SEE KUCHING [4D3N]
Arrival – Kuching City Tour
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and 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, City Tower, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the famous Sarawak Museum & Cat Museum. Other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the Cat Monument, Market, Main Bazaar, China Town, Old State Mosque & etc. Dinner is provided. After dinner, transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.
Semenggoh – Crocodile Farm – Sarawak Pottery Factory – Shopping – Sarawak River Cruise
Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, traveling overland (30 min) 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 Sanctuary, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orang Utans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nests 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 stated of Sarawak. Lunch is provided.
After lunch, transfer to SARAWAK POTTERY FACTORY. You will be fascinated by the delicate and creative work involve by the skillful artists. This is a chance for you to get a typical Sarawak ceramic and native handicraft or “must buy items” to bring back as a souvenir or gifts for friends, family members or personal collection. Kuching also is a good destination to shop for souvenir such as woodcarvings, “Pua Kumbu” with native design and Pepper products. Sarawak Bird’s Nest Factory and Local Product Centre are also one of the famous souvenirs which can be found in Kuching.
After that , 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 Magherita, 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. Dinner is provided. After dinner, transfer back to Hotel for overnight.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Breakfast at the hotel and morning will be free at leisure. Afternoon check out from the hotel and transfer for lunch. After lunch, proceed for SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR. 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. Dinner is provided. After dinner, transfer back to Hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.