Private Tour Guide

Discovering Borneo

5 day Private Tour - from £594

On this amazing five day adventure you’ll get the opportunity to spot proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park, see orangutans in Semenggoh as well as beautiful rainforest scenery.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bako National Park day trip
  • Cultural performances
  • Mengkak Longhouse visit
  • Return transfers from Kuching
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Kuching

Upon arrival Kuching Airport, meet and transfer to hotel check-in. The rest of the day free & easy on own arrangement.

Hotel: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching

Day 2 - Kuching

Today, we will depart for a day tour at Bako National Park, situated about 38 km from Kuching on the Maura Tebas peninsular at the mouth of the Sarawak River. It is reached by car and longboat in one and a half hours. The journey takes you past beautiful nipah palms, coconut plantations and mangrove swamps. A unique feature of Bako is the way nature has delightfully combined spectacular landscapes of steep coastline cliffs, weather-eroded rock formations and wave-beaten sea stacks. With an abundance of flora, fauna, wildlife and a thriving mangrove swamp, it is a rare place that should please even the most demanding photographer or wildlife and nature enthusiast.

Bako supports several types of distinct vegetation and is home to numerous species of birds, snakes and animals such as the proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaques, wild boars, sambar deer and monitor lizards. Sixteen well-demarcated paths within the park can be followed without any difficulty or fear of getting lost.

Hotel: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 - Semenggoh

After Breakfast we will depart for Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, the best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orangutans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time. Thanks to the successful breeding programme at Semonggok there is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo – an orangutan mother with a young baby.

After visit Semenggoh, we will proceed to Batang Ai Resort, 166 miles from Kuching City. Passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, padi fields, pepper and oil palm plantations. The road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior, stopping for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort. Arrive at the Hydro Lake at Lubok Antu. Board a shuttle ferry for the resort situated on the southern bank.

Hotel: Aiman Batang Ai Resort
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Batang Ai

After Breakfast depart for Mengkak Longhouse or similar by a motorised native longboat. 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 35 to 40 minutes before reaching Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitant of the longhouse followed later on by a blow pipe demonstration. Lunch will be provided either at the Longhouse or by the Riverbank and if weather permits we will go for a short jungle walk around the vicinity of the longhouse. Later on in the afternoon return back to the Resort via the same route.

Hotel: Aiman Batang Ai Resort
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 - Kuching

After breakfast depart for Kuching via the same route as your arrival. Stop for lunch at a small roadside town before continuing your journey to Kuching Airport.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

5 day Private Tour - from £594

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle and time to explore at your pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide/vehicle
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches
  • Daily departures

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