After a Memorable Borneo Vacation…

 

“It is with painful ‘noodle legs’ I write to thank you all for organising such a wonderful experience that had created amazing memories for us. We are so happy with the level of service provided by your company. From my very first email to Nicole over a year ago until we were deposited back at our hotel after the climb everything you organised for us ran like clockwork. The team Nelson Veron and John were all fantastic and Elmer who lost an hour of his family time because we left a bag at the park. We felt so bad but he was extremely kind and reassured us he was OK. … We still want to thank him again. Thanks again to the entire team.”
Kerry and Bill Gardeniers, Australia

 

“Big thanks for your team to take good care of my parents. I’m sure they will be taken good care of also in coming days. Many thanks to your updated information.”
Thomas Neumann, France, Vietnam

 

“Thanks to your tailor-made tours, we spent three weeks so intense and interesting that we feel we have been on vacation a year. Thanks to the excellent guides Alfred and Terence and to the assistance of Tessa, we knew thoroughly the nature of Borneo and we always felt in good hands. It was an unforgettable experience, and we believe that we’ll return soon for your tour in The Lost World”
Gaetano Zoccali & Rachid Tahar, Italy

( E-Borneo.Com mentioned in Elle Italia Feb 2014 edition: “The Call Of The Forest” by Gaetano Zoccali )

 

“First of all I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable and well organised tour. The highlight was seeing the orangutans in the wild on one of our boat trips. I also found staying on the tea plantation very interesting. Everyone was so friendly and helpful particularly Dominic who is a wonderful guide. The only problems we encountered was the lack of hot water at the two government hotels and having to tell Arthur that it was impossible to attempt the jungle walk without wellingtons (too much rain) even though he kept telling us that our trainers would be sufficient. Once again many thanks for everything and it was really nice to actually meet you in KK after all our correspondence.”
Maureen & Stuart Leach, UK

 

“I am writing this while we are getting ready to check out of our hotel room as we catch the 6.00pm MAS flight out to Perth tonight, 7/4. Our first trip to Sabah has been a thoroughly enjoyable one with much of the satisfying experience due to the guiding and hosting provided by the two of you. Your insight, experiences and frankness in discussion of the many topics we talked about have made you exellent Ambassadors for Sabah. Sabah has much natural beauty, kind and hospitable people and evidence of human endeavour in the range of development projects one sees around.

On the down side there is some evidence of human exploitation of foreign workers which if not checkd may contribute to communal instability and a considerable amount of polution of waterways especially near the towns. I dare say the Government is aware of these issues and working on them. As educators I do hope they recognise the value of education at all levels in helping resolve these. I was pleased to hear of the supportive and considerate work environment provided by E-Borneo.Com. I suspect that many of those working on construction projects are not so fortunate.”
Roland Bartholomeusz and Sue Kewan, Australia

 

“I want to thank you for a wonderful experience we had at the Long House on the 5th of October. Everything from the cultural presentation to the food was very well done. Of course the long house does not have the comforts we live in our normal lives, but it was great to experience it (mosquitoes and all) with our children. The sashes personalised with our names was a great surprise and made the trip even more special. Your guide was a fantastic tour guide. He went above and beyond what is expected of a tour guide. He was informative, accommodating and flexible in making the tour a great and comfortable experience.”
Paul Deshler, USA

 

“Thank you very much for all the arrangement, we really enjoy ourselves. We are so blessed with nice weather, Mt Kinabalu indeed is so majestic. Most of all we thank you for your colleague, Linda, our guide she is fantastic friendly, she was a joy to us. She look after us very well and puncture at all time. Our return trip we will book Linda as our guide.”
Yen, Colin and Frank, Singapore

 

“Just arrived back from our holiday we want to say thank you for a well organized trip – send our regards to Hadi.”
Hans Otto Soerensen, Denmark

 

“We arrived home to cold Melbourne yesterday after our fabulous holiday in Malaysia. Our time in Borneo was by far the highlight of our trip and I would like to thank our wonderful guides; Gary who met us at Sandakan airport and Dominic, for showing us your beautiful country. The elephants crossing the Kinabatangan River was a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget. All the accommodation was clean and comfortable. Everyone we encountered along the way was friendly and helpful. The food, of course was delicious. Many many thanks.”
Emma Leslie, Australia

