Great Apes & Waterways

3-Day Family Semenggoh Orangutan Spotting and Santubong River Tour

Prices from £275 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationKuching - Semenggoh - Santubong River

Suitable for families

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This fun-filled adventure will take you and your family to some of Sarawak's highlights. You'll be staying in a real treehouse, visiting the orangutans at Semenggoh and heading out on a wildlife river safari. Jump aboard and keep your eyes peeled for Irrawaddy dolphins, twinkling fireflies, crocodiles and swinging monkeys before heading back to your treehouse lodge.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Excursion to Semenggoh Orangutan Centre
  • Wildlife Cruise along the Santubong River

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre

This morning after breakfast you’ll be collected from your hotel in Kuching and taken to the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre. We’ll make sure to get you here for their feeding time, and for the kids at least, this is sure to be the highlight of their trip. Semenggoh is a temporary home for orangutans who have been orphaned or saved, and here they teach them all the survival skills needed for life back out in the wild.

Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre

Arrival at Tree House Lodge

Once you’ve visited Borneo’s most famous residents, you’ll be transferred to your home for the next couple of nights, a real-life tree-house! You’ll be staying in a jungle resort located in the heart of the rainforest, and right next to the beach. This eco-resort is a great place to unwind with the family, you can rent paddle-boards, kayaks and head out on nature-watching tours. There’s also an on-site restaurant so you don’t need to worry about food either. You can just take it easy and create those special family memories.

* If there are no treehouses available, we’ll book you a cabin instead. 

Treehouses on the Damai Peninsula Borneo

Santubong River Wildlife Cruise

The morning is yours to spend as you wish, and in the afternoon your driver will collect you and take you down to the Santubong River. Here, you’ll hop on a boat for a cruise down this mangrove-lined river. Keep your eyes peeled for all the wildlife hiding along these shores. There’s Proboscis monkeys, Irrawaddy dolphins, fireflies and you might look down into the water and spot some crocodile eyes looking right back at you. As dusk settles you’ll be able to see the fireflies twinkling in the evening sky, and afterwards, you’ll head back to your treehouse for the night.

Family heading out on a boat tour on the Santubong River

Departure from the Damai Pensinsula

Today marks the end of your Sarawak adventure, but don’t worry, there is so much more to discover in this area. You can head for a taste of culture and visit the previously feared Iban Headhunter tribe. Otherwise, you can spend some more time on the Damai Peninsula, and we can arrange some beach time for you at a resort from where you can head out kayaking in the waters nearby.

Damai Beach in Sarawak Borneo

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Start planning your next family adventure with Miles, our travel specialist for Borneo. He'll work with you until your itinerary is exactly how you want it, leaving you to enjoy your family holiday, stress-free.

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