The vast, jungle-covered island of Borneo, the third largest in the world, has always held a fascination for Western travellers. This was where head-hunters ran wild and which, according to romantic myth, was rich in gold and diamonds. Today's attractions are of a different kind: trekking through pristine national parks; whitewater rafting on tropical rivers; and some of the very best dive sites in the world. This new addition to the acclaimed Footprint stable is up-to-date and packed with information and recommendations of where to stay and eat; from native longhouses to six –star hotels. Places to visit and how to get around, as well as a comprehensive background section to help you understand the island's rich and diverse culture.
The third largest island in the world, largely jungle-covered and still relatively undiscovered, it's easy to see what attracts adventurous travellers to Borneo. With its numerous pristine national parks, some of the world's best dive sites, unique flora and fauna (including of course the Orangutan) this is one of the world's last frontiers. Footprint's 3rd edition Borneo Handbook has been fully revised and updated to help travellers get the very most from their trip, with detailed listings on where to eat, sleep and play, great maps to show how to get around, plus a fantastic background and history section all helping visitors get to grips with the island's rich and diverse culture.