Monkeys and Mangroves in Bako National Park

Monkeys and Mangroves
in Bako National Park

Search for wildlife on a hike through Bako National Park, famous
for its diverse ecosystems, stunning coastline, secluded
beaches, jungle-covered hills and proboscis monkeys.


Step into nature on an exploration of Sarawak’s oldest national park, breath-taking Bako. The distinct rainforest ecosystems and 25 different vegetation types give Bako National Park a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life.

It is home to the bizarre proboscis monkey, silvered langurs, long-tailed macaque monkeys, wild boar, flying squirrels and monitor lizards, as well as hundreds of different bird species. From plants to mangroves and from birds to beasts, Bako is said to be an ecological marvel, as almost all the flora and fauna found in the country is represented right here. This is nature in its purest form.


Monkeys and Mangroves in Bako National Park

09:00 - 15:00

The driver-cum-guide will meet you in your hotel, followed by the drive to Bako National Park. The journey is by vehicle and traditional longboat and takes around 90 minutes. The national park is located on a small peninsula in a rugged part of Sarawak. What Bako lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in biodiversity – it boasts seven unique and distinct rainforest eco-systems and is one of the best places to see wildlife roaming around in their natural habitat.

Upon arrival, set off on foot, following well-marked hiking trails that pass alongside endless amounts of stunning vegetation and stretches of mangrove swamps. The trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded bays, coves and beaches.

As you walk, view the fascinating plant life, including mangroves, strangling figs, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic ant plants. Unique geological features mark the coastline, including the famous Sea Stack. Keep a look out for mud skippers and blue-fiddler crabs in the mangroves. High in the trees, search for various species of birds and monkeys, including long-nosed proboscis monkeys which are endemic to Borneo. Beneath your feet, you may see lizards and insects of varying shapes, sizes and colours.

Throughout the day, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the park and all about the flora, fauna and geological formations.

In the afternoon return to Kuching by boat and vehicle, leaving this untouched piece of earth behind you. A packed lunch is included.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking driver-cum-guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Packed picnic lunch inside the national park is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • A private guide-cum-driver will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Kuching. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as any cruise and ferry terminal and Kuching International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of picnic lunch.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues.
  • Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is recommended to bring a rain coat, good walking shoes, insect repellent and a water bottle with you.


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