Sarawak Wildlife Explorer - 6 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: MD-KCH-10

Detailed Itinerary

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

Kuching at Night © HiltonKuching at NightMeet your personal guide at the airport of Kuching. Transfer to city hotel and check-in. Take a stroll along the waterfront in the evening. Your guide will take you to the "Top Spot Seafood Centre". The bustling open air food court offers countless local dishes. Start your journey with culinary specialties like fern sprouts, water spinach, or grilled fish. Return to your hotel afterwards. Overnight in Kuching.

Day 2: Kuching City - Borneo Highlands Resort (B/L/D)

Orang Utan in Semenggoh © Rima SuharkatOrang Utan in SemenggohIn the morning your personal guide will meet you and you will start your journey with a tour to Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where you will have the chance to observe the Orang Utans coming out of the forest for the feeding time. Your guide will give you further details about these amazing animals. Continue to Borneo Highland Resort (approx. 30 min). At the gate you will be transferred to one of the resort shuttles. The last leg of the trip will take about 20 min uphill until you reach the main building. Check-in at the resort, meet your guide and proceed to the restaurant for lunch (vegetarian). Later in the afternoon depart for a trekking tour through the surrounding rainforest. It will take approx. 1 hour to reach the Kalimantan Viewpoint, from where you can see the Indonesian part of Borneo. Take your time and watch out for local birds and other species. Later return to the resort for dinner. After sunset go for a nightwalk in search for nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Highlands Resort.

Day 3: Borneo Highlands Resort - Damai Beach (B/L/D)

Mount Santubong © Rima SuharkatMount SantubongCheck-out from the hotel after breakfast. Today you will leave the highlands and drive to Damai Beach. Check-in at the Resort. The day is free at leisure until 17:00. You will take a boat ride along the shore. Your destination is a nearby river delta, fringed with mangrove trees. The narrow canals are home to crocodiles and the endemic proboscis monkeys live in the trees. They are partial to the young leaves of the mangrove trees. You can also see coastal bird species. The proboscis monkeys are easy to find as they live in large groups. The vocal animals are mainly recognized for their large, red noses. The local people call them Orang Belanda which means “Dutch”. These endangered monkeys are only found on Borneo island. Shortly before sunset you leave the treeline and return to the bay. See the last sun rays atop the South China Sea before you return to the delta for a second exploration (depending on weather condition). Hear the sounds of the Sarawak wildlife in the dark. Your guide will turn on some lights to search for crocodiles. Pay attention to the water surface to spot the luminous eyes. Later all lights will be turned off so you can see the fireflies in the mangrove trees. Sometimes there are so many beetles they look like Christmas Lights. Return to Damai Beach

Day 4: Damai Beach (B/L/D)

Birds Rock © Rima SuharkatBirds RockAfter breakfast, go down to the beach at the resort and board a speedboat to the river mouth. The ride will take approximate 45 minutes. Search for the Irrawaddy (or Snubfin) Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris). This species has a large melon and a blunt, rounded head. Its beak is indistinct. The dorsal fin is short, blunt and triangular. It is located about two-thirds of the way along the back. The flippers are long and broad. It is lightly colored all over - slightly whiter on the underside than the back. It appears whiter than it actually is when set against the background of a muddy river. Length is about 100cm at birth and 230cm at full maturity. Birth weight is about 10kg. Adult weight exceeds 130kg. Lifespan is about 30 years. The Irrawaddy Dolphin is a slow swimmer. It surfaces in a rolling fashion and lifts its tail fluke clear of the water for a deep dive only. Irrawaddy Dolphins spit streams of water from their mouths whilst spy hopping. Observe the dolphins while they swim around the boats of the local fishermen in search for food. After this fascinating experience, we will try to find wild Crocodiles along the Riverbanks of the Mangrove Forest. Afterward, we will proceed by boat for another 45 minutes to the Satang Islands located off the coast of Santubong. Together with the Talang-Talang Islands that are located off the coast of Sematan, these two locations are the only major marine turtle nesting sites in Sarawak. During the turtle season from May to September, Green Turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs and rest in the surrounding waters before and in between landings. Packed lunch is provided on the island. Enjoy the beautiful view from the island, relax at the beach or go for a swim or snorkel in the clear water. On the return boat ride to Permai we will pass by Bird's Rock. We will slowly pass by the rock for a better impression of this rocky islet, which is an important rookery for Black-napped and Bridled terns. The afternoon is free at your leisure until sunset. After sunset is the best time to search for nocturnal animals like flying lemurs, insects, snakes and birds. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 5: Damai Beach (B/L/D)

Macaque, Borneo © Sarawak Tourism BoardMacaque, BorneoStart your day trip to the Bako National Park after breakfast. The sanctuary was founded in 1957. With an expanse of less than 30qkm Bako is the smallest National Park in Sarawak but offers a diverse landscape and vibrant wildlife. First drive 37km to Bako fishing village. The park is located on the Muara Tebas peninsula without any direct connections by road. Wait at the registration office until you can board a small boat to the park headquarter. The short trip will take 30 minutes. Upon arrival in the park start a trekking tour along some of the marked trails. Interesting plants and trees are labeled. Maybe you see some of the park's more animalistic inhabitants. Proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, and many tropical birds live here. While you follow the trails you will see different forms of tropical vegetation. The coasts are secured by the roots of mangrove trees. Their leaves feed the local monkey population. The mangroves transform into heath forest. High up on the plateau you will find many endemic pitcher plants and orchids. Keep your eyes open for the tiny sundews. Have a short break at a secluded beach before you return to the headquarter and the cafeteria. Return to Kuching in the afternoon. Overnight in Damai Beach.

Day 6: Damai Beach - End of Tour Kuching (Sarawak) (B)

Breakfast in the Hotel. Time free at leisure until check out. Transfer to Kuching International Airport.

Hotels, Rates & Information

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

Standard City View
Borneo Highlands ResortBorneo Highlands Resort

Birdie Room
Damai BeachPermai Rainforest Resort

Options Comfort
Rate per person On request
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 On Request
Single Traveller On Request

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Information, Services, Remarks

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:
5x Breakfast 4x Lunch/Lunchbox 5x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Best Season(s):

April - October

Important Remarks:

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.
Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
The accomodation at Bako National Park is provided by Sarawak Forestry. The simple lodges (Type 6 or similar) are not air-condtioned. The facilities include a fan and private lavatory. The park cafeteria sells simple, local dishes and drinks (non-alcoholic).
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.