Bako National Park

Bako National Park which includes rocky coastline and tropical scenes
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

The Waterfront Hotel
The Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
68, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching, Sarawak, 93000
The price is S$77 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
S$77
per night
21 Dec - 22 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kuching. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (440 reviews)
"Hotel located at Waterfront with bridge to Kuching North. Close to Chinatown and easy access to lots of local food places. Nice walking along the Waterfront and the local shops, like going back in time to earlier days in Singapore. Ventilation in room not too good. Woke up each morning with smoke ..."

Reviewed on 28 Nov,2022

The Waterfront Hotel
Cove 55
Cove 55
5 out of 5
Lot 55, Jalan Sultan Tengah, (Santubong/Damai Road), Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93010
The price is S$146 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
S$146
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan
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! (42 reviews)
"Relax and chill!"

Reviewed on 26 Oct,2022

Cove 55
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$82 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
S$82
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Kuching. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"no lamp in the room, difficult to go to bathroom because no floor in the room for walk."

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2022

The Culvert
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.
Hilton Kuching
Seri Kenangan

Top Bako National Park Hotel Deals

Harbour View Hotel
Harbour View Hotel
3 out of 5
Lorong Temple, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100
Harbour View Hotel
Cove 55
Cove 55
5 out of 5
Lot 55, Jalan Sultan Tengah, (Santubong/Damai Road), Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93010
Cove 55
The Waterfront Hotel
The Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
68, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching, Sarawak, 93000
The Waterfront Hotel
The Culvert
The Culvert
3 out of 5
Lot 285, Off Jalan Sultan Tengah, Block 2 Salak Land District, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
The Culvert
The Village House
The Village House
3.5 out of 5
Pantai Puteri Santubong Village, Kuching, Sarawak, 93650
The Village House
Damai Beach Resort
Damai Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Teluk Bandung, Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93756
Damai Beach Resort
Permai Rainforest Resort
Permai Rainforest Resort
3 out of 5
Jalan Sultan Tengah, Pantai Damai Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak, 93050
Permai Rainforest Resort
Pullman Kuching
Pullman Kuching
4.5 out of 5
1a Jalan Mathies, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100
Pullman Kuching
Meritin Hotel
Meritin Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 315, 92-94 Jalan Padungan, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100
Meritin Hotel
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.