Bako is Sarawak’s oldest National Park, located on a Peninsula and only accessible by boat. It is an extremely unique environment due the seven complete eco-systems made up of almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. There are 16 hiking trails available, ranging from one or two hours return from the Park HQ to full day or overnight hikes.
The wildlife at Bako is truly exceptional- you are able to see the rare proboscis monkey found only in Borneo, otters, the Bornean bearded pig, lizards including the water monitor, a variety of harmless snakes, and more than 150 species of birds. If you stay overnight, you may witness a flying lemur, pangolin, kancil mouse deer, bats, tarsier, slow loris, or palm civet. Guided night tours are available with a Park Ranger.
Things to bring:
This full day tour will depart from your hotel at 0800hrs. It is a 40min drive to the Malay village of Bako where you take a speedboat up the Bako River into the South China Sea and around to the Park entrance. Lunch is provided at the Park cafeteria. You will return to your hotel no later than 1600hrs.
Includes English speaking Park guide, entrance fee, land and boat transfers, lunch at Park's cafeteria.
Duration: 7 hours
2D1N Bako with Night Walk
The Park has some basic accommodation, and staying the night gives you a wonderful experience observing nocturnal animals and watching the sunsets over the bay, which are both well worth the stay.
Includes English speaking Park guide, 1 night accommodation at the Park's chalet, entrance fee, land and boat transfers, meals (1 breakfast + 1 lunch + 1 dinner)
Note: If you would like to stay longer at Bako, Amansar can arrange a special package for you, including longer guided treks across the Park. Please contact us for more detailed information about the full day and overnight treks.