3 Days 2 Nights
3 days / 2 nights tour with pick-up in Miri, transfer to Brunei, city & water village tour, Proboscis Monkey Cruise, 2 nights hotel and transfer to airport
Meet at Miri airport and drive to the Sarawak-Brunei border. Pass immigration and continue your journey through the Brunei countryside to Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate. Drop off at Brunei Hotel. Overnight at a this 3* hotel.
0900hrs – The tour begins with pick up from your hotel. Highlights include visits to the Morning Market, Brunei Museum, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and the entrance of Istana Nurul Iman – the biggest residential palace in the world – which is the official residence of His Majesty the Sultan of Negara Brunei Darussalam. Lunch at a local restaurant included. After lunch continue with visit to the Royal Regalia Museum which was built in 1992 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty’s the Sultan of Brunei accession to the throne in 1967. The museum houses a collection of royal paraphernalia and also an exhibition on the constitution of the nation. Then take a scenic boat ride around the biggest Malay Water Village in the world. Visit a local home where you can witness the daily life of a typical villager living in houses on stilts on Brunei River. Local refreshments will be served. Visit Yayasan Shopping Complex before transfer back to your hotel.
0730hrs pick up from your hotel and transfer to a boat jetty in the capital city. Board an open deck local wooden boat and cruise along the Brunei River passing the water village and town. This experience will give you a view of two different worlds – the modern developing capital city of Brunei and on the other side of the river the nostalgic serenity of the biggest Malay water village in the world. Cruise past the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei and the biggest presidential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms. After passing the Royal Palace cruise slowly towards the mangrove forests that line the rivers and creeks of Brunei. See mudskippers hopping on the river banks. If you are lucky see kingfishers plunging into the water to catch small fish. White egrets and night herons are also commonly sighted during this tour. Cruise the mangroves in search of the rare and endangered proboscis monkey which usually comes near to the water’s edge in the early morning. This morning tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel around 1030-1100 hours. Check-out of your hotel and transfer to Brunei International Airport for departure.