Bako National Park

Bako National Park which includes rocky coastline and tropical scenes

Bako National Park

Forests, mangroves and beaches teeming with bearded pigs, otters, proboscis monkeys and macaques await at this park, less than an hour’s drive from Kuching.

Immerse yourself in a wilderness that would be perfectly tranquil were it not for the chatter and calls of the abundant wildlife. Waterfalls, beaches, peat swamp forest, thick jungle and coastal mangrove habitats lend character to this park where almost every species of Borneo’s flora can be found. The diverse habitats offer the chance to see primates, mouse deer, long-nosed tarsier, bearded pigs, civets, otters, crabs, sea anemones and starfish.

From Sarawak’s capital city, Kuching, it takes about 40 minutes by bus to reach the Bako National Park office, where you need get a park permit, and pay a small entry fee. Head to the jetty to take a boat ride through scenic waters to the park itself. Early morning and evening are the best times to see Bako’s astounding array of creatures. For a more immersive overnight experience, book a rustic dorm bed or campsite, or a room with full amenities.

Make sure to take your camera on your Bako adventure; the animals here are quite used to humans. In fact, you’ll need to secure your tent and dorm room against the macaques as they will quite happily rummage through your things for food!

When you head out on the trails, keep an ear out for the crashing and hooting of the rare proboscis monkeys, which exist only in Borneo. Only about 300 of these large-nosed creatures live in Bako National Park, so ask the park ranger which trails they have most recently been spotted on to make sure you have an encounter with these strange looking monkeys. Trails range from short, easy walks to overnight hikes, so there’s something for every fitness level.

Top 10 Hotels Near Bako National Park

OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
2 out of 5
No 170, Jalan Kuching-Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
The price is S$59 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this hotel in Kuching. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and cable TV. Popular attractions Damai Beach and Mount Santubong are located nearby. Discover ...
OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
Cove 55
Cove 55
5 out of 5
Lot 55, Jalan Sultan Tengah, (Santubong/Damai Road), Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93010
The price is S$176 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury guesthouse in Kuching. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (34 reviews)
"Average. Too many mosquitoes and no in room TV."

Reviewed on 21 Dec,2021

Cove 55
Damai Beach Resort
Damai Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Teluk Bandung, Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93756
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Kuching. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (449 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 5 May,2022

Damai Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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Grand Margherita Hotel

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Top Bako National Park Hotel Deals

OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
2 out of 5
No 170, Jalan Kuching-Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
The price is S$59 per night from 22 May to 23 May
OYO 90287 Rb Homestay & Farms
Cove 55
Cove 55
5 out of 5
Lot 55, Jalan Sultan Tengah, (Santubong/Damai Road), Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93010
The price is S$176 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Cove 55
Damai Beach Resort
Damai Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Teluk Bandung, Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93756
Damai Beach Resort
Pullman Kuching
Pullman Kuching
4.5 out of 5
1a Jalan Mathies, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100
The price is S$73 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Pullman Kuching
Permai Rainforest Resort
Permai Rainforest Resort
3 out of 5
Jalan Sultan Tengah, Pantai Damai Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
Permai Rainforest Resort
The Culvert
The Culvert
3 out of 5
Lot 285, Off Jalan Sultan Tengah, Block 2 Salak Land District, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
The price is S$117 per night from 20 May to 21 May
The Culvert
The Village House
The Village House
3.5 out of 5
Pantai Puteri Santubong Village, Kuching, Sarawak, 93650
The price is S$105 per night from 23 May to 24 May
The Village House
Santubong Suite Just Like Home
Santubong Suite Just Like Home
3 out of 5
Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
Santubong Suite Just Like Home
Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Kuching
Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Kuching
4.5 out of 5
Teluk Penyuk Santubong PO Box 3058, Kuching, Sarawak, 93762
Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Kuching
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.