Best of Kuching 5D4N

Best of Kuching 5D4N

Price from MYR 1500 per person
Duration 5 days, 4 nights
5 days / 4 nights tour includes Kuching, Bako National Park, Semenggoh Orangutan, Peraya Homestay & Bamboo Rafting

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kuching

Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the Waterfront Hotel (or equivalent).

Day 2 Bako National Park (B/L)

Bako National Park is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting. Commonly spotted at Bako are the Borneo endemic proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs (monkeys), long-tailed macaques, wild boar, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. The park has an impressive range of forest types from mangrove to kerangas (heath forest), tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. A trail network provides access to different parts of the depending on level of fitness and areas of interest. The park’s spectacular coastline is dotted with small bays, coves and beaches.

0750-0810 hours pick up from hotel in Kuching. Bako National Park is situated on a peninsula on the coast and the departure point for trips to the park is Bako village, 35 minutes drive from Kuching. From the village, proceed by boat for approximately 25 minutes to the park headquarters. En route there is a chance to see crocodiles, sea eagles and other shore birds. Arrive at the park HQ and begin exploring the trails and searching for wildlife. Return to Kuching mid-afternoon. Overnight at the Waterfront Hotel (or equivalent).

Note: Schedule may depend on tide and sea conditions

Day 3 Semenggoh Orangutan – Peraya Homestay   (B/L/D)

0800 hours pick up from hotel and depart for Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. Over 20 orangutans live in forest within the nature reserve and often return to the centre at feeding times. Upon arrival, take a short walk along a trail to the feeding area to watch the orangutans come down from the trees for a free meal.

Depart Semenggoh and continue by road to Peraya Bidayuh village. The Bidayuh or Land Dayak are the second largest Dayak tribe in Sarawak. Traditionally they lived in longhouses but today most Bidayuh settlements are villages with individual houses rather than longhouses. Upon arrival meet your host family and settle in to your accommodation. Have lunch then take a walk through the village. Visit the head house were the villagers keep skulls from the headhunting era. Continue your walk, passing farmland and jungle before reaching a picturesque waterfall. Take a dip in the cool waters before returning to the homestay. Time to relax before enjoying a Bidayuh-style dinner. Overnight at Peraya homestay.

Day 4 Bamboo Rafting – Kuching (B/L)

Enjoy breakfast and a cup of local coffee. After a short safety briefing board traditional bamboo rafts and start rafting down the rainforest-lined river. Your guide will navigate a series of mini rapids and proceed downriver. If you wish you can join in and help guide the raft along the river. Stop at a picturesque pebble beach. Here your guides will prepare lunch, set up a BBQ and cook a range of local dishes in bamboo tubes. Join your guide and search for edible jungle products such such ferns or bamboo shoots. After lunch return to the homestay to collect your bags. Say goodbye to your hosts and return to Kuching. Overnight at the Waterfront Hotel (or equivalent).

Day 5 Depart or Extend Tour (B)

Meet at your hotel for a transfer to the airport for your flight out.  Alternatively extend your stay.

Trip Notes

Includes

All land/boat transfers stated, 3nights stay at 4* hotel in Kuching with breakfast, Bako National Park daytrip, Semenggoh Orangutan Centre & Peraya Homestay 2 day, 1 night. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch). Guiding on tour with English speaking guide.

Excludes

Juices, carbonated & alcoholic beverages, optional tours and all air tickets.

Minimum

2 adults per order

Single Person

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information

Accommodation

Accommodation in the Peraya Homestay is in individual rooms in a replica wooden longhouse. Rooms have a fan and mosquito netting on the windows. There is separate toilet and shower block.

Note

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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Mature male orangutan, Ritchie, at Semenggoh Orangutan rehabilitation centre, an area of 740 hectares of primary forest near Kuching in Sarawak. Flying or gliding lemur in Bako National Park near Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. This arboreal, nocturnal creature carries its young in a membrane pouch on the mothers stomach peraya homestay bamboo rafting kuching

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