How to go to Bako National Park in Kuching Sarawak?

Covering an area of 2727 hectares, the oldest national park in Sarawak is Bako National Park. With breathtaking natural beauty and a large range of wildlife, the destination is almost 37 km away from Kuching. The destination can be reached by travelling to Kampung Bako via Petra Jaya Bus No 6, from where it is a 20-minute boat ride to Boko National Park.

The park holds seven distinctive eco-system rainforests. Then it’s a lovely jungle trek to explore and hit a secluded beach to explore the incredible variety of wildlife centered here.

Address:

Muara Tebas Peninsular
93000, Kuching

National Park Opening Hours:
8.00am to 5.00pm
Monday – Sunday including Public Holidays

Further Information:

SARAWAK FORESTRY
Tel: +6082-610088 (General Line) 1-800-88-2526 (Toll Free Line)
Fax: (+6) 082 610099
Website: https://www.sarawakforestry.com/parks-and-reserves/bako-national-park/
Email: sarawakforestry
Bako National Park / Bako Terminal
Tel: 6082 360933

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Visitors are advised to bring along trekking attire and shoes, sunblock, swimming gear, insect repellent and basic first aid supplies.
  • If you a planning to stay overnight, it is advisable to do an online booking in advance.

 Getting There

1. Kuching – Bako Village (boat jetty):
No. 1 (Rapid Kuching.) Bus Station near Open Air Market.
Bus Fare RM3.50 each way.
Depart every hour 7am – 6pm
Return every hour 8am – 5pm OR
RM60 each way by Taxi OR
RM5 each way by mini bus [Van]
Station near Open Air Market.
Depart when there are enough passengers.

2. Bako Village – Bako National Park:
RM30 p/person-each way.

A bus ride from Kuching to Bako Market takes about 45-60 minutes (red public bus number 1, originating from the wet market beside the Electra building, which will also pick up passengers from the burger stand opposite Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching and costs RM3.50 each way. Buses leave to/from Bako about once every hour starting from about 7am from Kuching and finishing about 6pm from Bako,

A minivan can be chartered for around RM30, and seats 5-7 people. They can reach Bako in half the time of the public bus, stationed near the Open Air Market, depart when there are enough passengers.

When you arrive at the Bako Market right in front of the jetty/visitor center, register, purchase your entrance ticket and buy your boat ticket. This 20-minute boat ride will lead you to the Bako National Park Headquarters. Enquire at the registration counter for details.

There will be an additional boat fee if you wish to visit the Sea Stack or Bako’s remoter beaches. The boat ride is an adventure in itself, with the skilled and experienced boatmen riding the surf at high speed, to the delight of most visitors.
Provided below some useful contacts for your kind view:

Bako Boat Service Counter
(Monday-Sunday, 9.00am to 3.00pm)
Tel: +6011 25132711

Bako Boat Service
Person In Charge : Mr.Shadad Haji Omar
Tel: +6010 9493 860

sited: sarawaktourism.com, thrillophilia.com

 

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