FAVA 2020

Getting Here

Kuching is located on the mystical Island of Borneo, capital state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Kuching serves as an entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. Also known as the City of Unity, Kuching is home to over 28 ethnic groups living in peace and harmony. It is rich in biodiversity, cultural heritage and historical landmarks surrounded by lush greenery.

How To Get Here?

Kuching, the capital of the state of Sarawak is served by a number of national and international airlines. The total number of departure and arrival flights exceed 70 on a daily basis. Direct flights are available from the following locations. You may book flights on their websites, as provided below:

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com 
SilkAir : www.silkair.com

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Singapore Airlines : www.singaporeair.com (via Singapore) 
Scoot : www.flyscoot.com (via Singapore) 
Philippine Airlines : www.philippineairlines.com (via Singapore)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Scoot : www.flyscoot.com (via Singapore) 
Thai Airways : www.thaiairways.com (via Singapore)

Emirates and Etihad Airways provide code share flights from Europe and South America to Kuching

Kuching International Airport is a short distance away from the Congress Venue and Official Hotels. There is easy access to taxis at the exit, for which you will need to purchase coupons at the taxi reservation booth before exiting the airport. 

Visa Requirements

Upon entering Malaysia, every individual should possess a valid international passport or an internationally recognised travel document approved for travel to Malaysia. 

Any person not in possession of a passport or travel document that is recognized by the Malaysian Government must obtain a document in lieu of a passport. Application for the document in lieu of a passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of travel documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country’s Certificate of Permanent Residence should ensure that their return to the country that issued the document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents should be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia. 

Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

Countries that require a visa:

  • Afghanistan 
  • Angola 
  • Bhutan 
  • Burkina Faso 
  • Burundi 
  • Central African Republic 
  • China 
  • Colombia 
  • Comoros 
  • Cote D’Ivoire 
  • Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Djibouti 
  • Equatorial Guinea 
  • Eritrea 
  • Ethiopia 
  • Guinea-Bissau 
  • Hong Kong (C/I or D/I) 
  • India 
  • Liberia 
  • Mali 
  • Myanmar 
  • Nepal 
  • Niger 
  • Republic of Congo 
  • Rwanda 
  • Siberia & Montenegro
  • Taiwan
  • United Nations (Laissez Passer)
  • Western Sahara

Commonwealth countries that require a visa:

  • ​Bangladesh 
  • Cameroon 
  • Ghana
  • Mozambique 
  • Nigeria 
  • Pakistan 
  • Sri Lanka 

Other important information:

  • No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).
  • No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for nationals of Brunei and Singapore.
  • For nationals of Israel, visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry of Internal Security.
  • For nationals of Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro), visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.
  • For more information on Malaysian VISA requirements please visit: www.imi.gov.my

Accomodations

Pullman Kuching
 

Positive vibes from the stunning panoramic views of Kuching City and Sarawak River, Pullman Kuching offers spacious and contemporary interiors, creating a 5 star luxury and comfortable atmosphere for an escapade or business.

Featuring a selection of outstanding facilities, restaurants and bar, Pullman Kuching also boost 389 rooms with uniqueness in mind that are designed to enrich guests with precious and exclusive comfort since inception in 2010.

Riverside Majestic - Astana Wing

In the Riverside Majestic Hotel’s premier Astana wing, rest assured that you will be treated like royalty. Right next to our Riverside Majestic Hotel Puteri Wing and overlooking the winding beauty of the scenic Sarawak River, enjoy a panoramic view of the Kuching Waterfront from the Darul Hana Bridge or take in the splendour of the iconic State Assembly Building.

Cross over easily to the other parts of Riverside Majestic Hotel Puteri Wing via the connected pedestrian bridge. Not to forget, it is strategically located in the heart of Kuching’s business entertainment, dining and shopping district.

