7-Day Kuching For Young Families: group experience

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 7 Days

tour highlights

  • Cycle in Kuching to see the stunning Malay kampongs
  • Venture inside a Malay wooden stilt house
  • See orangutans at Semenggok Nature Reserve
  • Spot endangered animals at Matang Wildlife Centre
  • Learn about the locals at Sarawak Cultural Village

tour details

Hop on a bike for a cycling tour of Kuching and discover the hidden gems of the Malay kampongs. As you ride through villages, experience how the kampong people live by visiting a Malay wooden stilt house. Next, depart to Semenggoh Nature Reserve – a sanctuary for orangutans. You’ll later proceed to Matang Wildlife Centre, which houses endangered animals and runs an orangutan rehabilitation programme. After refreshing in the cooling water of the clear jungle stream that runs nearby, explore Sarawak Cultural Village – a living museum of the cultures of Sarawak’s tribes. Marvel at the cultural show with the natives dressed in their traditional costumes. Next, take a boat ride to reach Bako National Park and see the amazing flora & fauna that includes the elusive proboscis monkeys.

Meet & greet at Kuching International Airport by our English-speaking local guide. Transfer to Pullman Hotel (~30 min drive) for check-in.
Pullman Hotel Kuching offers a children's pool and a playground for its young guests. Furthermore the hotel has spacious Family Rooms (Triple Room) with a king-size bed and a single bed. Another extra bed can be added. The Superior Room category (Double/Twin Room) does also include rooms with connecting doors (subject to availability).
The rest of the day is free at leisure for you and the children to adjust to the time difference and the tropical climate.

Overnight at Pullman Hotel, Superior Room OR Family Room.

Meals included:None
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart on a half-day cycling tour of Kuching. For children there are kid's bikes and junior bikes in different sizes available. Baby seats are available at an additional surcharge as well. Helmets are provided for the whole family.
Discover Kuching's hidden gems, the Malay kampongs, on a bicycle! These Malay villages line the banks of the Sarawak river and make a striking contrast to the modern city centre across river. Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride through the villages and experience first-hand how the kampong folks live by visiting a traditional Malay wooden stilt house full of historical stories to tell.
Along the way, we will explore the vibrant and exotic open air market of Kuba Ria. Experience the vibrant colour of tropical fresh fruits and vegetables, shop for local handicrafts at non-tourist price, and discover a whole range of jungle produce including unique wild ferns, exotic vegetables as well as orchid plants. This market is a 'must-visit', especially on Saturdays and Sundays during Kuching's famous weekend market!
After the tour, return to your hotel & afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at Pullman Hotel, Superior Room OR Family Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Semenggoh Nature Reserve (~30 min drive).
Semenggoh Nature Reserve occupies an area of 740 acres and acts as a sanctuary for orang utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area, but there are also few that will never re-learn their natural skills due to long association with and dependence on humans. There are daily scheduled feeding times. However, sightings of these primates during feeding times are not guaranteed due to the fact that they are roaming freely within the nature reserve.
After this great experience return to the hotel & afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at Pullman Hotel, Superior Room OR Family Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel & check-out.
Depart to Matang Wildlife Centre (~45 min drive), which houses endangered animals, that have been kept illegally and were confiscated, in enclosed areas surrounded by rainforest. The main attraction is the orang utan rehabilitation programme, where young orang utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are taught how to survive in the wild. Besides orang utans, the centre cares for a lot of other wildlife such as sambar deer, crocodiles, sun bears, civets and bear cats, and a few birds native to Sarawak.
A clear jungle stream runs adjacent to the Matang Wildlife Centre, where some pleasant riverside picnic spots are. Here you can refresh in the cooling water and a packed lunch will be offered.
End of tour & transfer to Damai Beach Resort (~1 hr. drive) for check-in.
Damai Beach Resort offers 2 children's pools and the "Kids Club" with playground, board games, storybooks and organized activities (charges might occur depending on the activities offered) for its young guests. Table-tennis and mini-golf (both chargeable) are also on offer. The resort's twin-bedded Chalet Rooms are furnished with 2 queen-size beds, which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children without extra beds being required. The Chalet Room category does also include rooms with connecting doors (subject to availability).
The rest of the day is free at leisure for you to make use of the facilities of the resort or simply relax at the beach.

Overnight at Damai Beach Resort, Superior Poolside Twin Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Breakfast at the resort.
Located just next to the Damai Beach Resort lies the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum of Sarawak. It is a summary of the different cultures of Sarawak's ethnic tribes and provides you the opportunity to witness the 7 major ethnic groups which stay in typical traditional houses and demonstrate parts of their daily work. Your guide will explain about the different tribes and their background to give you a deeper insight.
The tour will end with a colourful cultural show with the natives, dressed in their traditional costumes.
Return to Damai Beach Resort & afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at Damai Beach Resort, Superior Poolside Twin Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at the resort.
Depart to the small Malay village of Bako (~30 min drive), where you then venture on a 20 minutes' boat ride to reach the national park. This is a day with plenty of opportunities to trek through the beautiful park and explore flora and fauna at its best. Get to see various animals, such as wild boars, silver leaf monkeys, macaques or monitor lizards. If you are lucky you might also spot the odd-nosed proboscis monkeys that can only be found on the island of Borneo.
There are plenty of short and long trails to choose from, so discuss with your guide which one to take. A packed lunch is included.
After the tour, transfer back to the resort & free at leisure.

Overnight at Damai Beach Resort, Superior Poolside Twin Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Breakfast at the resort and free at leisure (check-out at hotel: 12:00 hrs. noon).
Transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals included:Breakfast

includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in shared twin/triple room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • 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
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)

excludes

  • 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
  • Rental of baby seat for Kuching Cycling Tour
  • Child activities at "Kids Club", table-tennis, mini-golf or other activities at Damai Beach Resort

notes

  • This package is designed for young families and is suitable for children of any age.
  • Tours will be offered as stated in the programme, but some may be done on different days than stated in the programme. For example, if our programme states a city tour on Day 1, it may be postponed to Day 3 instead, without any prior notice given.
  • 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.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
Tour code: KCHDS7DYOUJ18

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