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Hi Len

Well, we did it!
We didn't have the greatest conditions, but at least it didn't rain. And we all made it to the (very cold, cloudy) summit. We all had the best time and have come back with a real sense of accomplishment and pride.

Everything went smoothly in terms of pick ups, staying at Liwagu Suite, which I am highly recommending on Facebook, by the way. And Johnny and Segul were fabulous. A great help with the ladies who found it a little harder than the rest of us. Roland was really good as well for the 5 of us who did Via Ferrata. Four of us had never done anything at all like that, and it was very, very windy and scary and Roland was a great and patient guide.

I am being asked to make this a regular trip! So ... I will be in touch!
Many, many thanks to you and all at ABC Tours for all your efforts and help in making this a trip of a lifetime.

Best regards,
Zara
Australia

Zara Horner, Australia, 08 October 2012

Dear Luca,

I do not want to wait any more to thank you for a wonderful trip through Kalimantan. I have only one regret: that it ended too soon! i am still feeling the soothing pace of the ferry, the walks through the forest in near complete silence, the kind people met on the way. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I would have enjoyed a longer stay. If I ever come again to Indonesia - this was my third trip to your country - I shall definitely contact you and arrange for more time in Kalimantan.

The trip was well organized and thought out. Ahmad was a very punctual, efficent and pleasant guide who obviously enjoys his work.

Once again thank you: I have discovered a new place and I shall not forget it, believe me.

Very best regards and thanks to all the persons who were involved in organizing this trip.

Catherine Gerasimov
French

Catherine GERASIMOV, France, 26 September 2012

Buongiorno Michela

Spero tutto ok.

Volevo ringraziarti per la tua splendida organizzazione nel nostro viaggio in Indonesia, tutto perfetto , dalle gui de sempre preparate , gentili e disponibili agli hotel ,a i tour!

Mai avuto un problema , un viaggio bellissimo che ci rimarra’ sempre nel cuore

Grazie da parte mia e di tutti mie amici

A presto

Stefano
Italy

Stefano Pinoja, Italy, 13 September 2012

Ciao Michela,

sebbene la vacanza ormai sia' gia' terminata, desideriamo ringraziare ABCtour e soprattutto te per l'organizzazione e il supporto dimostratoci fin da subito.

Inoltre abbiamo apprezzato l'assistenza e la competenza che le guide al nostro seguito hanno dimostrato durante tutto il tour.

Tutto cio' ha contribuito a rendere indimenticabile la nostra vacanza.

Per concludere, ammettiamo che POM POM island e' stata un'ottima alternativa a Lankayan.. :)

Grazie di nuovo

Al prossimo tour

Ciao

Andrea & Alessia
Italy

Andrea & Alessia, Italy, 01 September 2012

Ciao Michela,

siamo rientrati in Italia dopo la vacanza in Malesia.

Volevo ringraziarti per il tour che mi hai organizzato nel Borneo. L’organizzazione era perfetta e i posti sono fantastici.

Spero di poterci ritornare.

Buona giornata

Davide
Italy

Davide Tamborini, Italy, 30 August 2012

Il Vietnam è una nazione che racchiude in se il misticismo; la cultura ; la storia di un continente come l'Asia così distante per usi e costumi, ma così facile da amare.

Personalmente posso dire che se è vero che esiste il "mal d'Africa" lo stesso si può dire per il continente Asiatico, e che ho trascorso dei magnifici giorni di vacanza che mi hanno arricchito nello spirito e nell'anima.

Un grazie affettuoso all' amico Luca che ha permesso tutto ciò

Saluti Filippo
Italy

Saluti Filippo, Italy, 30 August 2012

Ciao Michela, Luca e Samuel (spero di ricordare bene!!)
volevo informarti che il viaggio in Malesia è andato benissimo in tutte le sue fasi.
Mi ha fatto molto piacere conoscervi, siete proprio una bella famigliola!
Complimenti per la scelta fatta……. e quella futura(!)
Auguroni per il futuro.
Un abbraccio da Ruggero e Angela.
Italy

Giacomuzzi Ruggero, Italy, 27 August 2012

Hi Michela,

Just emailing to say what an AWESOME time we had in Borneo. Thank you so much for your fantastic organisation of our visit to Mulu, Sepilok, Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. Everything went very well and smoothly. All guides were fantastic, and we saw so much wildlife...including pygmy elephants on the Kinabatangan River! Will not hesitate to recommend ABC Tours to anyone. THANKYOU!!!! It was a trip of a lifetime!

