3-Day Bako National Park Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Admire the lovely scenery in Bako National Park
  • Trek on the Telok Paku trail to a secluded beach
  • Look out for the unique proboscis monkey
  • Enjoy stunning views from a cliff top on the Telok Pandan Kecil trail
  • Take a unique guided night walk

tour details

Explore the gorgeous scenerey of Bako National Park. You’ll find a park renowned for its flora & home to colourful birds & animals, including the unique proboscis monkey. Travel by boat to the park to start trekking on the Telok Paku trail that passes through cliff forests on the way to a secluded beach. You’ll later trek on the Telok Delima trail to a mangrove forest – prime proboscis monkey territory – and also enjoy a short night walk with your guide. Next, take the Lintang loop trail, which passes through nearly all vegetation types found at Bako, then divert to Telok Pandan Kecil trail to walk by carnivorous pitcher plants to a cliff top with stunning views before heading down to one of the best beaches in the park. You may choose to walk on other short trails before departure.

Pick-up from the city hotel and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Bako village (30 to 45 min drive). Arrive at the jetty and board a boat for a 20 minutes' ride to the national park. After registration at the park, leave your luggage at the park's storeroom and proceed for your trekking in the park.
Telok Paku trail - Takes about one hour of trekking and passes through cliff forest before reaching a small secluded beach. Proboscis monkeys can often be seen here during early morning or late afternoon. Move slowly, keep as quiet as possible and listen out for strange grunts or movements in the canopy. Trek back to the park's canteen for your lunch.
After lunch, check-in to your rest house before you take up another trail.
Telok Delima trail - This trail leads through different vegetation and ends in mangrove forest, which is prime proboscis monkey territory. The trail is also very educational to learn about palm vegetation where reeds, rattans, nibong palms etc. are at large. Return back to your rest house. Free and easy until dinner.
After dinner at the park canteen, you may opt for a short night walk accompanied by your guide (subject to weather conditions) before retiring for the night.

Overnight at Bako National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included: Lunch
Breakfast at the park canteen, after which you will be taken on the Lintang loop trail which is a very popular trek as it passes through nearly all of the vegetation types found at Bako. The whole trek takes between 3 to 4 hours excluding the diversions to couple of other shorter trails along this loop.
After a quarter of this trail walk, you may opt to divert to Telok Pandan Kecil trail. This 45 minutes' (per way) trek to Telok Pandan Kecil is one of Bako's most popular spots. It ascends the forested hills overlooking Telok Assam, reaching a plateau covered in shrub vegetation, and continues along a sandy path lined with carnivorous pitcher plants, before reaching a cliff top with stunning views of the secluded beach below and the famous sea stack just offshore. Trek back the same way to Lintang loop trail again and continue along Lintang trail back to the park headquarter.

Overnight at Bako National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast at the canteen, you may wish to spend your own time around the park headquarter or discuss with your guide about any other short trails that would interest you before check-out from your rest house.
After your lunch at the park canteen, depart by boat back to Bako village jetty and return to Kuching by air-conditioned vehicle.

Meals included:Breakfast


  • 2 nights accommodation in shared twin room with ceiling fan and private or shared bathroom (subject to availability)
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees and/or boat fees as stated in the programme
  • Drinking water available on the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as 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


  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, the boat transfers in Bako may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.
  • Due to long hours of trekking under tropical climate conditions, this tour is very strenuous and one is expected to have high fitness level and good stamina.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please travel light for the overnights at Bako National Park. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Kuching.
  • What to Bring
    Loose-fitting summer clothing
    Sun hat/ cap
    Sun block
    Insect repellent
    Personal toiletries
    Flat walking shoes with good grip
    Torch or flashlight
Tour code: KCHDSBNP3P19

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