Our Rates & Packages

Olivia’s Bungalow Rates


RM620.00 Per Night For 2 Persons, Additional Person At RM60.00 Each. Sleeps 5 Persons Total. Children Under 10 Are Complimentary To A Maximum Of 2 Children For Every Couple.

  • Rental comes with all meals when taken on the farm.
  • Inclusive of coffee, tea, cordials, snacks in between main meals.
  • Includes 1 bottle of farm traditionally brewed rice wine.
  • Rate includes complimentary use of farm motorbikes and 4 door family sedan, automatic transmission, seats 7 exclusive of petrol.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of complimentary WIFI.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of 5% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • All prices are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia.
  • View Our Reservations Policy here or you may consider taking up one of our packages below. Alternatively you can also email us here at reservations@thekebun.com

Adrian’s Bungalow Rates


RM520.00 Per Night For 2 Persons, Additional Persons At RM50.00 Each. Sleeps 4 Persons Total. Children Under 10 Complimentary To A Maximum Of 2 Children For Every Couple.

  • Rental comes with all meals when taken on the farm.
  • Inclusive of coffee, tea, cordials, snacks in between main meals
  • Includes 1 bottle of farm traditionally brewed rice wine.
  • Rate includes complimentary use of farm motorbikes and 4 wheel drive, automatic transmission, seats 8 exclusive of diesel.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of complimentary WIFI.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of 5% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All Prices Are Quoted In Ringgit Malaysia.
  • View our Reservations Policy here or you may consider taking up one of our packages below. Alternatively you can also email here at reservations@thekebun.com

 

The Longhouse’s Room Rates


RM129.00 Per Person Per Night. Children under 10 Complimentary
To A Maximum Of 2 Children For Every Couple

  • Rental comes with all meals when taken on the farm.
  • Inclusive of coffee, tea, cordials, snacks in between main meals
  • Includes 1 bottle of farm traditionally brewed rice wine.
  • Rate includes complimentary use of farm motorbikes or farm old 4 door, manual transmission, seat 5 sedan car exclusive of petrol.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of 5% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All Prices Are Quoted In Ringgit Malaysia
  • View our Reservations Policy. here or you may consider taking up one of our packages below. Alternatively you can also email here at reservations@thekebun.com

The Headman’s Rooms Rates


RM169.00 Per Person Per Night. Children under 10 Complimentary
To A Maximum Of 2 Children For Every Couple

  • Rental comes with all meals when taken on the farm.
  • Inclusive of coffee, tea, cordials, snacks in between main meals
  • Includes 1 bottle of farm traditionally brewed rice wine.
  • Rate includes complimentary use of farm motorbikes or farm old 4 door, manual transmission, seat 5 sedan car exclusive of petrol.
  • Rates quoted are inclusive of 5% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All Prices Are Quoted In Ringgit Malaysia
  • View our Reservations Policy. here or you may consider taking up one of our packages below. Alternatively you can also email here at reservations@thekebun.com

 

The Longhouse is meant as a replica of an old Iban Longhouse and is divided into individual rooms and share a common corridor which is decorated with everyday items for which makes a typical living longhouse. It has 5 self contained rooms where each has built in beds from a minimum of 1 – 3 each. Extra bedding for the floor can and will be provided for families that prefer to stay together. In the event that there is unoccupied rooms, children will be more than welcomed to make use of those next door. Each room has its own sink and built in wardrobe. Each bed has its own mosquito net and mossie coils are lit every evening both for the rooms and the outside shared corridor. Each room is also decorated to provide its own character making each one slightly different. Curtains have also been built in to give privacy from the windows and doors. Blinds have also been installed to provide extra privacy. Both curtains and blinds can be pulled away for provide extra breeze in. The shared toilet’s and showers is a different building and is located near the front of the longhouse barely 10 meters walk away.

D.I.Y DRIVING!

PLEASE RE-CONSIDER YOUR BOOKING WITH US IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE REASONABLE WELL!

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SELF DRIVE WITH THE CARS WE BORROW YOU EXCLUSIVE OF A DRIVER AND FUEL. A GARMIN SAT NAV IS PROVIDED AND THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOU CAN MAKE PLAN (WITH OUR HELP AND SUGGESTION) YOUR DAILY EXCURSIONS AT YOUR LEISURE. HOWEVER IF YOU PREFER WE CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH AN EXPERIENCED DAILY PAID ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE BUT YOU SHOULD GIVE US ENOUGH NOTICE TO SECURE ONE.

OCCASIONALLY SOME GUEST STILL PREFER TO GO ON A PACKAGED TOUR. HERE WE HAVE OUTLINED SOME WHICH FROM EXPERIENCE MOST POPULAR. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THESE ARE SUB-CONTRACTED OUT TO A TRAVEL AND TOUR PROVIDER FOR WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY OVER.

