Tanjung Datu National Park, 1 hour 15 minutes from Kuching by car and another 1 hour 15 minutes by boat from the Sematan town jetty is situated at the western tip of Sarawak on the Datu Peninsula. It is one of the smallest parks in Sarawak, with an area approximately 14 kilometres square (1,379 ha). Half of the peninsula is situated within Sarawak and the other portion lies in Kalimatan Indonesia. Described as the 'Heaven of Borneo', visitors to the park will be greeted by towering trees which will amaze anyone when they enter the forest. Unlike most of the national parks in Sarawak, the unique attraction inhabiting the forest is the Banded Langur or locals call it the "Penatat". Other famous inhabitants of the forest are the Bornean gibbon, long tail macaques, pig-tailed macaque, bearded pigs, bearcat, civet cat tufted ground squirrels, peacocks, mouse deer, barking deer, sambar deer, porcupine and hornbills. The luxurious mixed dipterocarp forest is also home to the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia which can grow up to one meter in diameter. Packed lunch is included.
Note: Though the national park is home to at least 3 types of Hornbills, all wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The Rafflesia flower bloom all year round however blooming only occurs for a short span before the flower disintegrates or becomes a part of the nutrition of wild animals.
Tour period: April to September when the sea is calm.