If Borneo is a nature lover’s dream (and it is), this fantastic six-day adventure is that dream come to life. Beginning in the dazzling city of Kuching, you’ll venture deep into the wondrous Bako National Park — home to odd-looking proboscis monkeys and the carnivorous pitcher plant. Next, it’s on to Batang Ai to spend the night in a fascinating Iban longhouse for an eye-opening glimpse into how Borneo's indigenous peoples live deep in the heart of the jungle. Sarawak is an amazingly out-there place. Come join us to discover how and why.
Explore Bako National Park and look out for the proboscis monkey and other exciting wildlife, Drive through scenic countryside, Witness a blowpipe demonstration, Stay in a traditional Iban longhouse
Days : 6
Price : From AED 4,251*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 2 - Light
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Depart Kuching in the morning, passing through mangrove forest before arriving at Bako village. Continue along the coast by motorized boat to reach Bako National Park. Hike through the park and experience amazing plant and wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey. Return to Kuching in the evening. Included Activities: Bako National Park Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Drive through the scenic countryside, passing plantations, rivers, rainforest to reach the Batang Ai jetty, stopping en route to visit a trading town and a local farmhouse. From the jetty transfer via boat to a local Iban longhouse and enjoy a stay with this welcoming community while learning more about their culture. Included Activities: Local Market and Farm Visit Iban Longhouse Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.25 hour(s))
Witness a blowpipe demonstration before setting off by longboat for a trip across the lake. Disembark and enjoy a hike through the forest and a local lunch at a scenic locale. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the water before heading to our hotel for the night. Included Activities: Blowpipe Demonstration and Forest Hike
Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching, stopping en route to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and with some luck spot a wild orangutan passing through. Included Activities: Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit Transport: Boat (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (under 10 kg/22lb). It is to your advantage as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances are never great. We do not allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not appropriate for this particular trip! You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons). In this you will need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials.
A variety of styles of hotels/guesthouses are used in Malaysia. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. In some areas we stay in simple local guesthouses in stunning locations - rooms are small and basic and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. Service and efficiency can also vary.
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not acceptable. One piece bathing suits are recommended and topless sun bathing is unacceptable.
Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Additional Items: • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate) Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Light Hiking: • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the mountains can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
|Start Date - End Date||Availability||Price|
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2019-01-04 - 2019-01-09||Available||AED 3362|
|2019-02-05 - 2019-02-10||Available||AED 3955|
|2019-03-05 - 2019-03-10||Available||AED 3362|
|2019-04-16 - 2019-04-21||Available||AED 4251|
|2019-05-14 - 2019-05-19||Available||AED 4251|
|2019-06-11 - 2019-06-16||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-06-22 - 2019-06-27||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-07-09 - 2019-07-14||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-07-20 - 2019-07-25||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-08-06 - 2019-08-11||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-08-17 - 2019-08-22||Available||AED 4621|
|2019-09-14 - 2019-09-19||Available||AED 4251|
|2019-10-08 - 2019-10-13||Available||AED 4251|
|2019-11-19 - 2019-11-24||Available||AED 3955|
|2020-01-14 - 2020-01-19||Available||AED 3955|
|2020-02-11 - 2020-02-16||Available||AED 3955|
|2020-03-10 - 2020-03-15||Available||AED 3955|
|2020-04-07 - 2020-04-12||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-04-21 - 2020-04-26||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-05-12 - 2020-05-17||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-05-26 - 2020-05-31||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-06-09 - 2020-06-14||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-06-23 - 2020-06-28||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-07-07 - 2020-07-12||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-07-21 - 2020-07-26||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-08-04 - 2020-08-09||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-08-18 - 2020-08-23||Available||AED 4621|
|2020-09-01 - 2020-09-06||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-09-08 - 2020-09-13||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-09-29 - 2020-10-04||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-10-27 - 2020-11-01||Available||AED 4251|
|2020-11-24 - 2020-11-29||Available||AED 3955|
|2020-12-29 - 2021-01-03||Available||AED 3955|
|2021-01-26 - 2021-01-31||Available||AED 3955|
|2021-02-23 - 2021-02-28||Available||AED 3955|
|2021-03-23 - 2021-03-28||Available||AED 3955|