Sarawak Rainforest: Kayak & Orangutan Discovery

Perfect Day Trip

Kayak Adventure in Borneo

Borneo Orangutan Tour

Fun river kayaking with an unforgettable orangutan experience

If the thrill of a Borneo kayak adventure through a rainforest isn’t enough, meet mankind’s closest relative—the Orangutan, during feeding time. A full and exciting day of fun and adventure awaits you!

Tour Highlights

Watch orangutan emerge from the rainforest, descending from the forest canopy

Exceptional kayaking adventure past karsts & dense rainforest

Lunch at the riverbank next to a swinging suspension bridge

Enjoy one of the most popular Kuching outdoor activities

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Trip Details


Adults (13 +): MYR 238

Children (3-12): MYR 119

Children under 2: Free

Departure Time

08:00 hrs

Please note: Exact timing may differ depending on the tidal conditions. If there is any time change, your guide will inform you at least 1 day prior to the tour.

Meeting Point

We’ll meet you at your hotel/hostel


7 days a week, all year round

Update March 02, 2022: Tour temporarily unavailable


8 hours

Group Size

Minimum 2 adults

Difficulty Level



  • English speaking guide
  • Car transfer
  • Kayak and lifejacket
  • Lunch and beverage
  • Entrance fees
  • A great time!

What to Bring

  • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily: swimsuits, shorts are fine
  • Comfortable walking shoes. Flip-flops & sandals are not advisable as some parts of the river is slippery, especially the trek to the small waterfall
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic
  • A towel, a change of clothes and a plastic bag to keep your phone/cameras dry
  • Sun hat/cap and sunglasses

About Your Guide

Our community guides are local and are well trained friendly professionals who give simple safety instructions as well as basic paddling techniques at the beginning of the trip. The guides are happy to provide local knowledge of the Semadang River and its landscape so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in these beautiful waters, and at the same time ensure safety and great FUN on the river!

What You'll Do

The day starts off with a relaxing visit to the wonderful Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary as feeding time approaches. Enclosed in a large area of lush rainforest, the sanctuary is home to an array of endangered Orangutans who have been rescued from captivity & are now part of a successful rehabilitation programme. In response to the calls of the resident park rangers during the scheduled feeding time, these amazing primates will descend from the canopy to the lower branches of trees near the feeding area. This gives us the chance to see them at fairly close quarters which for many is the wildlife highlight of their Borneo trip.

After the feeding time, we continue our journey to the start of our Borneo kayaking adventure. We hop into a kayak on the Sarawak Kiri River and the current will carry you downstream toward Kampung Semadang. You’ll drift past massive limestone formations and dense forestry on either bank. At the halfway point, you’ll have the chance to stop at a Bidayuh tribe’s village to explore how the native’s farm and fish and you can also try to cross the village’s scary looking swinging suspension bridge that the local community still uses for their everyday activities. Lunch is served here by the river or by the beach while you are sunbathing!

After lunch, we’ll continue to paddle leisurely and savor the peace and tranquillity of the rainforest. This serene and smooth flowing river is a great place for friends and family to compete in a fun race and water fights. When water level permits, stopover at a mini waterfall for swimming and river fish feeding before ending the fantastic kayaking tour at the Kampung Semadang.

Join us for this full-day family-friendly tour to enjoy one of the most popular day trips and excursion in Kuching to explore the pristine wilderness of the Borneo rainforest from the vantage point of a river as well as witnessing the natural wonder of the orangutan.

Good to Know

  • Reservation recommended to avoid disappointment
  • This adventure is suitable for beginners as well as for kids as young as 5 years old with adult guidance
  • No lifejacket, no kayak!
  • We have a pre-tour safety briefing and mandatory equipment checks
  • Rain or shine, we always pedal!
  • We recommend guests bring your own refillable water bottles and avoid using one-off plastic water bottles.
  • During our tours, we recycle wherever possible, and try to keep our waste as low as possible. We discourage the use of plastic bags, and suggest that you bring your own dry bag or small waterproof backpack.
  • Check out OUR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM COMMITMENT.(opens in a new tab)
  • Please do not take pieces of coral or other endangered plant life home as a souvenir.

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