Our Packages

3D2N River Cruise & Jungle Hike (RM760.00 Nett)


Day 1


Accommodation will be at our Longhouse

Upon arrival, you will be met and brought to The Kebun where you will start weather permitting, the wetlands tour. This tour takes you on a boat cruise from the tide dependent Kebun’s private jetty along the Rayu river to the mouth of the Rambungan River in search of the fascinating wildlife inhabiting the river and the mangrove forest that line the riverbanks. Be on the lookout for Long Tailed Macaques, Proboscis Monkeys, Crocodiles, Sea Eagles and many more exotic creatures which occasionally include the Eurasian Otter and our favorite the Irrawaddy Dolphin. If weather conditions are right the tour concludes with an amazing experience gazing at the Fireflies which light up the darkness on mangrove trees. Be prepared to head back in the darkness of the mangrove.

Because the Irrawaddy Dolphins sometimes are known to venture to other area’s along the Kuching Wetlands Preserve, we might have to take the option instead to depart instead either the nearby Telaga Air Fishing Village or from Santubong to explore the mangroves on the western tip of the Kuching Wetlands Preserve. Your day will end late so we will prepare a packed snack/dinner to be eaten while we wait in the boat for darkness to set before the fireflies start their show. Alternatively we will bring you after the tour for some traditional hawker fare on the way back. This tour is tide dependent if leaving directly from The Kebun’s private jetty. Otherwise as mentioned before we will leave from a different jetty if the sightings of the Irrawaddy Dolphins were seen that particular day.

Day 2

Near Kuching is the Bako National Park, graced with long stretches of spectacular coastline and dotted with many private coves Millions of years of erosion have left the sandy coves and beaches littered with sea arches and stacks to wander among most of which you can see whilst you are on the boat ride there from the Bako terminal. The oldest National Park in Sarawak and the closest to Kuching City, Bako National Park offers an excellent introduction to the rainforests of Borneo. The residents include the endemic proboscis monkeys, bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and many bird species. The park also showcases a wide variety of vegetation found only in Borneo. Interesting plants of rare species include carnivorous pitcher plants, sundew, bladderwort and wild orchids. Some trails lead to beautiful swimming beaches famed for its cleanliness and warm waters.

End your experience with Bako National Park at the boat terminal and proceed to Muara Tebas a sleepy malay fishing village. As you enter the village you will see set high into the hill a Chinese temple, reputated to be one of the very oldest in Kuching going back 200 years. Revered from centuries back it was the first place Chinese travelers stopped in to offer prayers in gratitude for a safe journey across the south china sea and for travelers outgoing also a stop to seek blessings for a safe one.

Walk down to one of only two Chinese restaurants set over the water surrounded most times by local fishing trawlers and look upon the busy waterway which is the sole route to Kuching City and it’s port. Here you will take delight in sampling an early seafood dinner. This will most probably be the freshest seafood you will ever have tasted still personally seen to and cooked by the matriarch of the family and most of the dishes will be the first of its kind you will taste for the first time.

Day 3

After an early breakfast you will be brought to either to Matang Wildlife Center and/or Kubah National Park, both minutes from The Kebun where you will be accompanied by a guide to walk through one of the many trials and even cool off in one of the many mountain streams. A picnic lunch will be prepared for your enjoyment by the waterfall. Return by early afternoon for your departure.

3D2N Beach & Jungle (RM720.00 Nett)


Day 1


Accommodation will be at our Longhouse

Upon arrival, you will be met and brought to The Kebun. Then you will board our boat for Sempadi Island. Sempadi Island is a seldom visited island mostly favoured by local anglers what take advantage of the rock outcrops surrounding the island that thrive with favourite fish like Gruopa and Red Snapper. Access to the island is only by private boat landing at its small isolated beach. Swim in one of its small private beaches or try your hand at some fishing. If the sea conditions are not favorable for a beach landing we will head instead for Satang Island where the bonus is that there is a turtle hatchery station there.

Day 2

Breakfast on The Kebun. In the morning you will travel to Gunung Gading National Park, a 70 minute drive from The Kebun. This National Park is Sarawak’s main conservation area for the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia. Gunung Gading National Park is located in the Lundu District, southwest of Sarawak. The Park consists of rugged mountain peaks which provide a scenic backdrop to the nearby beaches at Pandan and Siar. The waterfall ( Sungai Lundu ) is a popular recreational destination for both locals and foreign visitors. For the adventurous, you may hike to the peak of Mount Gading which is 900 meters high. Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world’s largest flower. At full bloom this giant flower can stretch to nearly one meter in width. We will only do this if the Rafflesia is in bloom unless you want to experience some jungle trekking in it’s pristine forest.

