Day 1 Kuching – Sematan – Tanjung Datu National Park (L/D)
Tanjung Datu comprises a narrow strip of forested hills and stunning beaches with clear emerald green waters. Located at the southwestern tip of Sarawak, Tanjung Datu is one of Sarawak’s smallest national parks but it is perhaps the most beautiful. A key attraction is its seclusion. The park’s remoteness means that the beaches are pristine and the rainforest intact. The park is home to a variety of wildlife include Bornean gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, long-tailed macaque monkeys, silver-leaf monkeys, civet cats, bearded pigs, diverse birdlife and more. Green turtles also nest on the park’s beaches from April to September.
0850-0910 hours pick-up from hotel in Kuching and proceed by road (approx. 2 ½ hours) to the small coastal town of Sematan and then on to the Malay fishing village of Serabang. Arrive in Serabang and have lunch at a village homestay. Around 1300 hours take a boat (approx. 20 mins) to Tanjung Datu National Park. Arrive at Tanjung Datu National Park HQ, walk across the beach and settle in to your room. (Note: when the tide is low or sea conditions prevent boat landings at the park HQ, arrival is at a nearby small bay (Telok Upas) followed by a 15 minutes walk to the Park HQ.)
After settling in go on short walk on either the Telok Upas, Viewpoint or Belian trails. Return to the park HQ around 1600 hours. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Relax on the beach, have a swim or visit the turtle hatchery. Enjoy dinner at the park HQ. After dark go on short night walk and search for wildlife such as wild boar, sambar deer, mouse deer, barking deer, civet cats and other nocturnal creatures. Return to the park HQ. Your guide will inform you if any turtles come ashore at night to nest. If so, the rangers will allow you to watch the turtles but only when they have started laying eggs. Please note turtle sightings are not guaranteed. Overnight at park HQ room or camping shelters.
Day 2 Tanjung Datu National Park (B/L/D)
After breakfast, around 0800 hours go for a jungle trek along the Pasir Antu Laut trail. Enjoy the forest scenery along the 2.7 km trail and keep a look out for wildlife. Gibbons, banded langurs and hornbills are sometimes spotted on this trail. Midway along the trail you will come to a small stream. Take a short break before continuing through the pristine forest to Antu Laut beach. Have a swim at the beach before returning along the forest trail. Half way along the trail turn left onto a small track that leads to the main turtle beach. Huge boulders are found along the coast here where the rainforest runs right down to the beach. Admire the views before walking back along the beach to the park HQ arriving around 1300-1400 hours. Have a late lunch at the park HQ. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Go snorkelling near Telok Upas or alternatively go for another walk or relax on the beach. Dinner at the park HQ. If there is a turtle landing your guide will wake you up during night. Overnight at park HQ room or camping shelters.
Day 3 Tanjung Datu – Telok Serabang Village Stay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, free & easy, relax on the beach or go swimming. At 1200 hours board a boat for the short journey to Telok Serabang, a small Malay fishing village. Upon arrival check-in to your room in the homestay’s bamboo guest house located near the beach. Enjoy a lunch of home cooked Malay dishes served with rice. In the afternoon go on a walk around the village to learn about the life of the villagers. Visit pepper and rubber gardens and fruit farms. Late afternoon return to the guesthouse. Free at leisure to explore the beach, have a swim or relax. Around 1830 hours have dinner with your Malay hosts.
Day 4 Telok Serabang – Kuching(B/L)
Breakfast in the guesthouse. Then free at leisure to explore the village or have a swim. Have lunch around 1200 hours. Approx. 1330 hours return to Kuching by road, arriving around 1700 hours. Be dropped off at your hotel in Kuching.
Note: This tour is available from March to November. Tanjung Datu is not accessible by boat during the monsoon months owing to high seas. Some activities are subject to weather conditions and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
Tours, transfers and activities as per itinerary above, 2 nights accommodation at campsite at Tanjung Datu, 1 night at Serabang Village homestay, meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), park entry fees for Tanjung Datu, English speaking guide.
Juices, carbonated and alcoholic drinks
2 adults per order
Accommodation facilities at Tanjung Datu National Park are basic and consist of of simple rooms (with fan) in the main ranger station. There are only four rooms with shared bathrooms. If these rooms are full, your accommodation will be in the raised camping shelters. Mattresses, bedding and mosquito netting are provided. There are showers and flush toilets at the park HQ. Accommodation at Telok Serabang is in a wood and bamboo house. Mosquito nets are provided.
If you are travelling with children, this tour is not recommended if you have a baby or toddler. However, children 5 and above will be able to participate and enjoy themselves. Shorter walks can be arranged for Day 2 if you are travelling with children.
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