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Borneo Eco Tours

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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About Borneo Eco Tours
An ecotourism pioneer in Sabah since 1991, Borneo Eco Tours (BET) is renowned for specialising in responsible tours. Award-winning BET invites you on a journey to experience exotic cultures, botanical wonders, ideal bird watching locations, scenic jungle and wildlife river safaris, and exciting mountain trekking among others, right here in beautiful Borneo. Besides that, our Sukau Rainforest Lodge is an ecolodge that is branded as a National Geographic Unique Lodge of The World, which definitely offers guests a unique experience in the heart of Borneo. Sukau Rainforest Lodge has opened up 20 new villas where guests can enjoy both luxury and nature hand in hand. Borneo Eco Tours was recently awarded the with the PATA Gold Award 2019 for Corporate Social Responsibility and MATTA Award 2019 for being Asia's Most Eco-Friendly Hotel.
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linda g wrote a review Apr 2020
Devon844 contributions61 helpful votes
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I had every confidence in our trip from the minute I first contacted Borneo Eco Tours - all emails were replied to with speed and efficiency. We opted to stay in Sepilok the night before we started our 4D/3N Orangutan tour and when we checked in they had already had confirmation from B E T re our pick up time the next morning. We started off with a visit to the Orangutan centre and were treated to both mums and babies - plus a little to close for comfort couple of teenage Orangutans who decided to come onto the boardwalk, but both the centre staff and our guide looked out for our safety. We then visited the Sun bears and again saw a couple of bears enjoying the sunshine. On our trip up the river we were delighted to come across a whole heard of elephants - more than 25 of them!! And following that on our various trips up and down the river we saw so many species of animals including crocodiles, Proboscis Monkeys and Rhinoceros Horn bills...... And of course I must mention the gorgeous Lucky with her offspring Day and the new baby (who we are convinced is a girl) An additional thanks to the team at Borneo Eco Tours - when we arrived at the lodge we were asked to pass valuables and passports over to the reception for safe keeping as there is no safes on site which we did......then unfortunately we forgot to collect them on check out!! so 2.5 hours later when we had reached Sandakan I remembered!! - our guide did not hesitate, a phone call back to the lodge and arrangements were made for our belongings to be brought to our hotel by that evening. From start to finish a wonderful tour
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Marcus wrote a review Apr 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany1 contribution
We had booked the 3 days / 2 nights in the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. We were picked up at Sandakan airport by our amazing tour guide Jumaidi. We visited the Sepilok Orang Utan Center and the Sun Bear Conservation Center, both were very interesting and the animals are not held in captivity there. Afterwards we took a boat ride to the lodge, on the way we already saw our first wild Orang Utan. The lodge is a really nice place in the middle of the rainforest. We had three boat safaris included in our package. In addition we did two night safaris which are led by some of the locals. We saw much wildlife including Orang Utans, Macaques, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, hornbills and all kinds of other birds. There are also many free on-site activities available including a rainforest board walk. All meals were provided, the food was fine. To summarize, the experience was really amazing, mostly because of our excellent tour guide Jumaidi. He was really kind, funny and well skilled in spotting wildlife and also in doing their sounds, some animals even replied him. He was also very respectful towards the animals and never disturbed them. Generally it was really impressive how the guides spotted the wildlife from distance and during the night. I can warmly recommend the Sukau Lodge for everybody who is interested in eco-friendly tourism. The prices are more than fair. I can also recommend to choose the transfer to the lodge by boat as it is a great experience and you can already see a lot of wildlife (as I wrote earlier we saw an Orang Utan during the transfer to the lodge which is very rare to see).
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paulo Coelho wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Had an amazing 3D2N tour and stay with Borneo Eco Tours! They are experienced and always looking to accommodate what you want to get out of your experience in the jungle of Borneo. The wildlife sighting was spectacular. We had wildlife orangutans just on top of our cabin! The lodge is beautiful and comfortable. And the meals and tours make, everything combined just make it a unique experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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steven v wrote a review Mar 2020
Leuven, Belgium7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great time. Everything good organised, pickup & drop-off, tours. The accomodation is very good, day schedule not to busy. We did see the borneo big 5 😊, be it with only young 🐊 and only 1 🐘. Loved the pool for a quick refresh.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jo-anne M wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada16 contributions3 helpful votes
Organizing, contacting, pickup/drop off efficient, wonderful vibes from all employees. Fufilled my wish to see orang utan, proboscis, & more in their world. Comfortable yet eco friendly lodging. Food service for all meals and snacks, welcoming and tasty. Talks re eco tourism & orang utan info-packed yet well presented despite English not being the presenters' first language. Boardwalk tour, river cruises, Gomantong caves, rehab centres, Memorial park, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Mt Kinabalu Botanical Garden--lots to absorb with stops enroute when birds or critters of interest happen by. Kudos to Sheyron, Vincent, Rosi, Syafil, Fernando, Jamil, to drivers, presenters, reception and servers. Importance of saving our earth for the future was underlined.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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