A Cradle of Human Civilization
Niah National Park is home to one of the most spectacular great cave entrances in the world which houses the oldest known human burial sites in Southeast Asia, the Painted Cave with its unique depictions of prehistoric burial rituals are surrounded by dense primary rainforest and rugged limestone outcrops.
This tour begins with a 90 minutes’ car/bus journey from Miri. Upon arrival in the park, a 45-minutes stroll along a wooden plank walk brings you to Traders’ Cave, where bird’s nest traders once gathered annually for centuries to conduct their businesses. Shortly after, you come to the mouth of the Great Cave, one of the largest and most spectacular cave entrances in the world. A steep winding path allows you to explore the Great Cave and leads out through a forest glade to the tranquillity of the Painted Cave, where ancient cave paintings depict “dead ships” carrying departed souls to the afterlife.
Return to the Great Cave mouth at dusk for a memorable show of swirling clouds, as countless bats leave the cave to feed while swiftlets return home to nest.
Return by car/bus to Miri.
Overnight stays in park accommodation can be arranged.
This tour departs from Miri, in Northeast Sarawak. We will be pleased to arrange flights from Kuching to Miri, and/or overnight accommodation in Miri if required.