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11DAYS 10NIGHTS THE WONDERS OF BORNEO WILDLIFE

Day 1 :
Arrival in Kuching expected, transfer to hotel for check in and free at leisure.

Day 2 : ( B/L )
Orang Utan and Bamboo Rafting.

Breakfast in the hotel , 0800 pick up and proceed 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". Continue the journey to Perayahomestay for Bamboo Rafting Safari.

We invite you to see the Borneo Rainforest from a fresh perspective, away from the heavily trodden trails. Be your own captain in a bamboo raft and rafting through class II water. Your guide will instruct you on river navigation and safety procedures making you feel at home in the turquoise, glacier fed rivers of the Sirin. You may also enjoy to be a adventurous and scenic rafters to create optimum enjoyment for each individual. Between rapids our guides will share the river’s secrets local history, Local fish spawning habits, Native Borneo plant usage and introduce you to the Peninsula’s invigorating outdoors.

The journey is the destination and this journey is unforgettable. Retrace the paddle strokes of Native Bidayuh Dayaks and the first settlers to the area.

Pick up time at 0830 and proceed on to Peraya village in the greater limestone area to start the traditional bamboo rafting. As our guest it would be our pleasure to arrange a pre-departure briefing before hand and fish feeding as the Sirin river was protected from all type of fishing. For your lunch it would be prepared in between the rafting safari. Continue rafting and upon arrival, have cloth change and transfer back to Kuching hotel for check in.

What we did during the trip:
- Collecting the jungles produce for midday cooking with the native
- Learned the cooking process with bamboo - Bidayuh Traditional style
- Had picnic lunch on the riverbank.
- Did bamboo rafting
- Be the Captain of the fleet
- Observed wildlife such as few species of insects, frogs and birds during rafting safari.
- Overnight in the hotel, Kuching (B/L)

Day 3 : ( B/L/D )
Bako National Park / wildlife.

Breakfast at the hotel, 0800, transfer for Bako village, take a boat 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 4 : ( B/L )
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. Retrace your journey back to Kuching in the mid afternoon and check into the hotel, free at leisure and overnight.

Day 5: ( B/L/D)
Kuching – Sematan – Tanjung Datu National Park (L, D).

Tanjung Datu comprises a narrow strip of forested hills and stunning beaches with clear emerald green waters. Located at the southwestern tip of Sarawak, Tanjung Datu is one of Sarawak’s smallest national parks but it is perhaps the most beautiful. A key attraction is its seclusion. The park’s remoteness means that the beaches are pristine and the rainforest intact. The park is home to a variety of wildlife include Hornbill, Bornean gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, long-tailed macaque monkeys, silver-leaf monkeys, civet cats, bearded pigs, diverse birdlife and more. Green turtles also nest on the park’s beaches from April to September.

0900 hours – Pick-up from hotel in Kuching and proceed by road (approx. 2 hours) to the small coastal town of Sematan. Take a boat (approx. 60 mins) to Tanjung Datu National Park. Arrive at Tanjung Datu National Park HQ around 1330 hours, walk across the beach and settle in at the campsite. (If the tide is low or sea conditions prevent boat landings at the park HQ, arrive at the small bay of Telok Upas and walk 15 minutes to Park HQ.) The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Relax on the beach, hike the Telok Upas or Viewpoint trails, have a swim or visit the turtle hatchery. Enjoy dinner at the park HQ. After dark go on short night walk and search for wildlife such as wild boar, sambar deer, mouse deer, barking deer, civet cats and other nocturnal creatures. Return to the park HQ then take a stroll along the beach to see if any turtles have come ashore to nest. Please note turtle sightings are not guaranteed. Overnight at the camping shelters at the park HQ.

Day 6 : ( B/L )
Tanjung Datu National Park.

After breakfast, around 0800 hours go for a jungle trek along the Pasir Antu Laut trail. Enjoy the forest scenery along the 2.7 km trail and keep a look out for wildlife. Gibbons, banded langurs and hornbills are sometimes spotted on this trail. Midway along the trail you will come to a small stream. Take a short break before continuing through the pristine forest to Antu Laut beach. Have a swim at the beach before returning along the forest trail. Half way along the trail turn left onto a small track that leads to the main turtle beach. Huge boulders are found along the coast here where the rainforest runs right down to the beach. Admire the views before walking back along the beach to the park HQ, proceed by boat to Sematan small town. Have lunch in a local coffee shop in Sematan. Return to Kuching arriving late evening and dropped off at your hotel in Kuching.

Note: This tour is available from April to October. Tanjung Datu is not accessible during the monsoon months owing to high seas. Some activities are subject to weather conditions and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.

Day 7 : ( B/L )
Pick up at 0830hrs, drive from Kuching 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 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are quite common in this area. Sightings are, however, not guaranteed. Head out to the South China 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. Retrace your journey in the mid afternoon. En route you will have a chance to spot some rare migratory birds at the Tukong Ara Island. Return transfer to Kuching hotel and overnight.

Note: Since you will be exposed to the hot tropical sun, we highly recommend that you bring along a cap, sun shades, sun block and insect repellent. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this tour incase of rain or bad weather conditions. This tour is suspended during the monsoon season (from November to March) due to rough sea conditions.


