Sarawak’s Amazing Flora & Fauna: group discovery

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day tour

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty of Kubah National Park
  • Marvel at an array of rare ferns & orchids
  • Walk on the Rayu trail to see pretty riverine forest
  • Visit the Matang Wildlife Centre
  • Look out for orangutans, deer, sun bears, hornbills & more

tour details

Kubah is one of Sarawak’s most accessible parks, only 20 km from Kuching. The sandstone plateau of Kubah National Park includes 3 mountains: Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang & Gunung Sendok. Here you’ll find rare ferns & orchids, as well as a wide variety of palm species. You’ll walk on the Rayu trail, which passes through a pretty riverine forest of buttress-rooted rainforest giants and a number of valued medicinal trees. The trail ends at a clear jungle stream next to the Matang Wildlife Centre. The centre houses endangered wildlife in enclosed areas surrounded by rainforest. You’ll learn that its main attraction is the orangutan rehabilitation programme. You’ll also see enclosures housing sambar deer, crocodiles, sun bears, bear cats & aviaries featuring hornbills & other rare birds.

tour description

Kubah is one of Sarawak's most accessible national parks. It is only 20 km from Kuching. The sandstone plateau of Kubah National Park includes the three mountains Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok, which can be seen clearly from Kuching. Within the park's 2,230 hectares you can find rare ferns and orchids, as well as a wide variety of palm species. These were one of the reasons Kubah was gazetted as a national park in 1989.
08:30 hrs. - Depart from your hotel in the city by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at Kubah National Park, you will be briefed about this park before setting-off for your nature trail walk.
Rayu trail - This trail starts at the 900 ft. (300 m) mark on the Gunung Serapi Road, and leads to the nearby Matang Wildlife Centre, some 3 hrs. 30 min. away. The trail passes through pretty riverine forest with some buttress-rooted rainforest giants and a number of highly valued medicinal trees like bintangor (calophyllum genus), where HIV researchers are currently conducting tests on chemicals extracted from these tree species. Therefore you may see small incisions in the tree bark where the bintangor has been tapped for sap. The Rayu trail ends at a clear jungle stream adjacent to the Matang Wildlife Centre, where some pleasant riverside picnic spots are. Here a packed lunch will be offered.
Matang Wildlife Centre houses endangered wildlife 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 includes enclosures housing sambar deer, crocodiles, sun bears, bear cats, and many more, as well as aviaries featuring hornbills and other rare birds.

includes

  • Transfer from/to Hotels Included: Yes
  • Meals: Packed Lunch

notes

  • Please bring shoes with good grip for this tour.
  • This tour may not be strenuous but one is expected to have high fitness level and good stamina for the 3
  • 4 hours trek under tropical weather conditions.
  • Be prepared for harmless leech bites.
Tour code: KCHDSKUBJT
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