Borneo Adventure

      Penny Pinching Globetrotter
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      Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 14
      Borneo Adventure

      Penny Pinching Globetrotter
      • LinkedIn verified

      Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 14

      About this trip

      Get ready to go wild on a journey through Borneo

      Experience natural wonders and abundant wildlife you can only find in Borneo on this 10 day adventure. Head into lush rain forests, down scenic rivers and through the traditional villages of this beautiful region. Hang out with orangutans in Sepilok, spend a night at Turtle Island, cruise along the Kinabatangan River, chill out on the stunning Manukan Island and get a taste of city life in Kota Kinabalu. There's no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.

      Want to explore more of Southeast Asia? Extend your trip with us! After this trip take a short break and add Bali to your trip, 

      We specialize in tours for adults only. We take you away from your everyday world and the distractions of family life and immerse you in exotic locations, cultures, and cuisine.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance will help protect your investment and is required for all of our trips. We use and recommend World Nomads. But if you over 70 it’s best to use some place like Insure My Trip

      Safe & Responsible Travel

      We're committed to ensuring our trips remain safe for everyone — for our travelers, our leaders and crew, and the people we visit along the way. As responsible travelers, anyone who chooses to travel with us has a duty of care to themselves and the people around them. Travelers are required to comply with local regulations and laws.

      What are the medical and vaccination requirements? Medical and general vaccination requirements differ between nations and as we are not medical practitioners, we unfortunately cannot advise on this issue. Please see your local GP or travel doctor for details and advice about current vaccination requirements.

      We believe vaccinations play a key role in saving lives and helping to keep people safe. Around 70% of the world is vaccinated against COVID-19 but vaccination rates remain low in some of the destinations and communities we visit.  Therefore proof of up to date COVID Vaccine is required on all of our trips.

      Passport & Visa

      All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. Some countries also require a machine-readable passport and/or unstamped available pages. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travelers on the booking have a valid passport. If this is not the case, you must let us know. It is important to ensure you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments, delay or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility.


      We exercise care in the selection of reputable travel service providers but we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties.  

      In no event do we accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control, force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control or which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part. We also do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for consequential loss (meaning indirect loss, loss of revenue, loss of reputation, loss of profits, loss of actual or anticipated savings, lost opportunities, including opportunities to enter into arrangements with third parties or loss or damage in connection with claims against you by third parties) howsoever caused in connection with your booking.

      Risks of Travel and Release: We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for the acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control or any acts of God, unsafe conditions, terrorism, health hazards including pandemics, illness, weather hazards, or the suitability for a disabled person of any portion of any trip. We have no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations. For information related to such dangers, we recommend going to the State Department travel website at, click on "Find International travel Information" then click on "Country Information", and fill in the name of the destination country. For medical and health information, we recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control website at, then click on "Destinations" and scroll to the name of the destination country. It is your personal decision to travel, and you are doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the risks of COVID-19. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS AND DANGERS, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD US, AND OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, GUIDES, GROUP LEADERS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE RISKS AND Dangers.


      Should you cancel no more than 30 days after making your deposit you get a 100% refund minus a $150 admin fee.

      Should you cancel between 30 days of booking to 180 days before the trip you will get a 50% refund minus the $150 admin fee.

      Once we are within 180 days of the trip starting there are no refunds.

      Note-should you find someone to fill your spot I can transfer your balance to them minus the $150 fee if it's 60 days before departure. Should you become sick or have other issues it’s highly likely the required travel insurance would kick in and reimburse you so be sure and check with your provider.

      It is the responsibility of the trip attendee to reach out in the event of a cancellation and make their payments on time. We reserve the right to hold payments according to the cancellation policy above to pay our vendors to make this trip happen. 

      By making a deposit you agree to above terms of service and cancellation policy.


      For our best tips on packing in general check this out.

      As we get closer to the trip I will provide you with a list specific to this trip of things you may want to bring.

      What’s included

      • Lodging
      • Some Meals
        10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
      • Transportation
        As mentioned in itinerary
      • Activities & Fees
        All activities and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
      • Guide
        An English speaking guide is with us throughout the trip to show you around their country.
      • Host
        To handle all the details before and during your trip.
      • Peace of Mind
        Other than your plane tickets we take care of everything and make sure you are on time and where you need to be.
      • Airfare
        To and from destination
      • Tips
        For guide & host
      • Drinks
        With included meals
      • Visas
        As required by destination
      • Travel Insurance

      Available options


      Day 1 Koto Kinabalu

      Welcome to Kota Kinabalu! This bustling waterfront city is surrounded by nature with offshore coral islands, forest covered hills, scenic rivers and of course, Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia. Explore its street markets, dine on popular local and international cuisine, and enjoy one of the best sunsets this side of the world.

      Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm, which you can find details about at the hotel’s reception. After the group meeting, you can join your guide and the group and walk to a local seafood restaurant for  an optional dinner. 

      Notes- Airport transfer is not included. You can book it through me here upon check out or on your own here  

      If you are staying late or arriving early you add extra nights at check out here or you might find it cheaper to book yourself via every 10 nights you book with them you get a night free. I am an affiliate with them and when you use my link I earn a small commission at no cost to you. 

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      Who’s Going

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      Penny Pinching Globetrotter
      Hi! We are Melissa & Wade. We have been traveling full time for almost 6 years and taking you along with us for the last few years. We invite you to see the world with us on a budget as we explore destinations through culture, food, nature and art.