If you are in Kuching, one of the day trip that you can do is to visit Sarawak Wind Cave and Fairy Cave which are located near the town of Bau. Gold mining was the main activity in Bau in the 1840s with the Chinese being the main player in this industry. The mining of gold is still being carried out today.
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to DAMAI BEACH RESORT for check in.
Breakfast at the resort, morning check out from the resort and proceed to visit SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE. Popularly known as the, "Living Museum‟, the Village is a showcase of a kaleidoscope of Sarawak‟s cultures and traditions. On arrival, you will explore the 7 authentic replicas of ethnic houses. Chinese Farm House, Malay‟s Stilted House, Melanau Tall House, Penan Hut as well as Longhouse of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu. Displayed in each house are the many artifacts made by the individual dwellers. Demonstration of arts and crafts like beadwork, wood and bamboo carvings, "Pua" weaving and straw weaving can be seen while touring the Village.
You will also be entertained with 45 minutes of the traditional dances of the various ethnic tribes of Sarawak at the Village theatre. Afternoon, proceed for KUCHING CITY TOUR. Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. It's city centre is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums (NOTE: Sarawak Museum closed for renovation). Other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the Cat Monument, Market, Main Bazaar, China Town, Old State Mosque & etc. Proceed to HOMEMADE KEK LAPIS. The Sarawak layer cake is a well-loved local delicacy that is laborious and intricate to make but so delicious to eat. These colourful cakes also make great gifts to friends. After tour, transfer to Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight. ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, travelling overland (30min) followed by a brief hike through dipterocarp forest. Unlike in a Zoo, the Orang Utans are set free in a 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young Orang Utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are trained to survive in the wild. Semenggoh is not set up as a tourist attraction but
visitors are most welcome. Upon arrival at the Semenggoh, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orang Utans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nest watch their skilful movements at the tree tops and also their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour, emotion and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan, meaning „Man of the
Forest‟. Continue journey to visit CROCODILE FARM & MINI ZOO, the farm set amidst tropical fruit trees and lush-greenery is a home to over 1,000 crocodiles. It serves as a perfect sanctuary to these fearsome reptiles where they are kept in an enclosure designed and built similar to the natural habitat of the reptiles. Apart from the crocodiles, explore the farm where other fascinating animals such as the
bear cats, civets, deer, pythons & etc are found in the state of Sarawak. Afternoon, proceed for SHOPPING TOUR. Kuching is a good destination to shop for souvenir such as woodcarvings, “Pua Kumbu” with native design, Pepper products and Sarawak Pottery.
Sarawak Bird‟s Nest Factory and Local Product Centre are also one of the famous souvenirs which can be found in Kuching. Late afternoon, proceed for SARAWAK RIVER CRUISE. A cruise along the Sarawak River is a relaxing way to enjoy the various phases of the city and retrace the trip James Brooke made when he first arrived in Sarawak. You will sail past the Waterfront, Brooke Dockyard,
the 100 year old Malay Kampung, Fort Margherita, Astana, Square Tower and the Industrial Estate. As you sail toward the sea colourful fishing boats will appear in abound and nearby Bako after the Chinese and Malay villages are the houses and mansions of Kuching‟s affluent society. The constant changing of this living scenery gives you the best picture of the history and lifestyles in Kuching. After tour,
transfer back to the hotel for overnight. ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed to visit FAIRY & WIND CAVE. Fairy Cave and Wind Cave are about 50 min drives from Kuching City. The Fairy Cave is about 3storey high. After a quick climb through the cave with torchlight, the cave opens up into a main chamber. Sunlight streams into the chamber, enabling you to view the limestone formation of several types. View the beautiful and some eerie
shape of nature creations, the stalactites and stalagmites. There is a formation that has been likened to the Goddess of Mercy which at about 3 meters in height resembles a woman dressed in classical Chinese robes, look down benignly upon worshippers. Another formation looks like an old man crouching down. Then proceed to the Wind Cave which only about 10 min drive away. Walking along the
platform, you will find that this dark-tunnel like cave is filled with bats and swiftest. Look around the wall of the cave with torchlight and you might be lucky to spot the bird nest with some eggs in it. After tour, transfer back to the hotel for overnight. ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight. ( B )
- 3 night accommodation at Hotel to choose
- 1 night accommodation at Damai Beach Reasort.
- 4 Breakfast
- Entrance fee, guide fee & boat transfers
- All transfers & tours as stated in the package
- Tipping ( RM 10 per person / per day )
- Travel insurance
- Tourism Tax