Sarawak - the realm of the White Rajas - 7 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: MD-KCH-09

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Kuching (Sarawak) - Kuching (D)

Kuching Waterfront © Kirklandphotos for Sarawak Tourism BoardKuching WaterfrontArrival at the Kuching International Airport. Meet your English-speaking guide and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free at your leisure. The group will leave the hotel in the evening and take a short walk to the "Top Spot Seafood Center". Get to know your group during a friendly dinner. The food stalls on the roof terrace offer local dishes. Overnight in Kuching.

Day 2: Kuching (B/L)

Kuching Skyline and Fort Margherita © Kirklandphotos for Sarawak Tourism BoardKuching Skyline and Fort MargheritaLeave for Semenggoh Nature Reserve in the morning. Located 22km from Kuching city center Semenggoh provides an excellent opportunity to view semi-wild orang-utans in a natural setting. This orang-utan rehabilitation center gives a temporary home to orphaned or rescued orang-utans and trains them to survive in the wild. Over 20 orang-utans live in the forested areal, and they often return to the center to receive supplemental feeding. The feeding area is set in a natural amphitheater where it is possible to observe the orang-utans coming down from the surrounding forest for the food provided. The rangers provide a briefing on the purpose of the center and the conservation objectives. Return for lunch to a local restaurant in Kuching. Afterwards a short sightseeing tour to the cultural highlights of Kuching. The capital of the Malay state of Sarawak is situated at the Sarawak river. Visit the Tua Pek King temple, the oldest temple in Sarawak dating back to the 19th century. The tour also includes the Kuching Waterfront, St. Joseph's Cathedral, the Syariah (Muslim) Court, traditional Malay houses built on stilts and the mosque built along the riverbank. Take a traditional sampan a small wooden boat to the Brooke Gallery. The exhibition shows family heirlooms of the Brooke family. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Kuching.

Day 3: Kuching - Batang Ai (B/L)

Longboats Sarawak © Sarawak Tourism BoardLongboats SarawakBreakfast at the hotel. The journey from Kuching to the Batang Ai reservoir will take approximately 4 hours. The Pan Borneo Highway passes small towns, villages, pepper and rubber plantations, and rice fields. You stop in the small town of Serian for refreshments and last minute shopping for snacks and presents. The local market also sells tropical fruits and vegetables. The next stops are at a pepper farm, a place where you can see wild orchids and pitcher plants. Lunch at the small Chinese village of Lachau. The village is a place of barter between the several ethnic groups living in Sarawak. Proceed to Batang Ai jetty after lunch. The ferry will take you to the resort at the shore of the lake. The afternoon is free at your leisure. Overnight at Batang Ai.

Day 4: Batang Ai (B/L)

Iban Longhouse © Kirklandphotos for Sarawak Tourism BoardIban LonghouseBreakfast at the resort in the morning. Leave the resort and cross the lake by longboat. Today's day trip takes you upstream to a small settlement of Iban. Upon arrival at the longhouse you will meet the families living there. The Iban will sound their Gongs and perform a traditional war dance. You are welcome to join in the fun. After the entertaining dance, and a tasting of tuak rice wine lunch will be served. Before you leave the Iban they will give you a presentation of traditional hunting techniques. Overnight at the resort.

Day 5: Batang Ai - Kuching (B/L)

Aiman Batang Ai Resort Retreat © Aiman Batang Ai Resort RetreatAiman Batang Ai Resort RetreatBreakfast at the resort. Depart from the resort in the morning and return to the jetty. Lunch will be served at the Ranchang Pool ob the way back to Kuching. Arrival at the hotel late in the afternoon. Overnight in Kuching.

Day 6: Kuching - Bako Nationalpark - Kuching (B/L)

Macaque, Borneo © Sarawak Tourism BoardMacaque, BorneoBreakfast at the hotel. You visit the Bako National Park today. The park was established in 1957, which makes it the first national park of Sarawak. The protected area covers 27 square kilometers on the small Muara Tebas peninsula. It takes a 20 minutes boat ride from a neighboring village to reach the park entrance. You will pass some of the characteristic sandstone cliffs on the way. After reaching the park you can choose from 16 marked trails to see the dry plateau or the hidden beaches. See the stunning tropical forests ranging from mangrove swamp, kerangas heath forest to beach, and cliff vegetation including pitcher plants and orchids. Many Bornean animals live on the peninsula, like proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques or silvered langurs. You may also see lizards, snakes, and endemic birds. The nocturnal creatures include fruit eating bats, big-eyed tarsier, the famous slow loris, and palm civets. The day trip includes lunch at the park cafeteria. Overnight in Kuching.

Day 7: Kuching - End of Tour Kuching (Sarawak) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide after checking out of the hotel. Transfer to Kuching International Airport for your next flight.

Hotels, Rates & Information

Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort Hotels
KuchingPullman

Deluxe
Batang AiAiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

Standard
Rates
Options Comfort
Rate per person EUR 680
USD 775
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement EUR 199
USD 228
Single Traveller EUR 1.220
USD 1,400

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Information, Services, Remarks
Depart/Arrive:

Kuching (Sarawak) / Kuching (Sarawak)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Private tour
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car with driver
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers, Entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
6x Breakfast 5x Lunch/Lunchbox 1x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges
Presents for Iban families.

Best Season(s):

April - October

Important Remarks:

Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information: All programmes and transfers by boat are on seat-in-coach base (group). You may be in a small group with other people.
- What to bring: trekking shoes, insect repellent, rain cape, towels, bathing suit, sun screen, hat, drinking water, day pack
Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.
This tour is not soutable for people with reduced mobility. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements please contact us! We will try to find a solution for your individual needs.
During the dry season severe haze caused by wood fires in Borneo and Sumatra can possibly affect this region. Please keep yourself updated using the ASEAN Regional Haze Situation Center.