Ultimate Sarawak 4-Day Adventure

14% Saving on Day Tours

Visit Bako National Park

4 Adventures in Four Days

Cycle, kayak, trek, and explore. Take in the rich culture of Sarawak with unique experiences such as visits to tribal villages, longhouses, market tours, and tasting traditional cuisine. Spot orangutans and other local wildlife on treks through national parks and boat trips. Cycle to gold mines and hidden caves.

Tour Highlights

Venture into Bako National Park to see orangutans and proboscis monkeys and finish with a spectacular boat trip.

Mix outdoor adventures like kayaking and wildlife spotting, with a dose of ethnic culture by visiting a 200-year-old Annah Rais Longhouse!

Visit Borneo’s gold mines and learn about the island’s extensive history.

Visit Kuching’s famous caves to see hundreds of bats and swiftlet birds.

Cycle through the rural countryside or through off-road jungle trails.

Appreciate the history and architecture of Sarawak’s capital, Kuching. Visit the city’s markets and museums.

Click the Tabs to Find Out More

Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

  • Adults (13+): MYR 978.00 (14% saving)
  • Children (8-12): MYR 489.00

Departure Time

  • Day 1: 8:00 AM
  • Day 2: 8:00 AM
  • Day 3: 8:00 AM
  • Day 4: 8:00 AM

Meeting Point

Days 1-3: your hotel lobby
Day 4: Paradesa Borneo office


Availability

Year-round: Monday to Sunday


Duration

4 full days (these are only day trips, you will return to your own hotels in the evening)


Group Size

2-8 persons


Difficulty Level

2/5 Active: A good level of fitness is required, especially if you choose to do the off-road mountain bike tour on day 3


Participation Requirements

Days 1, 2, & 4 are suitable for all ages

On day 3, all participants must be aged 8 and above to participate in the activities


Included

  • Day 1 – Bako National Park:
    • Lunch and refreshment
    • Land and sea transport
    • Local, English-speaking national park guide
  • Day 2- Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse Discovery: 
    • English-speaking guide
    • Car transfer
    • Kayak and life jacket
    • Lunch and beverage
    • Entrance fees
  • Day 3 – Adventure Cycling Day Tours (choose any one tour from below): 
    • Mountain Biking Gold Mine & Cave Discovery (Off-Road or On-Road):
      • Local, English-speaking guide
      • Bike and helmet
      • Car transfer
      • Lunch and refreshments
      • Entrance tickets
      • Rain ponchos are provided in the event of rain
    • Mountain Biking, Jungle, and River Adventure: 
      • Local, English-speaking guide
      • Bike and helmet
      • Car transfer
      • Lunch and refreshments
      • Entrance tickets
      • Rain ponchos are provided in the event of rain
    • Day 4 –  Best of Kuching: Heritage + Kampong Bike Tour:
      • Local, English-speaking guide.
      • Bike and helmet
      • Boat fees
      • Food, local fruit samples, and refreshments
      • Rain ponchos are provided in the event of rain

Not Included

Accommodation


What to Bring

  • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, swimsuits, shorts are fine
  • Comfortable walking shoes, flip-flops or sandals are not advisable as some parts of the river are slippery, especially the trek to the small waterfall
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and antiseptic
  • A towel, change of clothes, and plastic bag to keep electronics dry
  • A sun hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Extra cash for additional food and drinks, local souvenir, and personal shopping
  • Extra mineral water
  • For cycling: Wear light comfortable shoes and clothes. We recommend guests wear long sleeves and light clothing like sports clothes for comfortable riding

About Your Guide

  • Your local, English-speaking park, kayaking, and bike tour guides take great pride in their heritage and are well informed in Borneo’s history, culture, and natural wonders
  • For each tour, one passionate local English-speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 6 – 8 guests depending on the nature of each tour
What You'll Do

We pick you up from the hotel and drive 40 minutes to the scenic jetty of Kampong Bako. From the jetty, you will take a 25-minute boat ride to the national park headquarters, situated in the Bako Peninsula. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in its natural surroundings, including Borneo’s signature long-nose proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, wild boars (bearded pig), snakes, and monitor lizards. 

There are several trails inside the park depending on the group’s level of fitness and interest. The 16-square kilometers of forests are home to seven distinct ecosystems including beach vegetation, mangroves, and a peat swamp forest. Constant erosion over millions of years has turned the Bako coastline into a stunning geographical landmark with spectacular cliffs, sea stacks, and pristine sandy beaches.

This small-group tour includes a local lunch which is served at the national park canteen before the return boat trip back to the mainland. The boat trip offers more opportunities for wildlife spotting including estuary crocodiles and shorebirds. The day ends with a transfer back to your city hotel after reaching Kampong Bako jetty.

This adventure will start with a visit to the wonderful Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary as feeding time approaches. Enclosed in a large area of lush rainforest, it is home to endangered orangutans who have been rescued from captivity and are now part of a successful rehabilitation program. In response to the calls of the resident park rangers during the scheduled feeding time, these amazing primates descend from the canopy to the lower branches of trees, near the feeding area and offer us the chance to see them at fairly close quarters, which, for many, is the wildlife highlight of their Borneo trip.

