One of Amansar’s favourite destinations, Tanjung Datu is located at the farthest South Western tip of Sarawak on the border with Kalimantan. There is no road access, but it is possible to hire a boat from the village of Sematan to get to Tanjung Datu, a 1-1.5 hour trip depending on the conditions. Its remoteness is an attractive feature if you like exploring an environment that is relatively untouched. Tanjung Datu has a rich assortment of wildlife, some unusual plant species, secluded coastline and coral reefs close to shore, while farther out dolphins and sometimes whales are seen. In addition to this, there are 4 short walking trails that combine rainforest and beach scenery with amazing views of both the Indonesian and Malaysian coastlines.
Endangered Green Turtles and Olive Ridley Turtles regularly lay eggs on the beaches at Tanjung Datu, and so the Park Rangers have established a turtle hatchery to protect and monitor the eggs.
Optional: on the return boat trip from Tanjung Datu, stop at the traditional Malay fishing village of Telok Melano. It is also possible to stay overnight in Melano in homestay accommodation.
Note: this tour is not possible during the monsoon season from October to February, due to rough sea conditions.
This is a full day tour, departing your hotel at 7am for the 116 km road trip to Sematan, around 1.5 hours. At Sematan there is an interesting local market where you can spend some time relaxing before the boat ride to Tanjung Datu. A picnic lunch will be provided (please note that there is no canteen facility available) but you might like to purchase some snacks or fruit at the Sematan market.
On arrival at Tanjung Datu your guide will be able to accompany you on one of the walking trails, or you can spend an idyllic few hours on your own private beach!
This tour can also include a visit to the small fishing village of Telok Melano on the return boat ride back to Sematan, a friendly community where you will be welcome to walk around and explore the village. Enjoy a drink and local snack at the beach cafe.
You will return to your hotel by 6pm.
RM 750 pp with min. 4 adults required / RM 400 Child
This is a 2D/1N tour as above, with overnight accommodation at either Tanjung Datu or Telok Melano. All meals and guide included. If you choose to stay at Tanjung Datu, you can walk several of the Park trails and our guide can arrange a night walk with a Park Ranger for you.
RM 1,200 pp / RM 500 Child
This is a 3D/2N tour as above, with overnight accommodation at either (or both) Tanjng Datu and Telok Melano. All meals and guide included.
RM 1,400 pp / RM 600 Child
Optional Extra’s available
Please contact us for updated costings for these Optional Extra’s.