One of Amansar’s favourite destinations, Tanjung Datu is located at the most Western tip of Sarawak on the border with Kalimantan. There is no road access, but from the fishing village of Telok Melano it is possible to hike in or to hire a boat. 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, a secluded coastline and coral reefs close to shore making snorkelling enjoyable, while farther out dolphins and sometimes whales have been 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.
This is a full day tour, departing your hotel at 7am for the road trip to Telok Melano, around 2 hours. A picnic lunch will be provided (please note that there is no canteen facility available) and you might like to purchase some additional snacks or fruit en route at the Lundu market.
On arrival at Tanjung Datu your guide will be able to accompany you on one of the walking trails, or you can relax for an idyllic few hours on your own private beach!
Note: this tour is not possible during the monsoon season from October to February, due to rough sea conditions.
This is a 2D/1N tour as above, with overnight accommodation at the Tanjung Datu Park HQ. All meals and a guide are included. Night jungle walks can be arranged with a Park Ranger. If it is the turtle hatching season, you may be lucky to see a turtle laying her eggs on the beach!
This is a 3D/2N tour as above, with overnight accommodation at either (or both) Tanjung Datu or Telok Melano homestay. All meals and a guide are included.