Very Best WIshes
Marg

Marg Turton, Australia, 26 August 2012

We had the pleasure and fortune to discover Naturalis and its staff during our honeymoon in Malaysian Borneo. We are fell in love in the South East Asia and we currently continue to exploit Naturalis services to plan our holidays in this part of the world. We stayed in the North of Sulawesi, in Thailand and this year we travelled along the north of Vietnam. We visited the capitol city of Hanoi, we discovered by a wonderful trekking the Sapa Valley and we have the opportunity to meet the local Hmong people. The journey in Vietnam finished with a cruise in the fantastic Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage site. The organization, as usual, was perfect. After that we moved to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia for a further relax period. The location was gorgeous as well as the accomodation.

Now we have a lot of photos to be reordered, and a thousand memories in the heart, but we are already thinking to the next trip...

Mauro&Nadia
Italy

Mauro Serratoni, Italy, 23 August 2012

Hi Hasma,

Just to say thank you so much for arranging such a brilliant trip for us. Everything went smoothly, VenJohn was a great guide, and the taxi waiting at the gate for us when we came down the mountain was a lifesaver. We changed our minds at the last minute, and decided to head baack to KK rather than go on to Poring. We thought this might be a problem for the taxi driver, but he cleared it with your office, and all went smoothly - we were impressed.

Overall - brilliant!

Thanks,

Susannah and Nick
UK

Susannah and Nick, United Kingdom, 16 August 2012

Mi sono affidata a Naturalis per il mio viaggio e lo ha reso indimenticabile 2 volte: la prima perché era il mio viaggio di nozze, la seconda per i posti che ho visitato! L'organizzazione è stata PERFETTA: trasferimenti, qualità degli hotel, interpretazione delle nostre esigenze. Hanno capito immediatamente le nostre esigenze e le hanno trasformate in realtà. La loro disponibilità è massima anche in loco! Ho visitato luoghi fantastici: Lankayan, il fiume Kinabatangan, il centro di riabilitazione degli oranghi.

Monia & Marco
Italy

Monia & Marco, Italy, 14 August 2012

Dear Michela,

we are in Borneo since one week and we saw the Orang Utans at Sepilok as the cute Probosics at the Labuk Bay so close and wild in there natural enviroment, it was amazing to come with them face to face. So we enjoyed our stay in and around Sandakan so much.The weather is fine and we hope it will last some more days,because tomorrow our trip to Pom Pom will beginn.Now I want to say Thank you very much indeed for all what you have done for us. After Pom Pom our trip throughout Sabah is going on and I will inform you about our adventures.

Kind Regards
Torsten
German

Torsten Langer, Germany, 05 August 2012

Dear Angela
Home from our wonderful tour, thank you the whole trip was perfect enjoyed every part of the trip everyone was friendly helpful the guides were excellent, explaining all about the animals & the jungle, all the lodges were great, as were all the arrangements can't thank you enough for our wonderful experience.

Thank you Sue & Bob Keevers
Australia

Sue and Bob Keevers, Australia, 28 June 2012

Dear Hasma, dear ABC tours team,

After having gotten back from Mt Kinabalu and the Via Ferrata yesterday evening and a well deserved night of rest, we wanted to thank you for the good organization of our climb. We had a wonderful ecperience and our leg-muscles will remember these two days for very very very very long. :-) Without hesitation we would recommend ABC to our friends for organizing the climb.

We also have one big favor we would like to ask you please:

After our descent yesterday, we left the Kinabalu national park quite quickly, and unfortunately forgot to say thank you & good bye to our guide.

