Borneo – Sabah and Sarawak July 2019


There are few places that evoke images of pristine wilderness quite like Borneo, a biodiversity hotspot. Get up close to endangered orangutans, watch green sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in the moonlight and see their tiny hatchlings scurry back to the sea. Look for shy pygmy elephants by riverboat, be enchanted by hornbills and proboscis monkeys and visit spectacular bat caves and rock formations. This tour will particularly appeal to those with an interest in the natural world, but Borneo also has a rich and varied history, a vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese and indigenous cultures, excellent infrastructure and great food. While visiting the rainforest you will stay in luxurious jungle lodges with expert naturalist guides. Kevin Palmer led our 2017 tour and will be back to revisit the highlights of his last trip plus some new experiences to give you the best that Borneo has to offer.

Kevin Palmer will be your tour manager. He has worked for the Calder & Lawson group for the past 8 years as our accountant but also facilitating and leading large groups. At last count he has been to more than 80 countries. Kevin caught the travel bug while a student at the University of Waikato and for the past twenty-five years has managed to incorporate his spirit of adventure and love of the new and different into a career that has enabled him to live and work in the UK, United States, Micronesia and now back in New Zealand. He  spent a month and a half travelling extensively through Borneo a number of years ago and in in 2017 led our tour there which included most of the stops on this itinerary. His goal is to make your journey run smoothly, working with our local guides to ensure your enjoyment and safety and getting the most out of what is sure to be an unforgettable trip to a special part of the world.

TOUR DATES Wednesday 24 July – Saturday August 2019


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 15 nights accommodation in 4-5 star hotels and eco- lodges
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$9,890
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$1,120

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18