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Niah Caves and Bukit Lambir National Park - Tour from Miri

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Key Highlights

  • Behold relics of prehistoric humans in the Niah Caves
  • Admire the handicrafts of a Malaysian aboriginal tribe
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    8 hours

    Start time

    8:30am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Miri/Mulu.
    (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.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Miri/ Mulu

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Go on an archaeological and nature tour outside Miri to the Lambir National Park and the Niah Caves. The Lambir National Park, about 30 kilometres south of Miri town, is filed with a wide diversity of plant life. Up to 157 species of birds and a variety of bats, monkeys and pangolins have been spotted here. Trek up to the magnificent waterfalls in this nature reserve before making your way to the historical Niah caves. South Asia’s oldest human remains were found in these world-famous caves. Estimated to be about 40,000 years old, these caves contain many relics of prehistoric human life.

    An Iban longhouse (a longhouse is a whole village of a community under one long roof) is great for a cultural insight into this indigenous aboriginal tribe of Malaysia. See the wide range of fine and beautifully made handicraft and ordinary household items for daily use and you will marvel at the intricate designs and clever colour combination.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Miri/ Mulu and taken in a private vehicle for a full day’s sightseeing tour of famous landmarks around Miri.

    Begin your tour with a morning drive through scenic countryside, populated by oil palm plantations and local pepper farms, to the Lambir National Park for an invigorating 20-minute trek to the waterfalls. This natural reserve is brimming with a wide diversity of plant life. Up to 157 species of birds and a variety of bats, monkeys and pangolins have been spotted here.

    Continue the drive to the Niah National Park. On arriving at the Park take a longboat ride at Pangkalan Lobang across the river to reach the Niah Museum.

    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.

    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.

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
    • English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    Museum closed on every Monday

    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