Borneo - The exotic Island
Borneo is an exotic & exciting tropical Island - a nature adventure destination not to be missed if your travel takes you there. This place is popular for its wildlife attractions, rainforests, beach resorts on white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and friendly locals. What more would you want. Seek and you shall find places of interest and activities that will satisfy your appetite.
This is a favourite place among travellers. Definitely not to be missed when you visit Borneo. This mountain is sacred to locals and is famous around the world for trekking to its peak. At the foot of the mountain is the national park where you will see most of the rare flora and fauna.
International Climbathon 3rd - 4th October 2014
This is a good adventure series. Mountain runners from around the world come here for this great event – Mount Kinabalu international climbathon. There are two routes to choose from. Option 1: 23 km run starts from Kinabalu Park to the summit trail of Layang, down to Mesilau and ending at Kundasang township. Option 2: Start at Kinabalu Park, go all the way to the summit and finish at Kundasang. Casual climbers might take a day to scale the mountain. In contrast professional runners can finish up in as little as 4 hours. If you feel up to it get into the excitement and register for a run. This annual international climbathon will be held on October 18-19th 2014.
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Watch This Climbathon Video courtesy of Sabah Tourism Board
Most travellers to Malaysia would have visited the Orangutan rehabilitation centre in Sepilok. Visitors can come in close contact with these amazing animals. This is a successful and exciting conservation program where captured orang-utans are trained to fend for themselves before being released into the wild. It is amazing to watch how these orphaned animals are taught to climb and how they come to feed on meals of milk and bananas. This is an opportunity not to be missed when you are in Borneo.
Nature lovers will love this destination. This Valley is a peaceful place nestled deep in the rainforest of Borneo. The surroundings are very pristine and as you travel deeper into the forest you will come to a magical place called the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which overlooks the majestic setting of the Segama river and the surrounding hill ranges. Danum valley is the place to visit if you want to see wildlife and the rare Sumatran rhino, Orangutans, elephant, monkeys and more species of birds.
Take a boat ride to this park. There are 5 beautiful Islands well known for its peace and tranquillity. The white sandy beaches are ideal for relaxing and tanning. The water is fantastic and crystal clear. Snorkelling around the coral reefs is amazing. Facilities for a barbecue or a picnic are available. Windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and bird watching are possible here.
Enjoy a challenging game of golf and take in the picturesque mountain landscapes and the splendour of the scenic drive along the seacoast. Professionals and amateurs alike will enjoy a game or two of golf in Sabah.
A true adventure seeker will love will love to experience an adrenaline pump on the thrills of white water rafting down the Padas river (grade three). Enjoy the breath taking views as you meander and negotiate the rapids on a 5-kilometre drift down the river.
Off northeast Borneo lies a marine eco system in the tiny Island at Sipadan idela for diving. This is a pristine Coral Sea on the floor of the Sulawesi Sea. It is a well-known spot for divers from around the world as no other spot has more marine life as this place.
Contact Leisure World Tours for packages to Borneo.
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