Miri Tours

Birthplace of Malaysia's petroleum industry and Sarawak’s second city, Miri is a fantastic base for exploring Borneo’s spectacular rainforests and national parks. The city is the main gateway to the famous Gunung Mulu National Park, as well as the Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, and the Niah Caves.

Nature lovers will be in their element in these stunning natural areas surrounding Miri, but the coast here is also a great place to explore, with a number of dive sites just a short boat ride from the city. The unspoiled coral reef is dazzling, and there are various species of tropical fish to spot, including butterfly fish, stingrays, and parrotfish to name just a few.

Other places of interest in Miri include the San Ching Tian Temple and Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay. For the best views on the city head to Canada Hill, where you’ll find Malaysia’s first ever oil well, known as The Grand Old Lady, plus a museum that traces the development of the petroleum industry since oil was first struck here back in 1910. The Miri Handicraft Center is also a notable stop for those looking to gain a greater understanding of Borneo’s multicultural heritage.

As well as sightseeing tours of Miri city, there are various trips to choose from in order to explore the incredible national parks in this area. Join a three-day adventure in Mulu National Park, a half-day Lambir Hills tour, or a historical Niah National Park day trip from the city.

Practical Info

Miri Airport is a significant travel hub for central Borneo. It is connected to all the major destinations in Malaysian Borneo, including Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, plus there are frequent flights to and from Kuala Lumpur.

Did You Know? Miri serves as a major transport hub, so if you’re traveling to or from Brunei, Sabah, the Kelabit Highlands, or one of the four national parks in this area, you’ll very likely to pass through Miri.
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Address: Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Crossed Border Excursion Ex Brunei : Niah Caves National Park

Niah Caves National Park is located 131 km from Miri which is around two hours drive from Miri City. It is one of South East Asia ‘s most important prehistoric sites . It was the home of the Niah Man (recent research has proven that it was a Niah Woman!), 40,000 years ago which is the oldest human remains in South East Asia.The great Cave & Painted Cave have been declared as a national historical monuments as visitors can observed the remaining artifacts kept at the park museum. A fun fact about Niah Cave, it is actually famous for the production of the edible bird nest. This tour is ideal for those looking for some adventure inside the caves!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$196.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$196.00

Historical Niah National Park Day Trip from Miri

Discover the birthplace of civilization in Southeast Asia on a guided tour of the Niah Caves, located in Sarawak’s Niah National Park. Home to Borneo’s oldest human remains dating back 40,000 years, the park contains one of the largest limestone caves in the world. At this important archaeological site you’ll find cave paintings after a walk in the forest. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport from Miri are provided on this full-day tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$74.65
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$74.65

Half-Day Lambir Hills National Park Tour from Miri

Lambir Hills National Park features some of greatest plant and animal biodiversity on the planet, with hundreds of bird species alone. Venture though a mixed dipterocarp forest and kerangas forest with an expert guide who points out features of this complex ecosystem. Keep an eye out for barking deer, flying squirrels, monkeys and more, ending your half-day jungle walk with a waterfall swim. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from central Miri.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$59.55
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Miri City

Get a comprehensive introduction to Miri, Sarawak’s largest city and popularly known as the Oil Town of Malaysia. You’ll drive by sightseeing coach to major points of interest and hear informative commentary on each landmark from your guide. See the historical Oil Well No. 1 at Canada Hill, site of the Petroleum Museum with its displays on oil development, and visit the Miri Handicraft Centre for an understanding of Borneo’s multicultural heritage. Round-trip hotel transport is provided on this 3-hour tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$44.40
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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3-Night Adventure in Mulu National Park

With a 2-night trip to Gunung Mulu National Park, you can explore the world’s largest cave passage, spot enormous bat colonies, follow the shadowy river that flows through Clearwater Cave, and meet Penan people in a forest settlement. Spending two nights at Mulu means you’ll have time to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site at its most pristine, watching for wildlife at dawn and dusk when animals are most active. This 2-night adventure includes accommodations and some meals, as well as round-trip transport to the park from the Mulu Airport.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$286.00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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