Maludam National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located in the Maludam Peninsula and consists entirely of low-lying, flat peat swamp forest. Such forests cover about 10% of the total land area of Sarawak but have mostly been exploited for timber and plantation agriculture. The Maludam National Park encompasses the largest single patch of peat swamp forest remaining in Sarawak and Brunei.
The park covers an area of 431.47 square kilometres and was founded in 2000. It is the second largest park in Sarawak and there are proposals to extend its area yet further.
Maludam National Park also has the only viable population of the red-banded langur (Presbytis melalophos cruciger) remaining in the world today. This species is one of the world's most beautiful monkeys and is endemic only to Borneo.
Its current range is restricted entirely to the peat swamp forests of the Sri Aman Division and Sarikei Division of Sarawak.
Maludam National Park also has one of only about five viable populations of proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), in Sarawak. There is also a significant population of silvered langurs (Presbytis cristata). Diversity of other mammals is low but there are numerous birds in the Park, including black, pied and rhinoceros hornbills, blue-eared and stork- billed kingfishers, green imperial pigeons, slender-billed crows, greater racket-tailed drongos and occasionally, the rare Storm's storks.
Therefore, the area is a perfect location as an alternative model for the state in researches on wildlife, swamps, hydrology, eco-tourism and local research. As a new destination for ecotourism, Maludam National Park is able to offer nature, culture and adventure-oriented tour package.
Most of the villager's houses have been equipped with the basic necessities such as piped water, electricity and telephones. These villagers are mostly farmers and fishermen and thus, the Homestay Program is the most suitable to be popularize in the Maludam Village.
Adventure activities will bring the tourist to view the various plants and trees, along the Maludam river by taking the boat ride while they are also able to see the various bird species, dolphins and crocodiles.
At 09:00hrs, depart for Maludam National Park 03 Days / 02 Nights fullboard package. The drive by van takes about 02 hours to reach Pendam Village, passing through coconut plantation, peat swamp forest before arriving at the Jetty.
At 12:00hrs, transfer by express boat along the coast which take about 1 1/2 hours to reach Triso Village. From there, transfer with a van (15 minutes) to reach Maludam Village, proceed to meet up and introduce to your host family (Malay). Explore the village with your guide and members of your host family.
At about 15:30hrs, proceed to the nearby Maludam River for a boat cruise up river to study flora, fauna at the peat swamp forest. The chances of seeing monkeys especially Proboscis and the Silver Leaf is very good and if you are lucky, you might see the red banded / Langgur before returning to the village.
Evening will be spend with your host family, follow by dinner before retiring for the night. (L/D)
Depending on the tide, depart by boat for the Maludam river mouth to look for crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Bird watching and return to the village for lunch.
Afternoon depart by van to visit a nearby village, a farm before return to the village, dinner with the family and overnight. (B/L/D)
Say goodbye to your adopted family members, depart by van to Triso Village, transfer by express boat to Pendam Village, then by van back to Kuching with lunch en route. (B/L)
02 paxs at nett RM 1,190.00 per pax
03 paxs at nett RM 935.00 per pax
04-09 paxs at nett RM 800.00 per pax
10 - 14 paxs at nett RM 710.00 per pax
Included: - English speaking guide, all transfers, tours, entrance fees, meals as stated and accommodation at the host family house.
Not Included: - Airfares, airport-taxes, meals not stated and etc.
Note: - Available only from March to October and closed from November to February due to the rough sea.
- Rates are valid with 01/03/2007 - 31/10/2007