Head to the beach for a lunch picnic before dropping by to Lundu town for a quick trip into the market for some fresh seafood that will end up as your dinner. Head back to The Kebun for some rest and freshen up for dinner

Day 3

After an early breakfast you will be brought to either to Matang Wildlife Center and/or Kubah National Park, both minutes from The Kebun where you will be accompanied by a guide to walk through one of the many trials and even cool off in one of the many mountain streams. A picnic lunch will be prepared for your enjoyment by the waterfall. Return by early afternoon for your departure.

4D3N Weekend Adventure (RM1060.00 Nett)


Day 1


Accommodation will be at our Longhouse

Upon arrival, you will be met and brought to The Kebun where you will start weather permitting, the wetlands tour. This tour takes you on a boat cruise from The Kebun’s private jetty along the Rayu river to the mouth of the Rambungan River in search of the fascinating wildlife inhabiting the river and the mangrove forest that line the riverbanks. Be on the lookout for Long Tailed Macaques, Proboscis Monkeys, Crocodiles, Sea Eagles and many more exotic creatures which occasionally include the Eurasian Otter and our favorite the Irrawaddy Dolphin. If conditions and timing are right the tour concludes with an amazing experience gazing at the Fireflies which light up the darkness on mangrove trees.

Because the Irrawaddy Dolphins sometimes are known to venture to other area’s we might take the option to depart instead from Santubong and explore the mangroves on the western tip of the Kuching Wetlands Preserve. Your day will end as late so we will prepare a packed dinner to be eaten while we wait in the boat for darkness to set before the fireflies start their show.

Depending on the timing either a picnic lunch will be prepared and provided for on the beach where you will also be able to enjoy a swim in the warm south china sea. Shade will be available as with rattan mats to keep you off the white sand. Otherwise dinner will be provided as we wait for the sun to fully set before we continue to end the day with Fireflies.

Day 2

After breakfast, visit Sarawak Cultural Village. Built on a 17-acre site, next to a scenic man-made lake, the village boasts seven ethnic houses representative of the Malay, the Chinese, the Penan and the longhouses of the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu and the Melanau. Authentically built and replete with traditional crafts, tools, utensils and artifacts the village has been dubbed as the “living museum” of Sarawak. Browse around the village and observe the inhabitants of the various houses display their skills in making traditional handicrafts such as beading, wood-carving, bamboo-carving, pua-weaving, etc. You can also view traditional methods of making sago, crushing sugar cane and how the Penans make blow-pipes and other hunting instruments. This tour includes a colourful cultural performance in a modern air-conditioned theatrette.

After lunch you will be brought to the Sunday Market. Fancy a traditional way of trading? The Sunday Market comes alive beginning Saturday afternoon till the afternoon of the next day. The market is so huge to walk to every corner of this market. It is divided into many sections such as food, fruits, vegetables, seafood, potted plants, jungle produce, pets, bundle clothing, magazines and everything you can think of.

The market is like a huge hypermarket, without air-conditioning. Some word of advice, wear shoes when you are entering fish and chicken areas. Those areas are wet in nature and the traders might not be ashamed to splash some water to your feet! It is open almost every weekend. However, during big celebrations like Gawai, Chinese New Year or Hari Raya, some stalls at are closed. Return to The Kebun for a rest and late dinner.

Day 3

Fancy some border shopping? Serikin is situated at the boarder of Bau (a district of Sarawak) and also the border of Indonesia. It takes about 1-1.5 hour drive from the city of Kuching. Serikin is only opened on Saturdays and Sundays only because most of the purchasers are tourists from Kuching or some other nearby Sarawak district. You have to be here early, as early as 9.00 am to avoid the heat during afternoon.

You can buy clothes, imitation wallets/handbags, luggage, sunglasses, clothing, sarawak mats, porcelain ware, souvenirs, toys and food. Still some souvenirs might be still cheaper to buy in Kuching rather than to buy it here at this border market. Most of traders are Indonesians and most buyers are Malaysian tourist. Still don’t forget to bargain. Transaction is in Malaysian Ringgit.

Then we head for the Fairy Caves where you should be ready for a good workout climbing the stairs. After that we will adjourn to the Wind Caves for a late picnic lunch and some relaxation by the stream.

Proceed at leisure back to The Kebun or even drop into Bau town for a look see before getting ready for dinner back at The Kebun.

Day 4

After an early breakfast you will be brought to either to Matang Wildlife Center and/or Kubah National Park, both minutes from The Kebun where you will be accompanied by a guide to walk through one of the many trials and even cool off in one of the many mountain streams. A picnic lunch will be prepared for your enjoyment by the waterfall. Return by early afternoon for your departure.

5D5N Longhouse Style Weekend Adventure (RM1899.00 Nett)


Day 1


The first night is spent at the well appointed Basaga Holiday Residence which includes breakfast. You are picked up from their foyer at 10.00 am sharp on the following day, Friday.

