Visits to the Brunei Museum, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, The Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall, Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and photo stop at the entrance of the biggest residential palace in the World –Istana Nurul Iman which is the official residence of His Majesty The Sultan of Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Niah Caves National Park is located 131 km from Miri which is around two hours drive from Miri City.It is one of South East Asia ‘s most important prehistoric sites . It was the home of the Niah Man (recent research has proved that it was a Niah Woman!), 40,000 years ago which is the oldest human remains in South East Asia. The great Cave & Painted Cave have been declared as a national historical monuments as visitors can observed the remaining artifacts kept at the park museum. Niah Cave is famous for the production of the edible bird nest. Your tour starts with pick up from your hotel and go on a scenic two hours drive to Miri city which is located in Sarawak state of Malaysia. After a brief stop in Miri, we will start our journey to Niah National Park which will take around two hours going through oil palm plantation and Iban longhouses. On arrival at the Park Headquarters, We will register and then cross the Niah River and visit the Niah Cave Museum which houses relics from the caves.
( * The museum is close on Monday)
Continue with a 3 km plank walk to the entrance of the cave. The walk goes through mixed dipterocarp forest. We will explore the Traders Cave, Painted Cave and the Great Cave. Return to Park HQ for lunch before proceeding back to Miri and continue to Brunei.
Your river safari will also pass the biggest residential palace in the world – Istana Nurul Iman with 1,788 rooms which is also the official residence of His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei. After passing the Royal Palace, we will start to cruise slowly under the mangrove trees where you can witness the wonder of the mangrove world which is the cradle for a myriads of marine’s life. You will have the chance to see a unique fish that can live underwater as well as on land – the mudskipper hopping around on the muddy river banks searching for food. If you are lucky, you will also have the chance to witness the blue throated and the small red kingfishers taking a killer plunge into the water to catch small fishes. The white egret and night heron are also common sights during this tour. We will make a few stops under the mangrove trees and on the look out for the rare endangered species primate – the proboscis monkey which usually comes near to the water in the early morning and at dusk time. The odd looking monkey where the male have a large bright orange colored pendulous nose can only be found on the island of Borneo and Sumatera of Indonesia. The unique thing about the proboscis monkey in Brunei is that you don’t have to travel far in the jungle to see them.
|Day 1||Meet and greet upon arrival at Brunei International Airport. Transfer to the hotel of your choice for check in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight at your hotel.|
|Day 2||Breakfast at your hotel. Brunei Half Day City Tour. Transfer to hotel for free at own leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)|
|Day 3||Breakfast at your hotel. Niah Caves National Park Day Trip. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)|
|Day 4||Breakfast at your hotel. Half Day Brunei Proboscis Monkey River Safari. Overnight at hotel. (B)|
|Day 5||Breakfast at your hotel. Free at own leisure until your transfer out to the airport for your flight out. (B)|
If you find that this program or none of our listed packages fit into your itinerary, we do provide custom tailor made tours. We could easily shape up your trip based on your budget, expectations, hotels and flights arrangement.
For more information on any of our packages or custom tours, please contact us and our travel experts will personally attend to your needs. We will respond within 24 hrs.
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|Notes||These prices are subject to change without prior notice. Single person: Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information Things to bring: Sun lotion and head scarf (for Mosque tour). Extra Notes: Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosques on Thursday & Fridays & the tour will only cover the garden area and compound of the two mosques. Visa may be required to enter Malaysia and also for Brunei re-entry upon completion of this tour for some nationalities|
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