The Waterfront Hotel Kuching

Perched on top of Plaza Merdeka Shopping Center, The Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of Kuching City, where decades-old heritage buildings sit side by side with modern buildings. With one of the best views of the Padang Merdeka and the Sarawak River, the hotel is not only a place to rest, but a start of your adventures in Kuching City.

Travels

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Transportation

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Attraction Points

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Public Amenities

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Tour Package

Our tours and services include hotel reservations, ticketing, boat rental, limousine services and all sorts of local tours readymade for our visitors. Our facilities include custom built tour coaches, mini vans, saloon cars, and a small armada of modern fiberglass boats. With the largest manpower in the industry, we are sure that we will be able to assist in making your guests arrival till departures as flawless as possible. And if required, we will be able to gain support from other transport operators who we have been working closely and with the exception that they are at least at par with our standards.

Please contact conference secretariat for more info and reservation

Mongkos Longhouse Bidayuh Village

Duration: Approx. 6 hours
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Difficulty: Easy (Nature & Cultural)
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 335.00 per person

Mongkos Longhouse Bidayuh Village (0830hrs – 1430hrs)

Depart Kuching on a two hours’ drive for a day visit to Mongkos Longhouse. Upon reaching Serian, the nearest town there, we visit its farmer’s market. We continue our journey and upon arrival, we proceed with a tour of the longhouse. Learn about the old history of the village. Walk around and enjoy its surroundings and daily routine. Afterwards, enjoy a locally prepared lunch at the village’s homestay café. After lunch, we depart for Kuching.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Difficulty: Easy (Nature & Cultural)

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 335.00 per person

Bako National Park

Duration: Approx. 6 hours (subject to change in accordance to tide)
Inclusive of: Park entrance fee, English speaking park guide, Boat transfers, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate (2 hours trekking in dense rainforest and mangrove lined coast)
Requirements: Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Good pair of trekking shoes/ trainers.
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 310.00 per person 

Bako National Park (0845hrs – 1445hrs I Daytrip)

This small peninsular, accessible only by boat, is home to seven distinct ecosystems, giving rise to a remarkable diversity of animals and plant life. Bako’s most famous residents are the bizarre proboscis monkeys. It is also home to the silvered langurs (leaf monkey), long-tailed macaque monkeys, bearded pigs, flying lemurs, monitor lizards as well as many different bird species.

Fascinating plant life includes the mangroves, a system onto itself. There are also the strangling fig trees, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic insect-plant relationships. Unique geological features mark the coastline, whilst well-marked trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded beaches.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours (subject to change in accordance to tide)

Inclusive of: Park entrance fee, English speaking park guide, Boat transfers, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Moderate (2 hours trekking in dense rainforest and mangrove lined coast)

Requirements: Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Good pair of trekking shoes/ trainers.

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 310.00 per person

Bau Fairy and Wind Cave

Duration: Approx. 6 hours
Inclusive of: Park entrance fee, English speaking guide, Packed lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy to Moderate (Plank walk and stairs)
Requirements: Good walking shoes, torchlight
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 225.00 per person 

Bau Fairy and Wind Cave (0830hrs – 1430hrsI Daytrip)

The town of Bau, 22km from Kuching is famed as a former gold mining centre and as the primary scene of the Chinese Rebellion of 1857. Nowadays its most popular attractions are its two unusual limestone caves. The Fairy Cave is so-called because of a stalagmite structure at its entrance, which is said to resemble Kuan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. The Wind Cave is named for the constant cooling breeze, which blows through it.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Inclusive of: Park entrance fee, English speaking guide, Packed lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy to Moderate (Plank walk and stairs)

Requirements: Good walking shoes, torchlight

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 225.00 per person

Rainforest Kayaking

Duration: Approx. 7 hours
Inclusive of: Englis speaking kayak guide, Kayaking equipment, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate
Requirements: Swim wear, Wet shoes, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Towel, Change of clothes
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 245.00 per person 

Rainforest Kayaking (0900hrs – 1600hrs I Daytrip)

After breakfast, depart for Kampong Bengoh – the launch point for this morning’s kayak tour along the Semadang River and its tributaries. Having been briefed in the ways of your kayak and general safety, slide off along the river towards Danu Village, with ample chance to soak up the sound of undisturbed jungle life as you paddle.

