Search for wild orangutans, visit the semi-wild orangutans at Semenggoh, see rare Irrawaddy dolphins and turtles on a boat trip, and discover the world’s largest flower – the endemic rafflesia – in the forest at Gunung Gading.
An overnight stay at Bako National Park, famed for proboscis monkeys, lets you appreciate its birdlife at dawn and dusk, but the highlight is a three-day jungle trek in search of wild orangutan, and a visit to a traditional Iban longhouse.
Arrive Kuching – 3-nights hotel; visit Kuching Wetlands, Satang Island & Gunung Gading NP
Talang-Satang National Park is a nesting ground for green & rare hawksbill turtles; here you can visit a turtle hatchery & learn about the conservation work. There is time to snorkel on the white sandy beach to enjoy the corals & marine life. You'll retrace your route mid afternoon, with a stop at Tukong Ara, a protected islet with a breeding colony for various species of terns.
To Bako NP – 1-night basic cabin; jungle walks & birding
Return to Kuching – 1-night hotel
Transfer to Nanga Sumpa – 2-nights lodge and 2-nights jungle camping; 3-day jungle trek
Return to Kuching
Visit Semenggoh Nature Reserve; transfer to airport and depart