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Borneo Adventure

Our recent trip to Borneo was fantastic. The country and its people and animals were amazing. We saw heaps of wildlife including four wild orangutans and a herd of eleven pygmy elephants, loads of proboscis monkeys, turtles, deer, lizards, snakes, monkeys, birds, butterflies, squirrels, cats, insects and fascinating plants and flowers...Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Aged six, eight and ten they coped with all that we did. They enjoyed the traveling, plane trips and different destinations. They really got into looking for wildlife and even loved the guided tour of the botanical gardens at Kinabalu.

Carolyn Field | Korumburra, VIC
 
 

List of Firsts

World Expeditions started in 1975 as a Himalayan trekking company, Australian Himalayan Expeditions.

It was a simple vision – organizing small group treks to Nepal and the Indian Himalaya – but a very important philosophy was established in those earliest of days that has been carried down over three and a half decades.

World Expeditions really were the pioneers of responsible and sustainable tourism – a heritage that we are very proud of.

It was not a coined phrased then, but today it's known as responsible tourism. As trailblazers, there was much effort placed on creating operations that did not negatively impact on the environment and that provided benefit to the local communities.

We evolved our trips beyond the Himalaya to include most continents back in our program in the early 80s.

Innovation was - and has always been - a cornerstone of the World Expeditions philosophy.

World Firsts:

  • India Cycling and camel riding trips in 1978
  • China Cycle – first commercial group in 1978
  • Franklin River – first commercial descent in 1978
  • Mongolia – first commercial trekking group in 1980
  • Tibet – first commercial trekking group in 1981
  • Larapinta Trail – first commercial walks in 1995
  • Hinchinbrook Island –first commercial kayaking trips in 1987
  • Japan – first commercial trekking group in 1999
  • Garma Festival – first tourism operator to develop land based travel around festival in 1999
  • Community Projects – first Australian tour operator to develop a trips for tourist involved community projects across the globe 1995
  • Great Himalaya Trail – first company to offer a full traverse of the newly mapped GHT in 2010
  • Sicily on the Rocks with Monique Forestier & Simon Carter - the world's first commercial rock climbing tour in 2016
Countries we visit
we are proudly associated with:
ATOL 4491
Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
Wilderness
The Himalayan Trust UK
World Expeditions hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) no. 4491 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.