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I am very happy with my booked arrangement with Borneo Eco Tours and I can gladly recommend future travellers to contact them. They are very serious, knowledgeable of the fantastic nature and attractions in the area of Sabah.
The tour 4d/3n Sabah Wildlife exceeded all my expectations! We were lucky and had 4 encounters with wild Orangu tans and it was an unforgettable experience! The guide Lee was excellent and did a great job. Everything was well organized and Sukau Rainforest Lodge is a beautiful place in the "jungle". Good service.
I also attended a tour ex Kota Kinabalu called Kinabalu Park Botanique with the guide Melvin and this was also a very nice tour that I am happy with and can recommend.
We had a great day visiting Sandakan (Sepilok, War Memorial Park, Rainforest Centre) with our outstanding guide Nextor. All logistics were well organised, and we were kept entertained and informed by Nextor throughout the tour, as he pointed out all sorts of interesting sights, and explained animals, habitat and cultural practices. His assistance with photographing wildlife was particularly appreciated. My teenage nephews enjoyed his commentary immensely and had a wonderful experience of wild Sabah. I would definitely book with Borneo Eco Tours again- the only issue was a delay with replies to emails when booking from Australia, but it was all sorted out with no issue. I would definitely book with this company again.
We had a fabulous stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, a boat ride away from Sandakan in Borneo. We took the 3 day/2 night Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari tour which included multiple boat excursions along the river to spot wildlife including proboscis monkeys, macaques, several kinds of hornbill, two kinds of kingfishers, oriental darters, a baby crocodile, a pygmy squirrel, and on the very last day a wild orang utan and her baby. It was wonderful. We also paid a visit to the Sepilok Orang Utan Reserve where we saw orang utans up close, as well as the Sun Bear preserve where the tiny bears were resting and rummaging in the forest. I highly recommend the tour and Rahman, our guide, has the eyes of an eagle and is full of local knowledge about the area and about the wildlife. Great trip!
Georgia, June 2017
Unfortunately we are back home again :(
We would like to thank you and the whole team of Borneo Eco Tours for the perfect organisation of our travel. Be sure, we had a wonderful time!
A big Terima Kasih to Osman (great guide) and Patrick (perfect and reliable driver) and the whole crew of Sukau Rainforest Lodge, who also did a great job.
We will highly recommend you as THE tour operator for tips to Borneo. Today I wrote a review on TripAdvisor. You might find it under my alias "callaxxx". To (maybe) attract more German guests, I wrote it in German language.
Alle the best to you and kind regards, Barbara
Germany, 22-30 June 2017
I just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for looking after me so well last weekend. We both had an amazing time. My wife will do a proper TripAdvisor review when we have time. But on a personal level I wanted to show my gratitude. The food was amazing and it made me so happy to enjoy foods I don't normally get to. The restaurant staff were all amazing.
Ireland, 03-06 Jun 2017
Just to let you know that we have spent the most amazing week. The hotels/lodges were of very good standing, and the sceneries were breathtaking. Special mention to Lankayan Island (which does not belong to your organisation I know :) but what an amazing island!!)
Thank you, we have nothing to complain. Regards.
France, 03-09 Jun 2017
We made the trip :-)
Thank you again for helping us out. We are definitely coming back and want to spend more time with your company, and will be recommending it to our friends.
Please also pass on our thanks to Bingo for being so empathetic on Monday after missing our flight.
New Zealand, 23 May 2017
Joy went above beyond what we are expecting. She wanted us to have the best experience as possible - and we did. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and nothing was too much trouble. Thank You !.
British Indian Ocean Territory, 1-3 Apr 2017
Sorry for the delayed response-- we have been traveling in Southeast Asia with limited email access. Zack and I would like to properly thank you and Hamit for an amazing trip to Danum Valley! We had such a wonderful time in the rainforest, and it certainly is one of my favorite and most treasured memories from this trip. Thank you again for arranging everything and making it happen.
I hope that our paths will cross again in the near future, and hope that we make it back to Borneo soon.
Johnny Y. Xie
American Samoa, 14-16 Apr 2017
The whole tour was fantastic. We saw the Borneo big five in one day and had some outstanding guides throughout our holiday. The whole thing was seamless and the local people were so friendly too. The hotel/lodge accomodation was all of a good standard and we also enjoyed staying with a local family for night.
Our highlights . seeing the bats leving the caves at Mulu, sightings of six wild orangutans, watching a green turtle lay her eggs on turtle island and snorkelling with turtles off Sipidan island.
We were really impressed with Borneo Eco Tours and would have no hestitation in recommendng the company to other travellers.
Thanks for everything
British Indian Ocean Territory, 24 Apr-14 May 2017
Thanks so much for everything. We had an absolutely fantastic trip with Borneo Ecotours. Your logistics were excellent as were the drivers, guides, lodges, etc. I wrote a review on Trip Advisor.
American Samoa, 25 Mar - 09 Apr 2017
I did a review for you. A big thanks to your staff for all their hospitality. Please use us as reference. I would highly recommend your facility and tours.
Pamela Denise Senjem
, 26 Feb-01 Mar 2017
When it comes to touring, we are usually DIY'ers. You and your company have changed the way we think. We are reborn tourists and looking for more. The set of tours you presented were perfect for us and unforgettable.
