5DAYS 4NIGHTS WILDLIFE OF BORNEO
Day 1 :
Orang Utan, Night Bamboo Rafting Safari
Breakfast in the hotel , 0800, pick up for the Orang Utan visit at SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, traveling overland (40 min) followed by a brief hike through dipterocarp forest. Unlike in a Zoo, the Orang Utans are set free in a 653-hectare forest reserve. Here, young Orang Utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are trained to survive in the wild. The Sanctuary is not set up as a tourist attraction but visitors are most welcome. Upon arrival at the nature reserve, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orang Utans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nests, watch their skilful movements at the treetops and also their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour, emotion and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan, meaning “Man of the Forest”. ”
Proceed to Peraya village for night rafting safari. Traditional lunch will be prepare by the Bidayuh tribe which were notable in making use of bamboo for life.Take a short trek through customary tribal lands where century old trees still stand tall, on nowadays unused ‘escape routes’ to the site of an ancient Pangah (head house) where the skulls of the ‘enemy’ or ‘protectors’ of the longhouse lie’s amongst the ruins of this ancient, long abandoned but not forgotten longhouse. End the trekking at waterfall before returned back to Perayahomestay for night bamboo rafting safari. Dinner, start the the rafting at 0730 down in search for nocturnal animal, spotted few species of frogs and toad, bird, snake and spiders. The Bidayuh tribe will show you their skillful night spotting of the animals. Walk back to Perayahomestay lodge for overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 2 :
Bako National Park
Breakfast, 0800, transfer to Bako village, take a boat ride to BAKO NATIONAL PARK. Bako National Park, established since 1957, is the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak. Situated about 37 km from Kuching City, the excursion takes about one and a half-hour by land and boat. With an area about 2,728 hectares, it offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. Unlike the other parks, visitors to Bako National Park are almost guaranteed to see wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, squirrels, white bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, etc. With 17 trails provided, ranging from 0.2 km to 5.75 km, you will almost find new experience in each different trail. You will be brought along the Teluk Paku trail. To spot the Proboscis monkey, species, which only can be found in Borneo Island, you will need to walk slowly, keep as quiet as possible, and listen out for sounds and movement along the way. In Bako National Park, you will also be able to view 7 different types of vegetations and forests from almost desert-like scrub or “padang” to lowland dipterocarp forest. Evening leisure, dinner ands deed with night walk to the animal like Flying lemur and others. Overnight in the park chalet. ( B/L/D )
Day 3 : Satang Island
Breakfast, and the animal spotting continue. Bako National Park, It’s the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation – peat swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation, beach vegetation & Kerangas forest , and also full of jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys – an endemic monkey to Borneo, the silver langur – totally protected species, long-tailed macaques, bearded pigs, monitor lizards, wagler’s pit viper & etc.
1200 hrs return back from Bako N/P lunch enoute to santubong for wildlife cruise and Satang Island.
Drive from Bako village for about 45 mins in the direction of Damai beach. Board a small boat and start your cruise to the mouth of the Santubong & Salak River. There is a chance to spot the elusive and rare schools of Irawaddy dolphins, which are quite common in this area. Head out to the South Chinese Sea for Satang Island. The island is part of the Talang / Satang National Park and there are turtle nests on the island. Green Turtles and the rare Hawksbill Turtles lay their eggs here. You will get an idea of conservation work for these highly endangered sea creatures. Spend time on the island’s white sandy beach or go snorkeling. In the shallow waters off the island, enjoy the corals and the marine life.
Leisure around and dinner will be served. Free at leisure while waiting for the turtles coming up to the beach to lay eggs. No guaranteed as nature is unpredicted. Settle for the night and the guide will patrol the beach for the turtle…(B/L/D)
Day 4 :
Breakfast, packing before return back to Kuching city with lunch and drop of in Kuching hotel (B/L
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1 night at Perayahomestay lodge, 1night at Bako National Park’s Resthouse. 1 night camping at Satang Island, All meals stated (B/ Breakfast, L/ Lunches, D/ Dinner). (All guided tours include entrance fee). Airport – Hotel – Bako – Resort – Airport return transfers., English speaking guide
Optional Tour, Expenses, Beverages, Insurance, Personal incidentals, Porters and Guide Gratuity, Alcohol , Travel Insurance & Personal MISC, Items not mentioned
NOTE : THIS TOUR ONLY AVAILABLE START FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER
Participants are advised to bring along their sweater or windbreaker
Suggested dress-code: Hiking wear. Torchlight, camping rubber matt, medical kits and sun block lotion.
Our tours are graded from Easy, Mediocre to Strenuous. The following information is being compiled in a generalized manner. As such, you will focus and emphasize on the parts that involve you and the tours that you booked.
Any tour that involve a consistency of 2 sets of trekking time of 4 hours each, we shall grade it as Strenuous. Some tours graded under Strenuous require us to start early either because we have to accomplish an 8-hour trek or to catch a glimpse of a sunrise. We do plan some contingencies for some impossibility due to unforeseen circumstances although we suggest you to get ready for the worse. In our experience, it is our heat that pulls most trekkers down rather then the distance of the track. Water is the sole remedy to any long trek. Lack of water can cause diarrhea. Most trekkers thought that diarrhea is caused by contaminated water rather than the lack of it. Don’t bring your travel documents and valuables for overnight and/or trekking tours.
Things to Wear and Things to Bring
We highly recommend that you check our tour itinerary as thoroughly and as carefully as possible before making the booking. When booking our trekking tours, seek advice from your doctor about your health and fitness and request for the necessary medications to use during the tours. Sarawak is relatively free from major diseases but anti-malaria pills and iodine salt for excess sweating are useful if you are intending to cover our remote areas. The list below should give you a more comprehensive idea on what to wear and what to bring in order to enjoy all our tours better.
These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.
Group of 2-3, MYR2750.00 per person,
Group of 4-8, MYR2600.00 per person
Group of 9-14, MYR2500.00 per person,
Group of 15-20, MYR2300.00 per person, Child (5-11 years), MYR1150.00
Infant (Aged 4 and below)