Sunset 3hr Tour - Water Village, Food and Proboscis Monkeys River Cruise (up to 10 guests)

Tour Number

Activity Level

356145


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, After Dark, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Not recommended for children under 2 yrs of age - unless parents can keep a firm grip on them! Lifejackets are provided in sizes for all guests 2yrs+

Friendly: Yes.
I have ticked 'yes' to this tour being available to non-abled travellers because I personally know and understand such limitations. Unfortunately only some of the venues and activities on the proposed itinerary are easily accessible for those with disabilities - sorry, we have a lot of catching up to do here! I can of course provide a bespoke tour according to your needs, so please do let me know and I hope to be able to accommodate you : )

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Mandarin (fluent), Taiwanese (conversational), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Indonesian (conversational), Cantonese (conversational)

Discover SE Asia's biggest water village by boat, dine with locals and explore the mangroves and wildlife


If you have 3 hrs to spare, we can take a boat trip to discover Kampong Ayer, Brunei's very own water village. Departing from the Bandar waterfront by boat, we take a cruise around the village to see the sights and step off to explore the jetties and houses. Our visit includes a warm welcome inside a local house, complete with light refreshments and home-cooking.

We then ride by water taxi speedboat down the Brunei river to the mangroves to spot some local wildlife, which can include Proboscis monkeys (unique to Borneo), freshwater crocodiles, monitor lizards, birdlife (including the magnificent Hornbill species if we're lucky) - we have even spotted wild boar drinking at the shore before!

A picture postcard end to the tour normally awaits as we bob on the water to view a magnificent Borneo sunset. . . (weather dependant of course). We then speed back to Bandar, maybe even getting the chance to stop and see some fireflies on the way. . .

For more than 4 guests, please contact me for a customised tour.

Itinerary

1. Collection from your hotel /pick-up point (around 3pm, dependant on location).
2. Departure from the Bandar waterfront by water taxi speedboat 3. 30pm.
3. Site-seeing tour of Kapong Ayer (the water village) by boat.
4. Water Village tour and visit to a local house (including local cuisine and hospitality).
5. Speedboat along the Brunei river to see proboscis monkeys and other local wildlife.
6. View a spectacular red-tinged Borneo sunset (weather dependant of course).
7. Speedboat return to Bandar waterfront after dusk.
8. Drop-off by private vehicle at your hotel / drop-off point.

THINGS TO BRING:

Sensible footwear for embarking to and from the boats.
Light fitting clothes as will be hot and sweaty and we may get wet from splashes / rain - but that's also part of the fun!
A camera to record your memories!

Lifejackets are provided for the journey (for guests over 2yrs old).

Please note the trip is weather dependant. If raining heavily at the time of departure, it may not be suitable/so much fun to go!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

A modern air-conditioned car, electric windows (for groups up to 4)
A modern air-conditioned minivan/minibus (for groups up to 10)
Private water taxi for river tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private vehicle to and from your local hotel / pick up point (Brunei-Muara area) and the boat and licensed boat driver.
Light refreshments and local snacks on the boat are also included, as well as a light meal of local snacks when we visit a house in Kampong Ayer (the water village).

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, give tips to other locals etc.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: UPGRADE to a CLASSIC CAR - I can take you around the city in a show-winning 1960's VW Beetle if you prefer (Max 2 people tour for comfort, as non-A/C), so please drop me a line for a customised tour if you would prefer this option.

For additional costs for pick-up and drop-off outside the Bandar Seri Begawan area , please see the meeting location section.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    356145


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, After Dark, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Not recommended for children under 2 yrs of age - unless parents can keep a firm grip on them! Lifejackets are provided in sizes for all guests 2yrs+

    Friendly: Yes.
    I have ticked 'yes' to this tour being available to non-abled travellers because I personally know and understand such limitations. Unfortunately only some of the venues and activities on the proposed itinerary are easily accessible for those with disabilities - sorry, we have a lot of catching up to do here! I can of course provide a bespoke tour according to your needs, so please do let me know and I hope to be able to accommodate you : )

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Mandarin (fluent), Taiwanese (conversational), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Indonesian (conversational), Cantonese (conversational)

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