A perfect Borneo Orangutan Tour at Bukit Piton, Sabah

(This heartfelt experience is written by Marco Ferrarese from monkeyrockworld.com)

Think of Borneo, and the usual images of steamy tropical jungles, murky rivers, beautiful and ancient forests (read about our hiking experience at Tawau Hills Park and the Sungai Kapur Borneo River Safari), and wild adventures will come to mind. For many, a trip to Borneo means looking for wildlife, and, in particular, orangutans: these majestic apes can indeed only be spotted in the wild in Borneo or the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.

But what is the perfect Borneo orangutan tour? How to make sure that you can actually spot some, in the wild, without the need to visit an orangutan sanctuary in Borneo, and getting that real experience of an authentic orangutan encounter, without visiting any Orangutan sanctuary in Borneo?


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About Marco Ferrarese

MARCO FERRARESE is a Penang-based travel writer and book author who has written more than 100 articles about travel, culture and extreme music in Asia for a variety of international publications that include the BBC, CNN, the Guardian and Travel + Leisure. He shares is decade-worth Penang experience on Penang Insider and dispenses useful knowledge on how to make a living and meaningful encounters with travel writing on Monkey Rock World.