Excursions in Kuching and Sarawak
The perfect introduction to Sarawaks historic capital, this tour includes Kuchings Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means Cat in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Centre Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum.
Across river, visit the unique Cat Museum, 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 colourful Central Markets 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.
strong>Meeting point: Ex-City Hotel at 09.00Hrs and 14.00Hrs / Ex-Damai Area Hotel at 08.15Hrs and 13.00Hr. Tours run from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. Note: Cat Museum is closed on Mondays.
This small peninsula, 1- hours from Kuching by car and longboat, is home to seven distinct rainforest ecosystems, giving it a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life. Bakos 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.
The complete introduction to Kuching on land and water. This tour covers the same itinerary as the Kuching City Tour (above) with a 1-hour pontoon boat river cruise viewing the city from the river. The perfect introduction to Sarawaks historic capital, this tour includes Kuchings Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means Cat in Malay), the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Centre Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum.
This tour takes you around the rivers of the Santubong Peninsular, offering some of Sarawaks fascinating wildlife. The cruise starts at the Sarawak Boat Club. From there your boat cruises to the mouth of the Santubong River, where Irrawaddy dolphins are often spotted.
This cruise criss-crosses the mouth of the Santubong River in search of the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin. The Irrawaddy, or snubfin dolphin, inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to view this unusual looking marine mammal. The dolphins are often seen swimming and diving around small fishing boats in the estuary.
This award-winning living museum showcases Sarawaks unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitor-friendly setting just 35 minutes from Kuching. The seven authentic traditional buildings are set amidst a scenic 17 acre site and are populated by members of Sarawaks many ethnic groups, going about everyday activities. These include wood and bamboo carving, beadwork, weaving, sago-making, sugar-cane crushing, pepper-growing and the preparation of birds nests.