Day 2

In the morning where you will be picked up at 10.00am. Leave your luggage to us after we reach Kampung Lubak Cermin, a Malay fishing village. This is where we hop on a boat to take in a river cruise for crocodiles and other wildlife on the Rambungan river along it’s many mangrove filled tributaries. Tide permitting, we will travel upriver right onto our private jetty for a very short walk to the longhouse to be welcomed with traditional home brewed rice wine. Otherwise we will disembark at a nearby jetty for a short drive instead to The Longhouse. While you busy yourself settling in at The Longhouse and explore around the farm, we will be busy cooking up dinner with some traditional dishes over the fire pit and in bamboo. Fancy something exotic? Ever eaten jungle ferns in prawn paste or tapioca leaves and sweet potato simmered in a fresh coconut cream gravy? There will be some time to chill out for some homemade snacks and freshly picked farm fresh native fruits.

The Longhouse is a replica of an old Iban longhouse. It has 5 self contained rooms which each has built in beds for a minimum of 1 to 3. Extra floor bedding might be provided for those small families that prefer their children together with them. Each room has its own sink and built in wardrobe. Mosquito nets and coils are also provided as with fresh linen. Each room has its own character making each room different. Curtain’s are also built in to provide privacy and can be easily pulled back to let the fresh breeze in. The toilet is an exterior affair and is located in its own building which we call the outhouse. We provide flip flops for your use when venturing to the outhouse. At all times we usually stay barefoot in the longhouse itself.

Dinner will be at an early 6.30 pm as we will leave right after for a night walk at Kubah National Park for frogs. A total of 10 species have been spotted in one evening and even one of the smallest recently discovered frog in the world is sometimes seen on these walks. If we are lucky we might even get to see their tadpoles swimming in monkey cups. If the weather is not too friendly for frog watching more so in very dry weather we might take the option to visit Siniawan town, two rows of very old wooden shop houses to take delight in their every Friday and Saturday night foodie events to sample local food which will also include a short trip across the upper Sarawak river to cross over to it. If the weather still does not permit this then we will make sure that we are able to fit it in at another evening.

Day 3

On Saturday after digging into a hearty breakfast we leave by 7.45 am for the Semmengoh Orang-utan Rehab Centre about an hour away to register, attend the safety briefing and be in time for the 9.00 am feeding at the main platform. The Centre was established in 1975 for the rehabilitation of confiscated wild animals. A strong attraction is the semi-wild Orang-utans, who may be viewed during their feeding times twice daily. There have also been many orang-utans born at the centre and these are always a delight to watch them up to their antics. Great photo and video opportunity.

On the way back to The Longhouse we will drop into the iconic Sunday market, business as usual with cramped stalls and crowded with the locals. This is the place that visitors to Kuching should go and spend few hours at which besides selling everything from jungle produce, the usual markets fare right up to antiques on sale. From there we will leave for Kubah National Park and trek almost an hour to the waterfall where a late specially prepared picnic lunch will await you. Kubah National Park is set onto a massive sandstone ridge with its three mountain peaks, the 911m high Gunung Serapi and the slightly smaller Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok which is clearly visible from Kuching City. Situated only 5 kilometres from The Longhouse, Kubah is one of the most accessible of Sarawak’s National Parks.

Kubah National Park was established in 1989 because of its exceptionally rich plant life, and only opened to the public in 1995. The Park covers an area of 2,230 hectares, and comprises the heavily forested slopes and ridges of the Serapi range. At heights of between 150 to 450 metres, Kubah’s soft sandstone is punctuated with bands of hardened limestone which have created a number of beautiful waterfalls.

After that we return to The Longhouse for a rest while we ready for the nights activities. Get set for a barbeque dinner and you might be well lucky enough to taste something exotic amongst the usual fare, like sample local venison or even stingray or mangrove mud crabs baked in banana leaves?

After dinner settle down to be entertained by some native Iban traditional dance’s. The Ibans were formerly known during the colonial period by the British as Sea Dayaks. Ibans were renowned for practising headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion and were very well known as strong and successful warring tribe in Borneo. As a probable added bonus be prepared for a traditional blessing by an Iban Shaman who will perform this age old rite to give you blessings for your stay with us and further on for the rest of your journey.

Day 4

On Sunday morning we head for Bako National Park. For a start the wooden chalets and rest houses are surrounded by virgin jungle, and what’s more, wildlife is everywhere. Almost every type of vegetation in Borneo is found here with 25 distinct types of vegetation that form seven complete ecosystems from beach vegetation and mangrove forest to its dipterocarp rainforest. It is a 45 minute drive from the farm to the boat terminal and another 25 minutes boat ride out in the South China Sea to reach the park headquarters by the coast. First time visitors are often confused when the skilled boatmen head for a narrow channel that leads to the small jetty at the HQ at Telok Assam which is totally hidden by trees. From the moment you step off the boat it’s quite clear that Bako National Park is special.

