One day is all it takes to discover the beauty of one of Southeast Asia’s smallest national parks, Bako National Park. The journey to the park involves a 37-kiolometre car ride from Kuching to Kampung Bako and from Kampung Bako a 20-minutes boat ride to the park. This national park contains almost all variety of Bornean vegetation, abundant wildlife, secluded beaches, trekking trails, jungle streams and waterfalls. One must not miss the chance to sight the star of Bako National Park, the Proboscis Monkey.
ABOUT BAKO NATIONAL PARK
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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
Boat Operation Time
When you arrive at the Bako Jetty Terminal you have to register, pay your entrance and boat ticket. This 20-minutes boat ride will lead you to the National Park. Enquire at the registration counter for details.
Monday – Sunday (including Public Holidays)
Bako Terminal Jetty Counter: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Customer Service Counter: 8.00am to 5.00pm
(Subject to Weather and Sea condition)
For boat service to the National Park, you can contact:
Shadad Haji Omar
Wan Wendy bin Wan Ambi
Boat Service Counter
A bus ride from Kuching to Bako Jetty terminal takes about 45-60 minutes (red public bus number 1), originating from the wet market beside the Electra building, which will also pick up passengers from the burger stand opposite Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching and costs RM3.50 each way. Buses leave to/from Bako about once every hour starting from about 7am from Kuching and finishing about 6pm from Bako.
A minivan can be chartered for around RM30, and seats 5-7 people. They can reach Bako in half the time of the public bus, stationed near the Open Air Market, depart when there are enough passengers.