Orang-utans Experience, Sarawak


Destinations: KuchingLemanakSemenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation CentreBako National Park

Destination Services: Land transportation as specified, Local English speaking guide, 行程中所列出的餐食, Accommodation as stated above

Stars: 4-5 Stars

Days: 4 days

RMB:From 2,780


D1Arrival - Kuching

Arrive at Kuching Airport and transfer to your hotel.                                                               

Start your stay with a tour of Sarawak’s historic capital which includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means “Cat” in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Centre Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum.

Head across river, passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana (former residence of the White Rajahs), and visit either the unique Cat Museum or Fort Margherita. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and proceed on foot through Old Kuching, exploring the colourful Central Markets and squeezing through narrow alleyways crammed with spice dealers and textile shops. Pass by the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era, the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office.

Meals: Nil

Hotel:  Lime Tree (Deluxe room) or similar

D2Kuching - Lemanak

After breakfast, drive 225 kilometres through lush rainforest and scenic countryside dotted with small roadside towns, farmhouses, Malay, Chinese and Bidayuh villages, pepper orchards, rubber and oil palm plantations. On your way, stop at Serian for a short tour of the town. Continue your journey to Lachau or another roadside town for lunch until you reach the Lemanak River where you will hop on-board a motorised longboat for a thrilling ride, travelling upstream against the flow of the water.                                                           

Arrive at Serubah or Nanga Kesit longhouse and experience for yourself a way of life that goes back many centuries. Take a dip or swim in the cool water of the Lemanak River. In the evening, enjoy a local dinner accompanied by tuak (rice wine) and entertainment by the longhouse residents: traditional dances to the music of gongs. Stay overnight in the longhouse at the heart of Borneo’s rainforest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:  Longhouse Guest House or similar

D3Lemanak – Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Kuching

Make your way back to Kuching with lunch served en-route at a local cafe. Upon arrival in Kuching, go to the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to watch the feeding of the orang-utans. This is the best place in Sarawak to see semi-wild orang-utans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time. The centre is 30 mins drive from Kuching and another 20 mins on foot. Along the way you will pass by the ethno-botanical gardens, with their unique collection of rainforest plants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Lime Tree (Deluxe room) or similar

D4Bako National Park

After breakfast, go to Bako National Park. This small peninsula, located 1½ hours from Kuching by car and longboat, is home to seven distinct rainforest ecosystems and home to a remarkable diversity of animals and plants. Bako’s most famous residents are proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs (leaf monkeys), long-tailed macaque monkeys, wild boars, flying squirrels, monitor lizards as well as hundreds of different bird species. Fascinating plant life includes mangroves, strangling figs, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic ant plants.

Unique geological features mark the coastline, including the famous Sea Stack, whilst well-marked trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded beaches.

A pack lunch is included in today’s services.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Lime Tree (Deluxe room) or similar     

D5Kuching - Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes:

Accommodation as stated above

Meals as stated above

English speaking guide – other languages available on request

All transfers in an air-con vehicle

Activities and excursions as stated above including all required entrance fees

Excludes :

Airfare – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China, please contact us!

Visa (if required)

Optional activities and tours

Travel insurance

Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included

Gratuities to guide and driver