Danu is home to around 50 Bidayuh families, Sarawak’s second largest indigenous group. Access to the village is by a narrow suspension bridge – all vehicles are left outside.

On reaching Danu, enjoy a traditional Bidayuh lunch before continuing along the river to Kampong Semadang, another Bidayuh village in the Sarawak river basin. Disembark and dry off before transferring back to Kuching where the remainder of your day is at leisure.

Duration: Approx. 7 hours

Inclusive of: Englis speaking kayak guide, Kayaking equipment, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Moderate

Requirements: Swim wear, Wet shoes, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Towel, Change of clothes

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 245.00 per person

Night Nanga

2 Days 1 Night Nanga Ukom Iban Longhouse

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Boat transfers, Meals (3L, 2D, 2B), Basic Dormitory accommodation, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires moderate fitness level)
Requirements: Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 1103.00 per person 

2 Days 1 Night Nanga Ukom Iban Longhouse (0830hrs – 1500hrs (following day) l Overnight)

Pick Up Time : 0845 Hrs

Day 01 : Today we depart for Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, padi fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior with a short stopover at Serian Town.  The 2nd Stopover will be for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort.  Arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake.  The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake.  The journey will take approximately 37 minutes before reaching Ukom Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river.  Check in to your dormitory styled accommodation and explore the longhouse at your own pace while discovering its people and its surroundings. Later in the evening, you are required to prepare one of the popular dishes called “Manok Pansoh” (Bamboo Chicken). Whether or not your Chicken cooked in Bamboo turns out right depends on you as you are also to learn the technique of turning the bamboo from time to time at our specially built fireplace.

After dinner join the longhouse residents for a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) and a short cultural performance.  The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in whatever activities are going on at the Longhouse!  Overnight in the guesthouse.  

Overnight in the longhouse dormitory style accommodation build for visitors. ( L D )

 Day 02 : After breakfast, enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself.  Then take a walk around the vicinity of the longhouse to learn about the traditional uses of plants in Iban culture and observe the longhouse resident go about their daily routine before proceeding for a short boat up river approximate 5 minutes away followed by a short walk to visit a small waterfall if weather permit.   A traditional Iban lunch will be served.

 Later in the afternoon back at the longhouse, explore with your guide on the daily lives of the Iban people. Witness the Ibans go through their day to day activity may it be pounding of paddy, decorning of pepper, weaving, beading or the man mending their fishing nets. Sit down with an Iban lady should you wish to learn the art of beading or weaving and perhaps make one yourself as a souvenir. As this activity requires materials, please feel free to purchase the materials used from the Iban people.

Accommodation and dinner at the Guesthouse ( B L D )

(Please note that the waterfall is subjected to water pressure so during dry season the possibility of a waterfall sighting around that area is extreme low. Afternoon activities such as paddy pounding and pepper decorning are seasonal)

Day 03

After breakfast gather for a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one of these lethal darts.  Return back to Kuching via the same route.  Lunch serve en-route. ( B L )

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Boat transfers, Meals (3L, 2D, 2B), Basic Dormitory accommodation, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Moderate (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires moderate fitness level)

Requirements: Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 1103.00 per person

Sarawak Jungle Escapade

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Boat transfers, Meals (4L, 3D, 3B), Basic accommodation and tents, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Extreme (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires high fitness level)
Requirements: Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes
Note: Extended stays can be arranged to trek deeper into the jungle, with an ever-greater possibility of seeing rare wildlife.
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 3010.00 per person 

Sarawak Jungle Escapade (4 Days / 3 Nights) (0830 hrs – 1430 hrs (4th day) I Overnight)

Trekking deep into heart of Borneo

Day 01: Today we depart for Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside with a stop for lunch. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai Hydro lake, a longboat journey takes you pass rugged hillsides dotted with rice fields and pepper gardens to Jambu longhouse. Visit this 9 door longhouse and learn all about this “entire village under one roof”. Accommodation is at the longhouse and after dinner, join the longhouse residents for a glass or two of tuak (rice wine). Overnight in the longhouse. 