 

“Thank your for your great hospitality. We managed to conquered Mount Kinabalu! Yay! Should we are crazy enough to attempt Mt KK again, I’ll make sure to look for you.”
Joey Simong, Malaysia

 

“It’s already one month since we, the Videm family, came back to cold Norway from our holiday in KL and Sabah. I’m currently making a slide show from our adventures in Borneo and it really makes me dream back. Weeks ago I agreed with Jacques to send you a mail and express our satisfaction with the arrangements. Better late than never ….. The climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu – in clear weather – was fantastic, we rejoiced every moment and Hanson, our guide was clever, helpful and pleasant in every way. It just couldn’t have been better.

Thanks also to Alfred who was always on time and a careful driver. Hadi, taking over in Sandakan, was the perfect guide for us: extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and full of energy and high spirits. Much thanks to Hadi the stretch Sepilok – Gomantong Caves – Kinabantangan River – Lahad Datu became a succession of great experiences, giving us heaps of good sights, good memories and brilliant photos, but also new understanding of nature & wildlife vs. human activity. Saying goodbye to Hadi was like saying goodbye to a dear friend. In Danum Valley we were trecking in the greenery early and late, high and low and saw lots of extraordinary creatures. Throughout the whole tour weather was fine, mostly sun and just a few refreshing showers. So, many thanks to you for understanding our preferences and co-ordinating a wonderful tour of Sabah. There is a good chance we will go back to Borneo for more adventures, in which case we will contact you in advance.”
Signe and Jacques Videm, Norway

 

“I just wanted to thank you so much for organizing such a fantastic trip for me. I had a wonderful time and Ray and Alfred were so lovely to me! It was the perfect combination of luxury and adventure.”
Sarah Law, Australia

 

“Yes Sarawak was beutifull and I had a great time with Stephen. I’m in the Canron Highlands now (nice and cold). Thanx again for aranging my programm.”
Janna Fopma, The Netherlands

 

“I would like to thank you for ALL your help, it has been quite a journey :)”
Mie Loft, Denmark

 

“Thanks for your help in arranging the tours for my wife and I. We enjoyed (almost) every minute of it. Thanks again for the nice trips and best regards.”
Duncan Tjon-A-Tsien, Holland

 

“My wife and I are now back from our Borneo trip. In the end it all worked out very well with guides and drivers pickups and transfers. Gayana looked after us VERY well. Apart from the breakfast on the deck which was fantastic, we also took advantage of the candlelit dinner that they offer on nearby Hornbill Beach. A very memorable occasion for my wife’s big birthday. Turtle Island and Sakau were both excellent, but I think the highlight was staying in the Rainforest. That felt very special. We were lucky enough to see orangutans in the wild at both Sakau and the Rainforest. Thanks again for your assistance and intervention when we needed it.”
Nigel & Cathy Young, UK

 

“On behalf of Dasha and myself I’d like to thank you for excellent organization of our tour! It was exactly what we needed. We had great pleasure from nature, from people, from weather. Really good choice of excursions, logistics went very smoothly. Special thanks to our guides and drivers – Abdula, Lowrence, Rama, and others. They were very helpful, friendly and excellent story-tellers in addition. When guide has great sence of humor, it makes tour even more pleasant:) and during our tour we wee lucky to meet this type of persons.”
Natalia Durbanova & Dasha Popova, Russia

 

“I’m writhing just to tell you that all was great in Borneo… the service, the program… all! Thank you very much!”
Marco Carlesso, Italy

 

“After the one week we spent in the Iban long house and Kuching, I wanted to thank you for your work and organisation. Everything was well organised and we were well pleased of all the arrangements.”
Catherine Plagne-Ismail, UK

 

“Thank you very much for a great trip on Mt. Kinabalu. It was excellent. We had a wonderful guide who made the experience even better. I will be recommending your company to others. Thank you.”
Michelle Rowley, UK

 

