Climb Mount Kinabalu: Malaysia's highest peak - a relentless 2-day climb, but reaching the peak and seeing the sunrise makes it all worthwhile.
Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park: Unwind on one of the lush tropical islands along Borneo's Sabah coastline – the beautiful islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park are just a 20 minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu.
Diving in Sipidan: Discover an underwater paradise off of Sipadan Island, rated as one of the best dive sites in the world.
Explore Kuching: Explore the riverside city and cultural heritage of Kuching in Sarawak, a delightful riverside city steeped in history.
Ride the North Borneo steam railway: passing through villages and coastal towns, paddy fields, rainforests and plantations of rubber and coffee.
Relax at Poring hot springs: soak away the day in the spring's hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals.
Canopy walk: Try a canopy walk through the trees for an impressive aerial view of the forest below at Kinabulu Park.
Proboscis monkey: Get up close to bizarre-looking monkeys in the Klias Wetlands where the large proboscis monkey population is the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.
Orangutans: Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary - a rehabilitation centre for orphaned baby orang utans where you can watch them up close in their natural habitat.
See ancient longhouses: tucked behind almost every bend in the river: Sarawak Iban Longhouse - take a longboat ride up the Lemanak River to see ancient longhouses tucked behind almost every bend in the river.
Flights to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo. Kota Kinabalu International Airport (airport code: BKI) is located just south of the city and is the second-busiest airport in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu serves as the gateway for most tourists entering into Borneo.
Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei. It’s known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards. In Sabah is 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak, and, offshore, the famed dive site Sipadan Island.