Mangroves, Monkeys and Fireflies

Semenggoh 3-Day Wildlife & Orangutan Tour - Sarawak, Borneo

Prices from £245 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationKuching - Semenggoh Orangutan Centre - Santubong - Kuching

Suitable for families

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Meet Borneo's iconic Great Apes, sleep in a treehouse and cruise along the river spotting wildlife. Your trip starts with a visit to see the country's most famous resident at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, before checking into a treehouse lodge on the Damai Peninsular. Next up, you'll take a wildlife cruise on the Santubong River where you'll try and spot Proboscis monkeys, beady crocodile eyes and glowing fireflies. If you're lucky you might also see an Irrawaddy dolphin!

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2x breakfast, 2x dinner at eco-resort
  • Transfer from airport to hotel, if needed
  • Excursion to Semenggoh Orangutan Centre
  • Wildlife Cruise in Santubong

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Semenggoh Orangutan Centre

After breakfast this morning you’ll be picked up for a visit Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre, a short drive away. Semenggoh is a temporary home for various endangered wildlife of Sarawak, especially orangutans that have either been orphaned or rescued from captivity. Here, they’re trained in all the survival skills for them to venture out into the wild and fend for themselves. You’ll be there for feeding time, ready for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing these iconic Great Apes close up.

Visiting the Orangutan Centre

Arrival at the Damai Peninsula

Next, you’ll be transferred to the Damai Peninsula. Here you’ll be staying in a unique, eco-friendly property set in the rainforest, just next to the beach.

You’ll experience the sounds of the jungle, and also of the lapping waves from the sea. Best thing of all is that you’ll be staying in a tree-house!

It’s a great place to laze around, with a good restaurant on-site, but you can also organise kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and nature tours if you’re feeling a little more active.

*If the tree-houses aren’t available, there are also cabins as an alternative. 

Treehouses on the Damai Peninsula Borneo

Santubong Wildlife Cruise

This afternoon you’ll travel to the Santubong Peninsular, where you’ll board a boat for a cruise down the Santubong River. As you float along the mangrove-lined rivers and estuaries you can keep an eye out for the area’s abundant wildlife, including the unusual looking Proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and even the occasional Irrawaddy Dolphin. As the light fades, you’ll also get to admire the sight of the fireflies lighting up the sky, before being transferred back to your eco-resort for the evening.

Family heading out on a boat tour on the Santubong River

Departure from Damai Peninsula

This morning, after some breakfast, it’ll be time to check out and head onto your next destination. If you like, you can take a last minute walk down to the beach and take in the views of the majestic Mount Santubong.

beach and rocks surrounded by rainforest

Speak to our Borneo specialist, Miles

“I loved my first trip to Borneo so much that I recently returned to explore more! Best known for its orangutan, the island is full of adventure and variety. My customers often wow me with their wildlife photos, which makes me want to go back again and again!”

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