Day 1 Arrival Kuching
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day is fee at leisure. Overnight at Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing (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).
Please note schedule may depend on tide.
Day 3 Kuching – Menyang Tais Iban Longhouse (B/L/D)
0800 hours pick up from hotel in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Then continue your journey, arriving at Batang Ai Lake around 1330-1400 hours. Then proceed by longboat (30 minutes) across the lake and upriver to Menyang Tais. Arrive at the Menyang Tais jetty around 1330 hours, although the exact time will depend on river conditions. Then take a 15 minute walk to the longhouse. Upon arrival meet your Iban hosts. In the evening, relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight in the longhouse.
Day 4 Menyang Tais Iban Longhouse – Kuching (B/L)
Following breakfast depart for a short jungle walk around the village area or visit one of the local farms nearby. Return to the longhouse and continue by longboat to Batang Ai reservoir jetty, arriving around 1030-1100 hours. Then travel overland back to Kuching with lunch enroute. Arrive in Kuching approx. 1630 hours and be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight at the Waterfront Hotel (or equivalent).
Day 5 Semenggoh Orangutan – Sunset Cruise (B)
0745-0800 hours or 1340-1400 hours pick up from hotel. Located 24 kilometres from the centre of Kuching, the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre provides an excellent opportunity to view semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. This orangutan rehabilitation centre receives orphaned or rescued orangutans and trains them to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in forest within the nature reserve and they often return to the centre to receive supplemental feeding. The feeding area is set in a natural amphitheatre where it is possible to observe the orangutans coming down from the surrounding forest for the food provided. The rangers provide a briefing on the purpose of the centre and the conservation objectives. Then return to Kuching. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure to discover the charms of historic Kuching. Attractions such as the Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar and the Sarawak Museum are located a short walk from your hotel.
1700hrs – Make your own way to the jetty on the Kuching Waterfont (a 10-15 minute walk from your hotel) and board the MV Equatorial for a 1½ hours sunset river cruise on the Sarawak River. This is a wonderful way of observing Kuching City from a different angle and will give you a feel of how transportation to and from the city was in the olden days before the introduction of modern road vehicles. On most days you will be able to enjoy a scenic sunset from the deck of the cruise ship. End your cruise around sunset and walk the short distance back to your hotel. Overnight at Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing (or equivalent).
Day 6 Departure / Extension
After breakfast, transfer to Kuching airport for flight out.
All airport/land/boat transfers stated, 4 nights stay at 4* hotel with breakfast, semengoh orang-utan, Bako National Park daytrip, Menyeng Tais longhouse (2 days/1 night) full board. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner). Guiding on tour with English speaking guide.
Juices, carbonated & alcoholic beverages, optional tours, all air tickets.
2 adults per order
Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information
MYR 480 per person for single room supplement.
All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking/reservation.
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