Travel: Orangutan adventure in Borneo
Homosexuality is technically illegal in the parts of Borneo rulled by Malaysia and Brunei. It is legal in Indonesia)
If you’re an avid nature lover and a travel enthusiast then why not combine your passions for the trip of a lifetime? If exploring the depths of Borneo’s rainforest while enjoying the spectacular wildlife on offer sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday then a trip to Southeast Asia could be just what you’re looking for.
Asia travel specialist, Travel Indochina, is offering its customers a chance to partake in a Borneo Orang-utan Adventure (departing 18th September 2008) and is donating £400 to the Sepilok Orang-utan Appeal UK for every holiday it books.
Surrounded by the South China Sea, Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is administratively divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. This 15 day experience of a lifetime takes in the most beautiful and enchanting surroundings of Borneo’s rainforest and gives travellers the opportunity to meet locals, learn about the environment and communities and make a positive contribution to the diminishing rainforest and the endangered orang-utans that live there.
Experienced local guides pick up guests from their hotel—which could be anything from a range of five star hotels to home stays—and accompany them on an amazing journey through Sabah’s virgin rainforest. If exhilarating scenery and wildlife is what makes your holiday then you won’t be disappointed as the trip includes beautiful vistas such as cascading waterfalls and a wide variety of wildlife in its natural habitat, including monkeys, elephants, an assortment of birds and of course, the amazing orang-utans.
Having had the opportunity to spot the orang-utans in their natural surroundings, Travel Indochina’s guests will also have the chance to visit the famous Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre to see rehabilitated orang-utans living freely in the protected Kabili Sepilok forest reserve.
General manager of Travel Indochina, Chris Orme, says: “One of the reasons why the Borneo Orang-utan Adventure has become so popular is that our customers are very keen to experience real destinations and travel responsibly. This trip enables them to see a variety of wildlife in its stunning natural habitat in the knowledge they are helping both the animals and their environment.”
If this sounds like your ideal holiday but you are unable to get away this year, why not get the next best thing and adopt a cute baby orang-utan. The Sepilok Orang-utan Appeal is offering an opportunity for people to learn more about these incredible creatures by adopting one. As well as helping the plight of many orang-utans this heartfelt gift will include a certificate, the story of their adopted orang-utan, photographs and a progress report of their development.
The Borneo Orang-utan Adventure costs £2,080 per person which includes return flights with Malaysia Airlines, all accommodation, transfers, guides, boats and the majority of meals.
If the idea of commercialised package holidays leaves you cold then this exclusive one-off trip to Borneo is the perfect antidote. Travel Indochina has 15 years of experience in operating small group journeys to the real Asia and unlike many other travel companies limits its group size to a maximum of 15 people. The smaller groups enable travellers to gain the best of both worlds – greater access to the local culture and plenty of opportunities for independent exploration.
For more information go to www.travelindochina.co.uk