Day 02: After breakfast, depart for your 3 days / 2 nights jungle escapade, trekking deep into the heart of Borneo, accompanied by experienced Iban trackers. The trek takes you close to the vicinity of the remote Batang Ai National Park, near the Indonesian border, between 900 and 1600 meters above sea level. The area is home to a large population of wild orangutans, there is a good possibility of an encounter with one of these “man of the forest”. (Overnight in tents or makeshift shelters).

Day 03: Continue trekking and exploring the rainforest, observing at close hand the unique flora and fauna of your surroundings. Overnight in the jungle.

Day 04: After breakfast in the jungle, depart by longboat downriver and across the lake to the jetty. Return to Kuching via the same route. Lunch stop is inclusive.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Boat transfers, Meals (4L, 3D, 3B), Basic accommodation and tents, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Extreme (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires high fitness level)

Requirements: Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes

Note: Extended stays can be arranged to trek deeper into the jungle, with an ever-greater possibility of seeing rare wildlife.

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 3010.00 per person

Kuching City Tour

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 95.00 per person 

Kuching City Tour (0900hrs – 1200hrs / 1400hrs – 1700hrs I Half-day)

The perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historic capital, this tour includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means “Cat” in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and through Old Kuching, passing the Gambier Street 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.

Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 95.00 per person

Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse Tour

Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours
Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy (Cultural)
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 120.00 per person 

Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse Tour (0900hrs – 1230hrs / 1400hrs – 1730hrs I Half-day)

Annah Rais is a large Bidayuh (Land Dayak) village about 45 minutes from Kuching. The focal point of the village is a large and well-preserved traditional bamboo longhouse which is home to dozens of families. This guided tour introduces visitors to the unique architectural and cultural features of the longhouse and the traditional farming lifestyle of the Bidayuh people.

Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours

Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy (Cultural)

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 120.00 per person

Semenggoh Wildlife Center

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness Level: Easy (Wildlife)
Feeding session: 0900hrs / 1500hrs (one hour each session)
Note: As the orang utan in Semenggoh are semi-wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 105.00 per person 

Semenggoh Wildlife Center (0800hrs – 1100hrs / 1400hrs – 1700hrs I Half-day)

Semenggoh is known as one of the best place in Sarawak to view 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. There is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo – an orangutan mother with a young baby. The centre is about 45 minutes’ drive from the city centre.

Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness Level: Easy (Wildlife)

Feeding session: 0900hrs / 1500hrs (one hour each session)

Note: As the orang utan in Semenggoh are semi-wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 105.00 per person

Sarawak Cultural Village

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 130.00 per person 

Sarawak Cultural Village (0830hrs – 1230hrs / 1330hrs – 1730hrs l Half-day)

This award-winning living museum showcases Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitor-friendly setting just 45 minutes from Kuching. Authentic buildings are set amidst a scenic 17 acre site and are populated by members of Sarawak’s many ethnic groups, going about everyday activities. These include wood and bamboo carving, beadwork, weaving, sago-processing and tree-bark cloth making amongst others. Visitors can learn how to throw a spinning top, try a Penan blowpipe or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu sape. The tour concludes with a colourful multi-ethnic cultural performance in the village’s air-conditioned mini-theatre.

