Tanjung Datu National Park
Tanjung Datu National Park
Embark on an exhilarating 3-day journey from Kuching to Tanjung Datu National Park, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Borneo. Day 1 begins with a scenic drive to Sematan, followed by a boat ride to the park. After settling in at the park HQ, explore trails like Telok Upas and Belian, with a chance to witness nocturnal wildlife.
Day 2 offers a jungle trek along Pasir Antu Laut, providing glimpses of gibbons and hornbills. Enjoy Antu Laut beach before returning to the park HQ. Day 3 allows leisure time before returning to Kuching, concluding a memorable adventure in the heart of Malaysian biodiversity.
Tour Codes: EGH/K25
Duration: 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
0900hrs, pick up from hotel’s lobby and proceed by road (approximately 2 hrs) to the small coastal town of Sematan. Lunch will be served in a local food outlet in Sematan. After lunch, continue by road to the Malay fishing village of Telok Melano. Take a speed boat (approximately 15-20 minutes) to Tanjung Datu National Park. Arrive at Tanjung Datu National Park, walk across the beach and settle in at the park HQ.
(Note: when the tide is low or sea conditions prevent boat landings at the park HQ, arrival is at a nearby small bay (Telok Upas) followed by a 15 minutes’ walk to the Park HQ.
After settling in, go on short walk on either the Telok Upas, Viewpoint or Belian trails. Return to the park HQ around 1600 hours. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Relax on the beach, have a swim or visit the turtle hatchery. Enjoy dinner at the park HQ. After dark go on short night walk and search for wildlife such as wild boar, sambar deer, mouse deer, barking deer, civet cats and other nocturnal creatures. Return to the park HQ. Your guide will inform you if any turtles come ashore at night to nest. If so, the rangers will allow you to watch the turtles but only when they have started laying eggs. Please note turtle sightings are not guaranteed. Overnight at Forest Hut with mattresses, bedding and mosquito netting are provided (very basic accommodation).
After breakfast, 0800hrs depart for a jungle trek along the Pasir Antu Laut trail. Enjoy the forest scenery along the 2.7 km trail and keep a look out for wildlife. Gibbons, banded langurs and hornbills are sometimes spotted on this trail. Midway along the trail you will come to a small stream. Take a short break before continuing through the pristine forest to Antu Laut beach. Have a swim at the beach before returning along the forest trail.
Half way along the trail turn left onto a small track that leads to the main turtle beach. Huge boulders are found along the coast here where the rainforest runs right down to the beach. Admire the views before walking back along the beach to the park HQ. Have a late lunch at the park HQ. After lunch you will have your time to explore the wildlife and vegetation around the park HQ on your own or take a walk together with your guide along one of the other short trails around the Headquarter. Dinner at the park HQ. Overnight at Forest Hut.
Things You Should Know :
* It is compulsory that life jackets (provided) be worn at all times during boat trips.
* For boats trip you are recommended to put your personal belonging in a small backpack/sling pack and it is advise-able to put all yours belonging under a plastic wrap.