Thankyou to Mr Lee and all of the staff at Borneo Calling for making our recent holiday to Borneo everything that we wished for and more. We had a fantastic time and our trip could not have been organised any better. Mr Lee was amazing in helping to organise our initial plans for our trip from the first moment that I contacted. He managed to get us our permits for the Mt Kinabalu climb when other companies could not, and updated me each night to tell me what was going to happen the following day. Our mountain guides Hanson and Rozlan were brilliant. Nothing was any trouble for them and they looked after us amazingly. Our driver Razy was a delight to be with, full of information about the local areas and the journeys passed by so quickly. He was very punctual even in the small hours of the mornings and always smiled. We went to Mantanani island, Poring hot springs, climbed Mt Kinabalu, went to Sandakan and Kinabatangan, Gomontong caves, Sepilok and Selingan island all with Borneo Calling and would not have changed anything. I will not hesitate to book my next trip to Borneo with Borneo Calling and I am very much looking forward to that day. I wish you guys all the very best and Thankyou once again.
This is my third time engaging Borneo Calling for arrangement of my trips in Sabah. First time in year 2015, it was under a different company name (Tamariska) at that time. Guided by very friendly and helpful staff name Abby. Second time was in 2017, for my second climb to Mt Kinabalu. However due to certain reason, in last minute I was not able to show up for the climb. Mr Lee had tried his very best to help me for necessary arrangements, very patiently. I appreciate very much. This year, I continue to pursue for second climb to Mt Kinabalu, with Borneo Calling team again. Good service from friendly and nice Wei Wei. In short, I am very satisfied with services from Borneo Calling. Do give them a call if you plan to have a trip in Sabah!
Out of so many options for Kota Kinabalu tours, I’m glad I chose Borneo Calling because their team covers your adventure from A to Z. Belle from the office was very patient in giving us the best options for our Mt. Kinabalu climb, and even allowed us to avail a spontaneous island tour when we got there. Lee, who seems to be awake 24/7, responded to my texts and calls anytime of day and coordinated our itinerary smoothly. We didn’t worry about a thing because he got it all covered. Their driver Alex was also on top of his game. He always arrived on time, accommodated our requests like if we could check out a market along the way, and he even gave suggestions where to eat and where to buy stuff. If I would go back to KK, I’ll definitely get these guys again! They’re a great team!
Booked our 2D1N Mount Kinabalu hike & Via Ferrata from Borneo Calling via facebook. Their service is superb with fast-response for every inquiry to logistics, foods & mountain guide. Thank you so much to Mr. Razi & Alex, our logistics crew and also special thanks to our awesome guide Mr. Jemin. He was very helpful, knowledgeable & very positive. he was helping my friend throughout the journey and we made it to the summit! There aren’t enough words to express how thankful we are. Thanks again Borneo calling for the awesome service. I highly recommend this company and will definitely book my next hike with you guys again! (Would love Mr.Jemin to be our guide again too)
Highly recommend to go with Borneo Calling. I just completed 2D1N solo trip climbing Mt. Kinabalu with them. 1. Speedy reply. The smooth experience with them started way before the actual climbing. I made the last minute booking almost like 5 days ago and many thanks to the prompt response from their staff securing the slot . I’ve tried other agencies and they are the fastest. 2. Thorough plan. They did pick up and drop off from my airbnb place and have someone virtually answering all my inquiry. 3. Language: Their stuff speak english well, with good courtesy and hospitality. 4. Amazing climbing experience with good mountain guide arranged. Lucky enough I had my dedicated Mountain guide Anwot helping. He’s young but experienced in >10 years. I never got training before for mountain climbing but he made it very steady and respect my pace. He’s very considerate too, holding my hands in the midnight when we climbed the vertical cliff. 5. Price, would be one of the least considerations when seizing the slot is more priceless. But it’s actually very competitive too. I think i’ve got a pretty good average speed amongst all considering it’s the first time. Many thanks to the great plan they’ve made so I could just travel light! Good luck to all the climbers!
Felt so fortunate to have chosen such a nice and genuine tour company! As an university student, organizing a trip of 30 people and leading them to travel to a foreign country wasn’t easy at all, but you guys have made my dream came true! We climbed Mt Kinabalu, participated in Via ferrata, visited the twin islands of Sapi and Manukan, participated in Padas white water rafting, and witnessed stunningly beautiful fireflies in Weston Wetland Park! Special thanks to Mei for being such a kind, friendly and sweet tour guide � and thanks to Mr. Lee for being so patient in answering my never-ending annoying questions! The price is very reasonable too! 100% recommend this tour company to those who wish to have an enjoyable trip in Sabah, Malaysia
We are very happy with our 3D2N MT Kinabalu Climb package with Borneo Calling for end March 2018. Mr Lee and Jesse gave prompt and accurate replies to our queries. The service, transport and lodging arrangements were very good. The friendly and helpful transport drivers and hotel staff went out of their ways to cater to our requests. All four of us, aged 59-60, completed the climb and reached the summit in time to view the sunrise with the assistance of our excellent mountain guide, Jemin.
