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Kuching Offroad - Day Tours

Lng Green 2, Kuching 93726, Malaysia
+60 12-886 2347
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Ranked #4 of 27 activities in Kuching
Owner description: One day offroad adventures in the beautiful landscape of the Bau area 20Km from Kuching. The BAU HISTORY TRAIL visits gold mines, historic villages... more » Owner description: One day offroad adventures in the beautiful landscape of the Bau area 20Km from Kuching. The BAU HISTORY TRAIL visits gold mines, historic villages and caves. On the way you will learn about the local history from prehistoric times onward. The TRINGGUS TRAIL visits remote Bidayuh villages (real heads in the head house!) and a 60 minute jungle trek with knowledgeable local guides introduces you to jungle and farm. Depart Kuching 08:45 return 18:00. Both adventures include a Bidayuh style lunch. Finally, if you are looking for Borneo's famed biodiversity, you can find it on THE NIGHTWALK! « less
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

James is a great tour guide full of local knowledge after many years living in the Kuching area and he covers the full picture from wildlife through history to geology - it is a non-stop information download. The tingus trail and lunch were the highlights of the day for me and it is particularly nice that he knows the locals... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Although I've lived on Borneo for 10 years, I still thoroughly enjoyed the experience of getting out and seeing a number of things and places that you just don't get to see when you arrive in a city and walk around for a few days. Caves, jungle, interesting villages, a local market and several other adventures in one day. It... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thankyou! We have lots more adventures of different types for your next visit! More

Stockholm, Sweden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We booked the tringgus trail and had a great day with James. At first we thought it was a bit pricey, but considering all the things included it really isnt. We got picked up at our hostel, lunch, guide the whole day and got to do and see a lot of things we never would have by ourselfs. It was... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

When we started this business we took the view that value for money is more important than cost. I'm glad that you agree! Thanks for the review. More

Namur, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We booked the Bau History Tour with James during xmas and we learnt a lot about the history of this region. James has a deep knowledge of the area and knows a lot about caving : that was really interesting ! I think James would always try to adapt the tour to the interests of the customers (and to the... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

We're flattered!!!! You're right. We try to put the emphasis during the day on the aspects of Sarawak that our guests are interested in whilst keeping the program and the timing reasonably standard. We can also adapt the program to the abilities of those who are not so physically able. We will in future be using technology to make some... More

Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We included an off road day trip as part of a three day package with Kuching Offroad and Kuching Caving in October. Both operations are run by James and Mary, but offer different experiences. I have reviewed my experience with Kuching Caving separately under their heading. The off road adventure offered a diverse and very engaging experience that included a... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. The Tringgus Trail was designed to be as diverse as possible - making the most of those precious holiday hours! Having the NightWalk rained off was a shame as there is so much to see - unless its raining :( More

Waterloo, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our time in Borneo was an experience beyond imagination. James picked us up at the airport and took us on a half day tour of Kuching before delivering us to our hotel. The next 2 days were spent in the Borneo jungle experiencing a way of life I had no idea still existed. I read about the people of Borneo... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

'An Experience Beyond Imagination' is a great description of what we try and deliver - with your permission I will use it tirelessly! My first days here were a succession of WoW! moments interspersed with challenges (physical, culinary, belief etc) and that is what we try and pack into our products. I'm glad we succeeded! Many thanks More

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Our first time to Malaysia, we spent 3 days in Kuching. James worked out a personalized plan for us that worked out well. He picked us up at the airport and gave us a half day area tour and then the following day spent the day with us on the various sites you will see reviewed, very educational. Our last... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thankyou for joining us and for the review. Sempoyak (pickled durian) is noted for its "Should I Try That?" response. You'll just have to come back to sample fresh durian and see if you can get over its "Not in a Million Years" response :). I hope that the rest of your trip was just as much fun and that... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a fantastic day with Mary. She took us to a local market and explained the various local produce - we also tried some. We then went to a Baruk (a skull house) and then for a 90 min walk through the jungle. Peter, our guide, showed us local plants and we tried some of the edible ones. We... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

The food is something else isn't it? I think I mentioned in another response that keeping the weight off when there is so much delicious food around is a challenge! Thanks for joining us and for the review More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

James and Mary provided an excellent full day tour and were great company. The Tringgus Trail tour which was probably the best value and longest day trip I've experienced included an informative trip to the market, visit to a Bidayuh village with traditional buildings, a hike through the jungle, off road ride through jungle and palm oil plantation, traditional lunch... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

You are absolutely right - its a passion! The frog was probably Rana Hosii whose skin secretions are so poisonous that they can kill other frogs. Thanks for joining us and for the review. (Incidentally, your NightWalk review hasn't appeared yet Phil) More

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had an excellent day with James from Kuching Offroad exploring some of the unseen sights of Sarawak on the Bau History Trail. This is a perfect trip for those who "don't do" organised trips. James's easy style and encyclopaedic knowledge made for a pleasurable and interesting day. Packed with different aspects of the Bau life, we got to see... More

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jameshj, Owner at Kuching Offroad - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks - a great review. The focus with all our products is 'today' with a glimpse into the past rather than trying to recreate history. 'Now' in Sarawak is full of interest. Our home cooked food is becoming a highlight of our activities in the Bau area; Keeping the weight off when flavours such as you tasted are just... More

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