bat.

This is a land of jaw-dropping natural beauty, mountains, beaches, rainforests and wildlife (some of which are only found here). Not to forget, a rare and unique culture and a bloody history that dates back in time to the 4th century and possibly earlier… It is a land of stories and legend… And best of all, it is a land very seldom-visited, waiting for you to explore…

This is as Beyonder as it gets… Come with us… Come and walk the wild side…

Going Wild in North Borneo 7D/6N

This is a country that is as diverse as it is beautiful – the attractions are many… Pristine beaches literally begging one to jump in, stunning mountains, jaw dropping views of the jungle and mountains, dense jungles that a…