Bako National Park, Kuching
About 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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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 - Write a Review
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.
It is an island and a favourite spot for the tourists. Quite a number of animals are found in this island such as bearded pigs, green vipers, probocis + macaque + silver leave monkeys, etc. Good place to do tracking and enjoy walking along the beaches. All the 7 types of mangroves in Sarawak are found here.
My second visit. Best place to experience with the wildlife. Very lucky managed to see proboscis monkey before and after trekking at the main entrance for second visit (one of the tour guide told us they only managed to see proboscis monkey now after his 20 over visit to Bako). On the other hand, saw Bornean Bearded Pig during first & second visit. We spotted the Grass Green Snake as well. A few trekking trails which you can get the advice from the reception officer.
If you've ever wanted to get "off the beaten track", this is where you want to go. A stunning national park, accessible only by sea (and I hope it always stays that way). If the sea is rough you may not find a boat willing to take you there/back, so allow some extra time if you need to be at the airport! Offering some incredible trekking, from monkeys to boars and snakes, you can expect to see a lot of wildlife. Be careful not to leave bags laying around, as the monkeys have learned that we humans like to carry food and also how to open zips, buttons etc. I especially recommend staying for a couple of nights in the accommodation (on stilts over a mangrove), otherwise you're just not going to have enough time to get the most out of this incredible place. If my review was helpful for you, please give me a thumbs up 👍🏼 Thanks!
Nike hike, island view. If you're lucky u can sight red nose baboons. It's a long hike to Pandan Beach, u could opt for hike one way and booked for a boat to pick you up for return at the beach.
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