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Kuching City Tour (Half Day)

09.00 hrs The perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historic capital, this tour includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means “Cat” in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Centre Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Across river, visit either the unique Cat Museum or Fort Margherita, passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and proceed on foot through Old Kuching, visiting the colourful Central Markets and squeezing through narrow alleyways crammed with spice dealers and textile shops. Pass by the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era, the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office.

Cost US$ 44.00 Per person minimum 4 people required click contact us to book now

Sarawak River Cruise (Half Day)

09.00 hrs The very best way to see and enjoy historic Kuching is from the Sarawak River, the main artery around which the city has grown. Our Sarawak River Cruises give you a view of the city and its surroundings that is impossible to experience from dry land. From the comfort of our purpose-built pontoon boats you will enjoy unobstructed views of every aspect of traditional life on the river.

Cost US$ 28.00 Per person minimum 15 people required click contact us to book now Tour not available for individuals

Morning Cruise (Half Day)

09.00 hrs This cruise takes you past a host of fascinating sights to get a close-up view of traditional life on and around the river. The boat glides past colourful Malay villages, the elegant City Mosque, the Astana, Fort Margherita and the Kuching Waterfront, stopping-over at an Orchid Garden. Along the way you will see brightly-painted tambangs ferrying passengers, villagers going about their everyday activities, and fishing boats and wooden cargo vessels plying the river.

Semonggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (3 Hours)

The best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orang utans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time. Thanks to the successful breeding program at Semonggok there is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo – an orang utan mother with a young baby. The centre is 30 minutes drive from Kuching and another 20 minutes on foot. Along the way visitors pass by the ethno-botanical gardens, with their unique collection of rain-forest plants. Semonggok also has a number of short collections of rain-forest plants. Semonggok also has a number of short jungle trails and optional forest walks can be incorporated into the tour.

Note:
As the orang utan in Semonggok are semi-wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed. At certain time of year when sightings are less likely, the tour will revert to Matang Wildlife Centre, where captive animals are undergoing rehabilitation

Sarawak Cultural Village (Half Day)

09.00 Hrs This award-winning living museum showcases Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitor-friendly setting just 35 minutes from Kuching. The seven authentic traditional buildings are set amidst a scenic 17 acre site and are populated by members of Sarawak’s many ethnic groups, going about everyday activities. These include wood and bamboo carving, beadwork, weaving, sago-maiking, sugar cane crushing, pepper growing and the preparation of bird’s nests. Visitors can learn how to throw a Malay-spinning top, shoot a Penan blowpipe or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu sape. The tour concludes with a colourful multi-ethnic cultural performance in the village’s air-conditioned mini theatre.

Cost US$ 65.00 Per person minimum 2 people required click contact us to book now Tour not available for individuals

Mangrove Cruise (Half Day)

09.00 Hrs This tour explores the many branches of the Santubong and Salak River Delta system as they emerge into the South China Sea. It focuses on the complex ecosystem of the mangrove swamp, which is an important breeding ground for many marine animal species, and a permanent home for small reptiles, mud-skippers, crabs, shellfish, and occasional mammals such as monkeys and lorises. The mangroves are also important feeding grounds for a rich array of bird life. Visitors will see many different types of mangrove, and lean how these uniquely adapted trees colonise the shoreline and develop a complex, symbiotic ecosystem. There will also be a stopover at Malay fishing village and charcoal factory set deep in the mangrove forest.

Irrawaddy Dolphin Watching (Half Day)
09.00 Hrs This cruise criss-crosses the mouth of the Santubong River in search of the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin. The Irrawaddy, or snubfin dolphin, inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to view this unusual looking marine mammal. The dolphins are often seen swimming and diving around small fishing boats in the estuary. Occasionally they are seen playing in the open water. Visitors will need a keen eye to spot the dolphins at first, but after a short wait they can often be seen surfacing all around the boat.

Cost available on request click contact us to book now

Full day Bako National Park tour (Not operated during the rainy months of Nov – Feb)

09.00 hrs Transfer to Bako village and board a boat at the jetty. Boat ride will take half an hour to arrive at Bako National Park. Register upon arrival at the park’s centre. Trek through the beautiful park to explore the flora and fauna. There are plenty of trails to choose from, discuss with local guide to decide on which trail fits you the best.
12.00 hrs Lunch at a local restaurant in the park.

What to bring: Good walking shoes, rain coat/gear, insect repellent, camera (optional).

Cost US$ 65.00 Per person minimum 2 people required click contact us to book now

 


 

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