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Bako National Park
Sarawak’s oldest national park, Bako National Park packs a lot of action into just 10 square miles (27 square kilometers) of land. Seven different ecosystems, including rain forest and mangroves, are home to wildlife from long-nosed proboscis monkeys to orchids, carnivorous pitcher plants, bearded pigs, and mudskippers (“walking” fish).

The Basics
Just 23 miles (37 kilometers) from Kuching, Bako National Park is typically visited as a day trip from the city, although overnight stays are possible—and the sunsets are spectacular. Entrance tickets are very reasonably priced, but you will also need to pay for a boat ride from the village of Bako to the park itself. The park’s 17 color-coded trails are easy to follow independently, so a guide is not essential—although many prefer to join a Bako National Park tour with a guide who can spot and identify wildlife and explain the park’s seven different ecosystems.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bako National Park is a must for anyone who loves nature and wants to see Borneo’s unique wildlife.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen and a sunhat, as the trails can be surprisingly exposed.
  • Facilities on the island are very limited, although there is a canteen. Bring water and snacks if traveling independently.
  • Bako National Park is not wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
Bako National Park is around 23 miles (37 kilometers) northeast of Kuching, reached by a boat ride along the Santubong River from the park terminal at Bako Bazaar. Bus 1 connects Bako Bazaar to the city, with stops near the open-air market and along the waterfront, but many travelers prefer to join a tour that includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.

When to Get There
Bako National Park is open from morning until late afternoon seven days a week, including public holidays. It’s also possible to spend the night, whether camping, in a hostel, or in a chalet. November to February is the rainy season around Kuching, which can mean rough seas and fewer boats.

What to See in Bako National Park

Besides geological formations, such as the precariously balanced rock columns known as “Sea Stacks,” wildlife is Bako’s signature attraction. Mammals are surprisingly easy to spot here. Proboscis monkeys, with their long noses and pot bellies, are often seen around the visitor center and elsewhere, while there are also flying lemurs, macaques, monitor lizards, bearded pigs, and more.
Address: Bako, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Sarawak Bako National Park Tour

Sarawak Bako National Park Tour

Reaching Bako National Park independently is a major hassle: Take it easy on yourself with this convenient door-to-door tour. Look out for wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, silvered leaf monkeys, proboscis monkeys, squirrels, and monitor lizards as you explore the pristine forest. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.90
Price varies by group size
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US$106.90
Price varies by group size
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Bako National Park Day Trip with Sea Stack Rock Formation

Bako National Park Day Trip with Sea Stack Rock Formation

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Macaques, wild boars, flying lemurs, monitor lizards, and Borneo's signature long-nose proboscis monkeys can all be seen very close to Kuching. Seek them out in environments from mangroves to cliffs on this day trip to Bako National Park, just 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Kuching but off the public transport map. Besides hotel transfers, boat, and entrance fees, this small-group tour includes a local lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.62
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Bako National Park from Kuching City

Bako National Park from Kuching City

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Cruise across the South China Sea from the Bako fishing village to Bako National Park on a 8-hour nature tour. Your professional guide points out the wildlife, including macaques and proboscis monkeys, during a jungle walk. Admire the picturesque rock formations during a boat ride to a beautiful beach where you’ll have time for a swim. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport from Kuching are included on this small-group tour, limited to seven people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.60
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Bako National Park Rainforest Day Trip from Kuching

Bako National Park Rainforest Day Trip from Kuching

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Explore the primary forest of Bako National Park on a day trip from Kuching to the Muara Tebas Peninsula, where you’ll find diverse plants, wildlife, and ecosystems. Travel by coach and boat to Bako National Park, watch for monkeys, lemurs, slow loris, and many more animals as you enter the forest, then enjoy a local-style lunch at the park’s canteen. With park entrance fees, transport, and lunch included, pickup and drop-off is available in Kuching and the Damai Peninsula, for a fascinating look at Sarawak’s wild side.
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  • 7 hours
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US$101.80
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Sarawak Bako National Park with Sea Stack Tour

Sarawak Bako National Park with Sea Stack Tour

Take a tour through the world of rare species and lush rainforest on the cliffs and headlands of Bako National Park. This journey lets you admire the pristine scenery of land and water around Sarawak's oldest national park, along with the remarkable diversity of plant and animal life within. - Rich flora & fauna in Sarawak's oldest national park - Habitats for unique, rare & endangered species of wildlife - Fun & adventurous journey to Bako park via land & water - Relax within the pristine & undisturbed rainforest jungle - Panoramic views of rugged coastline & green hilltops
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.90
Price varies by group size
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US$106.90
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Bako National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bako National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Bako National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bako National Park 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bako National Park costs USD 106.90. Guided Bako National Park tours start around USD 106.90 per person. See all 4 Bako National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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