Bako National Park, Kuching

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  • Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 6082-410944
  • Ticket Price: 20 MYR
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Cave, Forest, National Park, Water Body, Waterfront, Camp, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Nature
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bako National Park

  • 95% of people who visit Kuching include Bako National Park in their plan

  • 28.65% of people start their Bako National Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bako National Park

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bako National Park

People normally club together Sarawak Cultural Village and Kuching Mosque Or Old State Mosque while planning their visit to Bako National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Bako National Park, Kuching Reviews

  • A place of close encounter with nature. Glad to spot the proboscis monkey and moderate jungle tracking. Good to take boat ride back to sight the unique rock formstion. But quite run down and need better maintenance

  • 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.

  • Great nature spot near Kuching. Visited on a day trip and was lucky to see a couple proboscis monkeys. Some nice clifftop vistas of beaches too. Some beaches had trash on them. I'm guessing most of it washes up from the sea rather than gets left by visitors. In any case, the park should have staff to keep it clean. I visited in mid January and the sea was rough, especially on the return. The last boat left the park at 3pm. Not sure if that's always the case or just during monsoon season. Tickets were 40 ringgit return per person. I read that the whole boat was 94 ringgit return, but I guess they changed the system.

  • 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.

  • Went for an overnight trip to Bako National Park. The view are amazing, spectacular. There are numbers of trails for hiking. From easy, moderate and hard. There are also night hiking session available if its not raining.

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