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6D5N Bako National Park & Batang Ai Rainforest Experience



Bako National Park

OLDEST NATIONAL PARK-20KM from Kuching City by land and by boat. 27 SQKM natural sanctuary located on jagged peninsula between the months of Sarawak and Bako Rivers. Notable for its incredible biodiversity , from pitcher plants to terrestrial orchids, bearded pigs and long tailed macaques. Best place in Borneo to observe the long-nosed proboscis monkeys. Offer number of trekking & walking trails


The Lodge

The Nanga Sumpa lodge operates as a type of “village stay” and is located on the bank of Delok River, in a pristine and isolated area of Ulu Ai, the upper reaches of the Ai river catchment. It serves as a base for a range of nature-based activities and excursions and offers visitors the chance of learning about the culture and lifestyle of the Iban community who live in the nearby longhouse.


Nanga Sumpah Longhouse

A visit to the the Iban longhouse is often the highlight of a trip to Sarawak, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of Iban tribe who have for generations lived in the remote interior of Borneo. Visitors have the chance of learning about the culture and lifestyle of the Iban community in the longhouse.


Rainforest Experience

What makes Ulu Ai so special is the natural environment and stunning scenery. Clean rivers and jungle streams, refreshing waterfalls and undisturbed tracts of rainforest allow you to combine a range of outdoor activities including swimming BBQ by the river bank with food prepare by the Iban, jungle trekking on trails that take you along streams and through farmlands to primary rainforest.



Pick up: 8:30 am ( At City Center Hotel )

Drop off: 5:00 pm

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Departure: Daily Departure ( Minimum 4 adults )



About Your Booking


“You will receive a confirmation email within 2 working hours after you have made a booking.”


What are included


  • At City: 03 Nights stay at city hotel with daily breakfast, city tour

  • AT Batang Ai: 02 nights stay at Nanga Sumpah lodge (basic accommodation) , meals (2B=Breakfast, 3L=Lunch, 2D=Dinner), English speaking guide.


What are not included


  • Tipping & Gratuities (Optional)

  • Travel Insurance (Recommended)

  • Juices, carbonated, alcoholic beverages, items not stated in the itinerary


What to Wear & Bring


  • Mask, Hand Sanitizer (FRIENDLY REMINDER : ALWAYS WEAR YOURMASK DURING TRANSFER)

  • Raincoat or waterproof jacket

  • Insect repellent and personal medicine

  • Torch / flashlight

  • Sunblock & hat

  • Rubber shoes (Kampung Adidas) or Non-slip shoes, sandals

  • Swimwear

  • Thin towel (they dry quicker in the humid climate) to take on upriver excursions

  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush)

  • Water bottle to re-fill


Itinerary


Day 1 - Arrival/City Tour

  • Time (TBA) : Meet on arrival at Kuching International Airport.

  • Proceed for approximate 3 hours Kuching City Tour

  • Enroute for either lunch or dinner at own expense.

  • Check-in to city center hotel. Free at own leisure


Day 2 - Bako National Park (B/Packed lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • 8:00am Pick up from city hotel

  • 45 minutes journey to Bako’s Jetty.

  • 9:15am Arrive at Bako’s Jetty, registration and boat arrangement

  • 20 minutes boat ride to Bako National Park.

  • 9:35am – Arrive at Bako Nationak Park

  • Guided tour around Bako National Park, looking for wildlife, and get first hand detailed information on the the incredible biodiversity of the park from your friend guide.

  • 12:00am – Packed Lunch (included)

  • Continue to explore the park

  • 1:30pm (subject to sea tide condition) - return journey to Kuching

  • 2:30pm – Drop off at city hotel.

  • Free at own leisure.

  • Overnight at City Hotel.


Day 3 Kuching – Batang Ai Nanga Sumpa (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 8:00am : Pick-up from City Hotel

  • Proceed to Batang Ai Reservoir

  • 9:00am : Brief stop at Serian for grocery.

  • 9:30am : Proceed to Lachau remote town to arrive at approximately 11.30am noon and have lunch.

  • 12:30pm : Continue the journey to arrive Batang Ai to arrive Batang Ai Lake 2.30-3:00pm

  • Take another 1-1/2 hours longboat drive to arrive Nanga Sumpa to arrive at 4.30pm (depending on the river conditions)

  • Check-in to the Nanga Sumpah lodge next to the longhouse, and have dinner.

  • Overnight at the lodge.


Day 4 Enseluai Waterfall – Nanga Sumpa (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast at the lodge

  • 8:00am :Travel to upriver by longboat for the scenic Enseluai Waterfall

  • At the waterfall, relax, swim and enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch prepared by your Iban Hose.

  • Return to the lodge, relax at the ruai (common verandah), explore the beautifual surrounding rainforest and or the Nanga Sumpa longhouse

  • Dinner, share and recap the day's activity before retire for the night.


Day 5 Nanga Sumpa – Kuching (B/L)

  • Breakfast at the lodge.

  • 8:30am : Travel downriver to Batang Ai Lake's Jetty to arrive at about 10.30am (depending on river conditions)

  • 11:00am : Return journey to Kuching with a brief stop at Lanchau remote town for lunch.

  • Breakfast in the lodge. 0830 hours travel downriver to the Batang Ai Lake jetty, arriving around 1030-1100 hours.

  • 4:00pm : Arrive at Kuching and drop-off at City Hotel.

  • Free at own leisure and dinner is at own leisure.


Day 6 Hotel - Airport (B)

  • Breakfast at the lodge

  • Free at own leisure until it is time to transfer to airport for departure.


Accommodation at Batang Ai Rainforest


  • Non-air-conditional rooms with basic amenity base on twin share in the Ruai wing of Nanga Sumpa Lodge and Quad share in the Forest View rooms.

  • Most toilets and bathrooms are located outside the rooms

  • There is no electricity supply, but the lodge will provide a limited time of electricity using generator

  • Guests are advised to bring along torch lights


Additional Information


  • Minimum Pax: 4 adults

  • Child sharing room with 01 adult and based on twin sharing is 90% of the adult's rate

  • Child sharing room with 02 adult and based on Extra Bed/Mattress is 80% of the adult's rate

  • Child sharing room with 02 adult and based on NO BED is 70% of the adult's rate

  • Child 2 years and below is FOC

*TOUR FARE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE*


Batang Ai Rainforest

  • As it is a pristine mountain area, there is no network for mobile phone and Wi-Fi

  • Weather conditions and the water level of local rivers may force our guides to modify the tour in the interests of safety.

  • Some trekking activities are not possible during heavy rain or a thunderstorm. No refunds will be offered if a trek is canceled or boat transfer delayed due to bad weather or river conditions.

  • This tour generally does not include staged cultural activities such as blowpipe demonstrations, cultural dances, cockfighting, etc.

  • You may travel with others in small groups




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