The Buddhist Temple at Muara Tebas fishing village is our next stop after we arrive back at the terminal. A short 10 minute drive will bring us here. This Ching San Yen temple is the biggest temple within the jurisdiction of Kuching City North. It is situated on a hill at 120ft above sea level at the left bank of the estuary of Sarawak River. Reputated to being over 200 years old it was and is still a place where many devotees come to offer prayers and thanksgiving for journeys to be made and safe returns thanked for. This temple is a hive of activity during Chinese religious events and festivals.

Enjoy the end of the day with a sumptuous Seafood Dinner at the Chinese restaurant very popular with the locals who make the drive there to enjoy some of the freshest seafood, some dishes which you would have never had elsewhere. Proceed back to The Longhouse for a well deserved rest and enjoy your late evening with farm brewed rice wine and some prepared snacks.

On your 5th and last day Monday we head off in the early morning to do some crocodile spotting but keep a look out other wildlife that range from river terrapins, otters, long tailed macaques, silver langurs, monitor lizards and more. Then we head out from the Rambungan river mouth to Sempadi Island. This privately owned island is surrounded by rocks and has a small beach. The jungle foliage comes right to the water edge providing perfect shade. Explore the island by sea kayak, do a spot of fishing or just chill back to enjoy the picnic lunch. If the weather and sea conditions are not that friendly we will opt instead to head for a secluded beach on the Kuching Wetlands Preserve instead to enjoy the beach and sample the picnic lunch.

Head back to the longhouse to freshen up first before or head directly back to Basaga Holiday Residence to take in another night inclusive of breakfast.

Should you decide to spend the 2 days meant for Basaga near the city instead with us you may do so with no extra charge and we will throw in a full day tour to your liking with our compliments. Additional nights are available for only RM99.00 per person inclusive of meals taken on the farm.

 

Our Day Trips

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION WITH YOU IN MIND – SELF DRIVE WITH OUR COMPLIMENTARY CARS OR HIRE AN EXPERIENCED ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE INSTEAD!

WE OFFER AND HAVE AVAILABLE ALSO DAY TRIPS. AGAIN WE INSTEAD ENCOURAGE YOU TO SELF DRIVE WITH THE CARS PROVIDED, EXCLUSIVE OF A DRIVER AND FUEL. A GARMIN SAT NAV IS PROVIDED AND THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOU CAN MAKE PLAN (WITH OUR HELP AND SUGGESTION) YOUR DAILY EXCURSIONS AT YOUR LEISURE. HOWEVER IF YOU PREFER WE CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH AN EXPERIENCED DAILY PAID ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE..

OCCASSIONALLY SOME GUEST STILL PREFER TO GO ON A PACKAGE. HERE WE HAVE OUTLINED SOME WHICH FROM EXPERIENCE MOST POPULAR. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THESE ARE SUBCONTRACTED OUT TO A TRAVEL AND TOUR PROVIDER

Semenggoh Orangutan Rehab Center + Benuk + Anah Rais Longhouse + Hot Spring @ RM189.00 Per Person FULL DAY

Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Center is a very popular destination near Kuching. Established in 1956, it is presently home to 28 orangutans, amongst them Ritchie the resident Boss and some extremely cute youngsters. Their numbers are growing each year with successful onsite natural breeding despite continued relocation of the rehabilitated ones.

Observe the feeding of orang-utans requiring rehabilitation. Following feeding in the morning, the younger orang-utans will be let out of their enclosures for training /exercise to various locations in the forest. The aim of the centre are to rehabilitate confiscated wildlife which has been incapacitated or handicapped due to prolonged captivity by humans with the final objective of eventually releasing them to the forests and to serve as an education centre for wildlife conservation for students, trainee teachers and the general public.

Unless the weather is rough we should be able to make it for the safety briefing by the rangers at 9.00 am where after that we will be allowed in under the center’s supervision to the feeding platform. There have been many occasions where the orangutans were at the front area and there was no need to make the short walk in.

Since the feeding is only supplementary there is no guarantee that the orangutans will make an appearance more so in the fruiting season. We have seen as few as 3 and as many as 16 at one feeding. If Ritchie is around then most of the orangutans will stay away with the exception of his favorite ladies.

We then continue our journey to Benuk and Anah Rais longhouses. It is a pleasant drive into the countryside with a backdrop of undulating landscapes of limestone hills and valleys covered by the greenery of Borneos rainforest offering gorgeous sights to the longhouses. Both the Benuk and Anah Rais longhoused with its unique architecture built with wood and bamboo still stand after more than a hundred years. The Bidayuh people that inhabit this region are a very gentle people whose previous and still present generation live as farmers. Although most of them have converted to Christianity some of them still believe and practice animisim.

