For wildlife enthusiasts, Borneo is paradise, pure and simple. Its amazing range of ecosystems—from lush rainforests to pristine beaches—hosts a panoply of rare and endangered wildlife, including pygmy elephants, orangutans, and even the extremely rare Sumatran rhino! Our expert Borneo guide, Charlie Ryan, has lived among the people and wildlife of Borneo for over three years...
The island of Borneo offers an amazing range of ecosystems, from its lush rainforests to its pristine beaches, and is home to a magnificent display of rare and endangered wildlife. It’s hard to top more than 1,200 species of orchids, the oldest rainforest in the world, and at least 44 species of endemic mammals. Join Borneo expert Charlie Ryan on December 7, 2017, at the Mountain Travel Sobek office for a free Travel Talk evening covering the country's many highlights and adventures!
I recently returned from our Walking Japan trip, and I found exploring Japan primarily on foot and by local train to be a leisurely-paced journey that offers an intimate experience you probably couldn’t get any other way. It’s a well-balanced mix of Kyoto’s elegance, the countryside’s serenity, and even a bit of Tokyo’s modern verve, with each layer perfectly complimenting the others.
"When my cheap local flashlight flickered and died in the total darkness of an Indonesian jungle path, I tried to look at the bright side of things. At least the sunset on the summit had been pretty."