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy (Cultural)

Cultural show time: 1130hrs / 1600hrs

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 130.00 per person

Mangrove and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Inclusive of: Boat services, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy (Nature & Wildlife)
Note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, although we usually enjoy a high success rate
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 170.00 per person 

Mangrove and Dolphin Watching Cruise (0830hrs – 1200hrs l Half-day)

This trip of about 3 hours explores the many branches of the Santubong and Salak River Delta systems as they join the South China Sea. Enjoy a close view of the heavily silted mangrove Swamp which is a safe haven to the myriad creatures like the reptiles, mud skippers, crabs, shell fish, monkeys, etc. The mangrove swamp sustains many different species of trees. The main species are of course the black and red mangrove, locally known as the 'Bako'. They are used in the construction industry for piling and also as charcoal for cooking and other usage.

Often mistaken as a wasteland, the tidal swamps in which mangrove thrive; enjoy a symbiotic relationship with prawns, fish and other coastal organisms. The Irrawaddy, or snubfin dolphin, inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to view this unusual looking marine mammal.

The dolphins are often seen swimming and diving around small fishing boats in the estuary. Occasionally they are seen playing in the open water. Visitors will need a keen eye to spot the dolphins at first, but after a short wait they can often be seen surfacing all around the boat. Return to the Boat Club for transfer to your hotel.

Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Inclusive of: Boat services, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy (Nature & Wildlife)

Note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, although we usually enjoy a high success rate

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 170.00 per person

Evening Santubong Wildlife Cruise

Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours
Inclusive of: Boat services, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy (Nature & Wildlife)
Note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, although we usually enjoy a high success rate. Wildlife commonly seen on this tour includes proboscis monkeys, estuarine crocodiles, macaque monkeys, fireflies, monitor lizards, silver-leaf monkeys. Irrawaddy dolphins and a range of bird life like White Belly Eagle, White Egret, Seagull, Kingfisher etc.. Cruises do not operate during rainy weather.
Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 200.00 per person

Evening Santubong Wildlife Cruise (1600hrs – 1930hrs I Half-day)

Proud winner of Hornbill Tourism Gold Awards (Best Tour Product)

This award winning tour takes you around the rivers of the Santubong Peninsular, offering you the chance of seeing some of Sarawak's fascinating wildlife. The cruise starts at Sarawak Boat Club. From there your boat cruises to the mouth of the Santubong River, where Irrawaddy dolphins are often spotted. Your boat then roams the mangrove-lined rivers looking for wildlife. As the light starts to fade, we go in search of the rare proboscis monkey. Small groups are often seen in the treetops at the water edge, settling down for the night.

As dusk arrives we search for fireflies and crocodiles. Crocodiles are often seen on the mud banks and brightly shining crocodile eyes can be spotted when a torch light is passed over the river. After searching for crocodiles your boat proceeds further up river where fireflies gather at night.

Watch the fireflies move around the branches of the mangroves, momentarily lighting up the night sky. After enjoying a firefly light show you return to the boat club.

Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours

Inclusive of: Boat services, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Fitness level: Easy (Nature & Wildlife)

Note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, although we usually enjoy a high success rate. Wildlife commonly seen on this tour includes proboscis monkeys, estuarine crocodiles, macaque monkeys, fireflies, monitor lizards, silver-leaf monkeys. Irrawaddy dolphins and a range of bird life like White Belly Eagle, White Egret, Seagull, Kingfisher etc.. Cruises do not operate during rainy weather.

Minimum: 2 adults

Rate: MYR 200.00 per person

Mongkos Longhouse Bidayuh Village

Mongkos Longhouse Bidayuh Village (0830hrs – 1430hrs)

Depart Kuching on a two hours’ drive for a day visit to Mongkos Longhouse. Upon reaching Serian, the nearest town there, we visit its farmer’s market. We continue our journey and upon arrival, we proceed with a tour of the longhouse. Learn about the old history of the village. Walk around and enjoy its surroundings and daily routine. Afterwards, enjoy a locally prepared lunch at the village’s homestay café. After lunch, we depart for Kuching.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels

Difficulty: Easy (Nature & Cultural)

Minimum: 2 adults

Tour Package B

Tour Package C