Borneo and Bali together represent some of the very best of the Malay Archipelago. On one hand, Borneo is one of the most exciting destinations on earth for the nature enthusiast. It is one of the world's last wild places with dense rain forests home to a rich variety of endangered wildlife. Delve deep into some of the oldest and most diverse forests on the planet, sheltering one of the world's richest collections of wildlife and plants. Here, along with giant pitcher plants, rhododendrons, and a never-ending stream of butterflies, there is a stunning array of exotic birds, including pheasants and parakeets, hornbills and broadbills, cuckoos and kingfishers. The pristine forests of Sabah, with their enormous sentinel trees, are home to a number of fascinating primates such as the pot-bellied and comic-looking Proboscis Monkey, Pig-tailed Macaque, Red Leaf Monkey, Bornean Gibbon and one of the most endearing animals on earth: the Bornean Orangutan, the gentle rainforest giant. Your nature adventure is balanced by your visit to Bali, which in its own way represents an unspoiled experience of an erstwhile era. Here you will enjoy the serenity and hospitality of a culture at one with its environment.
Day 1: Depart US for Sandakan, Borneo
Day 2: Arrive in Sandakan
Day 3: Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre
Day 4: Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 5: Kinabatangan River / Oxbow Lake
Day 6: Gomantong Caves / Danum Valley
Day 7: Dandum Valley Conservation Area
Day 8: Lahad Datu / Bali
Day 9: Bail
Day 10: Bali
Day 11: Depart Bali for US
Optional post trip: Komodo Dragon
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Professor Dominy is an anthropologist and evolutionary biologist. He studies the behavior, ecology, and functional morphology of humans and nonhuman primates. He has worked in the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia since 1999, and he has received grants and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Packard Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Explorers Club, and the Royal Geographic Society. His research philosophy is to integrate tropical fieldwork with mechanical, molecular, and isotopic analyses in order to better understand how and why adaptive shifts occurred during primate evolution. In 2010, he was named a "Brilliant 10" scientist under the age of 40 by Popular Science magazine.