An early departure from Kuching. Drive about 35 minutes to Bako Village.
Bako National Park is the oldest National Park in Sarawak.
From the village, take about a 25-minute boat ride (depending on the tide) to
the park situated
in a peninsula. Bako takes its name from the mangrove forest which surrounds
the coastal region of Sarawak. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to
see wildlife in a natural surrounding. Check in at the park chalets. There will
be hiking through jungle trails, sunsets, and swimming in the sea by
secluded beaches. Overnight at the park chalets. (Lunch and Dinner included)
The various types of animals that
are commonly spotted at Bako include the proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys,
long tail macaques, wild boars, monitor lizards, and numerous species of
birds. Tropical rainforest ranges from mangrove to kerangas (heath forest),
tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. There are
several trails inside the park depending on level of fitness and interest. There
is a possibility to swim in the warm waters of the South China Sea by one of
the secluded beaches.
After breakfast, proceed for bird watching and observing proboscis monkeys. You will then hike to the Kerangas (Heath Forest)
Plateau. Pitcher plants, orchids, antplants and a variety of unusual and unique forest vegetation can be spotted. You will possibly
have lunch at a secluded beach, before more bird watching and wildlife viewing in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the park
chalet. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Following breakfast, a final hike on one of the many trails spotting rare migratory birds and searching for the rare and elusive
proboscis monkey, a primate to be found only in Borneo. Return to Kuching mid-afternoon. (Schedule may depend on tide.) (Breakfast and
Note that this trip may be extended to 3 days if required.
Photograph courtesy of Phil Youdale and Borneo Adventure