Bako National Park Day Trip (H1)

From MYR MYR280.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak
  • Product code: H1

Tour highlights:

  • Full Day: 

    • Best and most accessible national park in Borneo for wildlife spotting

    • Fun & adventurous day trip to Bako national park by a spectacular boat trip

    • Great opportunity to spot the bizarre proboscis monkey, a monkey with big nose and pot belly

    • Panoramic views of rugged coastline, small beaches & green hilltops.


  • Full Day & Night:

    • Great wildlife and nature photography opportunities in Sarawak's oldest national park, in daylight as well as at night

    • Good hiking trail variety from full day treks to short walks

    • Spectacular sunset view of the Mount Santubong

    • Relax within the pristine & undisturbed rainforest jungle


What sets this tour apart:

  • Full Day: Experience Bako National Park on a fully guided day trip from Kuching

  • Full Day & Night: A full wildlife experience with this extended evening and night walk tour in Bako on this day tour from Kuching

What you’ll see or do:

  • Full Day: 

The best of Borneo wildlife National Park and a wonderful wildlife reserve to spend the day in search of proboscis monkey, wild boar, exotic bird and snake. Bako National Park is famed for being the oldest National Park in Sarawak. It’s relatively easy access provides  a golden opportunity to discover and explore Sarawakian rainforests and wildlife. This is where adventure takes place which involves basic to advanced trekking within the rainforest.

Pick up from the hotel and drive 40 minutes to the scenic jetty of Kampong Bako. From the jetty, the national park guide will arrange for the boat and life jackets before taking a  25-minute boat ride to the national park headquarter situated in Bako peninsula.  Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in natural surroundings, including Borneo's signature long-nose proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, wild boars (bearded pig), snakes, monitor lizards, and can all be seen in close but safe proximity under the guidance of our expert park guide. 

There are several trails inside the park depending on level of fitness and interest. The 16 square kilometers of primary forests is home to seven distinct ecosystems including beach vegetation, mangrove and peat swamp forest. Constant erosion over millions of years has turned the Bako coastline into a stunning geographical landmark with spectacular cliffs, sea stacks and pristine sandy beaches that dot the area.

This small-group tour includes a local lunch which is served at the national park canteen before the return boat trip back to the mainland. The boat trip offers more opportunity for wildlife spotting including estuary crocodile and shore birds. Transfer back to your city hotel after reaching Kampong Bako jetty.


  • Full Day & Night: 

The extended day trip includes a full day at the park as well as an additional night walk and dinner.

After a full day of exploring the park, the late afternoon provides further opportunity to spot proboscis monkeys who come out in droves after the midday heat. The animals at Bako are used to humans so there is a great opportunity for watching the monkeys jumping from tree to tree at close proximity. After dinner at the park restaurant, proceed on a night walk using torchlight with the park guide.  The night walk, on a trail with an elevated boardwalk, aims to catch sight of the park’s nocturnal creatures which includes the shy Civet Cat (if we are very lucky) and all manner of frogs, insects and creepy-crawlies.  Your sharp eye park guide might even spot bats and flying lemurs busy with activity in the darkness of the night. The boatman awaits at the jetty to bring you back to the mainland before transfer back to your city hotel.

This tour can be affected by changing weather and tidal conditions. With safety in mind, this Full Day and Night may be cut short due to the changing conditions and this Full Day and Night tour will be automatically converted to the shorter Full Day tour.  Arrangement will be made to refund the balance to the customer.


Price (adult, child, senior): 

  • Day Trip

    • Adults (13 +): MYR 280

    • Children (3-12): MYR 140

  • Full Day and Night Walk:

    • Adults (13 +): MYR 490

    • Children (3-12): MYR 245

Departure time: For Bako trip, exact timing may differ depend on the tidal condition and if differ from the announced time, this will be informed by your guide one day prior to the tour. The normal timing is:-

  • Full Day: 8:00 AM  

  • Full Day & Night Walk: 9:30 AM 

Meeting point: 

  • Full Day: Hotel

  • Full Day & Night Walk: Hotel

Season: 

  • Full Day: All year round, but in between November and March, some days may be affected by the monsoon season which makes the boat trip unsafe.  The trip would then be canceled and the tour refunded.

  • Full Day & Night: All year round, but in between November and March, some days may be affected by the monsoon season which makes the boat trip unsafe. The trip would then be canceled and the tour refunded.


Day of week available: 

  • Full Day: Monday to Sunday

  • Full Day & Night Walk: Monday to Sunday


Tour duration: 

  • Full Day: 8 hours

  • Full Day & Night Walk: 12 hours, we arrive back in the city at approx 10 PM

Fitness level required: Moderate level

Group size (minimum & maximum): 

  • Full Day: min 2 adults max 8 adults

  • Full Day & Night Walk:  min 2 adults max 8 adults


Included: 

  • Full Day: 

    • Entrance fee

    • Lunch and refreshment

    • Land and Sea Transport

    • Local English Speaking National Park Guide

    • A Good Time

  • Full Day & Night Walk:

    • Entrance Fee

    • Lunch and refreshment 

    • Land and Sea Transport

    • Local English Speaking National Park Guide

    • A Good Time


What to bring: 

  • Full Day: 

    • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, shorts are fine; 

    • Comfortable walking shoes.

    • Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic;

    • A towel, raincoat or poncho and plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry;

    • Sun hat / cap and sunglasses. 


  • Full Day & Night: 

    • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, shorts are fine; 

    • Comfortable walking shoes;

    • Torch for the night walk (if you have them);

    • Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic;

    • A towel, change of clothing, raincoat or poncho and plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry;

    • Sun hat / cap and sunglasses. 


Tour staff (number, type):

  • Full Day: 

Our national park guides are local and are well trained friendly professionals who give simple safety instructions as well as their knowledge of remarkable diversity of animals and plants so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the sametime ensure safety and Great FUN in the wild! One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Full Day & Night:

Our national park guides are local and are well trained friendly professionals who give simple safety instructions as well as their knowledge of remarkable diversity of animals and plants so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the sametime ensure safety and Great FUN in the wild! One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.

Good to know:

  • Full Day: 

    • Reservation recommended to avoid disappointment;

  • Suitable for families and visitors of all ages.

  • Full Day & Night:

    • Reservation recommended to avoid disappointment;

    • Suitable for families and visitors of all ages but families with small children might find this tour a long and tiring day.


Any other important details

  • Full Day: Follow the park guide instructions and stick to the trails and mangrove boardwalks

  • Full Day & Night: It is tempting to swim at the beaches especially in the late afternoon with the spectacular sunset, but there have been recent sightings of estuary crocodiles near the park. Swimming is now strictly prohibited in Bako.