Silversea Luxury Cruises À Kuching, Sarawak

Explore forts and admire graceful mosques and temples during your time in this cultural hotbed. See Borneo life past and present before chatting with welcoming locals at the lively waterfront bars and restaurants that hum with chatter and explode with flavour. Start with sarawak laksa - a chicken and coconut gravy dish that packs a devilishly spicy punch or  manok pansoh - a delicious bamboo-stalk cooked dish - for a taste of Kuching. Malaysian Borneo's capital is a city of cats and even the name translates as 'Cat' in Malay. View more

Utterly devoted to the four-legged felines you'll find statues rising up across the city. The curvacious river is Kuching's lifeblood and a great way to get to know the lay of the land. Head out on a traditional brightly-painted wooden sampan to sail between the city's magnificent sprinkling of glorious minarets and temples standing on the river's banks. Trek out into the jungle to discover the crafts and arts of Sarawak's ethnic groups as well as gory headhunter history. There's no doubt about it however the orangutans of Semenggoh Nature Centre are the stars of the show - and this rainforest is one of the few places where endangered orangutans exist in the semi-wild. You may have to be patient - and it's not guaranteed that they will appear - but hearing the rustle of leaves and seeing the blur of orange in the greenery is a once in a lifetime experience. National parks nearby are also home to proboscis monkeys hidden beaches and exotic plant life.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Kuching, Sarawak

Longhouse & Semenggoh Nature Centre

Explore the unique culture, traditions and rainforest of Borneo during this memorable excursion to a Bidayuh longhouse and the Semenggoh Nature Centre.


Bidayuh Longhouse

Depart the pier for an approximately 90 minutes' drive to Anah Rais Longhouse, home to over 100 former head-hunters from the Bidayuh ethnic group, also known as the 'Land Dayaks'. The longhouse has unique architectural and cultural features in which bamboo bridges connect one housing complex to another, thereby sharing a common veranda. While exploring the longhouse, observe the Bidayuh go about their daily chores and lifestyle.


Semenggoh Nature Centre

Afterwards, reboard your coach for a 45 minutes' drive to the Semenggoh Nature Centre. Semenggoh became Sarawak's first forest reserve when in 1920, Rajah Vyner Brooke gazetted 1,980 acres of jungle to conserve and relocate wildlife. Upon arrival at the entrance of the centre, switch to a shuttle van for the ride to the headquarters. Capture a feel of the rainforest as you proceed into the forest reserve. If you are lucky, wildlife notably the Orang Utans (although not guaranteed) may come to the feeding platform where the forest rangers supplements food to the animals.


Following your visit, commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.