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2D1N Brunei City & Kampung Ayer Probosic Monkey Tour

Code: BTT23

Tour Program / Itinerary

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Pick-up from Miri Airport upon arrival, transfer to Brunei Hotel for check-in.

AFTERNOON – Proboscis Monkey Tour. This popular tour consists of a leisurely boat ride through the mangroves in search of the wild Proboscis Monkey which are found only in Borneo. Before entering the mangrove forest we will pass the famous Kampong Ayer and Sultan's Palace (Istana Nurul Iman).

This tour is designed for you to see and understand the habitat and ecology of this elusive creature which has excited the curiosity of visitors to Borneo since colonial times. The pendulous pink noses and potbellies of the adult males reminded locals of Europeans, and this gave them their local name of Orang Belanda, or "Dutchman". Local populations have been decreasing and they need your help to prevent them from becoming an endangered species. Your experienced guide will explain how you can help to protect the proboscis monkey.

Explanations on Nipah palm and Mangrove forest will be given and an opportunity to witness other wildlife in the area. White-bellied Sea Eagles, Great White Egrets and King Fishers are commonly seen. We may be lucky enough to encounter a Salt-water Crocodile or Monitor lizard. Other mammals include otters, flying foxes and long tail macaques. Mangrove snakes and pythons may be observed on overhanging branches.

EVENING – Free at Leisure, overnight stay at Brunei Hotel.

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Breakfast at Brunei Hotel

MORNING – Bandar Splendor Tour. This tour will take 4 hours and will cover part of Brunei's history, religion, culture, heritage and daily life of locals. This tour includes a photo stop outside the royal palace, Istana Nurul Iman (which means "The Palace of Light") which is the biggest residential palace in the world with 1788 rooms from Damuan Park . Visit the magnificently built mosque, The Jame Asr' Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque that has twenty-nine 24K golden-topped domes (All mosques are closed for inside visit on Thursday and Friday and some public holidays and in the case of inside visit requires the removal of footwear and to use non revealing outfit ). Also take an enjoyable boat ride in Brunei's mode of transport on water (water taxi) for a tour in The Water Village or popularly known as "The Venice of The East" and visit to one of the local houses for a local tea break. The Brunei Museum: where guests can learn Brunei's Muslim heritage, view the rare Islamic collection of His Majesty, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, natural history collection, cultures and traditions of the locals, sunken treasures and the foundation of Oil and Gas industry.  The Royal Regalia where it is a home to a collection of royal regalia, royal chariot, gold and silver ceremonial armory .

NB: For Mosque visits, visitors are requested to dress appropriately, and i.e. Non-revealing clothing's or shorts above the knees. For Royal Regalia, it is recommended to wear socks as you have to take off your shoes and the marbled floors are very cold.

Transfer from Brunei to Miri.

  • Rate quoted is inclusive of return transfers (Miri/Brunei)
  • Overnight stay at Brunei Hotel
  • Tours as stated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • Rate quoted is exclusive of expenses of personal nature, and items not stated above.

Umbrella or raincoat & own drinking water