After that we head 10 minutes away to a hot spring located in a fresh jungle stream. Take a dip and alternate between the hot spring whose water source spring from within the cool mountain water stream, a rare experience to be held anywhere else in the world. A traditional lunch will be included.

Serikin Border Market + Fairy Caves + Wind Cave (Saturday + Sunday Only) @ RM179.00 PP FULL DAY

Begin your journey in the morning (weekends only) to make your way towards a very small township called Bau, which literally means ‘smelly’ in the local lingo. Bau in it’s hey day was a very famous town which had a very busy gold mine worked on mostly by Chinese who had crossed over from Dutch Borneo over a century ago. But these days it is mostly concentrated upon by private prospectors. From there we proceed to Serikim, a local district just a few hundred meter’s from the Indonesian border. This once sleepy hallow is now famed for it’s weekend border market. Mostly Indonesian traders come here from as early as friday evening well into sunday afternoons selling their wares which range from souvenirs, fabrics to sarongs and so much more.

After Serikin we proceed to the very impressive Fairy Cave which falls under the Wind Cave Nature Reserve which covers 6.16 hectares and includes the caves in the area itself and the surrounding forest. The short drive passes through the scenic countryside with small rural farms dotting the trunk road. This soft caving adventure will enable you to marvel at the wonderful limestone formations of stalagmites and stalactites. This very large cave with many deep passages is home to several species of bats and swiftlets.

Local legend has it that there was once a thriving Bidayuh longhouse community in the cave itself and when the whole community moved out to a new area there was an old lady who refused to move. Since she passed on it is believed that her spirit still lives in the cave hence ‘Fairy Cave’. You will find some small altars placed there by Chinese punters hoping for some luck with their bets with ‘help’ from the fairy.

From here we will head to the Wind Cave just a few minutes drive down. The Wind Cave Nature Reserve is part of the Bau Formation, a narrow belt of limestone covering about 150 sq km of Southwest Sarawak. Due to the comparatively soft and soluble nature of limestone, and the intense tropical rainfall of the region, the whole of the Bau Formation is intersected with caves. Whilst many caves of the Bau Formation are remote and inaccessible, the Wind Cave is within easy reach of Kuching and is a popular day trip and picnic destination.

Bako National Park + Muara Tebas Chinese Temple @ RM179.00 Per Person FULL DAY

Bako National Park is graced with a long coastline dotted with little private fine sand coves. Milions of years of erosion has left the sandy coves and beaches littered with sea arches and sea stacks to wander in between amongst the rocks, most of which you can see when you are in the boat from the main departure terminal to the park headquarters. The oldest national park in Sarawak and the closet to Kuching City this park offers an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo. The residents include the endemic Proboscis Monkey, Bearded Pigs, Silver Langurs, Long Tailed Macaques and many many other mammals and bird species. The park also showcases a wide variety of vegetation found only in Borneo. Interesting plants of rarity include the carnivorous pitcher plants, sundew, bladderwort and wild orchids. Many trials will lead you to beautiful swimming beaches famed for its cleanliness and warm waters.

End your day with Bako at the boat terminal and proceed to Muara Tebas a sleepy Malay fishing village. As you enter the village you will see on the hill perched the Chinese Temple reputated to be more than 200 hundred years old. Revered for centuries it was the very first place any Chinese traveller to stop in from and before any journey to ask for blessings for a safe journey.

At the base of the temple you will find two Chinese seafood restaurants set over the water which is surrounded by fishing trawlers overlooking the busy Sarawak river which serves as the main gateway for ships into Kuching city. Here you can opt to delight in a late lunch or early dinner and this is one of the places where the seafood is the freshest. Once of the most famous seafood destinations for the locals despite its distance from the city be prepared to enjoy some of the best Chinese food most probably prepared for you by the matriach of the family that runs it for 4 generations now.

Kuching Wetlands Preserve @ RM179.00 Per Person HALF DAY

Located 30 km from Kuching, the Wetlands National Park was gazetted in 1992 and covers an area of 66.1 km² on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The park is composed of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems. The predominantly saline and deltaic mangrove system includes an extensive network of marine waterways and tidal creeks, formed by the interconnecting rivers of Sungei Sibu-Laut, Batang Salak and Sungei Santubong that form the boundary of the park. Some small patches of heath forest are found within the park.

The park is the home of at least three predominantly arboreal primates, the endangered Proboscis Monkey, the long tailed macaques and the Silvered Leaf Langurs. White Bellied Eagles, Mud Skippers and Horseshoe Crabs are also present. Otters and the Irrawaddy Dolphin can also be sighted. On nearby Mount Santubong, Hornbills can be seen cruising the side of the mountain in the very early mornings and late evenings.

