Explore the Mangrove shorelines of Kuching with interesting wildlife and enjoy a scrumptious local dinner!
Your adventure begins with a scenic 45-minutes’ drive towards Damai Peninsular at the Kuching Wetlands National Park, which covers an area of 6,610 hectares on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The park was first designated as a wetland of international importance under the RAMSAR Convention in 2005. Serving as one of the last remnants of the formerly extensive Sarawak Mangrove Forest Reserve, which previously covered approximately 17,000 hectares that were first protected in 1924, the mangroves are also an important spawning and nursery ground for fish and prawn species.
On the cruise, we will proceed to explore the river estuaries at the Park. The mangrove shoreline offers sightings of much exciting wildlife including proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque monkeys, silver-leaf monkeys and monitor lizards. A range of bird life can be found as well, including kingfishers, white-bellied sea eagles and other shore birds. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive Irrawaddy Dolphins as they frolic around the estuaries in the morning hours or near sunset. We will proceed for a delicious local dinner before heading back to the city.