Day 8 : ( B/L/D )
- ETD 1050 KCH - MULU.
- Mulu National Park - Deer Cave - Lang Cave.

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Kuching Airport for flight to Mulu. Arrive Mulu Airport, transfer to Mulu park for check in. Afternoon meet at Mulu National Park headquarters. Upon registration and proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave and Lang Cave. After exploring the caves,proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Confined to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters . Dinner in house.

Day 9 : ( B/L )
Batu Bungan - Wind Cave - Clearwater Cave - Departure.

Breakfast at resort and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and later on you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater spring. Transfer to Mulu airport for flight to Miri. Free at leisure and overnight in Miri hotel.

Day 10 : ( B/L )
Niah Cave adventure.

Breakfast, 0900 proceed to visit Niah cave. Niah Cave is one of the world's most significant archaeological sites since the 1954 discovery of Stone Age human settlements. Remains of homo sapiens date back to 40,000 years. In Painted Cave red haematite paintings depict the afterlife journey. Marvel at agile collectors perched precariously on flimsy bamboo poles reaching 80 metres high into the darkness to collect the prized bird nests (when in season) while below voices of guano collectors can be heard. Besides bats and swiftlets, lookout for giant buttress roots and pandanus, exquisite orchids, luminous fungi and all manner of unusual insects and invertebrates.

Prehistoric Niah Caves (Full Day)
Itinerary : From Miri, take a scenic country drive past forests, oil palm and rubber trees, small villages and longhouses with rice fields, pepper and market gardens. At the Park, cross the Niah River by boat to visit the Archaeology Museum and then take a 3-kilometre walk on a raised plankwalk through virgin rainforest to the cave entrance. Get your camera ready for West Mouth is indeed one of the largest and most beautiful cave entrances. Framed by creepers with overhanging stalactites, the view takes in the lush greenery of the surrounding rainforest. When in season, witness bird nest collection by the locals. Explore the magnificent cave system and surrounding jungle. View prehistoric wall paintings and remnants of prehistoric human settlements. Return to Miri, transfer to The hotel.

Day 11 : ( B/L )
Breakfast, proceed for Miri City Tour – Tour features Malaysia 1st Oil Well or The Grand Old Lady located at Canada Hill, The largest Taoist Temple in South East Asia, Miri City Fan, Miri Heritage Centre (handicraft & souvenir) and visit Tamun Muhibbah ~ the local farmers market-you can find various tropical fruit and vegetable. Finally transfer to Miri airport for the flight back to next destination.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
INCLUDES
1 night accommodation at Mulu Park, 1night at Bako National Park's Resthouse. 1 night camping at Tanjung Datu National Park, 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.

EXCLUDES
Optional Tour, Expenses, Beverages, Insurance, Personal incidentals, Porters and Guide Gratuity, Alcohol , Travel Insurance & Personal MISC, All locals flights, KCH - MULU - MIRI - KCH and Items not mentioned.

Price in Malaysia Ringgit ( RM 4,100 )
- Minimum 2 adults per order
- Single Person Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information.
Note: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. This tour is offered on a ‘Seat-in-Coach’ basis.


Accommodation For other accommodation options (e.g. RM 182 per person per night to upgrade to Royal Mulu Resort or RM 25 per person per night to upgrade to Garden Bungalow at park HQ), please contact us for the latest prices and deals.

Recommended Flights For getting from Kuching to Mulu. Options are Kuching (KCH) – Miri (MYY) on Malaysia Airlines MH2802 (Dep 0700, Arr 0800) followed by Miri (MYY) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3630 (Dep 0930, Arr 1000). There is a direct flight on Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kuching (KCH) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3752 (Dep 1050, Arr 1225). Options for departing Mulu are Mulu (MZV) – Kuching (KCH) on MASWings MH3753 (Dep 1455, Arr 1630) and Mulu (MZV – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on MASWings MH3254 (Dep 1455, Arr 1645).

NOTE
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.

IMPORTANT
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.

Strenuous
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.

G) LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER/RESPONSIBILITIES
Perayahomestay@Nature Uniqueness, their representatives act only as agents for the tour members in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, sightseeing, restaurants or any other services in connection with the itinerary. They will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements, however, they do not assume any liability whatsoever, for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay to person or property because of any acts of war or terrorism, any act of default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company or person rendering any of the services included in the tours. The tickets, coupons, tariffs, rules or contracts currently in use by any carrier, hotel, restaurant or other contractor rendering services shall constitute the sole contract between such contractor and the tour member. Perayahomestay@Nature Uniqueness/as the organizer, accept no responsibility for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or any other cause beyond their personal control. No carrier shall be responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board its own conveyance. The right is reserved to cancel or change itineraries, or substitute services without notice and to decline to accept or retain any passenger at any time. In view of statutory or contractual limitations that may apply to personal injury or property damage losses the purchase of accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

In order to keep our prices down these tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people. Please do note the pick-up time for the tour departure (these times are generally fixed); and do not forget to indicate the name of your hotel. These details will of course be reconfirmed to you before you start your tour.