THE MYSTICAL RAFFLESIA

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The name Gunung Gading here is synonymous to Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world. This flower is the single most significant factor to Gunung Gading being gazetted as a National Park in 1983. The area consists of a rugged complex of mountains made up of several peaks covering 4,106 hectares. The highest peak is Gunung Gading at 906 meters. These mountains are a dominant in the whole (Lundu) region attributing to one of its most outstanding beauties.

In the upper reaches of the river that flows through Lundu are a series of waterfalls – a popular recreational destination for foreigners and locals alike. The Park is the home to numerous rare plants including the Rafflesia; the spectacular RAFFLESIA locally called Tuan Mudae (bunga pakma) which at full bloom stretches nearly one meter in diameter. Although there is no specific flowering season, past blooming occur mostly during the third and last quarter of the year and each bloomed flower will last only an average of 5 days. Very strict care must be observed during the mandatory guided walk to the blooming site. Please check with us for details concerning each blooming season. Opt to venture further up the slope of Gunung Gading to secure a good swimming spot in one of its many waterfalls before leaving.

The Park is about a 2-hour drive from Kuching along scenic country road. Opt for a couple of stops along the way to look for Pitcher Plants and Wild Orchids. For big group travel, accommodation facilities in the park can be limited but hotels in Lundu’s Pandan and Siar are good alternatives. Beaches at Siar and Pandan are scenic and provide good swimming spots as well. Please give adequate advance notice to enable us to make the necessary arrangement.

 

Includes :  Nature Park Guide, land transport, lunch  &  park entrance  fees

Excludes : Tipping, Insurance, Personal Incidentals & Items not mentioned

 

Note : Suggested dress-code: Hiking wear

Recommended to bring:  Sandals, good grip walking shoes,  sunscreen, insect repellent, raincoat, backpack 10L, binoculars, camera  and personal medicine

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