This package is designed to give you a glimpse of Kuching’s fascinating variety of attractions. The Sarawak Cultural Village and the Annah Rais Longhouse both offer you a chance learn about the cultures of the main ethnic groups in Sarawak. Spend some time with Borneo’s endangered orangutan in their natural habitat. Experience the biodiversity of Sarawak’s plants and unique wildlife found in one destination, the incredible Bako National Park.
Day 1 – Arrival
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly tour representative and transfer to check in to your selected hotel. Free at own leisure.
Day 2 – Sarawak Cultural Village – City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed for a 45 minute’s ride to Sarawak Cultural Village to explore Sarawak’s very own living museum. Seven authentic replica buildings represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak; Bidayuh, Iban and Orang Ulu longhouses, a Penan jungle settlement, a Melanau tall-house, a Malay town house, a Chinese farmhouse and pagoda. Each is staffed with members of their respective ethnic groups, in traditional costume, carrying out traditional activities. Highlights of this tour is the 45 minutes cultural show that simply cannot be missed. Lunch is served at the village’s restaurant.
Afternoon, continue for city tour bypassing the city center including the South City Council, White Cat Statue, Chinatown, Chinese Temples, Main Bazaar, Old State Mosque, Old Courthouse and many more historical buildings along the way.
Transfer back to hotel after the tour and free at own leisure.
Day 3 – Semenggoh Wildlife Centre – Annah Rais Longhouse – Jong’s Crocodile Farm & Mini Zoo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early pick up at 8am for a 30 minute ride to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, approximately 24 km from Kuching to experience a rare opportunity to enjoy close encounters with semi-wild orang utans. These animals have been rescued from captivity and rehabilitated to survive and live off the surrounding forest reserve. They are now roaming freely in the rainforest and often return to the centre at feeding time (8.30am to 9.30am), when they hear the warden calling them.
Then take a scenic 30 minute drive passing through lush green countryside dotted with paddy fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations and flanked by jungle-clad mountains before arriving at the Bidayuh Longhouse, Anah Rais, which was built about 200 years ago. It is the nearest longhouse easily accessible by road, still maintaining its unique architecture and charm. However it is relatively modern with basic amenities. The Bidayuh or Land Dayaks are very warm and gentle people well known for their hospitality and are reputed to be the best makers of tuak or rice wine. Local ethnic lunch at the longhouse.
Afternoon, proceed to the only crocodile farm in Sarawak which is about a 30 minute drive from the city. Jong Crocodile Farm has more than 10,000 crocodiles. This is a great opportunity to learn about the types of crocodiles found in Sarawak and also their habitats. The farm also has a mini zoo featuring some local animals and you will get to check out its star attraction – the skull of Sarawak’s most notorious killer crocodile, Bujang Senang (Easy Bachelor). The feeding time of the crocodiles is at 3pm followed by the feeding of Arapaima fish at 3.30pm. Transfer back to hotel after the tour.
Day 4 – Bako National Park (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early pick up at 8.30am to Bako National Park. The park is the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak. Situated about 37 km from Kuching City, the journey takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by land and boat. With an area about 2,728 hectares, it offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. Unlike the other parks, visitors to Bako National Park are almost guaranteed to see wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, squirrels, white bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, etc. With 17 trails provided, ranging from 0.2 km to 5.75 km, you will almost find new experience in each different trail. You will be brought along the Teluk Paku trail. To spot the Proboscis monkey, species, which only can be found in Borneo Island, you will need to walk slowly, keep as quiet as possible, and listen out for sounds and movement along the way. Lunch will be served at the park canteen. Transfer back to hotel after tour.
Day 5 – Free & Easy (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel and a free day.
Day 6 – Departure (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until check out. Transfer to Kuching International Airport for departure.