Berambang Island plus Myths, Legends & Village

Despite being a stone’s throw from the city centre, Berambang is an island unknown even to many locals! An island which is full with myths and legends that had been passed down from generation to generation. It even feels like a different country, as motorcycles and bicycles are predominant here, and not cars! A daytrip promises idyllic walks along countryside roads, a hill trek which presents you with sweeping vistas, historic disused coal mines, dramatic rock formations – with the legendary stories, and a showcase of Brunei’s hardy kerangas forests. The highlight of course, the summit along the hill trek! Upon descending, head for a fishing village a few minutes away, on the banks of a river channel which is also the border with Malaysia.



 

Ideal for those:

~  Who are raring for the outdoors
~  Who are into rock formations
~  Who have reasonable physical fitness
~  Who only want a bit of sightseeing
~  Who like to go where others usually do not go to

 

Includes:

~  Pick-up/Drop-off in BSB & its vicinity
~  Land transport in air-conditioned vehicle
~  Water transport in local water taxi boat
~  English-speaking tour guide
~  Visits/Stops as per itinerary

 

Excludes:

~  Pick-up/Drop-off outside BSB & its vicinity
~  Visits/Stops outside of the itinerary
~  Snacks and drinks beyond those included
~  Free gifts or souvenirs
~  Additional services beyond those stated

 

Itinerary:

~  Pick-up
~  Boat ride to island
~  Stroll through countryside villages(Approx. 3.3Km on relatively flat road)
~  Begin ascent to top of hill summit(Approx.1.5km up & down)
~  De-tour to disused coal mine shafts
~  Reach summit. ( approx. 139M)
~  Begin descending trek
~  Marvel at rock formations on the way down
~  Short walk to fishing village
~  Return boat ride to earlier jetty
~  Drop-off

Tour Name

Berambang Island plus Myths,Legends & village

Tour Code

BG 133

Commencement Times

8.00 am OR 2.00 pm

Duration

5 hours

Outdoor Conditions

Rural outdoors and forested settings: a lot of walking required ( total more than 5KM), surfaces mix of paved roads, stone walkways, mud and rock paths. Boat ride in open-sided, open-roofed wooden boat, 2 rows of front to back seating, walk along wooden walkways with no handrails.

What to Wear?

Light airy clothing suitable for warm, humid weather.

Hat or Cap

Comfortable footwear with good grip

Modesty in attire to be observed at all times

What to Bring?

~ Small Bag
~ Small Towel (for sweat)
~ Raincoat/Compact Umbrella

~ Sun Lotion
~ Medication (if required)

~ Camera
~ Binoculars
~ Notepad w/ Pen or Pencil

~ Refillable Water Bottle
~ Isotonic Drinks

Items in purple bare essentials, but other listed items are also highly recommended for comfort and convenience.

How Much?

B$ 75.00 / PAX
Minimum 2 pax going

MORE PRICING DETAILS HERE

 



Some Things to Note:



As part of the tour, guests are expected to assist with carrying up some of the supplies for the picnic, the weight to be shared out among guests and guide/s.

Arrangement of visits and photo stops not necessarily in the order given in the itinerary.

As a tour involving the outdoors, there are many variables which are beyond our control, such as the weather conditions, and the availability and abundance of wildlife spotted. We do not guarantee sightings, but do ensure we do our best by setting tours at times of day which are known to be good times for sightings, and we also choose areas where sightings are most often reported.

Duration of tour is calculated beginning from pre-arranged pick-up time to the pre-arranged drop-off time, unless otherwise stated.

As a guided tour, timing and duration of visits and stops are pre-arranged, and any requests, demands or expectation for longer durations will not be entertained.

Guests requesting pick-up and drop-off from Jerudong and its vicinity (Empire Hotel) will have tour commencement half an hour earlier, and end half an hour later.

Reasonable physical fitness levels are required to complete this tour.

Pricing & Booking Information For This Package

 

Berambang Island plus Myth, Legend & Village (BG133)
All prices quoted on this page are valid from 19 Dec 2012 to 30 June 2013

BASE PRICE OF YOUR TOUR PACKAGE

POINT OF TOUR COMMENCEMENT PRICE PER PERSON (in Brunei Dollars)
4-7 pax 2-3 pax 1 pax [1] Groups
Within BSB & its vicinity 65.00 75.00 115.00 Contact
Us!
Outside BSB & its vicinity  70.00  85.00 140.00

Note: Above prices are on SIC Basis (joining tour with other guests). For private tour, an additional of B$50.00 per pax according to above prices.

 

CHILD POLICY: Child rate offered is 70% of adult price, for ages 3-11 years only, and applicable for minimum 2 paying adults going.

[1]
Prices for 1 pax are applicable only if a solo traveller makes a booking for dates when no one else is going for the same tour. In the event that there are others, lower pricing will apply. Do enquire from us if others are going on your tentative dates, in order to benefit from savings.

[3]
Hotels within Bandar Seri Begawan and its vicinity include but are not excluded to the Terrace, Radisson, Jubilee, Pusat Belia (hostel), KH Soon (guest house), Brunei, Palm Garden, Kiulap Plaza, Traders, Grand City, Orchid Garden, Times and other hotels. Pickup points within close distance of these hotels may be included, subject to confirmation with us. Do enquire if your hotel is not listed here or to confirm your non-hotel location.

[4]
Hotels outside of Bandar Seri Begawan and its vicinity are restricted to those within the Brunei-Muara District, and include the Empire, Asma, Holiday Lodge, Jeruton hotels. Pickup points within close distance of these hotels or within the district may be included, subject to confirmation with us. Do enquire if your hotel is not listed here or to confirm your non-hotel location.

HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING?
Bookings may be made via email, phone or fax, subject to availability on the given dates and subsequent confirmation by us. For prompt responses, we recommend making your booking through our Online Booking Form on our main website.

Bookings are deemed to be secured only upon receiving full payment from guests.

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?
The payments methods available to guests are outlined below:

Online Bookings (Overseas Guests)
Once the details of tours/services have been finalised, full payment has to be made immediately in order to confirm booking. You may choose to pay via:

1.  Credit/Debit card OR other acceptable methods payable via Paypal
Once finalised, and if this is the chosen method of payment, we will generate an invoice on Paypal for you to settle in full.

2.  Telegraphic Transfer to our Brunei bank account
All charges are to be borne by guest.

An official receipt will only be issued upon request, and will be collected at time of tour commencement.

Walk-In Bookings (Brunei-based Guests)
For Brunei-based guests, payment has to be made at our office during office hours, as soon as practicable after booking is confirmed by us OR latest 3 days before tour commencement, whichever is sooner. Alternate arrangements may be discussed on a case-to-case basis.

Payments may be made by credit/debit card (Mastercard only), or in cash in Brunei Dollars, or Singapore Dollars (for the latter, torn notes and S$1 coins will not be accepted).

An official receipt will be issued upon receipt of full payment.