Asia Rich with Wildlife Encounters via Small Ship Cruising

When you think of viewing wildlife onboard a ship, you may initially think of Alaska, with its bears feeding on spawning salmon, or humpback whales bubble-net feeding or breaching high up into the air. Maybe you think of the Galapgos Islands, with its unique wildlife found nowhere else on earth. Or maybe you think of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, considered by many of the Galapagos of the North.

Ever consider a small ship cruise to Asia?

Consider this; Borneo’s wilderness beckons the adventurous traveller to uncover the unparalleled beauty and diversity of life. It is home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforests which, until recently, covered the entire island. Amongst the planet’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, Borneo is a zoological paradise;

  • 222 species of mammals
  • 420 resident birds
  • 100 amphibians
  • 394 species of fish

Orion Expeditions offers several small ship cruise itineraries that explore this region, aboard their luxurious Orin II. Enjoy unlimited access to the best Borneo has to offer, with the flexibility to explore inland with their Zodiac fleet into a myriad of beautiful waterways. The itineraries include:

  • Rainforests, Rajahs & Riches: This expedition is ideal for those wildlife lovers who have always wanted to explore the remote coastline, islands and waterways of this ecological treasure trove.
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  • Secrets of Sabah: This expedition takes you to some of the very remote islands of Malaysia and some of the best snorkelling in the world. A wildlife mecca, there will be opportunities to see wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, Bornean pygmy elephants and some of the world’s most spectacular bird species.
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  • Across the Wallace Line: Borneo is the third largest island in the world and home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforests. A visit to Samboja Lestari to experience the Malaysian Sun Bears and the orangutans will be just one of the highlights of this cruise.
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  • Camp Leakey – Faces in the Forest: This voyage takes us along the coastline of Borneo to some of South East Asia’s most exciting destinations. From isolated tropical islands to diverse national parks, we will experience some of Borneo’s unforgettable natural wonders. This is one of the world’s great destinations for wildlife watching with an astounding diversity of rainforest, birdlife and primates.
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  • Borneo, Borobudur & Beyond: This is the first time Orion is offering this exciting itinerary with the highlights of two of our Borneo voyages on the one expedition – Tana Toraja, “Land of the Heavenly Kings” and the orangutans of the world famous Camp Leakey plus a day trip to the extraordinary lost temple of Borobudur in central Java. This stimulating voyage of discovery will explore the ancient cultures, amazing wildlife and temples of South East Asia like no other.
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For more information, or to book a small ship cruise adventure of a lifetime, contact Sunstone Tours & Cruises toll-free at 1-888-815-5428.


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