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Backyard Travel Takes A Deeper Look at Borneo

March 15, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in insider tours throughout Asia, today announced the launch of the Close Encounters of the Wild Kind tour – a showcase of Malaysian Borneo’s most incredible experiences. A journey into the region’s untamed nature, its charming cities and its fascinating indigenous culture, this 12-day, 11-night trip hits all the high notes of this enigmatic region. 

Starting in “Cat City,” Kuching, this tour first provides travelers with some cultural context of their destination with a day of urban exploration, before heading into a lush jungle sanctuary to see orangutans in the wild. From there, it’s on to local villages to meet the Iban people and spend time in a traditional longhouse, getting a feel for indigenous life outside the cities. A particular highlight of this journey is a trip to UNESCO Heritage Site Mulu National Park, where stunning scenery and gargantuan caves offer thrilling discovery. Further highlights include leisure time in Kota Kinabalu, a visit to a sun bear sanctuary, a wetlands safari down the Kinabatangan River and regular ‘close encounters’ with macaques, proboscis monkeys and hornbills.

“There’s always huge demand for tours that bring travelers face-to-face with the endemic wildlife of Borneo,” says Maeve Nolan, General Manager of Backyard Travel. “While we’ve made the island’s natural attractions a focus of this new tour, we’ve also given travelers city adventures, immersive cultural experiences and unstructured leisure time, to provide a rounded journey that delights at every turn.”

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