Bako National Park, Kuching
Bako National Park, Kuching - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Ticket Price: 20 MYR
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Bako National Park, Kuching
With its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches, panoramic rocky shoreline, bizarre rock formations and extensive network of trekking trails, Bako National Park offers visitors an excellent introduction to the rainforest and coastline of Borneo.
Bako may not have an instantly recognisable star attraction, but there can be very few places in the world that pack so much natural beauty into such a limited area, all just 37 km from Kuching. Its accessibility and its sheer range of attractions and activities have made Bako one of the most popular parks in Sarawak.
Bako National Park is one of the premier parks of Malaysia thanks to its scenic natural beauty, presence of a number of waterfalls, hiking trails and the wonderful coastal line. Tickets for Bako National Park are available on the spot but during peak seasons can be a pain to get easily. It is easier and wiser to buy tickets for Bako National Park online in advance so that no time is wasted at all. Our ticketing section has a variety of tours with Bako National Park ticket prices and also Bako National Park tickets combined with other great attractions around.
Bako National Park Information
- There is a local cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for about MYR 5 - 7 as well as cold can drinks for MYR 2.50, and 1.5l water bottles for MYR 3.50.
- Visitors to the park should ensure they carry large quantities of water with them.
- Virtually all of the trails are unsuitable for people suffering from limited mobility. Some parts of trails are negotiable only by wooden ladders and rickety bridges and boardwarks.
- Judging by the huge number of people passing through, these are better maintained than it might appear, but you'll still want to tread carefully.
Bako National Park Ticket Prices
- Malaysian locals pay MYR 7 as entrance fee and foreigners pay MYR 20.
How To reach Bako National Park by Public Transport
- A bus ride from Kuching to Bako Market takes about 45-60 minutes and costs MYR 3.50 each way.
- Buses leave to/from Bako about once every hour starting from about 7:00 am from Kuching and finishing about 6:00 pm from Bako, but the schedule is not firm.
Restaurants Near Bako National Park
- A local cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Bako National Park, Kuching Reviews
A must do if you like spending time out in nature, wildlife spotting. Entrance fee was 10 RM then 40rm for a return boat ride which takes about 20min to get to the park. We were thrilled to see proboscis monkeys straight away down along the shore near the visitors registration. The treks are reasonably challenging with some steep parts and lots of big steps and roots to contend with. Make sure bring enough water and snacks as there are exposed sections which get really hot. There is a small cafe at the registration area so you can stock up and even get a full meal after your walk.
If you like nature its just fantastic. Like any nature lover would know...its a bit of luck to catch the local wildlife. Recommend to visit during the non monsoon season. More calm boat ride there.
Wonderful place. Beautiful nature could be admired from well kept and marked trails. Although park is small, there are few different ecosystems and landscapes and enough paths for at least 2 or 3 days. Everything is well organised - there is park HQ, where all necessary information and services could be found. There is a cafeteria with relatively good food in regular prices. Various accommodation options are available, starting from 4 bed dormitory costing 15 RM per person. Unfortunately camping site is undergoing maintenance and is unavailable for few months already. It's good to stay overnight (or even two nights). If you do so, don't miss night walk with a guide. It's only 10 RM and you will see a lot of animals, from frogs and spiders to even shy lori or flying lemur if you are lucky. Seeing (and hearing!) jungle in the night is worthy experience too.
The park itself is amazing, with monkeys and pigs, and other wild lifes. The trails are very good and needs at least an overnight stay to fully enjoy them. However, the accommodation, we had the Proboscis Lodge, was atrocious. I suspected that we were all bitten by bed bugs, the itchiness and red dots were all over our bodies and lasted more than a week.
Stunning. We spent a wonderful two days here hiking around the well marked trails. We wanted to see proboscis monkeys and we were not disappointed, they were everywhere. Such a privilege to see them up close and personal. I cannot speak highly enough of Bako as a spot of natural beauty, it was awesome. Compared to some of the other national parks in Borneo, it was also pretty easy to get to. It makes a nice day trip from Kuching. However, we stayed for a night in basic but cheap accommodation and I would recommend that if you have time. The hours at the beginning and end of the day when the day trippers leave and when the monkeys are most active were brilliant.