At Rustic Borneo we appreciate that you want to maximise your holiday time and get as much as possible out of travelling. That is why, through Rustic Travel, we are offering additional destinations to either combine with your Borneo holiday or to make an entirely new, exciting holiday with. Through our Holiday Package Creator you can now indicate destinations of interest with additional choices, some […]

The Gomantong Caves are included in Rustic Borneo’s comprehensive Sabah holiday itineraries and can be booked as part of your customised Borneo holiday too. Gomantong Forest Reserve The Gomantong Caves are a roughly 2-hour drive from Sandakan, but it’s one of the east coast’s must see destinations easily visited to or from a stay along the Kinabatangan River. Carved out […]

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is included in Rustic Borneo’s comprehensive holiday itineraries and can be booked as part of your customised Borneo holiday too.   Visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Sepilok orangutan sanctuary is one of Sabah’s biggest tourist attractions, attracting more than 90,000 visitors a year to either one of 2 daily feeding times. It’s the entrance fees from these […]

Mantanani Islands are often overlooked in favour of the much nearer to Kota Kinabalu islands of the TAR Marine Park, but offers an escape worthy of the extra travel time. Possibly named for the dugongs, or manatees, that used to be found there, Mantanani is actually 3 islands consisting of Mantanani Besar (big), Mantanani Kecil […]

North Borneo Railway is a niche attraction in Kota Kinabalu. As Borneo’s only remaining steam locomotive, the British Vulcan steam engine attracts train-spotters from far and wide in addition to tourists eager to experience old-school train transportation. Dating back to the 1900’s when Sabah, then called North Borneo, was just developing, the modern incarnation of […]

Sabah sunsets are a magical, daily occurrences and, as somebody who lives here and gets to see it most nights, I can tell you it never gets old. I guess everybody thinks that the sunset in their hometown is the best, but so many people refer to Sabah sunsets as “the most beautiful sunset in […]

Sabah has a long list of public holidays, which could increase on occasion should the state feel another holiday is in order for, example, a worthy national achievement. The good news is that due to the cultural diversity of Sabah’s population, from a tourist point of view, a public holiday almost never affects your fun. […]

A mountain bike tour is the ideal way to discover rare gems on the less-travelled paths of Sabah’s backroads, by-ways and jungle paths. Rustic Borneo went to try for ourselves… Video of Bike Borneo’s 1 Day Tuaran Tour for Beginners A beginner ride, the tour took us along the rural areas surrounding the town of […]

Sabahans love their food. Video Preview of Culinary Tour in Kota Kinabalu From the moment you arrive in Borneo you will notice that food and eating is a big thing in Sabah where everyone has their own list of where is best for what and Culinary Tours should really be mandatory. Being a cultural melting […]

Coral Flyer Zipline, new as it is, was a good reason to abandon the desk yesterday and go see for ourselves what fuss is all about. It was a very short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu’s harbour that brought us to Padang Point, one of the jetties on Gaya island and the closest point from […]