Detailed Itinerary

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

Ikan Bakar © Rima SuharkatIkan BakarArrival 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)

Orang Utan in Semenggoh © Rima SuharkatOrang Utan in SemenggohLeave 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/D)

Fisher in Sarawak © Sarawak Tourism BoardFisher in 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/D)

Daytrip at Batang Ai © Aiman Batang Ai Resort RetreatDaytrip at Batang AiBreakfast 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)

Pepper © Sarawak Tourism BoardPepperBreakfast 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 (B/L)

Proboscis monkey, Bako National Park © Rima SuharkatProboscis monkey, Bako National ParkBreakfast 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 630
USD 745
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 214
USD 254
Single Traveller EUR 1.130
USD 1,345

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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):

Seat in Coach Tour
English speaking guide
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
6x Breakfast 5x Lunch/Lunchbox 3x Dinner

Not included

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

Important Remarks:

- Minimum: 2 pax. Tour starts every Monday.
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.
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.