Bako National Park, Kuching
The park holds seven distinctive rainforests eco system. Then it’s a lovely jungle trek exploring the remarkable diversity of wildlife based here and reaching a secluded beach.
From this beach one can hire a local boat to watch sea stacks. Langurs (leaf monkeys), wild boar, flying squirrels long-tailed macaque monkeys, and monitor lizards as well as hundreds of different bird species all are available here.
There is a cafeteria serving snacks and camping area within the park for overnight stay. Location: banks of Tabo River Price: 10RM per person. Timings: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sarawak Cultural Village
Highlights: The cultural dance programs by various races showcasing their talents and giving a glimpse of their rich heritage.
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:15pm and open on all days
Location: Pantai Damai Price: 60RM for adults and 30RM for children
Visit the Cat Museum
Location: North City Hall on the top of hill called “Bukit Siol”, Kuching
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm daily (close Public Holiday)
Price: Entry is free for all visitors however there is a charge of RM3 for Camera and RM5 for video camera
Highlights: Boat or cruise ride to capture some photos of the beautiful place
Location: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching
Kuching Wetlands National Park
Highlights: spotting Irrawaddy dolphins
Timings: Best during low tide, as crocodiles come to bask in sunlight.
THE GREAT ORANGUTAN PROJECT
Highlights: feeding the orangutans
Location: Jalan- Landu Sampadi, 20km west of Kuching
Highlights: A 2-hours trek will take you to the magnificent waterfall, which is an ideal place for picnic.A more difficult trek will take you to the peak of Mount Santubong and you will be rewarded with the beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding peninsular area.
Location: Mount Santubong is located in the state of Sarwak, around 35 Km from Kuching, the capital city.
Sarawak Orchid Garden
Highlights: A fun way to reach the park is on a 5 minutes jetty ride across the Sarawak River. Reach early in the morning as soon as the park opens and enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Location: The garden is located next to Astana, opposite the Sarawak River in Kuching.
Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday
Highlights: One of the stalactites here resembles Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, which have drawn many local Chinese people to come here to offer prayers. For rock climbers, the cliffs near Fairy Caves, offer you an excellent rock climbing opportunity with difficulty range of 5-8 as per the French Grading.
Location: The cave is located 50 Km from Kuching and 8 km from Bau.
Timing: 8.30 am – 4:00 pm
Highlights: At the end of the cave passage, a passageway leads down to a small sandy beach next to the bank of Sungai Sarawak Kanan, where you can swim and enjoy snacks and drinks, after visiting to the cave.
Location: Located about 5 Km from Bau.
Timing: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
Price: RM 5 for Adults and RM 2 for children.
Highlights: The journey to the fort becomes more interesting if you take a Tambang to cross the river Sarawak.
Location: The Fort is located across the Sarawak River near The Astana in Kuching.
Timing: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm.
Price: Free Admission.
KUCHING MAIN BAZAAR
Highlights: Parallel to Main Bazaar is Jalan Carpenter, a similar row of shop houses. Both the areas are excellent for handicraft shopping, enjoying drinks and meals at old fashioned cafes and enjoy the view of Sarawak River.
Location: The Main Baazar is located opposite to the Kuching Waterfront near the Sarawak Tourism Complex.
Timing: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Imperial Hotel Kuching
You can also relax at the lobby-lounge with your favourite drinks and an assortment of cakes, pastries and other snacks. The hotel also offers conference rooms, gym, sauna and steam room and an outdoor pool.
Location: The hotel is comfortably located just 5 minutes drive from Kuching International Airport, and close to a number of other tourist attractions.
Price: The price ranges from RM 169 to RM 565.
Unwind at the hotel gym with state of the art equipments or rejuvenate with a swimming session in the sparkling outdoor pool. Or just visit the nearby local attractions like Kuching Main Bazaar, Kuching Waterfront and many more.
Location: The Hilton Hotel is located at the centre of Kuching at 25 minutes drive from Kuching International Airport.
Price: The price of the rooms and suits in the hotel ranges from RM 375 for King Guestroom to RM 7,825 for Governor Suite.
Permai Rainforest Resort
For those, who want to live more closely amidst the natural surroundings, the resort also offers campsite. The resort also offers plethora of recreational activities including water sports, jungle trekking and dolphin watching.
Location: The resort is 30 minutes drive from Kuching city and 50 minutes drive from Kuching International Airport.
Price: The accommodation price ranges from RM 300 to RM 460.