Geography & Biology school trips to Borneo
Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Home to the oldest rainforest in the world, large caves and river systems and lofty mountains. Borneo has an incredible range of biodiversity with hundreds of speciesliving in this ecologically precious part of the world. With some of South-East Asia’s best biodiverse tropical environment, Borneo is a student adventure not to be missed.
Borneo Geography & Biology Highlights
Klias Wetland River Safari Cruise
The only place in the world where proboscis monkeys occur is the island of Borneo in South-East Asia. They are forest-dwellers and are limited mainly to coastal swamp forests and to forests next to large rivers.
Gayana Island’s Marine Ecology Centre
Gayana Island’s Marine Ecology research centre. Merc is a learning, research, educational and rehabilitation centre. It detail’s the increasing threats on marine life, combating its effects by returning to nature to what was previously destroyed.
Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s Natural Heritage Site and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimated 4,500 species of plants which includes 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu.
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
The Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the world’s largest orangutan rehabilitation center, aims to returned orphaned, injured or displaced Orangutans back in to the wild in Sabah, Borneo.
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation facility. Malayan sun bears are the smallest bears in the world and are only found in Southeast Asia.
Kinabatagan River Cruise
Kinabatagan River – Sabah’s largest river that is now being hailed as the “Amazon of Borneo” for the treasure trove of the most diverse concentrations of wildlife in Southeast Asia.
The largest cave in Sabah and home to millions of bats and swiftlets. The edible nest swiftlet is an insectivorous bird that patrols the by day, then retreats to the security of the cave chamber at night.
Pulau Tiga is also known as ‘Survivor Island’, after it was made the location for popular television series, ‘Survivor’. Pulau Tiga is a quaint island retreat that offers students opportunities to experience nature and at the same time enjoy the serenity of this pristine and unique island off the coast of Borneo.
Island Escape Manukan Island
Board a jetty from Sutera Marina and take a scheduled ferry boat to an offshore island Manukan Island, one of the five islands of Tunku Abul Rahman Park. The five islands of the Marine Park are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and all boast splendid white sandy beaches.
Matang Wildlife Centre
Students will be able to see lots of orang utans here, especially during feeding time. Besides these adorable primates, there are also sun bears, sambar deer, civet cats as well as three large aviaries that house sea eagles, Hornbills and other birds in Sarawak.
Kubah Eco Tour
The 2,230 hectre park is is heavily forested dotted with beautiful waterfalls. The Kubah eco tour is a 4 hour guided walk by one of Sarawak’s Forestry scientists and will cover a variety of eco – related topics.
Bako National Park
Bako National Park was established as a National Park since 1957. Bako contains a rich variety of wildlife such as long-tailed macaque monkeys and wild boars.
The Wind Caves which was formed some 100-150 million years ago. View the beautiful and some eerie shape of nature creations, the stalactites and stalagmites.
Satang National Park
Sarawak’s first marine national park, Satang National Park. Students will visit a turtle conservation and hatchery area, where your expert guide will share information about the conservation program that puts park rangers at the forefront of protecting these tiny turtles.
Santubong Wildlife Cruise
Enjoy a wildlife cruise along the rivers, creeks and mangroves of the Santubong Peninsular and the mouth of the Santubong River.
Sarawak Bio-Diversity Centre
The Sarawak Bio – Diversity centre initiates programmes for the conservation, utilization, protection and sustainable development of biodiversity in Sarawak. An awareness and appreciation visit to the bio diversity centre includes a briefing on it’s roles and functions as well as a tour of its research facilities.
WWF Malaysia Knowledge Management Centre aims to impart and enhance conservation knowledge through relevant reading materials, online learning and provision of spaces for public engagement and education.
Explore the pristine wilderness of the Borneo rainforest, encounter wildlife that share our beautiful southern tropical jungle, embrace our passion for kayaking and nature, and have the adventure of a lifetime in Borneo!