from $550 AUD
Listed in TripAdvisor's Top 10 destinations on the rise in Asia, it only takes a few days to fall in love with Kuching.
I'm not sure if it's the layback locals, the stunning national parks or the melting pot of traditional and emerging fusion cuisine bursting from every street corner that makes this city so unique. Whatever it is, you'll be rewarded when you take the time to explore Kuching and the nearby national parks.
Accommodation- Hilton Hotel ,Kuching
All breakfasts, picnic lunches and lunch whilst on tour
Exceptional local guides, tours and transport, entry fees,
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Immerse yourself in the charms of Kuching – one of Asia’s most intimate and unpolluted capital cities. Perched by the waters of Sarawak River, the city enchants visitors with an easy charm.
Wander its streets on this day tour to experience the fusion of Asian cultures in the riot of street foods. Step back into time at handicraft shops to see craftspeople hand make wares in intricate detail. Visit a traditional herbalist who’ll concoct herbal medicines to ease any ailments. And travel across the meandering waters of the river by boat to visit the Malay quarter with its aromatic street foods.
It won’t be long before you find yourself falling under the spell of Kuching’s charms.
Bako National Park
Depart the hotel at 8am. Breakfast on famous Sarawak laksa, popiah or roti at a popular local cafe.
Journey to Bako National Park on a 20-minute boat ride through a stilted water village bustling with local fisherman. As the inlet opens to the calm waters of the South China Sea we pass traditional fish traps, mangroves and islands. Look out for the bottlenose dolphin, crocodiles, water monitors and coastal sea eagles.
Bako National Park provides the perfect introduction to your wildlife encounter with regular sightings of the proboscis monkey, long-tailed macaque, silver leaf monkey and wild boar.
Explore a trail or two and enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to town.
1/2 day Cooking Class or Cycle tour (both include fresh market tour)
Cooking with Culture Cooking Class in Kuching:
Learn how to cook real Sarawak food in a traditional setting with skilled and friendly instructors who can share the secrets of Sarawak cooking to you in a fun atmosphere.
You’ll visit the bustling food markets of Kuching for a guided tour and to purchase fresh produce for the day. Your guide will entertain and educate you in style you are sure to remember as we cook up a storm in the comfort of the family home. They guarantee that by the time you complete our course you will not only have learned a thing or two about Malaysian cooking but will also have had a most memorable experience.
And then we get to eat it all!!
“Best of Kuching” Bike tour combines the highlights of our pioneering Heritage Bike tour with our best selling Kampong Bike tour. This unique bike tour covers 85% of Kuching’s “Sights” as listed by the Lonely Planet, and much more!
After a relaxing cruise across the romantic Sarawak River on a traditional Sampan boat, we will guide you through off-the beaten track of the rural Malay Kampong and wooden bridges lining the banks of the great Sarawak River.
Along the way, you can explore the vibrant and exotic open air market of Kubah Ria.
On either of these tours you will experience the vibrant colour of tropical fresh fruits and vegetables, shop for local handicrafts at non-tourist prices, and discover a whole range of jungle produce including unique wild ferns, exotic vegetables and plants.
Open up your senses and discover Authentic Sarawak! You will go home with both your mind and soul enriched…..and your stomach fulfilled!
Late afternoon: Meet up with your fellow Borneo Explorer travellers