Borneo School Trips & Expeditions

About Borneo jungle trek

Home to over 250,000 species of flora and fauna and 30 different tribal groups, Borneo is a jaw-dropping mix of raging rivers, precipitous mountain ranges, unexplored caves and dense jungles.

For nearly three decades Gapforce has specialised in exciting and unusual Borneo trekking expeditions and school trips to this natural paradise. Give your pupils the opportunity of a lifetime - to enter one of the last great wildernesses on the planet.

From observing wildlife in the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, a mangrove wetland home to more than 80 species of Malaysian bird to the challenge of white water rafting down the Kiulu River, pupils are sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our programs have been led in the past by indigenous rights activist and explorer Bruce Parry, of BBC’s The Tribe, part of which was set in the rainforests of Sarawak, Borneo. Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal, has also undertaken her own Borneo jungle trek school trip with us.

Suitable For: Science School Trips, Outdoor Education School Trips

Support we offer on a Borneo jungle trek

We support schools embarking on a Borneo jungle trek in a variety of ways, including:

  • Tailormade itineraries to match your school’s learning objectives
  • A launch evening at the school for parents, students and teachers
  • One point of contact for planning and preparation
  • A comprehensive pre-departure briefing
  • A highly qualified Expedition Leader to accompany your group

For more information regarding planning and executing an expedition to the Borneo jungle with your school, see our comprehensive guide on how to plan a trip here.

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Gapforce Expedition Leader

Throughout your expedition you will be accompanied by a Gapforce Expedition Leader. Gapforce is renowned for the select team of enthusiastic leaders who run our worldwide expeditions.

We hire great people experienced in delivering inspiring and safe travel experiences, many of whom have graduated from our intense 3-month Expedition Leader Training which includes:

  • Mountain Leader Training
  • RGS Off-site safety management
  • RLSS Water Safety
  • QA Level 2 Activity First Aid
  • Rescue Training
  • Wilderness Medical Training
  • Advanced Survival Training
  • Expedition Planning
  • Incident Management