Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour

Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour

Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour

Prices

From $1,350USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Hostels, Homestays

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Highlights

Explore Borneo’s Sarawak Rainforest by biking, walking and kayaking

Hike past waterfall after waterfall in the jungle, stopping to swim in perfectly clear natural pools.

Cycle into nature reserves where orangutans and other animals play in the trees.

Kayak down lazy rivers, passing caves filled with bats and unique rock formations.

Sunbathe on pristine beaches and swim in the warm ocean between rides and treks.

Borneo offers exceptional hiking, cycling, and kayaking, and the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour lets you enjoy all three!

This exciting tour brings you into the heart of local villages, deep into the rainforest, and out onto stunning shoreline. On the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour, you’ll hike to multi-tiered waterfalls in the Sarawak rainforest, stopping to swim in jungle pools and eat lunch prepared with fresh bamboo.

Cycle deep into nature reserves where curious orangutans peer down at you from the trees and paddle a kayak along the wide river as bats whoosh out of their caves. The Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour gets you in touch with local culture, welcoming you into traditional tribal longhouses, historic restaurants and coffee shops, and sacred religious sites atop mountains.

Don’t miss your chance to experience all that Borneo offers on the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour!

Trek, Pedal, and Paddle in the Sarawak Rainforest Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kuching, Heritage Trail Cycling

You made it to Sarawak! Take some time to settle into your hotel in the old town of Kuching before setting off to start your first cycling trip. You’ll meet with your group and tour leader, get fitted for your bike, and then depart down the Heritage Trail of the White Rajah, passing colonial buildings and the waterfront jetty on the way. You’ll cruise through the bustling main bazaar before crossing the river on a sampan ferry. After the ride, you’ll be treated to a sunset dinner on the banks of the Sarawak River.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kuching
Distance
12 km
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Annah Rais Longhouse

Today, you’ll be transferred to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve to spot orangutans in the trees while they feed and play. Now that’s a way to start the day! Then, it’s off along the wonderful Penrissen Range, where you’ll cycle next to pepper farms and rice fields. You’ll spend some time in a peaceful Bidayuh Longhouse and then dive into a delicious homemade dinner of bamboo chicken and wild jungle vegetables.

Overnight Location
Homestay in Kuching
Distance
34 km
Meals
Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Waterfall Trek

Day 3 starts with a private transfer to the Bengoh Dam Jetty, where a half-hour ferry ride across the calm lake gives you wonderful views of the mountains. On the other side, begin a hike up to a homestay with a perfect view of the lake down below. After quickly checking in, you’ll head back out towards a series of incredible waterfalls. The water is crystal-clear and the surrounding jungle is alive with activity! Enjoy a swim, sunbathe on the rocks, and enjoy a jungle picnic before heading back down, passing through pepper farms. The owners here will show you how pepper is harvested before you head back to the homestay for dinner overlooking the lake.

Overnight Location
Homestay in Kuching
Distance
2.5 hours, 5 km, 600 m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Kayaking and Ride to Siniawan

Start the next part of your tour of the Sarawak rainforest with a boat ride and a quick ride to the starting point of your kayak trip. You’ll float down a pristine stretch of a Sarawak River tributary, passing by hidden waterfalls and fascinating limestone features. Then, you’ll hop onto the bike for a ride through impressive limestone landscape and into massive caves filled with bats. Your trip ends in the historical village of Siniawan.

Overnight Location
Hostel in Siniawan
Distance
7 km kayak and 37 km cycle
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Ride to Kubah National Park

Today, enjoy a traditional noodle-based breakfast in a historic coffee shop before a packed day of riding. You’ll push your bike across a suspension bridge, take a ferry, and ride through a jungle stream just to get started! You also have the option of climbing Mount Singai, which is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity among the Bidayuh community. You can learn about the area’s history at the summit pilgrimage centre, enjoy a picnic lunch, and then head via bike to Kubah National Park. Here, a BBQ spread awaits you! After you’re full, you have the option of heading out with a guide to explore the jungle at night- all the nocturnal creatures, sounds, and sights. If the jungle at night isn’t your cup of tea, you can spend some extra time getting cozy in the jungle cabin.

Overnight Location
Cabin in Kubah National Park
Distance
3km hike, 400m elevation gain, cycling 43 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Hike to Matang Wildlife Centre

Day 6 of your tour of Borneo is an exciting one. You’ll start with a hike down the Gunung Serapi Road, which leads you to the Matang Wildlife Centre, where animals are rehabilitated prior to release. You’ll be hiking alongside stunning waterfalls, exotic plants like orchids and endemic palms, and even the carnivorous pitcher plant. Steer clear! If you’re lucky you’ll run into bearded pigs, black hornbills, and mouse deer. Your trek through the jungle ends at a flowing stream near the refuge.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Matang Wildlife Centre
Distance
6.5km, 280m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Ride to Damai Beach

A trip to Borneo wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beach! Today you’ll ride along a stunning mangrove trail to the coast, where views of Mount Santubong dominate. Enjoy a seafood lunch before finishing the ride to Damai Beach, where warm blue waters and soft sand welcome you. Spend as much time here and at the adjacent resort as you like!

Overnight Location
Resort in Kuching
Distance
57 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Goodbye, Borneo!

All too soon, it’s time to head home. Enjoy breakfast before you’re transferred to the airport.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour of Borneo is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

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Accommodation on the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour

This tour is based in hotels, homestays, and hostels. The lodges offer pleasant rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $150USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Basaga Hotel in Kuching

The Basage Hotel offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a pool, and free bottled water. The rooms are simple but comfortable.

Night 2

Annah Rais Homestay in Kuching

This unique Bidayuh Tribe longhouse lodge housed 80 families. It’s a unique peek into local culture and traditional living.

Night 3

Homestay in the Highlands

Stay in cozy and authentic homestay in the very heart of Sarawak Rainforest.

Night 4

Siniawan Heritage Hotel in Siniawan

This lovely hotel offers an accommodation in spacious and clean rooms, as well as tasty local food.

Cabin in Kubah National Park

There’s nothing like sleeping in the heart of the jungle! The rooms here are simple and comfortable.

Matang Wildlife Centre in Kuching

The rooms in the accommodation here are spartan, but you’ll be immersed right in the heart of the wildlife centre.

Permai Rainforest Resort

This retreat enjoys fabulous views, immediate proximity to the beach, and fun amenities like bicycle rentals.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Trek, Pedal, and Paddle in the Sarawak Rainforest Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners are included

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes all the transfers during the tour, as well as airport pick-up and drop-off.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Bike Rental
  • Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour

How hard is the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will hike and/or cycle every day in addition to other activities. Basic fitness and comfortability with hiking and cycling excursions is recommended.

Do I need a visa to travel to Malaysia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You can also try this website, though you should verify with your government. Note that this tour takes place in a state of Malaysia on Borneo, so you should research your visa requirements accordingly.

Are meals included on the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery tour?

Most meals (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners) are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers cycling, hiking, and kayaking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kuching to start this tour?

You can fly directly into the Kuching International Airport, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Is the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Sarawak Rainforest Multisport Tour end?

The tour ends in Kuching, where you will be transferred to the airport.

Are equipment rentals included?

Yes, bike rental is included in the tour price. This tour uses JAVA mountain bikes with front suspension, available in two sizes.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Malaysia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Malaysia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Malaysia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Borneo for the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour is January, February, March, May, October, November, or December. Borneo’s dry season is from March through October, so note that tours during other parts of the year may be particularly rainy.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will hike and/or cycle every day in addition to other activities. Basic fitness and comfortability with hiking and cycling excursions is recommended.


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Kuching, Malaysia

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