Rainforest Kayakking Adventure ~ Kuching, Sarawak Borneo

Kayak through the rainforests on a meandering river in the Bau district, about an hour’s drive from Kuching. You begin your adventure in Krokong village beneath a suspension pedestrian bridge. Shaded by overhanging canopies of trees with the sounds of rustling water and chirpings of insects and birds, you will be transported away on a timeless journey in the magical rainforests.

The river will meander between dolomites hills with strange and wonderful shapes shaped over time by the waters. These truly unique speleological formations are a sight to behold.The peaceful flat water will be punctuated occasionally by Class 1 to Class 2 rapids for a thrilling water ride. There will be breaks along the 2 to 3 hours river journey to savor the beauty of the forest flora and to have a swim in the cold refreshing mountain stream. You will want to bring your own camera to photograph the beautiful sceneries and capture this enthralling experience.

The trip ends at the Wind Cave, Bau where there are public facilities to shower and change. The transport will pick you up here for your return journey back to Kuching after your unforgettable experience.This is a unique experience that you will not want to miss while visiting Kuching.

Trip Description


Sarawak ~ Sungai Kuching Kiri ~ roughly 1hour's drive from Kuching city centre


6 hours (including transportation from and back to Kuching)


8.00am from your hotel in Kuching.


Easy to Moderate


3 persons


Non-swimmer must be accompanied by a guide on the same kayak. We do not allow more than 1 to 2 non-swimmers per trip. Life jackets must be worn by all participants at all times while on the waters.


Late November until Early February, monsoon season

Kayakking in the Rainforest

True Sarawak Experience

Duration: 9 Hours | 2-Way Pick Up 0800 (within Kuching Town)

Physical Rating: Average

Lunch & bottled water provided

Guided tour

Say hello to Orangutans

Longhouse tour

Kayak down Sungai Sarawak Kiri

Tour ends at Kpg. Semadang, Borneo Highlands

For more information, contact


Tel: +60 13-804 8338 / rainforestkayaking@therucksackgroup.com



Tel: +60 13-811 9669 / kuchingkayak@gmail.com

Please Consider Bringing along the following:

  • Any medication you may require (please inform us of your medical needs). It’s a good idea to carry any medication like an Asthma Reliever inhaler (puffer) in a waterproof bag on your person so it can be reached while paddling.
  • Sun Screen. SPF 30+
  • Insect Repellant
  • A hat or cap (that won’t blow off)
  • For those with delicate hands, gloves are advisable to prevent blisters
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for the end of the trip
  • Camera. You’ll need either a waterproof camera or at least a disposable camera that won’t matter if it gets wet. It not a good idea to use a non-waterproof camera on the water - it’s too easy to drop one or get it splashed.
  • We’ll supply bottled drinking water and on most our trips brunch can be provided at extra cost with prior arrangements, which usually includes a sandwich and fresh local fruit and pastries (some healthy and not so healthy). Feel free to bring extra water, sports drinks or snack food if you think you might need it.No alcohol on the paddle of course.

What to wear?

In general you should wear clothing that is comfortable that you could swim in in case you were to fall in!

However DO NOT wear cotton as they do not dry well and they dissipate body heat rapidly. You can most certainly get a chill. Cotton T-shirt , jeans, pants and shorts are therefore NOT suitable kayaking wear.

Most people wear a light short sleeve shirt with shorts over a swimsuit. Some people use bike shorts or tights. On our Rainforest Trip, we will be making rest stops along the way that offers opportunities for a swim in the refreshing hill waters. On our River to Sea Kayak Trip, we’ll be stopping by a beach for a picnic break where one can go for a swim.

A wind shell (rain jacket) can be useful although we rarely find they are needed.

A wet suit is not good to paddle in as they tend to be too restrictive and you would get very hot if it’s sunny. If you don’t wear a shirt with sleeves you might also find you get some chafing from the PFD (life jacket).

Footwear - it’s important to wear footwear that you can get wet and leave on during the paddle. Old sandshoes or wet suit booties are best otherwise old runners or sports sandals. Please DO NOT try to paddle barefoot as you never know what you could step on (sharp rocks/stones, broken glasses).

Spare clothes. You will probably want to change at the end of the trip so you’ll need spare clothes, shoes and a towel.

If you would like to shower after the paddle there is a public toilet with cold water showers and changing room at Wind Cave where we take-out for the Rainforest Kayak Trip at Bau area.

*NOTE: For those who wear spectacles; you are advised to consider switching to contact lens for the trip or to ensure that your glasses are properly secured. Otherwise you may lose them if you go for an unintended swim!

Please Note:

~ The seat-in-coach can only be conducted with the minimum number of person/adults required
~ Pick-up and drop-off service from hotels at Kuching town centre
~ Services of an English Speaking Guide
~ Rates are inclusive of entrance fees where applicable
~ Child age between 4-11 years old
~ Any unused services are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-deductible
~ 100% cancellation charge applies for NO SHOW OR CANCELLATION within 48-hrs
~ In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the local operator reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw the package anytime with or without prior notice.

Redemption Instructions :

~ 24 hours prior to travel date, please call our local tour representative (during working hours) to reconfirm your booking details. Pick up time is required 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Postponements of Trip:

* Please be advised that the trip will not be allowed to be postponed unless we are advised of any changes at least 3 working days before trip commencement date

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