Sarawak-Borneo City Break

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Borneo: Sarawak, Kuching, Lemanak, Serian

Starting From $530.00 Land Only

Duration 5 Days

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 Enjoy a Sarawak City Break Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • DAILY DEPARTURE (excluding holidays and blackout dates)

Tour Highlights:

  • Semenggoh Wildlife Center
  • Kuching City Tour
  • Longboat Ride
  • Serian City Tour
  • Bako’s Monkey Town

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Malaysian Hotel Tax (paid upon check-in)
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Kuching-Borneo, Malaysia
    Upon arrival in Kuching, transfer to the hotel and check in. Proceed for half day Kuching City Tour. The perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historic capital, this tour includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means “Cat” in Malay), the colorful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Centre Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Across river, visit either the unique Cat Museum or Fort Margherita, passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and proceed on foot through Old Kuching, visiting the colorful Central Markets and squeezing through narrow alleyways crammed 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.

    *** If flight arrives in the afternoon, city tour will be moved to Day 5
  • Day 2: Kuching ~ Lemanak 
    The journey by road of 225 kms long takes you pass lush, scenic countryside doted with small roadside towns, farmhouses, Malay, Chinese and Bidayuh villages, pepper orchards, rubber and oil palm plantations interspersed with creeper-covered trees of the secondary jungle and tall gigantic trees of primary rainforest. Stopover at Serian for a short tour of the town. Continue your journey to Lachau or another roadside town for lunch until you reach the Lemanak River where you will board a motorized longboat for a thrilling ride - travelling upstream against the flow of the water. Arrive at Serubah or Nanga Kesit longhouse and experience for yourself a way of life that goes back many centuries. Take a dip or swim in the cool water of the Lemanak River. Dinner at a guesthouse equipped with basic amenities. In the evening, entertainment by the longhouse residents will consist of traditional dances to the music of the gongs and drinking tuak (rice wine). Stay a night in the guesthouse, built specially by the residents for guests' accommodation, in the heartland of Borneo rainforest, one of the oldest in the world.
  • Day 3: Lemanak ~ Kuching
    Depart for Kuching via the same route. Lunch is served at a local cafe en-route. Upon arrival in Kuching you will then proceed to the Semenggoh Wildlife Center to catch the feeding time of the orang utans. 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. Thanks to the successful breeding programme at Semonggok there is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo - an orang utan mother with a young baby. The centre is 30 mins drive from Kuching and another 20 mins on foot. Along the way visitors pass by the ethno-botanical gardens, with their unique collection of rain-forest plants. Semengok also has a number of short collection of rain-forest plants. Semengok also has a number of short jungle trails and optional forest walks can be incorporated into the tour.  (B)
  • Day 4: Kuching
    This small peninsula, 1½ hours from Kuching by car and longboat, is home to seven distinct rainforest ecosystems, giving it a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life. Bako’s most famous residents are the bizarre proboscis monkeys, and it is also home to silvered langurs (leaf monkeys), long-tailed macaque monkeys, wild boar, flying squirrels and monitor lizards as well as hundreds of different bird species.   Fascinating plant life includes mangroves, strangling figs, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic ant plants. Unique geological features mark the coastline, including the famous Sea Stack, whilst well-marked trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded beaches.  Packed lunch is included.  (B)

     

  • Day 5: Kuching ~ Home
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • The Lime Tree Hotel – Sarawak, Malaysia* or similar
    Lot 317 Abell Road, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

    Ideally located in the city center of Kuching and minutes away from Chinatown Padungan area, The LimeTree Hotel offers 50 contemporary rooms and suites equipped with free Wi-Fi internet access from all rooms and throughout the hotel, in-built universal sockets, LCD TVs, plush bedding, rain-showers - all for the comfort of sophisticated travelers today. As we strive to become an eco-friendly hotel, the hotel upholds a strict non-smoking policy for indoor areas of the hotel, thereby offering only non-smoking rooms with designated smoking areas in the outdoors of the hotel.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website: http://www.limetreehotel.com.my

Arrival Land Availability

Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.

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