2-Day Tanjung Datu National Park: Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Admire the white sandy beaches of Tanjung Datu
  • Take a boat ride to Tanjung Datu National Park
  • Learn about the turtle conservation programme
  • Walk on forest trails to see a variety of wildlife
  • Snorkel in crystal clear waters & see marine life

tour details

Immerse yourself in Tanjung Datu – its white sandy beaches are undisturbed, the corals offshore are untouched & the forest trails are virtually untrodden. You’ll admire its rich & varied animal life and see its role as a marine turtle nesting site. You’ll journey by car and boat to Tanjung Datu National Park & learn about its turtle conservation programme. Later, venture onto the forest trails to explore this beautiful national park & keep an eye out to spot some of the various wildlife species that inhabit the forest. You’ll then be able to take a night walk or relax in the evening. Next, you may choose to venture on another trail or go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters to see colourful corals and marine life. On your last day you’ll be able to go snorkelling once more before departing from the park.

Why choose this tour?

Tanjung Datu may be the smallest of Sarawak's National Parks, located at the south-western tip of Sarawak on the Dato Peninsula. It is also one of Sarawak's less accessible national parks, but its relative remoteness is one of its main attractions. The white sandy beaches really are undisturbed, the corals offshore are untouched and the forest trails are virtually untrodden. Tanjung Dato's animal life is equally rich and varied and its greatest contribution to reptile conservation is its role as a marine turtle nesting site. Highly endangered green turtles and olive ridley turtles regularly lay their eggs on the park's beaches. Therefore, a turtle hatchery has been established. As well as turtles, the waters offshore from Tanjung Datu are home to dolphins, and unidentified whale species have also been reported
    08:00 hours
    Depart from Kuching city by air-conditioned vehicle to Telok Melano village with a short stopover at Lundu town. Upon arrival at Telok Melano, we will go for a quick tour around of this Malay village with a home-cooked lunch served in a Malay house. After which, we will depart by boat some 10-15 minutes depending on sea conditions to reach Tanjung Dato National Park.
    * Note: when the tide is low or sea conditions prevent boat landings at the park HQ, arrival by boat will be at a nearby small bay (Telok Upas) followed by a 15 minutes' walk to the Park HQ.

    At the National Park, a short briefing by park warden on safety issues and turtle conservation programme. After that, we will explore some of the trails of this beautiful national park.
    Late afternoon, you will be free and easy or you can even swim or snorkel.
    Dinner will be prepared by our park guide for this evening.
    After dinner, you can either venture on a night walk (subject to weather conditions) or relax and retire for the night. Should any turtle arrive, regardless any time during the night, we will be alerted by the park warden.

    Overnight at Forest Hut (simple accommodation in dormitory style with mattress spread on the floor).

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    148 Km, 02H45M

    Meal included:
    Lunch at Malay house
    Dinner at the National Park
    Breakfast at the national park.

    09:00 hours
    After breakfast, we will venture into any of the forest trail/s followed by swim or snorkel before we get packed and depart by boat back to Telok Melano village and then by road to Sematan town. Lunch will be at a local caf'e9 in Sematan town before heading back to Kuching city by air-conditioned vehicle.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    138 Km, 02H30M

    Meal included:
    Breakfast at the national park


    • Accommodation in very basic type Forest hut with single mattress spread and shared bathroom/shower (cold water)
    • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
    • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides
    • Boats and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Filtered water and wet towels
    • Package includes SST 6% (Sales and Service Tax)


    • Optional tours
    • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
    • National Tourist Tax of MYR10.00 per room night will be collected by the national park directly from guests
    • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    • Drinks with meals
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
    • Visa


    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS including passport details. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
    • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
    • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.

    • Backpack
    • Loose-fitting summer clothing
    • Swimwear
    • Sun hat/ cap
    • Sun block
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Flat walking shoes with good grip
    • Raincoat
    • Torch or flashlight
    Tour code: PKKCTD3A

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