Heart of Sarawak
Santubong Wildlife Cruise
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Batang Ai Resort
Arrival at Kuching International Airport
Transfer to Hotel for check in
Evening Santubong Wildlife Cruise (1600hrs-1930hrs / 3.5 hours)
This award winning tour takes you around the rivers of the Santubong Peninsular, offering you the chance of seeing some of Sarawak’s fascinating wildlife. The cruise starts from the Boat Club. From there your boat cruises to the mouth of the Santubong River, where Irrawaddy dolphins are often spotted. Your boat then roams the mangrove-lined rivers looking for wildlife. As the light starts to fade, we go in search of the rare proboscis monkey. Small groups are often seen in the treetops at the water edge, settling down for the night. As dusk arrives we search for fireflies and crocodiles. Crocodiles are often seen on the mud banks and brightly shining crocodile eyes can be spotted when a torch light is passed over the river. After searching for crocodiles your boat proceeds further up river where fireflies gather at night. Watch the fireflies move around the branches of the mangroves, momentarily lighting up the night sky.
Return to hotel after tour ended. Free and easy at own leisure.
Heart to Heart Program with Orangutan
(0800hrs – 1700hrs / Daytrip)
This unique initiative allows the public to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faces and to actively participate in orangutan conservation by compressing a variety of education and conservation activities into a single day. It is ideal for associations and corporate groups, as well as families with older children. Participants learn from a dedicated team of Sarawak Forestry experts about the challenges of orangutan rehabilitation, get to work hands-on performing everyday conservation activities at Matang Wildlife Centre. After the conservation works, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing the journey to Semenggoh Nature Reserve.
Semenggoh is known as the best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orangutans who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rainforest and often return to the centre at feeding time. There is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heartwarming sights in Borneo – an orangutan mother with a young baby.
Arrive at hotel. Free and easy at own leisure. (L)
3 Days 2 Nights Mengkak and Batang Ai Combination (0830hrs)
Day 01: This 5 hours road journey takes you through lush green countryside dotted with paddy fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants. Stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country. Arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake jetty mid-afternoon for a longboat ride up the Engkari river, passing through typical Borneo countryside with an ancient longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river. Arrive at Mengkak Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof.” Dinner, featuring delicious fresh jungle produce, is served. After dinner, enjoy the evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief. The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in! Overnight in the longhouse common area with basic amenities. (L, D)
3 Days 2 Nights Mengkak and Batang Ai Combination
Day 02: After breakfast, enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself. Then go for a farm walk with the guide and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture. After lunch, depart from the longhouse using the longboat to Aiman Batang Ai Resort.
Arrive at Aiman Batang Ai Resort. Check in and free and easy for the rest of the day.
Dinner is served. Overnight at the resort. (B, L, D)
3 Days 2 Nights Mengkak and Batang Ai Combination
Day 03: After breakfast, free and easy before check out.
Depart back to Kuching via the same route with lunch served en-route.
Arrive at Kuching and check in to the hotel. Free and easy at own leisure.
Departure transfer to Kuching International Airport (pickup is 2 hours prior to flight departure from hotels in city)
Optional of half day tour in the morning if flight departure is in the afternoon / evening.
Price from MYR 3226.00 per person
- Minimum of 2 adults
- Includes Return Airport Transfer, Tours as mentioned, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Meals as mentioned, 1 night stay at 4* hotel with breakfast (twin sharing), 1 night stay at longhouse, 1 night stay at Aiman Batang Ai Resort (twin sharing).
- Single person has surcharge applicable. Please contact us for more information.
- All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking/reservation.
- These tours operate on Seat In Coach (SIC) or join-in basis.