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A Glimpse Into Brunei's Wildlife

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  • See the Istana Nurul Iman palace from the water
  • Explore the fascinating wildlife of Brunei from your wooden open-deck boat
  • Watch Proboscis monkeys (unique to the region) in their local surroundings
  • Sail past beautiful mangrove forests
With a face only a mother could love, the Proboscis monkey's personality makes up for its unflattering visage. Search for their funny faces on this Brunei tour that also takes in the world's largest residential palace, because you can't be Sultan without 1,788 rooms!

Time to get up close and personal (well, not too close!) with the legendary Proboscis monkey, one of Brunei's most distinct inhabitants.

After picking you up from your hotel, our Brunei river tour starts at the boat jetty in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, where you'll board an open deck wooden boat and cruise along the river sightseeing from the water level.

As we float along, you'll get a view of two different worlds: on one side you'll see the modern developing capital city of Brunei, and on the other side of the river, you'll see the traditional style water village, the biggest of its kind in the world.

Your Brunei tour will also pass the biggest residential palace in the world, Istana Nurul Iman. With an immense 1,788 rooms, the palace is the official residence of His Majesty, The Sultan of Brunei, and a favourite Brunei tourism highlight. 

After passing the Royal Palace, we continue our wildlife tour in Brunei as we cruise slowly under the mangrove trees and get a close up look at the marine life that lives here. See mudskippers, monitor lizards, and with luck spot blue-throated or red kingfishers. The white egret and night heron are also common sights in the mangroves.

Keep an eye out for the rare, endangered Proboscis monkey, which usually comes to the water in the early morning and evening, and can provide some perfect Borneo wildlife travel pictures! The monkeys are very distinctive with their odd, brightly coloured nose, and can only be found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia. Hopefully you will see at least five to ten families of around 20 monkeys per family.

After a visit with the Proboscis monkeys, we'll head back to the jetty in Bandar Seri Begawan and we'll transfer you back to your hotel in Brunei.
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“Good tour. Guide could have been more enthusiastic. People with passion for their city, country, lifestyle would be great for a position within your company. Tour guides should try to get to know a few of each of the shop keepers along the tour. so the shop keepers would be excited to see us and hopefully sell us some of their items. I felt we were in the way sometimes. Would recommend your guild to have a flag, sign, or umbrella with the name "Urban Adventure" on it so the meeting point and finding them would be easier. Also, directions are good but if you're not familiar with the area, then having the directions in the native language (Spanish) would be good. I got lost trying to find the meeting place and if they were in Spanish (as well as English), then I might have had a little help from the local in finding the correct meeting place. Other than that, I enjoyed the tour and the ability to try some local items.”
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5 - Excellent
“Guide engaging and informative with excellent English. Format was ideal - great way to interact with a culture and people one wouldn't otherwise get to experience on such a short visit. Home-cooked food terrific, and local shisha bar atmospheric. Really memorable trip.”
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Water taxi fee
  • Transportation to / from your hotel.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for the driver and guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Brunei, Brunei
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Good to know Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: During Hari Raya (Aidilfitri), which dates change every year according to the Muslim Calendars. There are only few stalls run by non-Muslims are opened at the “Tamu” during these festive season.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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