Could you therfore please let our very friendly mountain guide Johny Madis know that we very much appreciated that he was our guide. Also, we had a great time walking up and down with him. We would like to thank him a lot and wish him all the best for the future!

It would be really great and it would mean a lot to us if you could pass this message on to him.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Tobias & Julia
Switzerland

Tobias & Julia, Switzerland, 26 June 2012

Hi Anne,

We had an awesome time in the Sipadan Islands. If anything, it was too short! :) Anyways,
was wondering if I could get a receipt for the payment I made.

Thanks so much. Looking forward to my next trip to sipadan again :)

Regards,
Hanaa
Malaysia

Hanaa, Malaysia, 21 May 2012

Dear Nattelim,

I just wanted to give a quick feedback about our tour on Mount Kinabalu in March.

It was great over there, our guide Wilfred was also great, friendly and showed us around.

Sleeping at the Pendant hut was also very nice and the team of Mountain Torq was very welcoming and open.

What would have been perfect though is if we could have had the option to go down the other way and not the same way back. We did not know that before so could not ask for it before we booked. It would have been great to have the flexibility walking the other way down and get the lift back to the headquarters and from there back to KK.

That is not a critic, but just an friendly information for other travellers that you might want to give this option to others, as I think that many people only see what is really possible if they are there and not from back home in their country.

We enjoyed it all very much. Thanks again for a very good organisation.

Best regards
Oliver+Carmen
German

Oliver+Carmen, Germany, 10 May 2012

Len,

Eddie was very helpful and helped us get a van on the other some of the landslide. He also called our driver to make sure we were ok 90 min into the drive, which we were.
I also spoke to home about our certificates, as we were in a rush when we left the van. He said he would drop them off at our hotel, but we just checked out and he hasn't made it yet. (Is he still stuck behind the landslide?)

In any event, would you mind sending the certificates regular mail to me in Singapore.

Thank you again for everything. We had a great trip and adventure.

Best,
Jim Schroder, USA

Jim Schroder, USA, 07 May 2012

Hi Michela,

We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much for the travel itinerary that you arranged for us.
We enjoyed every section, the guides, accommodation, tours etc.

Next trip, we will have to include Kota Kinabalu. Maybe within the next 2 years.

Warm Regards,
Yvonne & Cliff
Australia

Yvonne & Cliff, Australia, 04 May 2012

“A great, friendly & dependable tour operator !!!”

I spent a long time looking for a reliable, flexible & organised tour operator and found all this and more when I contacted Naturalis (a sister company of ABC)! The communication was great from start to finish!!! We specified our desires & expectations, our budget and the time available to travel & it all came together perfectly. The organisation of the tailor made tour was exceptional, ticking all the boxes within our wish list (many other tour operators were trying to put us off visiting some of the locations we had chosen). The service was very efficient and personal! The communication fast and precise. We were thrilled to have chosen Naturalis and had a magical holiday in Sabah, Borneo!! Thank you so much Naturalis. I would definately use your services again and recommend you to friends.

We had a great emphasis on wildlife and the places we visited offered plenty of this:
Kota Kinabalu - canopy walk in Poring hot springs, Rafflesia flowers and views of Mount Kinabalu, visiting markets and local shops, a great introduction to Sabah
Lankayan island - swimming with turtles, tropical fish, sting rays and coral reef sharks, witnessing turtles lay eggs and seeing the hatchlings being released to sea!
Kinabatangan River - great for proboscis monkeys, pigmy elephants, crocodiles & birds & orangutan in the wild
Sepilok - great resort/hotel & fantastic rehabilitation centre, saw 2 mums with their young feeding at the platform
Tabin - palm plantations versus secondary rainforest, great for bird spotting, seeing mud vulcano & waterfalls, great night drives too!
Danum Valey - primary rainforest offers more than you can imagine, from wild orang utan, elephants, great walks, breathtaking scenery & knowledgeable guides. Swimming in the pool of a waterfall was pretty special!
Kuala Lumpur - urban jungle, mega shopping malls, great craft markets and a superb dinner at Atmosphere 360!!!

