|Flight time||from UK: 18hrs; from US: 30hrs|
|Ideal length||10 Days|
|Price||From £2,250 pp|
|When to go||April - October|
Heading deep into the jungle to meet the last wild Orang-Utans of Northern Borneo.
Staying in your own deluxe wooden rainforest chalet and venturing out for nature treks, night drives and breathtaking canopy walks.
Heading to the powder soft beaches and pristine waters of the Sulu Sea.
Experiencing scuba diving heaven – explore a water village built on stilts over the Ligitan reefs and dive off the pier for a swim or head out to Sipadan or Mabul for some deeper diving.
To see the best of the rainforest head for the Sepilok nature reserve, a hidden retreat surrounded by tropical plants, grasses and trees, within walking distance of world renowned Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Meet the last wild Orang-Utans of Northern Borneo and visit traditional style rustic lodges… the perfect place to relax after your long plane journey.
Stay in your own deluxe wooden rainforest chalet in the Danum Valley. From here, set off on various nature trails during the day, exciting night drives after dark to watch the nocturnal animals, and canopy walkways to get even more intimate with the rainforest and all that lies within it. Keep your eyes open and ears peeled; it won't be like anything you're used to - no sirens, no built up areas, just rich green lush vegetation and the sound of it coming to life. Forget concrete jungles; this is the real thing.
In between playing king of the jungle stop off at Lankayan Island, a tiny island in the Sulu Sea which is a Marine Protected Area. The tropical islet is fringed with pure white sandy beaches and you'll stay in wooden beach front chalets.
Lankayan island is fast emerging as one of the hottest dive sites in the world with endless reefs and mysterious wrecks (don’t forget your PADI!) However, if diving doesn't rock your boat then you can watch another phenomenon: baby turtles hatching and taking their first dash to sea.
Before heading home sneak in 3 nights at Sipadan-Kapalai dive site, a water village built on stilts over the Ligitan reefs. With no land in sight save for a mile-long stretch of powdery sand, this place is surrounded by turquoise waters and an abundance of marine life.
So, if you're salivating at the thought of nature, wildlife and tropical waters it's time to get out your Tarzan suit and head for the jungle.