East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.
Transfer to airport for flight to Mulu. Meet at Mulu Airport and transfer to your accommodation for check-in. After lunch, trek 45 minutes on raised plank walk through lowland rainforest and peat swamp to Lang Caves. Walk inside the largest cave passage of Deer Caves. Witness the daily exodus of millions of bats at the Observatory at sunset before we return to the Park HQ and transfer to your accommodation.
The perfect introduction to Sarawak's historic capital, this tour includes Kuching's Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means "Cat" in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and passing through Old Kuching, crammed with spice dealers and textile shops. Pass by the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era, the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office. We will view the Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs from across the river at the Kuching Waterfront.
Transfer from Batang Ai resort to Kuching. Lunch en route. Visit a little pepper farm along the way.
Witness a blowpipe demonstration and a jungle walk with guide highlighting the various plants which the natives use for food, making traditional medicine and handicraft. Lunch at longhouse. Return downriver by longboat and to resort. Check in resort. Overnight.
A National Park since 1957, Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forests and wildlife. The park covers the northern tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula, an area of 27 sq km. Despite its seemingly small size, Bako contains a wide range of vegetation - swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation and more. In fact, at Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Bako also contains a rich variety of wildlife and a coastline covered with small bays, coves and beaches. The park has a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes. Unlike some national parks, visitors to Bako are almost guaranteed to see wildlife. Long-tailed macaque monkeys and silver leaf monkeys are ever present, wild boar are often found rummaging around the park HQ, squirrels and monitor lizards are also common. There is every chance of seeing the rare and unusual proboscis monkeys on trails such as Telok Paku and Telok Delima, particularly if you go late afternoon. You are more likely to see wildlife if you quietly follow the trails and keep listening. For example, you'll probably hear the crash of vegetation before you are able to locate a proboscis monkey high up in the forest canopy.
Bako's plant life is both beautiful, and readily accessible. All the trails have a great variety of vegetation, from mighty 80-metre dipterocarps to dense mangrove forest. Carnivorous pitcher plants are found on the Lintang trail.
Pick up from Port and depart to Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated about ½ hour drive from Kuching, here, the orang utans are being nurtured to readapt themselves to the jungle life. You will have the chance to observe the Semi-Wild Orang Utans coming out of the forest for the feeding time. Visitors are allowed to study and observe the Orang Utans at a distance. After the tour, transfer back to Port.
Remarks : Kindly be advised that the pick up time for the Semenggoh Orang Utan Tour is at 1400hrs as the feeding time is 1500hrs. If there is any delay in the arrival, the guests will miss the feeding time.
Pick up from Port and depart to Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated about ½ hour drive from Kuching, here, the orang utans are being nurtured to readapt themselves to the jungle life. You will have the chance to observe the Semi-Wild Orang Utans coming out of the forest for the feeding time. Visitors are allowed to study and observe the Orang Utans at a distance. After Semenggoh, depart to Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse. The Bidayuhs are known for the expert craftsmanship with bamboo and you will notice this in the structure of the longhouse. Tour the longhouse with the guide and observe the leisure-paced lifestyle of the natives. Among the interesting relics are the ?Canon of Peace? and several human skulls which are about 100 years old. Lunch at longhouse. After tour, return to Kuching. Transfer back to Port.
Pick up from hotel, drive from Kuching for about 30 mins to the Santubong Boat Club. Board a small boat and start your cruise at the mouth of the Santubong & Salak Rivers. Go in search of the elusive and rare Irrawaddy dolphin, which is quite common in this area. The Irrawaddy dolphin lives in rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal waters and Santubong is one of the best places in Sarawak to see this unusual looking dolphin. Return to the boat club around noon and transfer by road back to your hotel in Kuching.
Note: Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed. Since you may be exposed to the hot tropical sun we strongly recommend that you bring along a cap, sun shades and sun block. Insect repellent is also recommended. This tour is not always possible during the wet season (November ? February) owing to sea conditions.
Our tour will take you by road to Kg. Bako and boat to the Bako National Park, located 38 km from Kuching City. Our experienced guide will lead you through selected trails to explore the oldest and smallest National Park in Sarawak. Observe an amazing array of diverse tropical vegetation and wild-life, including such species as Dipterocarp trees, pitcher plants, mangrove forests and 'Padang' or bush type vegetation. Along the trail, a chance to see silver leaf langurs, long tailed macaques, monitor lizards, wild boar, hornbills and many other species of birds, but the star attractions of the park are the rare Proboscis monkeys, found exclusively in Borneo. For lunch, you may opt for Malay or local food in the park canteen before heading back to Kuching.
Not recommended during the months of December to February due to rough sea conditions. Please bring along comfortable light clothing, sandal, drinking water bottle, a sun hat, sun block lotion, poncho and some insect repellent.
Immerse yourself in the main attractions of Kuching such as the Chinatown, Cat Monument, City Tower for a bird's eye view of Kuching city, the Malay Houses on stilts, Old State Mosque, Main Bazaar, India Street, Gambier Road, Wet Market, Colonial Centre, Textile Museum, Chinese Museum, Sarawak Museum, Kuching Waterfront to view the new ultramodern State Legislative Assembly building, alongside the historical Astana and Fort Margherita.
This is a tour package that features the highlights of Borneo packed into 15 days of adventure and sightseeing with a mixture of the city, the waters and nature.
This is a tour package that features the highlights of Borneo packed into 13 days of adventure and sightseeing with a mixture of the city, the waters and nature.
Explore Kuching's highlights and see what Kuching can offer.
Spend 3 days exploring and learning the culture of Sawarak at the Iban Longhouse and Batang Ai. Have dinner with a host family and listen to the stories of the locals. Trek the trails along Jelia River and spot orang utans swinging from branch to branch and other exotic wildlife creatures.
Spend 3 days 2 nights in Kuching, Malaysia. Unveil the beauty of nature as you get the opportunity to watch the sunrise on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake while watching more birds and wildlife, get to learn about Orang Utans and the lodge?s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist.