Example Itinerary

The Wilds of Brunei

6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
Wildlife, Amazing Landscapes

Brunei is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, and it’s just as rich when it comes to biological diversity and natural beauty. Some of the world’s lushest rainforests are here, and this tour allows you to explore a selection of them, with mountain hikes, forest walks and river cruises all part of the package. Touring through Brunei’s wilderness, you’ll have the chance to spot some of its cute and colorful wildlife before returning each night to your luxury hotel in the capital. 

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.


  • Brunei River Cruise: A cruise down the Brunei River is the best way to experience the pristine mangroves and spot wildlife including the endangered proboscis monkey.
  • Kampong Ayer: A whole community built over the river, Kampong Ayer has its own houses, mosques, schools, and shops.
  • Forest Reserves: Blessed with incredible forests and marshlands, visit these protected areas and national parks to hike, discover caves, learn about local flora, and see abundant wildlife.


Day 1

Bandar Seri Begawan

You begin your luxury Brunei itinerary in Bandar Seri Begawan, the nation’s vibrant capital. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, whether relaxing at the hotel or shopping downtown. 

Hotel Options

Located in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan, the Radisson Brunei is situated just a few minutes away from the Royal Regalia Museum and the Brunei History Center. The hotel has 142 rooms and suites, and each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, a minibar, a coffee and tea maker and complimentary WiFi.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.


Opened in October 2000, the Empire Hotel is a stunning property that reflects the country’s majestic cultural heritage and takes advantage of its beautiful surrounding environment. Voted the Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific by Asian Golf Monthly in 2011, the Empire Hotel offers much more than an 18-hole golf course with breathtaking seaside views.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 2

Bandar Seri Begawan

Today you’ll set off on a cruise along the Brunei River, drifting through pristine mangroves and spotting the endangered proboscis monkey. Herons, kingfishers, egrets and countless more bird species inhabit the surrounding jungle, giving you a taste of Borneo’s ecological wealth. You’ll make your way to Kampong Ayer water village, a sprawling overwater city connected by wooden walkways. Wander the boardwalks that connect the city, or jump in a water taxi to explore this fascinating village with its stilt houses, mosques, schools and shops. 

Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan

Day 3

Bandar Seri Begawan

Head to Luagan Lalak Recreational Park today for a spot of bird watching. The forests and marshland of the park are abundantly inhabited by birdlife, including the white-bellied sea eagle. After enjoying the serenity of this protected area, you’ll visit Sungai Liang Forest Reserve and hike through verdant forest, learning about local flora and fauna from your guide. Return to your luxury Brunei resort in the evening. 

Day 4

Bandar Seri Begawan

Today you’ll enjoy a full-day excursion of Ulu Temburong National Park, enjoying a leisurely boat transfer to this vast green area. Walk above the tree canopy on raised wooden pathways and suspension bridges - some at dizzying heights - and spot local wildlife amid the foliage: white raja butterflies and rhinoceros hornbills are among the residents here. Return to Bandar Seri Begawan for the night and relax in your luxury room at the Empire Hotel and Country Club. 

Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan

Day 5

Bandar Seri Begawan

Immerse yourself in nature once more at Bukit Patoi Park in Temburong. Bukit Patoi is a forested mist-clad mountain with several hiking trails that lead to the summit, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the lowlands. Along the way, you might discover hidden caves or strange rock formations, or spot one of Borneo’s native deer. In the evening, head back to your hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan for your final night in Brunei.  

Day 6


After a delicious gourmet breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be chauffeur-driven to Brunei International Airport for your departure flight. 

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