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Bako National Park - Tour from Kuching

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Key facts

Where: Sarawak , Malaysia Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • Colorists will relish the chance to see the colorful native fauna of Borneo
  • Listen for the noises of exotic animals while you walk along lush jungle trails
  • Watch the sunset from a secluded beach

Overview

Bako National Park is Sarawak's oldest national park, covering an area of 2,727 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. Although it is one of Southeast Asia's smallest national parks, it is a treasure chest of fauna and flora and contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo.

A well-maintained network of 16 colour-coded jungle trails offers visitors the option of gentle strolls or full-day jungle hikes. Bako is also home to approximately 150 rare proboscis monkey, found only in Borneo. Along the sandy footpaths you will find the insect-eating pitcher plants that have been known to devour over small mammals. From the beach at Pandan Kecil you can see Bako's trademark, the sea stack carved by the waves.

Swimming, beach combing at low tide and sunset watching are popular activities along the sandy bays of the Park. With its rainforest abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails, Bako offers visitor an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo.

Itinerary

This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility and you can spend as much or as little time at any of the places that you visit. Unlike the tight schedules of coach tours, the private option allows you to do the tour at your own pace.)

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kuching and taken in a coach/ private vehicle to the Bako National Park in Sarawak, a journey in which you will travel partly by land and partly by water.

Drive for about 30 minutes passing by beautiful nipah palms and mangrove swamps before arriving at the Kampong Bako fishing village. Here you will board a motorized boat that will take you to the Bako National Park in about 25 minutes.

After arriving at the Park, visit the Information and Exhibition Centre for an orientation. Then set out with a pair of binoculars (as you may see wild boars, Plantain Squirrel and many species of birds) on trail number 5. See the many adaptations of the dipterocarpus lowland forest with the various timber species before coming to flat vegetation land. The Park is renowned for its botanical richness and diversity. Numerous species of birds and animals like the long-nosed Proboscis monkeys, long-tail macaques, wild boars, Sambar deers and monitor lizards live in this coastal rainforest environment.

Enjoy a packed lunch at Telok Pandan Beach.

See the marvellous and fascinating weathering process such as hemispherical cavities, iron stained rocks and the sea stack, one of the most photographed features of the Park.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kuching.

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Reviews

Great tour which we loved. Lunch is a packed sandwich and a piece of chicken. Nobody on our tour ate the chicken as it was not kept cold enough during the morning in the chilly... Sandra D Preston

I booked on-line from India for this tour in Sarawak, Malaysia. The booking process is very simple and user-friendly. The tour experience was equally good. Isango's tour partner... SRIRAM K

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

8 hours

Start time

Start time: Timing for this tour is subjected to amendment as visit to and from the Park will coincide with the Tide.
Duration: 8 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Kuching.
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

Ending point

Your hotel in Kuching

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a coach/ private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Guide

Please note

Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Pick-up time is 30 minutes earlier than the standard pick-up time

For private tour, the start time is flexible

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Excellent tour well worth doing" Great tour which we loved. Lunch is a packed sandwich and a piece of chicken. Nobody on our tour ate the chicken as it was not kept cold enough during the morning in the chilly...
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