Temburong (The Green Jewel of Brunei) – the eastern extension of Brunei has large expanses of unchartered rainforest filled with flora and fauna endemic to the island of Borneo. Brunei is one of the few countries in the world without forest exploitation activities. Due to this, 70% of her rainforests are still pristine virgin tropical rain forest.Engrossed yourself in the nature upon arrival at Bukit Patoi Forest Recreational Park is located about 15 km from Bangar town which is the main town of the Temburong district. It is part of the Paradayan Forest Reserve. The park is about 1070 hectares made up of primary lowland dipterocarp forest and Kerangas forest and home for many Borneo’s wildlife like various type of hornbills, gibbons, silver langurs monkey, mouse deer, civer cat and various species of rain forest birds. This tour might just be the right one for nature enthusiasts!
Your tour starts with pick up from your hotel and transfer to the jetty in the capital city where you will start off the day with a scenic boat ride which will take around 45 minutes passing the water village, mangrove and floating nipah palm forest, to reach Bangar Town. Upon arrival at Bangar town jetty, you will be taken to a local market before proceeding by car to the Bukit PatoiForest Recreational Park. The scenic drive which will take about 20 minutes will be passing government buildings, schools, military camp, residential areas and agricultural areas which will give you a glimpse of the local life style of the people of Temburong district.After registration at the park office, get pumped-up with a nature trek of 1600m to the summit of Bukit Patoi.Along the way, you will have the chance to see various types of local plants which some are endemic to Borneo Island only. If you are lucky, we will have some glimpse of the wild life as well as most of the mammals in the park are nocturnal and will only come out at night time.Upon reaching the summit of Bukit Patoi, catch the breath taking views of mile and miles of mass green tropical jungles as a reward for reaching the mountain top. We will have lunch at a hand-picked local restaurant in Bangar Town before proceeding back to Bandar Seri Begawan. This marks the end of your tour. The tour includes transfer services from your hotel.