“Thank you for the efficient handling of our tour.”
Morten Vesterdal, Switzerland

 

“I just wanted to say thank you to you both for organizing our holiday in Borneo – we had a fantastic time! The tour functioned well, the guides were excellent, the accommodation was of a high standard, and we saw everything that we had wanted to see. And I would be happy to recommend your companies to anyone wishing to travel in Borneo in the future.”
Dr Sally Mitchell, Leicester, UK

 

“I’d just like to record my thanks and gratitude for the arrangements made the past week during our stay in Sabah. We are very happy with the tours and the services provided. I hope to come to Sabah again some day.”
Yap YL, Singapore

 

“Just to let you know that – regrettably – our holiday in Borneo is now over and we are back in the cold and gloomy UK. We had a fabulous time in Borneo and would like to thank you for all your efforts in organising a holiday that exactly met our requirements. Everything worked well. Thanks once again for al your efforts.”
Anne & Derek Hathaway, UK

 

“Thank you for your helpful assistance in planning the tour and thorough investigation into the possibilities of our request. We feel that we have been in good hands and trust that the quality of the tour operator is likewise.”
Jesper Kragh Andresen, Denmark

 

“You have made Borneo sound so exiting thus that we have decided to prolong our stay.”
Mikjell Helleland, Norway

 

“Bravo! I really appreciate you effort in providing us a better rate. Your recommendations are really the second biggest factor we take in account, after our credit balance.”
Guillem Ventura Burrel, Spain

 

“We are very pleased with your revised itinerary especially with an independent complimentary report about your suggested Sabah Hotel. Thanks again for your considerable help.”
Peter & Anne Rodger, U.K

 

“Thank you very much for your Borneo itinerary and pricing. We appreciate your assurances about the safety of Borneo/Malaysia and really like the tour package that you have designed for us.”
Tom & Ami Angell, U.K.

 

“It´s my sincere desire to express words of appreciation for your excellent service! That´s indeed a unique itinerary and this one definitly meets our expecations! Be assured that I will recommend your service to all friends here in Germany. I got the feeling that we are in really good hands! Moreover, since I am writing for a worldwide published American newspaper, I can imagine writing an article about my experiences in Borneo and the opportunity of utilizing your services. …So the dream will really come true. Thanks a lot for your support!”
Thomas Pfennig, Germany

 

“Thank you for answering my queries so promptly, …and thank you for all your help.”
Hilary Audsley, U.K.

 

“Thank you, it has been a pleasure communicating with you. You make booking online so meaningful and efficient.”
Nurika Abdullah, Malaysia

 

“Thank you for your assistance therefore we value your help in making our trip a successful one!”
Haslin Salleh, Singapore

 

“Thanks very much for all of you help and suggestions for our holiday. You have provided excellent service and we will be sure to recommend your company to others. We are very much looking forward to our holiday in Sabah.”
Katherine Kendon, Malaysia

 

“The proposal sounds very good therefore many thanks for your help.”
Peter Andrist, Thailand

 

“Your quote is definitely the lowest in the whole planet. The itinerary is very much above my expectation for such a cost, which is at least 30% lower than the quote provided by tour agent here. And your expert advise left us with full confidence of a dream holiday in Borneo. I hope to praise you personally when I reach Borneo shortly.”
Darren Whittaker, U.S.

 

“Your excellent assistance and advise in planning our itinerary is worth the price of our tour package…, because we would have been charged 50% more if we had decided to stick with our local agent.”
Mr & Mrs Hans S., Sweden

 

“I really appreciate the effort you’ve put in into customizing our package as well as accommodating our constant amendments. You are a pleasure to work with.”
Evelyn Aw, Malaysia

 


 

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“I just wanted to let you know that i think the latest newsletter is great and i found lots of interesting and valuable info in it now that my trip to borneo is coming closer.”
Debbie Saunders, Australia

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Susan Mauch, New York, USA

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Murray S. Kaufman, U.S.A.
Author of Reefs and Rain Forests,
the Natural Heritage of Malaysian Borneo
http://www.murraykaufman.com

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Setiausaha Agung PERMAI, Sabah

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