Sarawak family holiday
Child prices apply for children under 12.
Tailor made, fully flexible itinerary to suit your departure dates with in country assistance included.
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Suitable for ages 8 +
Description of Sarawak family holiday
Meet the orangutans of the renowned Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre, trek through rainforest to the thrilling sounds of the wildlife all around you, and snooze among the treetops in your very own jungle treehouse, with this adventurous family holiday in Sarawak.
Begin in the waterfront city of Kuching, which is dotted with numerous historic landmarks, including forts, that tell the story of the remarkable White Rajahs. Enjoy a cycling tour past temples and monuments, as well as a scenic river cruise, before moving on to what is bound to be a real highlight of your Borneo family holiday: Bako National Park.
After a day walking with a guide through the rainforest’s winding trails in search of wildlife including Proboscis monkeys and macaques, visit the famous Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre – kids will love watching the orange-furred orangutans swinging down from the trees for a fruity snack, and even a few hours here is bound to instil an interest in conservation.
Next you’ll head to the Damai Peninsular area, to spend a couple of magical nights in a treehouse, in the heart of the rainforest. You’ll take a river wildlife cruise, watching out for the beady eyes of crocodiles, glowing fireflies and apes swinging through the trees.
Finally, a few days to unwind after the exhilarations of the rainforest, as you relax on golden sands, swimming in the South China Sea, and perhaps indulging in some gentle kayaking along the river.
If you want your next family holiday to be out of this world, then look no further. The wildlife of Sarawak awaits you.
5 Reviews of Sarawak family holiday
Reviewed on 14 Apr 2023 by Gareth DaviesThis was a once in a lifetime holiday for the whole family which has changed the way we will look at nature and our impact on it. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2022 by Steven BrownElephants crossing the Kinabantangan river. Flying squirrels in full flight. Asian water monitor lizards in the swimming pool... Outstanding. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 May 2022 by Ilan OppenheimGreat time, great memory Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Sep 2018 by Nicole JordanThe best part of our holiday was the time we spent in Sarawak, Borneo. Kuching is a peaceful and beautiful city situated on a river. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Nov 2017 by Danielle FiellerArriving at Bako National Park (via an exhilarating boat ride), wading on to the un-spoilt beach and then seeing hibiscus monkey's swinging through the trees. Read full review
PlanetIn Borneo we encourage our guests to respect the wildlife in each destination. All guides are trained and qualified, and we visit only National Parks and rehabilitation centres where the animals are supported or left on their own.
Before travel, our clients receive a Know Before You Go pack which states to keep water use at a minimum as usable water is a rare commodity.
The local suppliers we use in Borneo support local Iban communities in the area and are currently supporting the rebuild of a longhouse which recently burnt down in the fire. They are passionate about supporting the local environment and community and only choose guides who share their same values.
In our Brighton office we have a strict recycling system, where we are recycling nearly 80% of our overall waste. All our paper is then bought from our recycling company to complete the circle.
When you visit the Kubah National Park you will pay an entrance fee to the National Park which helps preserve the environment and the wildlife within it.
We encourage the kayaking trip which is nice and easy going with the kids as this is a low impact way to travel and will have minimal affect on the environment.
PeopleDuring this trip you will be injecting money straight into the local community as our local partners are locally run and owned and employ local guides within the area.
We have first hand experience in the city of Kuching and know plenty of local restaurants and cafes which we encourage our guests to support. We know where the best places are for the kids to enjoy too with plenty of family friendly trips around. Trips to the National Park help support the up keep, the protection of wildlife, and the local guides.
All of our guides and local partners are provided with a fair wage and secure job. We love to send them on feedback from clients to encourage their good work and work with them, as a team to provide great service.
When you go on the kayaking trip you and the family have a chance to interact with the local Iban community as you will stop here for lunch. You can exchange cultures and learn new things while learning about a completely different way of life. If you feel like you would like to bring gifts, our travel specialists can recommend the best gifts to bring.