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The Unforgettable Sarawak Nature Tour

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The Unforgettable Sarawak Nature Tour 08 Days / 07 Nights

Enjoy this mesmerizing 8 day visit to different cities in Malaysia, be a part of local experiences, try local delicacies and experience some of the most beautiful places for sightseeing. Take a walk into nature where you will witness specific wildlife of the country at the Bako National Park and take back beautiful memories from Batang Ai and Kuching.

 

Tour Nights

  • Kuching: 5 nights
  • Batang Ai: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWM01
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore Kuching city’s sights such as The Cat Statue, Tua Pek King Chinese Temple, Sarawak National History Museum and so on
  • Embark on the extraordinary river tour
  • Witness wildlife like never before at the Bako National Park
  • Experience  living at the Longhouse  and witness local culture

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival Kuching
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    Arrival Kuching

    When you arrive at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by our representative. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. You may even choose to join an optional tour for the day. Overnight stay will be at the hotel. 

  • Day 2 Kuching
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    Kuching

    Today, after breakfast, you will be met by our representative at your hotel lobby and leave for a half day’s Kuching City and River Tour.
    You will start with witnessing Kuching’s Chinatown, Tua Pek King Chinese temple, the Cat Statue, Civic centre viewing platform as well as the famous Sarawak Museum-Natural History Museum & Sarawak art Museum. You will also visit the gold-domed City Mosque and through the old Kuching city, where you will find several textile and spice shops. There are several heritage buildings that you will visit such as the Pavilion, the Court House, The Square Tower, The Post Office, and The Charles Brooke Monument and so on. Besides this, you will also view the Astana, known to the former residence of the White Rajahs, while you’re cruising through the Sarawak River. These pontoon boats will help you get a clear view of all the nearby attractions and experience the tradition, culture and history of the vicinity.
    After the tour you will return to the hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast  
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  • Day 3 Kuching
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    Kuching

    After an amazing buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for a full day tour to the Bako National Park (Including lunch). Situated about an hour and a half from Kuching, this place is home to as many as 7 different ecosystems which make for a diverse plant and animal life. Some of the most famous animals you will spot here at the proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs which are also known as leaf monkeys, flying squirrels, monitor lizards, macaque monkeys and so on. Besides this, the national park is home to hundreds of species of birds. The flora is pretty diverse too. You will see strangling figs, mangroves, symbiotic ant-plants and carnivorous pitcher plants besides others. There are marked trails that you can walk to explore the vast expanse of this national park. The nearby coastline provides an aesthetic view and is in contrast with the rugged hilltops spread across the place.
    By the evening, you will return to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast & packed Lunch 
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  • Day 4 Kuching
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    Kuching

    After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for a full day Bau Fairy Cave & Wind Cave tour (This includes lunch).Situated 22 kms from Kuching, the town of Bau is known to be a famous gold mining centre and was once the headquarters for the Chinese  Rebellion, in the year 1858. One of the major attractions that would interest you here are the limestone caves. The Fairy Cave is known to have a famous stalagmite structure right in the entrance, said to resemble the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. It was named The Wind Cave after the constant breeze that goes through the same. You will be mesmerized by the aesthetic natural rock formations and limestone sculptures.
    You are advised to carry torchlight for this visit.
    You will return to your hotel late in the afternoon. You will have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 5 Kuching – Batang Ai
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    Kuching – Batang Ai

    After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, you shall leave for a 3 day/2 night Batang Ai Ukom Longhouse Tour. You will also pass through the countryside which is home to several paddy fields, oil, and pepper and palm plantations along with the nearby virgin jungle. Your next short stopover will be at Serian Town. After this, you will stop at Lachau for lunch.
    After this you will arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake taking you to the end of the lake towards the Engkari River. It’s another approximately 40 minute journey before you reach the Ukom Lon ghouse, that’s situated on a hill near the river.
    Have a hearty breakfast at hotel.  Today we depart for 3 Days / 2 Nights Batang Ai UKOM Longhouse Tour.   
    Arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake.  The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake.  The journey will take approximately 37 minutes before reaching Ukom Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. This is a 30 door longhouse accommodation where you will stay for the night. After dinner you can join the Longhouse common place for a drink or two of the local rice wine called Tuak, as well as a cultural performance.
     The local Iban people are fun loving and you will enjoy indulging in their activities, getting you a snippet about the local culture. Overnight stay will be at the Longhouse.
    Meals included: Full Board 
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  • Day 6 Batang Ai
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    Batang Ai

    After a delicious breakfast, witness a blowpipe demonstration, even try and shoot some yourself. You can then take a walk nearby the longhouse to see how the local people traditionally use plants in the local culture. After this you can proceed for a short boat trip after which a 5 minute walk will take you to visit a local waterfall if the weather so permits that day.
     You will be served traditional Iban food for lunch; enjoy the flavour of food cooked using bamboo. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Longhouse.
     (It is to be noted that the waterfall depends upon the water pressure. There is a possibility that the waterfall sighting becomes rare in the dry season)
    Meals included: Full Board 
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  • Day 7 Batang Ai – Kuching
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    Batang Ai – Kuching

    Today after breakfast you will depart for Kuching through the same route as the one you had travelled here. You will stop for lunch in a small town on the way before continuing your journey back to Kuching; on your arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 

  • Day 8 Kuching Departure
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    Kuching Departure

    After breakfast at the hotel you have some time at leisure. You will depart for the Kuching airport and start your journey homewards with fond memories from your Malaysia trip.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
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Hotels

  • The Ranee Boutique Suites
    The Ranee Boutique Suites
    Kuching

The Ranee Boutique Suites

Kuching
  • The Ranee Boutique Suites

The Ranee Suites is situated a 5-minute drive from Sarawak Museum and a 5-minute boatride from The Astana Palace. Kuching International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

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What's Included?

  • All transfers & tours in the itinerary on private basis in air-conditioned vehicles except for boat transfer/excursion which only available on sharing basis (if any).
  • Accommodation at The Ranee Boutique Suites in twin/double rooms, and tripleshare based on Deluxe Family Suite.
  • Accommodation at UKOM Longhouse - Guesthouse based on dormitory style accommodation build for visitors.
  • Escorted English Speaking Driver cum Guide. 
  • Bau Fairy Cave & Wind Cave with Lunch on Day 4 on sharing basis.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (drinks not included).
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing places.
  • Bottle water provided on transfers (on private transfer only).

What's not Included?

  • Return International flights.
  • Domestic airfares and taxes (if any), unless otherwise specified.
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees.
  • Meals other than specified as included.
  • Malaysia Tourism Tax of RM10.00 nett per room/night to be payable by the guest upon check-in/check-out for all accommodation in Malaysia.
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (camera & video fee, minibar, phone call,laundry, etc.).
  • Hotel room early check-in before 1500 hours & late check-out after 1200 hours.
  • Excess baggage charge levied by airlines.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters / hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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