The picturesque Malay fishing village is situated at the western tip of Sarawak, about an hour's boat ride from Sematan. A homestay programme offers visitors the chance to experience village life and enjoy the natural attractions of the area. Activities can be arranged include snorkeling, diving, fishing, jungle trekking and trips to nearby Tanjung Datu National Park.
Tanium Datu National Park
Tanjung Datu National Park is situated at the western tip of Sarawak on the Datu Penisula. It is one of the smallest parks in Sarawak, with an area appromiximately 14 kilometres square (1,379 ha). Gazatted 16 March 1994 and published to public on 19 May 1994 and was formerly known as Labuan Gadong. Half of the peninsula is situated within Sarawak and the other portion lies in Kalimatan Indonesia. The park is also described as the "Heaven of Borneo" by foreign visitors.
Interesting natural features with splendid rain forest and unique coral reefs make the park an exceptionally significant area for biodiversity. Its pristine environment with a series of mountain ranges and luxurious mixed dipterocarp forest and fauna make the park a pleasant place to visit. The unpolluted crystal clear water of the South China Sea provides a wide range of marine life, which could be prime attraction to those who love snorkeling and scuba diving. Turtles are another possible attraction to the visitor because the park is one of the few destinations for the turtles landing to lay eggs. Due to its location being quite remote and isolated, the park offers a spectacular destination for nature-based tourism attraction.
The Park has yet to be officially opened to public. However, visitors can get a permit to visit the park from the Sarawak Forest Department and get there by hiring a boat from the coastal town of Sematan. The journey from Sematan to Tanjung Datu National Park, approximately 45 minutes. During the North East Monsoon season from November until February the sea condition is often too rough for small boats. Usually small boats are not allowed to travel at the time of the year. Visitors to the park are encouraged to travel during the month of March to September when the sea is calm.
At 08:30hrs, depart for Telok Melano 03 days / 02 nights fullboard package. The drive by van takes about 01 hour to reach Bau Town, visit the nearby Wind Cave and proceed by van for about 1 1/2 hours to Sematan Bazaar for lunch.
At 13:00hrs, depart by boat from Sematan Jetty to Telok Melano Village ( 45 mins - depends on the sea conditions) and proceed to meet up and introduce to your host family (Malay).
Explore the village with your guide and members of your host family.
Evening will be spend with your host family, follow by dinner before retiring for the night. (L/D)
At 08:30hrs, depart for nature walk ( 15 mins ) to Tanjung Dato National Park and trek through the tropical rainforest ( I 1/2hrs ) to reach the park headquaters and explore the surroundings with packed-lunch provided.
Afternoon, relax / swimming or snorkeling before returning to Telok Melano, dinner with the family and overnight. (B/L/D)
Say goodbye to your adopted family members, depart by boat to Sematan Jetty, then by van to Lundu Town for lunch before returning to Kuching. (B/L)
02 paxs at nett RM 1,140.00 per pax
03 paxs at nett RM 890.00 per pax
04-09 paxs at nett RM 765.00 per pax
10-14 paxs at nett RM 675.00 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.