Bamboo Travel has launched a new 18-day trip called Wild Borneo, which includes the chance to trek for six days, deep into the jungle accompanied by the nomadic Penan Tribe.
The experience has been created to demonstrate how the tribes survive and how they interact with the rainforest that they have fought hard to protect from Government deforestation.
The itinerary commences in the historic riverside city of Kuching, with a visit to the Semonggoh orang-utan sanctuary.
The expedition starts from the coastal town of Miri with a flight to the Long Banga airstrip close to the border with Kalimantan, where the next six days are spent with the nomadic Penan tribe, trekking in the rainforest of the Pulong Tau National Park, whilst learning their forest skills.
The second part of the tour is spent in Sabah, home to Borneo's highest mountain, Kinabalu, to explore waterways which attract orang-utans, elephants, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and a variety of colourful and rare birds.
The second part of the itinerary also includes travelling by boat to stay in the village of Abai, with a boat exploration of the Kinabatangan River. From there, a flight will be taken to a beach resort near Kota Kinabalu, to end the trip with two nights’ rest and relaxation.
Prices lead in at £2,695 per person based on two sharing for a departure next month, including flights, nine-nights’ hotel accommodation, six nights in a homestay/expedition style hammock, breakfast, seven lunches and seven dinners, all road transfers, shared boat transfers and tours on both a private and shared basis.
For more information or to book call 020-7720 9285 or visit www.bambootravel.co.uk