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Bako National Park

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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Jalan Bako, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
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+60 9-261 0088
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bako is also home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. Bako’s plant life is both beautiful, and readily accessible. All the trails have a great variety of vegetation, from mighty 80-metre dipterocarps to dense mangrove forest. Carnivorous pitcher plants are found...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wan ahmad shukr... S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our way there by taxi not knowing we had a boat trip to get to the park. The boat trip on its own was an experience I will not forget, going down the south China Seas. We hired our own guide who took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend by the hotel Ooo Haa Tours and glad could join in the day trip visiting the Bako National Park and Sea Star Rock Formation included. Very experienced guide Garni whom is very knowledgeable and helpful explained the flora and fauna whenever he could. Well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank leonac435
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is how real nature should be. And I don’t really feel there is a need to stay overnight. In fact I’m glad we didn’t. The boat trip was a great experience and quite unique. Easy walking tracks. Recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _Adeline_Tan50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip here! So much to see and do.....if you're into nature and hiking! The short boat ride to get there is an experience in itself too, nice way to see the area. We were able to see so much wildlife...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carinamilligan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me it is the best national park to go if you like trekking. Although there are no orangutans, you can spot the proboscis monkeys, wild boars and more unique animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Juanma596
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bako is accessed by boat across crocodile infested waters. You can follow the well-marked trails to try and spot the Proboscis Monkeys, Silver-Leaf Monkeys, Macaques (which you can't avoid) and other interesting flora and fauna. You can also hire a guide, who will be able...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leyannm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit! The boat ride to the National Park is already a great experience, and the park is itself even way better. All the trails are well-signed and safe and enjoyable to hike without a guide. Ensure to arrive early in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 139annemiekj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a basic cabin but paid a bit extra for aircon. Worth it. Came looking for an environmental and wildlife experience and wasn't disappointed. The scenery was beautiful and the jungle amazing. Plenty of wildlife. The food was very basic but cheap....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JohnB16032
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We debated whether to take a tour to Bako or go by ourselves. We went ourselves after talking to other travelers and it was easy. No need to pay for a tour or guide. Others have explained the bus and boat trip to the National...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ohiowanderer
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GoingStronger
October 21, 2018|
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Response from LauraJC13 | Reviewed this property |
Tons of taxi willing to take you there & lots of boats available. We didnt book anything in advance coz it was pretty easy to get everything done there.
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LinaY180
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Angie_unterwegs2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty!!!!
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Nadia B
June 6, 2018|
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Response from 273abbyf | Reviewed this property |
We used Ooo Haa Tours & Travel, the first tour through whom we booked through our hotel (The Waterfront Hotel) but the subsequent 3 tours we booked with them directly. They pickup outside the hotel entrance. Musa was the... More
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