Community Based Tourism (CBT)
Are you the type of person that loves to travel like a local? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in a different culture? Then our Community Based Tourism (CBT) Packages are perfect for you!
CBT has been linked to ecotourism by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where it is not just about providing employment, but giving the local people a sense of pride in their culture, improving living conditions and helping them build a sustainable future. For a full list of projects that we help fund through our non-profit organisation, Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society, see this link here.
It's not just about what you can give to the community; it is what they can give to you. Not only will you gain some unique insights into the happy and beautiful people of Borneo, but this experience will also break down cultural barriers and create better conceptions of cultural norms.
Through our pioneering experiences, we are hoping that we can spread this initiative throughout Borneo, so that CBT can benefit as many communities as possible. Help us by clicking on the packages below, go on you know you want to!
Our Newest Tour! Experience the beautiful Kiulu country side just 1.5hr outside Kota Kinabalu in a unique way, riding a quad bike! Enjoy the scenic drive up and down rolling hills, traversing rivers and quaint villages amongst some of the best paddy field landscapes in Borneo. Your guide will stop along the way to share about the life of its people and fauna. A guided scenic adventure unlike anywhere else in Borneo.
A unique and completely off the tourist radar experience, Kiulu Farmstay is situated at Kiulu River, worthwhile for any travelers interested in becoming immersed in the local life of the Sabahans. This beautiful farmstay is a community based ecotourism project that acts as a catalyst for community development and capacity building. Tucked away in a beautiful valley with a selection of activities offered, this is a perfect holiday tailored for everyone.
This very unique homestay offers basic and peaceful accommodation with calming views of lush green paddy fields, forests and undulating mountain ridges. Treat yourself a perfect and ideal gateway and soak yourself in the ambience of natural grandeur in this unforgettable journey to the valley of the mist, the Kiulu Valley.
Be enamored by the local cultures of Sabah. On this tour, we explore the fascinating Rungus tribe in Kudat and their longhouses and unique music and dances. We also visit the northenmost tip of Borneo, Simpang Mengayau followed by a swim at a nearby location. Overnight in an actual longhouse followed by rubber tapping and the option to cycle the next day.
Situated by the Kiulu River is the beautiful Kiulu Farmstay, a community based ecotourism project that acts as a catalyst for community development and capacity building. Stay in this natural and rustic ecolodge and enjoy a variety of outdoor adventure activities. No matter what type of getaway you seek, whether it is a romantic couples retreat, an educational family holiday filled with unforgettable memories or a group getaway, Kiulu Farmstay is the place to be.
Do you fancy yourself an explorer? Then this trek is perfect for you! Not only do you see the awe inspiring highlands of Sabah, including forest reserves and endemic species, but you will also have the opportunity to see how people of rural communities live their everyday lives. Be inspired by supporting the local economies, and make many lasting memories with this amazing eco trek.