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The Borneo Rainforest is calling your name! If you’re looking for an adventure and want to explore the stunning rainforest of Sarawak, Backyard Tours is the perfect company to help make that happen.
So what are you waiting for in your next adventure in Borneo? Hiking in Sarawak with Backyard Tours is sure to be an unforgettable experience! With a wide variety of hiking tours available, we’ll help you find the perfect hike for your level of expertise and interests.
When the fabulous team of Backyard Tours invited me to hike in a Borneo Rainforest, a little out of Kuching, the excitement of an epic day out in the great outdoors couldn’t be contained.
The opportunity to be one with nature and explore a jungle of various plant species, local wildlife and hidden waterfalls was an opportunity too good to refuse.
It was a day that offered a fulfilling adventure and self-satisfaction for hiking a section of the Borneo Rainforest in the typical humid conditions known in the area.
It’s the same fulfilment you’ll get from a drip trip when you contact the team at Backyard Tours and partake in a jungle walk within Sarawak Region.
Now let’s check out the adventures in nature within a Borneo Rainforest.
Go on a Tour with Backyard Tours – Hiking in Kuching
Backyard Tours take you far and wide with many tantalising tours when visiting the city of Kuching in the Malaysian State of Sarawak.
The Be One with Nature tour is the adventure I partook in, and the experience truly satisfied my thirst to see a beautiful part of Borneo and explore the rainforest. However, if you prefer alternative options for a day trip, they also offer a variety of adventures with the following selections:
- The Semban Day Trip.
- Cave and Village Farm Day Tour.
- Relaxing Tropical Escape Day Tour
- Local Food Tour
- Short heritage Getaway Tour
- Experience the Mountain life for an Epic three-day and two-night tour.
- The Live Like Local tour over two days and one night.
For further details, you can check out the Backyard Tours Website and even discuss a custom-made tour with the friendly team.
The Be one with Nature Day trip – Hiking in Sarawak
The Be One with Nature day trip is a fantastic adventure with Abbie from Backyard Tours, and this specific tour is what I’m going to discuss in greater detail.
It started in the early morning when I was picked up from my Kuching Hotel and taken by car for a 90-minute journey to an isolated village in the name of Kampung Annah Sadir.
The friendly villagers got the tour off to a charming beginning, with many locals keen to say hello and the children showing a hint of curiosity about their new visitors.
The adventure in the jungle began soon after when the experienced and local guide, Lawrence, joined the team, and we ascended into the Borneo Rainforest for a hike in the oppressive conditions.
The ninety-minute trip had beautiful scenery, tricky paths and rickety bamboo bridges placed over the shallow creeks, but the bulk of the Borneo rainforest was a safe place to trek.
However, during a quick pitstop, there was occasional rest time to admire the beauty surrounding you, which was essential to recoup from the humid Malaysian heat.
The exhausting trek would be worth it upon arrival at the picturesque waterfall that delivered a thunderous sound well before arrival.
The Beautiful Waterfall and a locally made Delicious lunch
From the top of the peak, you look over at the Ban Buan Kukuot Waterfall, which looks as mesmerising as the name sounds.
The only visitors on the day were a group of professors from a Kuching university. Otherwise, it’s generally deserted, with very few tourist groups making their way out to the faraway waterfalls.
Once you admire the beauty from the top, you descend the steps to the base of the falls to have a closer look from another vantage point.
It’s tempting to jump in immediately to cool off, and after taking a few photos from various angles, it’s what you do.
You go into the freshwater with caution because many slippery rocks are situated along the ground, making for tricky footing. It’s advised to bring rubber shoes on the trip, but I was barefoot on this occasion.
Once you hop in the water, the refreshing temperature change is a welcome relief as you swim to the area of the falling waters and feel the pressure fall onto your back.
It’s the perfect massage for your head and back, knowing you have a return hike on the horizon, and it’s important to freshen up for the second leg.
While you’re busy admiring the surrounding nature, Lawrence is busy preparing a traditional Bidayuh meal, consisting of chicken boiled in a bamboo pipe and a catfish cleverly smoked over the fire.
The fantastic taste of the Bidayuh meal is a welcome addition to the day trip, and we all stand around devouring the well-cooked meal. I’ll be honest; I have never tasted a more delightful feed of smoked fish.
A big thumbs up to Lawrence!
Once the food is devoured, we head back in the same direction, albeit a quick detour, to another pretty waterfall in the name of Mabi falls.
We don’t stick around too long at Mabi, although long enough to appreciate more beauty of the Borneo Rainforest and, once again, be one with nature.
A Perfect Day Hiking in Sarawak – Borneo Rainforest
Of course, this is a sponsored post, but at the same time, I only glowing reviews with high praise if a tour company earns the right explicitly.
Backyard Tours in Kuching is a fantastic team who do everything in its power to satisfy its clients to the fullest. On this occasion, Abbie did a tremendous job creating a memorable day in the Borneo Rainforest.
Therefore, if you’re visiting Kuching, please check out the website of Backyard Tours and book a tour or two. I assure you that you won’t regret it because an unforgettable adventure is waiting for you.
Have you ever gone on hiking in Sarawak adventure? Or anywhere within the Borneo Rainforest? Tell me about your adventure in the comments below!
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