Stefania Distante
Italy

Stefania Distante, Italy, 16 April 2012

Hi Len,

Now that we are back home again in England, I just wanted to thank you very much indeed for sorting out our trip to Sandakan, Sepilok and the Kinabatangan river trip. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything worked out very well and our guide (Ron) through SI Tours was excellent. We are very glad that we got to see more of Sabah than if we had stayed at the Shangri La, nice though it was, as we could have been anywhere! Our only criticism, and one which we gather has been voiced by others, is that the Orangutan Sanctuary was little more than a zoo, so we were very glad to have seen some in the wild on our trip.

Once again, many thanks.

Regards.

Heather Spencer-Smith.
England

Heather Spencer-Smith, United Kingdom, 19 March 2012

Good morning Anne! Today is our flight back to the Philippines. I would like to thank you, Anne, Natte, and ad for the very warm accommodation we have experienced with you. I wish to go bak to Borneo and book again with you in the coming years. Extend our regards to Ad.

Cheeppee_pie:)
Philippines

Cheeppee Vergara, Philippines, 03 February 2012

Ciao Luca, ti voglio ringraziare di tutto

il ns tour è andato benissimo, e le mie preoccupazioni per le piogge fortunatamente infondate ^__^

è stato tutto perfetto, bellissimo, Yahya ( la guida ) molto carino e preparato. Spero 1 giorno mi possiate servire ancora

Grazie
Marco e Caterina
Italy

Marco e Caterina, Italy, 30 January 2012

Hello Michela,

We are back in the Netherlands now for 1 week and Marion and I wanted to thank you for the great time we spend on Borneo.

Everything was perfectly organized and we enjoyed every moment. From day 1 we really felt at home!!

By the way did you arranged for us to get the best “villa” at PomPom Island?

Attached some picture of the “ABS” guides. Say hello to them from Marion and me.

Hopefully we’ll come back to your beautiful country soon.

Best regards,
Hans de Wit
Netherland

Hans de Wit, Netherlands, 20 January 2012

Grazie della cartolina che mi hai mandato,

Visto che la vacanza fatta non ci ha soddisfatto, vogliamo tornare per capire se può essere un paese da visitare ho no!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vorrei fare tutte le località più interessanti del Borneo

Ancora tanti Auguri di Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo, che io passo alle Canarie.

Saluti Gianfranco Italy

Saluti Gianfranco, Italy, 16 January 2012

“Amazing Sabah Expedition”

Naturalis, a concept within ABC, helped us put together our dream journey to Sabah in northern Borneo. They were extremely helpful, flexible and quick in their response. They were considerably more open than their competitors to let us tailor our own experience while still giving sound advice places to visit.

We visited KK, Kinabalu Park, Sepilok, Selingan, Abai/Sukau, Pom Pom Island and Danum Valley.

Gustaf Rosell, Sweden, 11 January 2012

Dear Anne,

Many thanks for your sweet wishes. We are still actively talking about our journey to Borneo and about our trip to Maliau Bassin. This has been one of the most fascinating trip for all of us.

We would like to reiterate our thanks to your organisation and at the same time, we send you our wishes for a peaceful and successful new year.

You are most welcome to visit us, should you plan a trip to Europe one day.

We have also given your address to our friends and hope that they will follow our steps to visit your beautiful country.

With warmest regards,
Marie
Switzerland

Marie, Switzerland, 09 January 2012
We started ABCTours with a passion...
Our core value and guiding principle is to conserve and protect our natural environment. It is also our aspiration to present to all our guests our precious Borneo's gifts - nature at its pristine condition.

We believe that our great treasure-troves will be best conserved if more people see for themselves the natural wonders that make this one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is the cradle of our world's environment - the Island of Borneo.

Join us in our effort to preserve this environment that we all depend on for our very existence.

And most importantly, let us turn you into our lasting friends.

This website is dedicated to all our friends, who have been travelling with us and make us understands more about ourselves. We shall use this platform to share our friends' passion with you.

Warmest greeting from all of us at ABCTours.