After feeding time, we continue our journey to one of the few remaining Bidayuh tribe’s longhouses in Kuching, the Annah Rais Longhouse. The longhouses are home to over 80 families and boast a history of 200 years of existence. Explore this living Bidayuh village with your local guide and learn about the culture of the Dayaks who were once headhunters. Step into the sacred room old human skulls are still worshipped, before visiting one of the local establishments for a sip of its famous rice wine, ‘tuak’.

After saying goodbye to the longhouse, we take another quick transfer to the start of the kayaking adventure. Float down an untouched stretch of the Sarawak River to discover hidden waterfalls, explore limestone formations, and take the opportunity to have a dip in the refreshing mountain water. At the halfway mark, drop by a Bidayuh tribe’s village to explore how the locals farm and fish. You can try to cross the village’s scary looking suspension bridge that the local community still uses for their everyday activities. Lunch is served here by the river.

After lunch, continue to paddle leisurely and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the rainforest. This serene and smooth flowing river is a great place for friends and family to compete in races and water fights! When water levels permit, stop at a mini waterfall for swimming and river fish feeding before ending the kayaking tour at the Kampong Semadang.

Mountain Biking Gold Mine & Cave Discovery (Off-Road Jungle or On-Road Country Ride)

Off-Road:

Discover the off-road jungle trails of a historical gold mining town! Cycle through the rocky rainforest terrain leading to the oldest gold mines in Sarawak.

Visit Kuching’s most famous caves, The Wind & Fairy Caves, walk through the dark caverns where you can, if you’re lucky, see bats and swiftlet bird nests on the cave wall and ceilings! Then head off-road to discover some hidden gold mines whilst tackling some of the rocky trails leading us to our halfway point for refreshments and a visit to the impressive Fairy Caves. After the caves, it’s off-road again to experience the challenging up and downhill of the rainforest trails! We will then load up our bikes and head off to town for a well-deserved lunch.

On-Road:

Discover the joy of cycling through the beautiful Borneo countryside with a visit to a historical gold mining town and Kuching’s most famous caves. After a scenic 45 minutes car trip, ride off to our first stop – the Wind Caves and walk through the dark caverns where you can spot bats and the nests of swiftlet birds hanging from the ceiling and cave walls! Then head off on a gentle gravel road to discover hidden gold mines and visit the impressive Fairy Caves chambers. Next, ride to a mystical cave with a Buddha statue to pray for your future fortunes and destiny. After the caves, we ride on a countryside road surrounded by pretty farmhouses and plantations back to Bau Town! We will then load up our bikes and head off to town for a well-deserved lunch.

Mountain Biking, Jungle, and River Adventure:

Experience this wild and thrilling ride in the Borneo jungle. A fantastic trail with 90% off-road single track. This trail takes you through a variety of exciting terrain including untouched tropical forest, winding ravines, natural bamboo garden, and challenging rooty downhills. Best of all, take on the challenge of many river crossings by riding across suspended bridges, or carrying your bike over bamboo and log bridges. Stop for a breather during the ride and open up your senses to the tropical jungle: listen for the call of tropical birds; observe the busy life of insects and small jungle animals; and discover the great variety of wild exotic plants such as pitcher plants, wild ginger, and the abundant tropical fruits.

After all the exertion through the jungle, take a cool dip in a gentle flowing river for a well-deserved break, before heading for lunch at a century-old town to try out some exotic local food!

This unique bike tour covers 85% of Kuching’s “sights” as listed by the Lonely Planet, and much more!

Discover the hidden gems of Kuching, see our temples and monuments through the hidden lanes inside the heritage zone, and indulge in a variety of popular Sarawak street foods, drinks, and desserts! After a relaxing cruise across the Sarawak River on a traditional “sampan” boat, we will guide you through off-the-beaten-track routes of the rural Malay “kampong” and wooden bridges lining the banks of the great Sarawak River.

Along the way, you can explore the vibrant and exotic open-air market of Kubah Ria. Witness the vibrant color of tropical fresh fruits and vegetables, shop for local handicrafts at non-tourist prices, and discover a whole range of jungle produce including unique wild ferns, exotic vegetables, and plants. Open up your senses and discover the authentic Sarawak! You will go home with both your mind and soul enriched… and your stomach fulfilled!

Good to Know

  • The sequence of activities may change depending on our booking availability. We will inform you at least 1 day prior to the activity so that you have plenty of time to prepare fully for the next activity.
  • Moderate level of fitness for the Bako and kayak tours, but a good level of fitness is required for all the mountain biking tours. For the Biking, Jungle, and River Adventure, mountain biking experience is required
  • For the Bako trip, the exact departure times may differ depending on the tidal condition. If it differs from the announced time, your guide will inform you one day prior to the tour.
  • Rain or shine, we always ride and paddle!
  • Pre-tour safety briefing and mandatory equipment checks

See What Our Guests Are Saying


You May Also Like...