Bako National Park

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  • Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +60-82410944
  • Ticket Price: 20 MYR
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Cave, Forest, National Park, Water Body, Waterfront, Camp, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Nature

Bako National Park - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Bako National Park

  • Bako National Park Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Bako National Park Contact Number: +60-82410944
  • Bako National Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bako National Park Price: 20 MYR
  • Best time to visit Bako National Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
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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

  • 29.56% 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 Saturday

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

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Bako National Park, Kuching Reviews

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  • For the bako national park traits and views is 5 star, But for the boat fee is too unreasonable expensive if you are a local people, They sold the Return boat ticket is Rm90 which is share boat, but they still have hidden charge for Rm30 for Sea Stack view and return terminal for Rm 40 I brought my 2 friends including me, we spend RM 160 just for the boat that cost you only about 30 minutes. For my suggestion, those who wanted to go need to ask the boat fee in the details way.

  • An awesome adventure into the Sarawak's forest with an adventure boat ride to get to the park. You will got many trails to explore and the Sarawak's rain forests and cool mangrove vegetation. We saw proboscis monkeys, Borneo green pit viper and lots of birds. Park ticket price RM 20 (per person) For the Boat RM 20 (per person) there is a public bus service from 7.00 am from Kuching, last bus will be 5.00 pm. Park will be closed at 3.00 pm. It is better to go there early morning.

  • I definitely recommend this place. I went only for a day trip, walked through two short trails, but still I saw three (and all) kinds of monkeys including proboscis monkey from a very close distance. Also many kinds of carnivorous plants including the one unique to this park. For not missing anything and for efficient trip by boat (I didn't have to wait at all leaving behind many others!), you are strongly suggested to hire a guide who knows everything in the park and exchange information where you can see what. Absolutely a must go.

  • Fantastic Experience. The trails are so much fun and the animals are great. The accommodation and food is very minimal (a room.woth a bed and toilet). Far from luxury accommodation however the nature makes up for it. The tracks are NOT maintained and I would highly recommend sturdy footwear for some of the more remote treks. There are boats that you can pay to taxi around to the different bays and all the guides are more than happy to answer questions. Would recommend staying g overnight as that's when many animals come out but overall a must visit for anyone who likes an adventure. 10/10.

  • Another Forestry Department project that seems to be in neglect. Beautiful setting with plenty of wildlife to see as well as the the greenery, the beaches and the coloured sandstone rock. But it is in neglect and as other Forestry maintained parks, they're not maintained that well. Only one food outlet serving half warm buffet food pretty much the same for all three meal. Slim pickens.

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