We eventually arrived at Bako and met up with some other tourists and our guide for the day, Steven. From Bako village we had to take a boat for a twenty minute ride to the entrance of the national park. The ride was pretty exhilarating and the view was spectacular.
Bako National Park is a large expanse of varied wildlife and it's the oldest national park in Sarawak. It's particularly famous for having the odd-looking proboscis monkey as well as a variety of other flora and fauna. If you have the time to explore at length, you can see rainforest, mangrove swamps, peat swamps and sandstone plateaus as well as beautiful beaches. Our tour was only a one day visit, so we were limited to just a sample of the park experience, but it was great fun nevertheless. I think that if I came back here again, I'd opt to stay in the park overnight and spend a couple of days exploring all the things it has to offer.
Sign at the jetty in Bako village
Houses on the Bako river
The trail through the forest
A hermit crab
Precarious rock formation on the trail
Beach at Telok Paku
Sandstone cliffs viewed from the boat
The famous Sea Stack
View over the Telok Pandan Kecil beach from the sandstone plateau
A type of pitcher plant
A flying lemur at rest
A proboscis monkey
A venomous spitting viper, though I have to confess I couldn't catch the proper name when the guide mentioned it.
The naughty monkeys in question ~ the long tailed macaques.