In the 12th Century the area was an important trading post between the interior peoples for their jungle produce predominantly animal parts valuable in Chinese medicine traded with the Chinese for their pottery and earthenwares. Past and existing excavations have unearthed remains of the former Iron smelting industries active hundreds of years past. The Impressive Mount Santubong acted as a clear navigational point for these traders no doubt.

We normally leave for this cruise either from The Kebun’s private jetty or from Satubong on the other side of the wetlands preserve wholly depending on the tide/sea conditions and if sightings of the Irrawaddy dolphins were noted on either end. We will end the cruise as late as 8.00 pm as we will wait for darkness to fall before delighting in the fireflies putting on a show for us. A simple dinner may be prepared while we wait for the sun to set or dinner maybe had at a nearby seafood restaurant.

Gunung Gading National Park + Pandan Beach @ RM139.00 Per Person FULL DAY

One of the major attractions of this park is the possibility to see the worlds largest flower, the Rafflesia Tuanmudae which appears out of the ground without leaves or stems. The bud will grow and develop over 9 months but only flowers for a few short days. The trials to these flowers will vary from jungle trials to plankwalks depending on where the bloom is. More often you have to be led off the trial by the park guides to discover this flower of which the bloom last’s only for 4 days.

Proceed after that down the road for a swim and a refreshing young coconut drink straight from the nut at Pandan Beach a popular weekend getaway with the locals. We can wait for the sun to set before heading back to Lundu town for some hawker food.

Gunung Gading National Park + Wind Cave + Fairy Cave @ RM260.00 Per Person FULL DAY

One of the major attractions of this park is the possibility to see the worlds largest flower, the Rafflesia Tuanmudae which appears out of the ground without leaves or stems. The bud will grow and develop over 9 months but only flowers for a few short days. The trials to these flowers will vary from jungle trials to plankwalks depending on where the bloom is. More often you have to be led off the trial by the park guides to discover this flower of which the bloom last’s only for 4 days.

Proceed after that down the road for a swim and a refreshing young coconut drink straight from the nut at Pandan Beach a popular weekend getaway with the locals. We can wait for the sun to set before heading back to Lundu town for some hawker food.

After linch we proceed to the very impressive Fairy Cave which falls under the Wind Cave Nature Reserve which covers 6.16 hectares and includes the caves in the area itself and the surrounding forest. The short drive passes through the scenic countryside with small rural farms dotting the trunk road. This soft caving adventure will enable you to marvel at the wonderful limestone formations of stalagmites and stalactites. This very large cave with many deep passages is home to several species of bats and swiftlets.

Local legend has it that there was once a thriving Bidayuh longhouse community in the cave itself and when the whole community moved out to a new area there was an old lady who refused to move. Since she passed on it is believed that her spirit still lives in the cave hence ‘Fairy Cave’. You will find some small altars placed there by Chinese punters hoping for some luck with their bets with ‘help’ from the fairy.

From here we will head to the Wind Cave just a few minutes drive down. The Wind Cave Nature Reserve is part of the Bau Formation, a narrow belt of limestone covering about 150 sq km of Southwest Sarawak. Due to the comparatively soft and soluble nature of limestone, and the intense tropical rainfall of the region, the whole of the Bau Formation is intersected with caves. Whilst many caves of the Bau Formation are remote and inaccessible, the Wind Cave is within easy reach of Kuching and is a popular day trip and picnic destination.

Sarawak Cultural Village @RM119.00 Per Person HALF DAY

Known as the ‘Living Museum’, the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak’s cultural heritage. Located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching, it is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle.

Sprawled across 17 acres, there are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities from Sarawak’s diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They will be wearing traditional costumes and their are dances put on for visitors at the various different tribal houses.

The village residents will provide basic information on their various tribal culture and lifestyles. You will be able to see replicas of old buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak. The village also has a theater where you will be able to enjoy a multicultural performance in air-conditioned comfort. Besides this there is a restaurant and handicraft shop.

Sarawak Cultural Village + Kuching Wetlands Cruise @RM269.00 Per Person HALF DAY

Known as the ‘Living Museum’, the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak’s cultural heritage. Located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching, it is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle.

Sprawled across 17 acres, there are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities from Sarawak’s diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They will be wearing traditional costumes and their are dances put on for visitors at the various different tribal houses.

The village residents will provide basic information on their various tribal culture and lifestyles. You will be able to see replicas of old buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak. The village also has a theater where you will be able to enjoy a multicultural performance in air-conditioned comfort. Besides this there is a restaurant and handicraft shop.

