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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

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 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

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

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 :)


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, Germany, 10 May 2012


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.

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

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

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.


Heather Spencer-Smith.

Heather Spencer-Smith, United Kingdom, 19 March 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.