William & Elizabeth Lidington
Canada, 01-12 Mar 2017
Cindy I'm hopeless with putting reviews on TripAdvisor so I'm emailing you . Our two day tour to Sukau Eco Lodge was amazing even though the first day we had torrential rain all day , the evening boat tour was cancelled, the next day the rain started to dissipate. The lodge is perfectly situated in the jungle . The staff were informative and friendly and we loved the communal tables for eating . We would love to bring friends back sometime but this time for the 5 day tour . Thank you for everything Cindy I'm hopeless with putting reviews on TripAdvisor so I'm emailing you . Our two day tour to Sukau Eco Lodge was amazing even though the first day we had torrential rain all day , the evening boat tour was cancelled, the next day the rain started to dissipate. The lodge is perfectly situated in the jungle . The staff were informative and friendly and we loved the communal tables for eating . We would love to bring friends back sometime but this time for the 5 day tour . Thank you for everything
Australia, 08-09 Mar 2017
We had a excelent day and tour with Osman and William.We will give you the feedback when we go back home, in 10 days, because we cannot open the link from our portable device. For sure, we will recommand your agency to our friends. Thank you for all.
Best regards and JUMPA LAGI,
Claudia Laura Mosoarca
We just want to give a short Feedback regarding the Tour. We had a really great day! the Guide and driver were very good and friendly and we got a lot of interesting Information. All in all we are very happy that we did this tour with you!
Thanks and Best wishes
Germany, 18 Feb 2017
I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we all had. The lodge was excellent and every member of staff was helpful and friendly. It certainly exceeded all expectations. Our guide, “Bruce Lee” was exceptional – we would thoroughly recommend him for any future tours – he really made the trip special for us.
Thank you again
Singapore, 22 – 25 Feb 2017
At Sukau rainforest Lodge (reviewed separately) we saw Pygmy Elephants, Sun Bears, Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, and one river Crocodile. The tour package we took included the Sea Turtle hatchery at the one of the sanctuary islands (Pulau Selingan). Snorkeling there was ok but not great... Also saw several giant Monitor Lizards on Selingan! For the whole tour, our guide Nextor was very well informed and funny
A superb trip from start to finish. Everything was extremely well organised and professional. Just loved it. Sukau Lodge is a truly special place and I would return again in a heartbeat!
I took one-day tour to Mt. KINABALU.
I think this place is must to go, in the nice air in the forest, can see many kinds of plant, flowers and birds. I luckily saw Rafflesia there.?
My guide Osman is experienced and knowledgeable, so it was really wonderful to hear his knowledge about the nature, I could not have such a nice experience without him.
I have compiled a trip report from our lovely Sabah trip earlier this year and you can post it on your website if you like. Please send our warmest regards to Maldin and Ron as well as I do not have their e-mails.
Hazwan - many thanks again for excellent guidning and company and for us the pictures aids in recalling many of the fine moments we shared in your fantastic nature.
Take care, Klas
Sweden, 29 Jan-16 Feb 2017
thank you very much for the great experience. We had 3 wonderful days in Sukau Ecolodge, our guide, Joy, was amazing, we saw many animals and everything was well organised.
I hope to come back to Borneo again and have more trips with you guys!
Italy, 02 – 04 Jan 2017
My boyfriend and I went on the 3day/2nights jungle tour and stayed at Sukau Rainforest Lodge and it was absolutely perfect! Everything was organized in the best possible way so we just had to sit back and enjoy! We were picked up at Sandakan airport in the morning, went to the orang utan Sepilok sanctuary where we had a bit of downtime before they opened and then went around the sanctuary with our great guide Fernando. Afterwards he took us to the sun bear conservatory and after lunch his colleague Hamit took over and we went by speed boat to the lodge. The journey took us about an hour because we stopped a lot of times to watch the wildlife. We saw the big five already all on our way to the lodge! Absolutely breathtaking! The speed boat ride was easy and comfortable! The lodge itself is absolutely wonderful! The rooms are spacious, everything's clean, there's a dip pool and the staff is wonderful! We had three more cruises and on each we saw a lot of monkeys, different birds, orang utans again (!), I was amazed what and where Hamit spotted all the animals! On the way back we saw crocodiles again and after lunch in Sandakan we were dropped off at the airport to catch our flight.
The communication prior to the tour was friendly and fast. Honestly, if you're interested in Borneo and its wildlife, go with BET.
I worked with Kyra in customer service to put together a custom 8-day package to Sabah that included Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley, the Kinabatangan River, and the Orangutan sanctuary. Kyra was prompt and courteous and the price was among the most reasonable of the several quotes I got. The actual trip was flawless and was exactly what was advertised, no surprise fees or anything like that. The complicated arrangement of pickups and transfers were always on time and in comfortable vehicles. The tourguides were knowledgeable and spoke good English. Great job!
Can not say enough good things about this tour operator. I was picked up at the airport in Sandakan first thing in the morning along with a few other tourists. We proceeded to our first part of the tour with detailed information being given at all times. Eventually the rest of the group went on to an overnight stay after which I was given my own private guide to take me the rest of the way. We discussed my late return flight to KK, and decided on a personalized afternoon of touring. Needless to say the guide/driver was tipped very well. Excellent service from a friendly and professional group!