By Daniel Robinson
“Wild orangutans swing via jungle canopies, Irrawaddy dolphins play within the shimmering waters of the South China Sea and saltwater crocs watch boats gliding down the river looking for Dayak longhouses.” – Daniel Robinson, Lonely Planet Writer
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Inside This Book…
427,500km of jungle adventures
25 stunning dive sites
112 days of on-the-ground research
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Adventure Borneo making plans feature
At-a-glance functional info
Comprehensive making plans tools
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Semenggoh flora and fauna Sanctuary the most effective locations on the planet to determine semi-wild orangutans (Click the following) Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre Rescued orangutans, dwelling loose within the woodland, drop by means of for fruit (Click the following) Sungai Kinabatangan domestic to a lot of really wild orangutans (Click right here) Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting nationwide Park nice for sighting semi-wild orangutans at feeding occasions (Click right here) Kutai nationwide Park courses work flat out to identify wild orangutans within the cover (Click right here) Jungle hiking There’s not anything relatively like being an afternoon or two’s stroll from the closest street, fullyyt surrounded by way of old-growth rainforest as you tramp from one longhouse to the following. It’s a not easy slog – the warmth, the humidity and the leeches take their toll, and the path itself occasionally disappears right into a lavatory or, on muddy inclines, turns into as slippery as ice – yet to be surrounded with such fecundity and botanical richness – the sensation is indescribable! Maliau Basin Conservation quarter distant hikes via incomparable old-growth wooded area (Click right here) Gunung Mulu nationwide Park suggestions comprise the Headhunters’ path (Click right here) Bario to Ba Kelalan A vintage trek throughout the Kelabit Highlands (Click the following) Kinabalu nationwide Park greater than simply the well-known summit climb – additionally has nice hiking (Click the following) Pegunungan Meratus (Meratus Mountains) Trails criss-cross forested valleys, passing Dayak villages with a legacy of head-hunting (Click right here) Diving & Snorkelling a part of the ‘Coral Triangle’ (www. coraltrianglecenter. org), domestic to six hundred coral species and over 3000 kinds of fish, Borneo boasts the most breathtaking dive websites anyplace on this planet. There’s an abundance of fit coral (sea fanatics can achieve 3m throughout) and visibility is frequently 30m to 50m – after which there are the drop-offs, a few an incredible 2000m! Reefs harbour an enormous number of marine existence, and divers frequently come upon sharks, dolphins, rays and eco-friendly turtles. Sipadan one of many world’s maximum dive websites, mythical for coral partitions, huge pelagic species, turtles and deep wall dives (Click right here) Layang Layang A distant island popular for wall dives, pristine coral and genuine event (Click the following) Pulau Mantanani little flecks of land ringed by way of a halo of colorful coral (Click right here) Mabul plenty of small, vibrant sea creatures (Click the following) Pulau Derawan & Sangalaki Archipelago Has a few outstanding pier, cave and wall dives (Click the following and click on the following) Indigenous tradition Borneo’s Dayak teams – top recognized for the now-extinct perform of head-hunting – have lived in concord with the rainforest for millions of years, in distant groups in response to mutual reliance and accountability. Even a brief longhouse stopover at (Click right here) bargains insights into their age-old traditions – and the methods they’re adapting to trendy lifestyles. Come in the course of a pageant and you'll be requested to affix within the merriment, liberally lubricated with tuak (rice wine). Pegunungan Meratus Animist ideals are robust and shamans have lots of paintings in those distant hills (Click right here) Kelabit Highlands the best areas in Borneo to trek from longhouse to longhouse (Click the following) Batang Ai quarter genuine, old-time Iban longhouses, many available purely via boat (Click right here) Batu Punggul Tribesmen nonetheless game tattoos on the distant Murut longhouse of Tataluang (Click right here) Penambawan a conventional village of the seafaring Bajau, with a few old-style thatch homes (Click right here) vintage Boat journeys From time immemorial, rivers have been the single delivery arteries into Borneo’s inside, and in a few components boats are nonetheless the one technique to get round.