Day 1 : Arrival
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative transfer to DAMAI BEACH RESORT for check-in and overnight
Day 2 : Sarawak Cultural Village/Cat Museum/Kuching City & Shopping Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out and 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. Demonstrations 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, visit CAT MUSEUM. It was founded in 1993. It is owned by the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU). There are 2000 exhibits, artifacts, statues about cats from all over the world. Continue with KUCHING CITY TOUR. Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. Its city centre is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, City Tower, and many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the New DUN, The Golden Bridge, 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 colorful cakes also make great gifts to friends. Kuching is a good destination to shop for souvenirs such as wood carvings, “Pua Kumbu” with native design, Pepper products, Sarawak Bird’s Nest and Local Product are also one of the famous souvenirs which can be found in Kuching. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel of your choice for check in & overnight.
Day 03 Semenggoh Nature Reserve – Crocodile Farm – Sarawak River Cruise (B)
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 Orangutans are set free in a 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young Orangutans, 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 Orangutans 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 state of Sarawak. 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 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 the tour, transfer back to Hotel for overnight.
Day 04 – Half Day Fairy & Wind Cave (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 3-stories 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 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, looking down benignly upon worshippers. Another formation looks like an old man crouching down. Then proceed to the Wind Cave which is 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 the tour, transfer back to the hotel.
Day 05 Departure – Kuching Airport (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.