Kelabit Highlands

The air is clean and cool, the rice fields impossibly green, the local cuisine scrumptious and the trekking – from longhouse to longhouse – some of the best in Borneo. But the star attraction here is the people, justifiably famous for their ready smiles and easy way with visitors. Getting to Sarawak’s remote northeastern corner is half the fun – you can either bust your butt on logging roads for 12 hours or take an exhilarating flight in a 19-seat Twin Otter turboprop.