Thank you very much Mr Lee, Jesse, Jemin and others that rendered us the excellent services, I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.
我們來自台北11人HP 之友登山隊，透過網路參加borneo Calling ，自從導遊amei接機開始原有疑慮是多餘的，親切與熱誠的服務讓一切行程美滿順利，最後配合我們深夜的飛機交通接送就完全表達了這家公司的熱誠。
謝謝Mr Lee 導遊Amei 司機Alex 辛苦了。
It is my first time visiting Sabah and I made the right decision for choosing Borneo Calling. Definitely, this is one of the best touring agent you can find in Sabah. From the funny and informative tour guide to the helpful and responsible mountain guide, these people made our trip even more enjoyable! We have a wonderful time climbing the Mount Kinabalu and a cheerful journey along the day trip. We were pretty satisfied with the accommodation provided as well. Last but not the least, Borneo Calling has a good boss that care for his customers. He personally came to meet us just to pass us the certificate folder, and give us a free ride to our dinner place. Thank you, Borneo Calling.
I attended Borneo Calling’s 3D2N Mt Kinabalu Low’s Peak Circuit Via Ferrata package and have had a wonderful time. Before the trip, all emails were replied super quick, normally within half-day.The tour itself was very well organised. Day 1’s complimentary tour was great. We’ve managed to visit Nabalu, completed registration at Kinabalu Park HQ, visited Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang War Memorial and Poring Hot Spring & Canopy walkway. Was not a rushing schedule at all. The 2nd and 3rd day’s pick up was precisely on time. The tour guide gave a clear explanation of the timeline and things to bring. Overall excellent experience with this travel agency.
Last November 2017 I had the opportunity to climb one of the highest mountain in South East Asia – Mt. Kinabalu. Of course to make my trip worth remembering I asked around which Travel and Tour Agency was the best in KK on their climbing field. And then I found Borneo Calling! Hence, I contacted them and they didn’t disappoint me. They were quick to reply on my series of questions and hence their credibility for me was sure established. From the airport to hotel transfers to my specific request for a tour guide, they didn’t falter in their service. Everything was perfect. They treat their guest like their own family. I think the most memorable part about this climb is the fact that after you overcome the challenge you will received a special personalize certificate from them sealing the memory of your accomplishment.
If you guys are planning to climb Mt. Kinabalu don’t hesitate to book with these guys! They will never fail you. Their “Calling” for their dedication in their service to provide quality and worthwhile experience is beyond words. You’ll just have to see it for yourself.
Best of luck Borneo Calling!
A wonderful climb up Mount Kinabalu. I was not able to do much training prior to our trip due to injury and ‘just gave it a go’. Very hard work but very rewarding. Our guide Jemin was wonderful and took it very slowly. He paced us very well, pointed out some unusual plants and kept motivating us all the way through. He was a very experienced guide and that’s what you need if you are not hugely experienced. I certainly can highly recommend him! The climb was very hard work and does require moderate to good fitness. It’s climbing steps for four hours. Although the distance of a 6 km track did not put me off i did not appreciate how steep we would be going (altitude difference of 1200m).
We booked other adventures with Borneo Calling and were very pleased with their service. All in all we had a wonderful holiday!
The mount KK summit was very challenging and memorable for me, my bro and sis. We all manage to summit thanks to all the information provided by them to get us ready. The guide that they engage also superb. There is also a pleasant surprise that they did for us and every successful climbers that no other agencies doing. You have to find out by yourself by engaging for your mount KK summit activities. They do also arrange others sight seeing activities. You can feel the personal touch and professionalism that they have in ensuring you enjoy the fullest. Definitely recommend this to any first timer or even if you are not the first timer. Thanks Borneo Calling…… See you soon for my next Sabah expedition.
Hsiang Lin reviewed Borneo Calling — 5 star
January 28 ·
Excellent services from all staff of Borneo Calling that I met during my trip to Mt Kinabalu, especially my super-guide, Andy. He was not only extremely professional and experienced but also very kind, patient and fun. I owed it to him that I made to the Summit of Mt Kinabalu and completed Via Ferrata Low’s Peak Circuit. The porter, drivers and also staff at the Pendant Hut had great service-mind attitude. I only have fond memories about this trip and would highly recommend Borneo Calling for anyone who wishes to hike Mt Kinabalu. I went on this trip alone but never felt lonely. There were friendships all the way up and down.