After we are finished at the village in the late afternoon we head directly to the Wetlands National Park which was gazetted in 1992 and covers and area of 66.1 sq. km on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The park is composed of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems. The predominantly saline and deltaic mangrove system includes an extensive network of marine waterways and tidal creeks, formed by the interconnecting rivers of Sungei Sibu-Laut, Batang Salak and Sungei Santubong that form the boundary of the park. Some small patches of heath forest are found within the park.

The park is the home of at least three predominantly arboreal primates, the endangered Proboscis Monkey, the long tailed macaques and the Silver leaf langurs. White bellied eagles, mud skippers and horseshoe crabs are also present. Otters and the Irrawaddy dolphin can also be sighted. On nearby Mount Santubong, Hornbils can be seen.

In the 12th Century, the area was an important trading post between the interior peoples for their jungle produce predominantly animal parts valuable in Chinese medicine traded with the Chinese for their pottery and earthenwares. Past and existing excavations have unearthed remains of the former iron smelting industries active hundreds of years past. The impressive Mount Santubong acted as a clear navigational point for these traders no doubt.

We will end the cruise as late as 8.00 pm as we will wait for darkness to fall before delighting in the fireflies putting on a show for us. A simple seafood dinner will be had at a nearby seafood restaurant before we head back to The Kebun for a well earned rest.

Satang Turtle Island @RM219.00 Per Person HALF DAY

In the morning you will board a speedboat or motorized launch out of the Santubong village estuary where Sir James Brooke, more than 150 years ago sailed up it’s waters on his schooner, the Royalist. As we head out to the South China Sea the boat will go past Mount Santubong and you will see a great number of “kilong” structures along the shallow shores, the preferred and traditional style of fishing of local Malay fishermen. Arrive at Satang Island, traditionally a haven for turtles on their migratory hourney around the world. Spend a few hours swimming and snorkeling its pristine waters, well known for its beautiful corals, huge lobsters and colourful fish. Lunch will be provided.

Satang Turtle Island + Kuching Wetlands Preserve @RM299.00 Per Person FULL DAY

As with the above half day package in the morning you will board a speedboat or motorized launch out of the Santubong village estuary where Sir James Brooke, more than 150 years ago sailed up it’s waters on his schooner, the Royalist. As we head out to the South China Sea the boat will go past Mount Santubong and you will see a great number of “kilong” structures along the shallow shores, the preferred and traditional style of fishing of local Malay fishermen. Arrive at Satang Island, traditionally a haven for turtles on their migratory hourney around the world. Spend a few hours swimming and snorkeling its pristine waters, well known for its beautiful corals, huge lobsters and colourful fish. Lunch will be provided.

After we are finished at the island in the mid afternoon we head directly to the Wetlands National Park which was gazetted in 1992 and covers and area of 66.1 sq. km on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The park is composed of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems. The predominantly saline and deltaic mangrove system includes an extensive network of marine waterways and tidal creeks, formed by the interconnecting rivers of Sungei Sibu-Laut, Batang Salak and Sungei Santubong that form the boundary of the park. Some small patches of heath forest are found within the park.

The park is the home of at least three predominantly arboreal primates, the endangered Proboscis Monkey, the long tailed macaques and the Silver leaf langurs. White bellied eagles, mud skippers and horseshoe crabs are also present. Otters and the Irrawaddy dolphin can also be sighted. On nearby Mount Santubong, Hornbils can be seen.

In the 12th Century, the area was an important trading post between the interior peoples for their jungle produce predominantly animal parts valuable in Chinese medicine traded with the Chinese for their pottery and earthenwares. Past and existing excavations have unearthed remains of the former iron smelting industries active hundreds of years past. The impressive Mount Santubong acted as a clear navigational point for these traders no doubt.

We will end the cruise as late as 8.00 pm as we will wait for darkness to fall before delighting in the fireflies putting on a show for us. A simple seafood dinner will be had at a nearby seafood restaurant before we head back to The Kebun for a well earned rest.

Borneo Highlands Kayaking @RM188.00 Per Person HALF DAY

Treat yourself to a fun filled kayaking adventure in some of the most beautiful natural settings in Kuching! Paddle leisurely from the upper reaches of Sungei Sarawak. Savor the sights of uniqe limestone formations and towering riverine trees while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the rainforest. Discover the fascinating carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes in their natureal habitat. Get to know some local herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits in a native Bidayuh village. Take a cool dip and have your packed lunch on a sandy bank. Ends at Kpg. Semadang, Borneo Highlands.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE FOR DAY TRIP POLICY BELOW

* Tours conducted by off site operator
* Rate quoted is for minimum 2 adults at one tour
* Rate inclusive of all drinks and meals
* Rate complimentary for children below 6 years old
* Rate at half-price for children from 6-12 years old
* Rate inclusive of guide and entrance fees
* Rate quoted are inclusive of 5% government tax and 10% service charge
* Rate are subject to change without prior notice
* All prices are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit