Through Discover Borneo various helicopter trips can be arranged in Sabah, there are no recreational helicopter flights established yet in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo's second state.
In Sabah there are a variety of options. Helicopters can be hired out for private use, such as island hopping, transport to a golf course, hotel or resort, or travelers can choose one of the follow day excursions:
- Kota Kinabalu by Air
- This flight offers you an aerial view of Kota Kinabalu and is a great way to get a perspective of the city. You will get to see the luxuriant growth of tropical vegetation and clear waters of the 5 idyllic islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. You will fly around the uniquely designed glass tower of Sabah Foundation Building as well as other prominent landmarks in Kota Kinabalu. On a clear day, the majestic Mount Kinabalu is visible rising starkly up through the monstrous Cocker mountain range.
- Mount Kinabalu
- Flying over the Borneo rainforest and the endless mountain range, the Crocker Range, leads you to Mount Kinabalu, at 4095 meters she is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. The mountain from the air is a sight to behold it reveals awe-inspiring panoramic views, from coast to coast, of north Borneo. The trip back takes you over rural Borneo where you will see buffaloes and kampong houses silhouetted against the vibrant colours of the paddy fields.
- Romantic Countryside Tour
- From Kota Kinabalu travel Southwest into Panampang passing over the sites of the city, and Sabahan countryside. Flying along the pristine Sungei (river) Buayan you will see its changing moods as it narrows towards its foothills in the rainforest. Near here, at the base of the Cocker Range, you will be dropped off at Kampung Kionob near the river and together with a picnic basket the beauty of the natural environment of the river is the perfect location for picnic. After two hours the helicopter will depart to bring you back to Kota Kinabalu.
- Sandakan by Air
- Sandakan has changed much since its prewar days as a rich timber town; however there are still a few relics that are best visible by air, especially the huge Chinese Buddhist temple. The views of the jungle are stunning too, as are the aerial views of the vast river systems and tributaries that flow to mangrove swamps before bending their journey in the Sulu Sulawesi Sea.