Silversea Luxury Cruises A Bintulu

Bintulu

Once a quiet fishing and farming village, Bintulu is now a rapidly developing oil town, though it still retains such traditional attractions as local markets and a Chinese temple. Most interesting are the sights just beyond the city, including important archaeological sites, a delightful nature reserve, and well-preserved stilted longhouses.

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Excursiones en Bintulu

Similajau Trek & Longhouse

Indulge your senses with the splendid natural beauty, flora and fauna of Malaysia during this scenic, half-day nature trek at Similajau National Park.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the expansive, 22,223-acre (8,996-hectare) Similajau National Park, a unique geographical area abounding with diverse flora and fauna.


Upon arrival and after a comfort stop, begin your guided nature trek past the indigenous vegetation of the Sundaland Health Forest and Dipterocarp Forest. Along the way, look for the Malaysian ginseng tree, or 'Tongkat Ali', and the carnivorous pitcher plant, or 'Monkey Cup'.


A stop is made at a viewpoint offering breath-taking panoramic vistas before returning to the park entrance on-foot. Upon arrival, another comfort stop is made before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier, with a brief visit to the Longhouse en route.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.9 miles (about three kilometres), at times over uneven forest floor with intertwining roots, steep and slippery surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe, non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a raincoat and insect repellent from the ship. Due to the amount of vehicles available all seats may be utilised.

Niah Cave Adventure

Explore the evolution of East Malaysia in a unique new way during this picturesque, full-day excursion to Niah National Park and its renowned caves.


Niah National Park and Caves

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive to the Niah National Park Headquarters. After a comfort stop, embark a boat, cross the river and commence your rainforest walk along the undulating plank-walk trail leading to the Niah Caves.


Traders' Cave and Great Cave

Just before the entrance to the Great Cave, walk through the Traders' Cave where birds nest and guano traders conducted their business in days gone by. Next, proceed for a guided tour inside the Great Cave. Leaving the caves, return to the river crossing on-foot. Time permitting, a stop is made at the Exhibit Centre before embarking the boat and crossing the river.


Longhouse

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier, with an exterior photo stop of a Longhouse en route.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 4.3 miles (about seven kilometres), at times over inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and up to 500 steep, slippery steps at the park and caves in total. Inside the cave visibility is sometimes low but torches will be provided. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a raincoat and insect repellent from the ship. Due to the amount of vehicles available all seats may be utilised. Boxed lunch will be provided from the ship

Highlights of Bintulu

Discover the local lifestyle and landmarks of Bintulu during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion to the city and its environs.


Kuan Yin Tong Temple

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive to the Kuan Yin Tong Temple. Admire the craftsmanship of this ornately decorated temple with dragons swirling on the roof and columns. Explore the adjacent garden landscaped with Chinese zodiac sculptures and wall murals of Chinese legends.


Bintulu Market

After a brief visit, re-board your coach and drive past Kampung Baru, a small Malay fishing village on the Kemena River, en route to the Bintulu Market. Upon arrival, take a short guided stroll through the market, which features exotic fruit and local delicacies.


Bintulu Mosque

Pass-by the Bintulu Mosque, 'Masjid Assykrin Mosque' which means "gratefulness to God"


Bintulu Longhouse

Brief visit to an Iban Longhouse enroute. The Ibans were long ago feared for their headhunting activities. Many Ibans still live in wooden longhouse on stilts which is divided into individual rooms "bilik" for each household with a communal area called "rual" for villagers to meet as well as perform their traditional ceremonies.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and up to 60 steps at the sites visited. Walking at the sites is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a raincoat and insect repellent from the ship. Due to the amount of vehicles available all seats may be utilised. Bring local currency for any purchases made.