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A – Z Guide To Bako National Park

Covering the north tip of Muara Tebas area, Bako National Park contains a wide range of vegetation, in fact almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo can be seen here.



Despite its small size; it has been recognized as a national park since 1957 and it offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s flora and fauna. There is a high chance of seeing the rare proboscis monkey, a species that can only found in Borneo.

The journey to the park involves a 37-kilometre car ride from Kuching to Kampung Bako and from Kampung Bako a 20-minutes boat ride to the park.



We did a research online and we found a lot of questions regarding Bako National Park, hence we decided to put down much information we can with this A – Z Guide To Bako National Park.


Activities

There is a lot to do here actually, and one of it is hiking or go on a trail. There are 16 colour coded trails to choose from but as for now, there are only 2 trails available for a day trip.



Take a boat ride to the famous Sea Stack; and others rock formations that scattered throughout the park. It will be an additional charge to get there.


Visit the beach. There are a number of beaches within the Bako National Park, but not all are safe to swim.


Spot wildlife. The best time to spot the wildlife in the park is by doing the night walk, but you need to spend a night in the park (see accommodations).


Address

Muara Tebas Peninsular, 93000, Kuching


Accommodation


Park accommodation consists of 3-bedroom Chalets, 2-bedroom Lodges, 4-bedroom Hostels and a camping ground.


Bako National Park Accommodation Rate :

Accommodation / Features / Rates


Forest Lodge Type 4


2 rooms with 3 single beds each

Attached Toilet & Bathroom

Air-conditioned & Fridge available

Towel & Blanket Provided

RM 225 / unit

RM150 / room


Forest Lodge Type 5 – Single


2 rooms with 3 single beds each

Shared Toilet & Bathroom

Fan & Fridge available

Towel & Blanket Provided

RM 150 / unit

RM100 / room


Forest Lodge Type 5 – Terrace


8 rooms with 4 single beds each

Shared Toilet & Bathroom

Fan Towel & Blanket Provided

RM100 / room


Forest Lodge Type 6


2 rooms with 2 single beds each

Attached Toilet & Bathroom

Fan & Fridge available

Towel & Blanket Provided

RM 70 / unit

RM 50 / room


Forest Hostel

4 rooms with 4 single beds each

Shared Toilet & Bathroom

Fan & Fridge available

RM 40 / room

RM 15 / bed

# Bring own towel & blanket


Campsite

Maximum capacity: 50 sites for 2 person tents

Shared Toilet & Bathroom

4 BBQ Pit – open fire not allowed

RM 5 / per person per night

#Bring your own camping equipment

Boat

Since the most question asked in ‘B’ section related to the Boat Fees, Boat timing and etc, we just simplified it and keep it simple and short.


When you arrive at the Bako Jetty Terminal you have to register at the counter, pay your entrance and boat ticket.


Boat price to Bako National Park is RM160 per boat, maximum of 5 adults in a boat.


The last boat to Bako National Park is at 3 pm.


How long is the boat ride to Bako National Park?


A 20-minutes boat ride and the boat will always be waiting. After paying the fees, just proceed to the jetty and the boatman with the boat will wait for you. Enjoy the ride, and do standby a raincoat and poncho, in case it is raining.


Bako Terminal Jetty Counter Operation Hour: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm


Boat availability is subject to the weather and sea condition.


Canteen

Yes, there is a canteen available at the Park HQ. As for now (updated in July 2020), they didn’t provide buffet but there is ala-carte food available as below :




Cost

Entry Fees to Bako National Park in 2020

Malaysian : RM 10.00 (adult) | RM 5.00 (senior citizen/disabled) | RM3.00 (children above 6) 
Foreigner : RM 20.00 (adult) | RM 10.00 (disabled) | RM7.00 (children above 6)

Cost for a boat to Bako National Park: RM160 per boat, maximum 5 pax

Additional RM14 per pax to see the Sea Stack and other unique rock formations.


Cost to Hire a guide: RM 250 for a group of 5 pax (depends on the guide).