Explore the capital city's highlights, plus a river tour of the water village and a chance to see the local wildlife
Over 7 hours, we'll explore Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei's capital) and see some of it's highlights, including the world famous S. O. A. S. Mosque, Royal Regalia Museum, His Majesty's Palace (view from gates only except during Hari Raya festival), plus a river tour to see wildlife and the largest water village in South East Asia.
This day long tour also extends past the city into the Brunei river, with boat rides and an opportunity to see Borneo's unique proboscis monkeys. Other wildlife we may see include freshwater crocodiles, monitor lizards and possibly the majestic hornbills as well as other magnificent birds. We will also make a quick pit-stop at the renowned Empire and Country Club.
It's your private tour, so we can pause to see whatever you want, when you want! My proposed itinerary below is for guidance - if you fancy doing or seeing something else, why not drop me a line and let me know how I can help make the most of our day together : )
For 1-4 guests, please see my other Shore Excursion tour.
My proposed itinerary for your day trip:
1. Jam'Asr mosque (His Majesty's Mosque)*
2. Istana Nurul Iman (His Majesty's Palace)**
3. Royal Regalia Museum (priceless exhibits from His Majesty's family dynasty)
4. The Empire Hotel and Country Club (the renowned spectacular hotel)
5. Water Village Visit to Kapong Ayer (the largest in S. E. Asia)
6. River Tour to the Mangroves and Proboscis Monkeys (unique to Borneo)
7. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque (The Late Sultan's mosque - world renowned for its beauty)*
If there's something else you would like to do or see, just let me know and I can amend the itinerary to suit. Other options can include:
The Malay Technology Museum
The Maritime Museum
The Chinese Temple
Shopping at the central shopping mall
*Please note that on Thursdays and Fridays, both mosques are closed to non-Muslim visitors.
** His Majesty's Palace is only viewable from the outside entrance, admission to the Palace is only available during the festivities of Hari Raya for 2 days per year.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
A modern air-conditioned minibus (up to 20 passengers)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 BND - All tour related expenses including admissions and transportation are included in the cost of the tour.
This suggested additional money is only required if you want to purchase souvenirs, extra snacks, etc.
- Personal Expenses
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Highly recommended! Irene is very helpful, flexible and knowledgeable. For Brunei first-timers like our group, we truly enjoyed our tour with her. She answered our queries promptly, making us more confident even prior to the actual date. Irene took good care of us. As an added bonus, we even got to meet her adorable family and had a good time bonding with them. Thank you ToursbyLocals and Irene. May your tribe increase! God bless