When we decided to visit Brunei, I knew that we had to visit Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei. Despite being a planner, I didn’t really find a lot of reviews of tours beforehand–and ended up listening to the advice of my Bruneian friends to wait until we were in Brunei to book a day trip to Ulu Temburong National Park. Keep reading for tips on finding the best tour for Ulu Temburong National Park, what to pack, and what to expect on visiting Brunei’s most famous national park, one of the best things to do in Brunei.
What’s contained in this guide to Ulu Temburong National Park
- What to expect from a tour in Ulu Temburong National Park
- Cost of a one day tour to Ulu Temburong National Park
- Our experience in Ulu Temburong National Park
- What to pack for Ulu Temburong National Park
Why go to Ulu Temburong National Park?
- Brunei has done something amazing: it has perfectly preserved its virgin rainforest. These efforts promoting sustainable tourism in Brunei truly make Brunei special as few countries have tried so hard to preserve their natural environments. (80% of Brunei is virgin rainforest.) That said, much of Ulu Temburong is not open to the public, but the route there and the hike is worth it.
- Adventure travelers will love the 60m high canopy walk in Ulu Temburong, which is NOT for people afraid of heights.
- Experiencing the traditional longboat ride upstream up a river. Definitely a unique experience.
- Having your toes nibbled on by little fish in a waterfall straight of a movie
What to expect from a one day trip to Ulu Temburong National Park from Bandar Seri Begawan
Cost of a one day tour of Ulu Temburong National Park from BSB
If you want to spend more time in Ulu Temburong…
As mentioned previously, most of Ulu Temburong is closed to the public. You can stay overnight at Ulu Ulu Resort (which is a bit pricey), however it might be better to give yourself a couple days to learn more about Iban and Murut cultures in Brunei by staying in Bangar.
If you stay overnight at Ulu Ulu, you can do jungle trekking, night walks, and the standard activities otherwise. It costs about B$330 ($246 USD) per person for two days and one night with activities, so it might be worth if you don’t have an opportunity visit some of the other incredible climates in Borneo. As we visited Bako National Park and the Kinabatangan River Valley regions in Malaysia, I wasn’t tempted.