Simply Sarawak - 8 days
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Sarawak in Borneo is the naturalists paradise, we start with the charms of Kuching, take in the orangutan rehabilitation centre, stay in a long-house in an amazing and remote location before finishing with the UNESCO listed Mulu Cavesâ€¦. plus much more in-between.
Day 1: Kuching
Saturday â€“ Hello Borneo! Welcome to Kuching, upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight â€“Kuching. Overnight - Kuching
Day 2: Cat City
Kuching. This morning we explore and discover the charms of this riverine city. See buildings from the days of the White Rajahs, ancient Chinese temples and colourful markets displaying the local produce in addition to visiting the Sarawak Museum. Reputed to be one of the best in South East Asia, it has an excellent collection of Bornean ethnological and archaeological artefacts. Spend this afternoon at leisure. Overnight - Kuching City (B)
Simply Sarawak - 8 days Go Guide
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Day 3: Bako National Park
Travelling by coach and then a boat ride along the shoreline of the South China Sea to Bako National Park one of the best places in Sarawak to view wildlife in a natural setting. Animals commonly spotted include proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards. Forest vegetation ranges from mangrove to kerangas, tropical swamp, cliff and beach. Walking within the park, you will experience this amazing wilderness with some trails leading to some good swimming beaches. Overnight - Kuching City (B)
Day 4: Orangutans and Lemanak Longhouse
Kuching - Lemanak. This morning we first visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orangutans are being nurtured to return to the jungle and have the chance to observe feeding time.
Continuing on through rural Sarawak, we see pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. Having lunch en route, we visit a native market and a pepper garden. On arrival at the Lemanak River we travel by longboat along the river to our longhouse. Settle in at our simple traditionally styled lodge before enjoying dinner and after a welcoming ceremony of traditional dance and music. Overnight - Lemanak (B, D)
Day 5: Lemanak and Kuching
Lemanak â€“ Kuching. After breakfast we witness a blowpipe demonstration, before taking an enlightening nature walk where we learn about the medicinal plants used by the Iban and other shoots and roots used as food. Return by longboat and continue overland to Kuching. Overnight - Kuching (B)
Day 6: Mulu and the Langs Cave
Kuching â€“ Mulu. This morning we take our flight to Mulu. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your accommodation to settle in.
This afternoon we take a scenic 3 km plank-walk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave, the world's largest cave passage. With an entrance of 150 m wide and 120 m high and nowhere within less than 90 m high, its scale is tremendous. Next is Langs Cave which possesses amazing limestone stalactites and stalagmites. In fine weather there is also the chance to witness the spectacular exodus of some 2 million of bats. Overnight Mulu
Overnight - Mulu (B)
Day 7: Mulu Caves
We begin the day by travelling by longboat to explore Wind and Clearwater Caves before a picnic lunch and swim at a wonderful swimming area, before returning to your hotel. Overnight - Mulu (B, L)
Day 8: Mulu
After breakfast, hotel check-out and transfer to the airport our tour draws to an end. Flights should be booked for after 2pm. (B)