2-Day Bako National Park (H2)
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak
- Product code: H2
Great wildlife and nature discovery in Sarawak's oldest national park
Overnight at the national park jungle cabins and chalets
Take a night walk on a different trail to catch sight of breathtaking night creatures
Wake up to the sound of the jungle and ocean wave
Spectacular sunset view of the Mount Santubong
What sets this tour apart:
Join this Bako overnight trip from Kuching in Sarawak’s premier national park: a highly sought after tour especially during the high traveling seasons
What you’ll see or do:
The best of Borneo Wildlife National Park and a wonderful wildlife reserve to spend the 2 days and 1 night in search of proboscis monkeys, wild boar, exotic birds and snakes. 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. After arriving at the park, we check into the chalet and immediately embark on the first of our morning trek on this trip. 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.
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. 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-eyed park guide might even spot bats and flying lemurs busy with activity in the darkness of the night. Enjoy your serene and peaceful night in the national park’s cabin accommodation with the unique sounds of Mother Nature at night. Next morning, we wake up early for the second of our morning walk to spot rare migratory birds, reptiles, mudskippers and search again for the elusive proboscis monkey.
This small-group tour overnight includes 2 local lunches, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner which is served at the national park canteen. After the second day’s lunch, the return boat trip offers more opportunity for wildlife spotting including estuary crocodile and shore birds. Transfer back to your city hotel by mid-afternoon.
Price (adult, child, senior):
Adults (13 +): MYR 578
Children (3-12): MYR 289
Children under 2: Free
Departure time: 7:45 AM (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)
Meeting point: Hotel
Season: 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: Monday to Sunday
Tour duration: 2 days, one night
Fitness level required: Moderate
Group size (minimum & maximum): Min 2 adults max 8 adults
Land and Sea Transport
Local English Speaking National Park Guide
A Good Time
Juices and alcoholic beverages
Government Tourism Tax of RM 10 per room payable at park check in
What to bring:
Overnight bag with multiple sets of spare casual clothing, including long trousers and shorts;
Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily;
Comfortable walking shoes;
Sandals or pair of flip flops;
Personal care: small towel, toiletries, personal medication, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, extra tissues or toilet paper;
Torch for the night walk (if you have them), raincoat or poncho, plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry;
Sun hat / cap and sunglasses;
Extra snacks and drinks for the trekking.
Tour staff (number, type):
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 nature 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:
- Early reservation recommended to avoid disappointment especially during the peak tourism months between June and October
- Suitable for families and visitors of all ages;
- Accommodations at the park can be basic and facilities vary between some with ensuite bathroom or shared bathroom, some with ceiling fans or with air-conditioning. Room selection is limited and will depend on availability at the time of booking.
Any other important details:
Swimming is now strictly prohibited in Bako as there has been recent sightings of estuary crocodiles near the park.