Day 1: KUCHING CITY TOURArrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Kuching city tour: the perfect introduction to Sarawak's historical capital. This tour will bring you to Kuching's Oldest Street, Chinatown, famous Cat State, the oldest Chinese temple named Tua Pek Kong, State Mosque, Gambier Street, Kuching waterfront and the historical building during the White Rajah area like the Court House, Astana, the Pavilion, Square Tower, Charles Brooke monument, Post Office and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Then we proceed to the highest tower in Kuching call the civic centre. Proceed to local product shops for the famous Sarawak Pepper, bird nests and local pottery. Overnight in city hotel.
Day 2: BAKO / SARAWAK RIVER CRUISE ( B )Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Bako National Park, SITUATED on a Peninsular at the mouth of the Sarawak River. Bako National Park can be reached by 30 minutes drive from Kuching follows by boat 20 minutes boat ride. Bako mangrove forest provides home to the LONG-NOSE Proboscis monkeys. It is also not uncommon to see macaque Monkeys and bearded wild boards roaming in the parks Compound. Back to Kuching. Precede transfer back to hotel.. Evening time proceed to the Sarawak River Cruise.. A fantastic way to turn a page back in history of Sarawak, through a cruise along the river that brings you past historical landmarks of Kuching. A traditional 'tambang' yacht will take you past places of interest like the Kuching Waterfront, Square Tower, a multi-purpose market, old State Mosque with five Onion shaped domes, a malay house on stilts and the satok suspension Bridge before heading the other side of the river to see the Astana, Fort Margherita and fishing village. Overnight in city hotel.
Day 3: SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE / SEMENGGOH ORANG UTAN ( B )Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to Sarawak Cultural Village: "See Sarawak in half day" is the claim made by Sarawak Cultural Village, the village also called "Living Museum" because natives live in its house & make handicraft. It has seven representative ethnic houses - Bidayuh Longhouse, Iban Longhouse, Penan Hut, Orang Ulu Longhouse, Melanau House, Malay House & Chinese Farm House. Observe the lifestyle, arts, crafts, games, foods, clothes & music of major cultural of Sarawak. Enjoy your self with a fascinating performance of the multi-cultural dance in the village's own theater. After that proceed for Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is a temporary home for Orang Utan, which has been orphanage or rescued from captivity, they are trained to learn and survive in their natural environment. Walk through the trail & look out for Semi Wild Orang Utan in their natural habitat. An amazing experience meets with Wild Man of Borneo, who may come to the centre during feeding time. Overnight in city hotel.
Day 4: DEPARTURE ( B )Free at your own leisure until transfer to airport for onwards flight.
** Per Person rates in USD
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|Four Points By Sheraton||Book||4*||T.B.A||329||329||322||119|
Term & ConditionsRates are applicable to minimum of 2 persons, unless specified. Valid to ALL Markets.
Validity Period: 01 April - 31 March 2014
Not included in the package: Air Fare, Travel Insurance, Tipping, Item Not Stated, Personal Expenses
Rates are still subject to change. Subject to availability at the time of booking.
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Kuching officially the City of Kuching and formerly the City of Sarawak, is the capital and the most populous city in the states of Sarawak. The city covers an area of 431 square km and has a population about 165,642 on the north, while 159,490 on the south. If mixed, the total of the population are 325,132. Kuching is one of the two subsets of the Kuching Proper subdistrict, the other subset being part of the Padawan municipality. Kuching Proper is one of the three subdistricts in the Kuching District, which is one of the three districts in the Kuching Division.
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Q. What are the inclusions and exclusions of our packages?
This is package includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, roundtrip transfers and tours as mentioned on SIC basis and entrance to Sarawak River Cruise. This package is also designed for you to combine with other Malaysia destinations or add optional tours during your free day. Extra night rates for specific hotels are available upon request. You are free to create your own itinerary according to your preference.
Q. Can I travel alone?
Yes, however there will be applicable surcharge if you will travel alone. Rates will vary due to each hotels have different single room surcharges. Rates will definitely become higher as transportation expense will be paid by one person only, if taking a private transportation. We suggest that you travel with a partner or bring your friends so rates will be lower and you can get more discounts.
Q. When is the best time to travel?
Anytime of the year is advisable to travel to Malaysia, given the nation’s climate is primarily tropical. But the best time to travel is around May to September, as rainy season normally starts from October to November and April to May.
Q. How much is the infant/child rate?
Normally, infant age will range from 0-2 y/o while child age will range from 2-9 y/o but varies depending on the hotel policy. In most packages, there are no infant fees but no meals will be provided. While child rate will range from 50% - 100% of total adult fare. Please check with us for actual child rate for specific hotel.
Q. How do I get my visa?
You may contact your nearest local Malaysian embassy for complete information on what documentation you may require to enter Malaysia.
Q. Can you create customized tours specifically for my requirements?
Yes. You may send us your preferred itinerary and other requirements so we can quote accordingly.
Q. Can I book my flight ticket through PlentyTours.com? Where can I get my flight ticket?
No, we do not process international air tickets unless a domestic flight is already included in the package. You may book your flight tickets directly to your preferred airline.
Q. What types of meals are included in the package?
Breakfast at the hotel is included in this package. Other meals can be arranged at extra cost: Lunch (MYR30/person) and dinner (MYR40/person), estimated rates only.
Q. Do I need to get travel insurance? Where can I get my travel insurance?
It is recommended to get travel insurance prior to your departure date. You may apply for your travel insurance with your local insurance provider.
Q. Are taxes & service fees and peak season surcharges already included in the package?
In most packages, taxes and service fees are included unless not stated. Peak season surcharges for hotel accommodation are not yet included in the package.
Q. Are there any tipping policies?
For this package, Tipping is mandatory at MYR5/adult per day and MYR3/child per day.
Q. How far in advance should I book?
It is advisable to book as early as possible once you are firm with your travel dates so you can avail of lower rates and hotel rooms are widely available.