Sticky Rice Travel

Sticky Rice Travel is a bona fide boutique travel agency dedicated to creating unforgettable adventures through responsible travel practices. Based in Sabah, East Malaysia, we put our passion and expertise behind every trip to craft what we call meaningful adventures. Our mission is to create long-term positive effects on the natural environment and communities we work with, and to act as a catalyst for inspiring responsible tourism practices in Malaysian Borneo.

We are passionate about what we do and how we do it. We will show you the must-sees, but can also deliver exciting off the beaten track experiences. We are not your average travel agency - we continuously handcraft new trips, explore edgy ideas, and discover hidden trails. Check out some of our adventures.

Featured trips & expertise

Mist settles over the rainforest canopy
Eastern Borneo Wildlife Tour - 6 Days

Get up close and personal with fascinating jungle wildlife on this six-day tour of Borneo’s rainforests. Staying on the Malaysian side of this multinational island, you’ll spot a mind-blowing array of tropical birds, species of monkey, and lush vegetation. You’ll encounter indigenous wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants, get a glimpse into the local culture, and enjoy some jungle eco-luxury along the way.

Caves & Pinnacles in Borneo - 4 Days

Explore the beautiful Mulu Show Caves and the dramatic, razor-sharp limestone peaks known as the Pinnacles on this immersive Bornean itinerary, made with nature-lovers in mind. Come prepared for challenging hikes and stunning views at every turn.

Wildlife in Sepilok & Kinabatangan Wetlands - 4 Days

Nature-lovers, grab your cameras! This four-day trip features wild rivers, mangroves, and a rich variety of wildlife as you make your way to Borneo's off-the-beaten-track gems for an immersive jungle experience.

The Kinabatangan River
Borneo Nature Lodge - 4 Days

This four-day tour will take you into the heart of the jungle to search for pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and Bornean gibbons. Spend your days scanning the shores as you cruise along the river and your nights wandering the jungle trails, always in search of the next wild, elusive jungle creature.

Borneo monkey in the wild
Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days

With flora and fauna unlike anywhere else in the world, the Borneo rainforest offers a thrilling experience to anyone willing to venture this far. During this 5-day journey, you will explore the jungle by both river and land in search of elusive wildlife, as well as encounter endangered species through the local conservation and rehabilitation centers.

Cycling the "Headhunter Heartland" - 7 Days

Following the trail of the White Rajahs in their late-1800s conquest to suppress the rebellious headhunters, cycle into the Iban heartland - a land of authentic longhouses, interior waterways, and rustic forts. This tour is perfect for those seeking a truly off-the-beaten-track experience of dining in longhouses with locals, listening to stories by village chiefs, and immersing themselves in the Bornean jungle.

Recent Trip Reviews for Sticky Rice Travel

Borneo trip, Malaysia - Sep 10 - Sep 10, 2017

Traveler: Lola M. - Local specialist: Yanti Saman

Our guide was well informed but sometimes didn't seem very interested in answering our questions. He was a bit impatient when we wanted to wait to see animals. Otherwise, we loved it!

Yanti Saman, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lola,
I'm very sorry that your guide appeared to be uninterested and impatient. I'll be sure to pass your feedback and from there we can improve our services. So thank you for leaving your review, it is much appreciated. Should you decide to come back to Borneo again in the near future, we would look forward to having you!