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Bako National Park,Sarawak, Malaysia

A National Park since 1957, Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. The park covers the northern tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula, an area of 27 sq km. Despite its seemingly small size, Bako contains a wide range of vegetation – swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation and more. In fact, at Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Bako also contains a rich variety of wildlife and a coastline covered with small bays, coves and beaches. The park has a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes. Unlike some national parks, visitors to Bako are almost guaranteed to see wildlife. Long-tailed macaque monkeys and silver leaf monkeys are ever present, wild boar are often found rummaging around the park HQ, squirrels and monitor lizards are also common. There is every chance of seeing the rare and unusual proboscis monkeys on trails such as Telok Paku and Telok Delima, particularly if you go late afternoon. You are more likely to see wildlife if you quietly follow the trails and keep listening.

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  • Departure Time

    To be advised
  • Return Time

    To be advised
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable clothing,
  • Included

    Entrance Fees
    Return Hotel Transfers
  • Not Included

    Airplane Transport
    Departure Taxes
    Private Transportation

Day 1: Bako National Park Day Trip

Experience the jungle trekking through the tropical forest at Bako National Park. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Bako village. At Bako Village, board one of the local motor-boat, for a twenty minutes ride to Bako National Park. Bako National Park is situated on a peninsular, and despite being the smallest National Park in Malaysia, offer a large variety of different vegetation. Bako is also the best place in Sarawak to spot wildlife, however as wildlife is free to roam around freely, sight is not guaranteed. Look out for Proboscis Monkeys, a specie of Monkey endemic to Borneo, long-tailed Macaques, Silver-leaf Monkeys, Monitor Lizards, Bearded Pigs, and many bird species. Rainforests and mangroves give way to Kerangas (heath forest), swamp, cliff, and beach vegetation. Follow one of the nature trails, depending on your fitness and interest. You will see species of carnivorous pitcher plants. Take a swim in the South China Sea at one of the secluded beaches. The coastline of the park is indented by sandy bays providing excellent swimming ground. Return to Kuching in late afternoon. We advise that you dress casually in loose and light clothing and proper trekking boots. You might also want to bring along a swimsuit with a towel and flip-flops, a pair of binoculars, insect repellent, torchlight, and raincoat.

Tour Location

History Of The City

Bako is the oldest national park in Sarawak, established shortly before Malaysia achieved full independence in 1957. Bako consists of coastal cliffs and rolling hills, and boasts fine sandy beaches surrounded by jungle. Coastal erosion has produced interesting sea stacks and rock formations. n particular, Bako is famous as a home to around 150 of the highly endangered proboscis monkey. Macaques are more fearless as well as more common, and thus much easier to spot. Another distinctive mammal indigenous to Borneo is the bearded boar. The common monitor lizard, growing up to 2m long, is the largest of the park's many types of lizard; flying lizards may also sometimes be spotted Wildlife is most active just before dusk, which means that an overnight stay may be needed to fully appreciate it. Bako contains almost every type of vegetation to be found in Sarawak, including highly distinctive carnivourous plants. There are seven distinct types of ecosystem: beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, heath forest (kerangas), mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, grasslands vegetation (padang) and peat swamp forest
The tour is inclusive of:
  • English / Malay Speaking driver During Transfers and Activity
  • Private driver and air-conditioned car
  • Shared Boat
The tour is excluded to:
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Meals and snacks
  • Air Tickets
  • Tourism Tax
  • Other Expenses
*Additional charge on non-SEA passport holder, contact us for more information
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