You will be picked up from your hotel in Miri / Mulu and taken in a private vehicle for a day’s sightseeing tour of the Niah Caves in the Niah National Park in Sarawak.
The tour begins with a morning drive through scenic countryside, populated by oil palm plantations and local pepper farms, to the Niah National Park, located about 110 kilometres away from Miri.
On arrival at the Park take a longboat ride at Pangkalan Lobang across the river to reach the Niah Museum for the first visit. Head towards the Niah Caves, reportedly one of the earliest birthplaces of civilization in Asia. The oldest human remains, dating back to 40,000 years, were found in Niah, making the Park one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. A tour of the cave will take you through the Great and Painted Caves as well as allowing you to see the age-old remnants of bird's nest harvesting equipment inside the cave (now a government controlled activity).
After an approximately 3-hour tour of the caves, stop at the Niah Park canteen for a local lunch before returning to Miri.
On the way back, stop at an Iban longhouse for a short visit and cultural insight into this aboriginal tribe. A longhouse is a whole village of a community under one long roof.
You will be dropped back at your hotel in Miri/ Mulu at the end of the tour.