A combination of 2 water-bound must-sees of Brunei. Explore the world’s biggest settlement on stilts, and the cultural heartland of the Brunei Malay. The ‘village’ in its name is rather misleading, as it was the capital and centre of the Brunei Empire until the modernisation drive during the Resident’s administration (the current city centre only begun being developed around that time). During your visit, enjoy a river cruise in a wooden water taxi, passing homes and public buildings on water, and then disembark for a short stroll along wooden walkways to visit a villager’s home.
Get back onto the boat for the second part of your trip, taking you into the mangrove wilderness for an adventure to spot wildlife such as monitor lizards, mangrove cat snakes, long-tailed macaques, crocodiles, and the elusive proboscis monkey, endemic only to parts of Borneo!
Ideal for those:
~ Without much time to spare
~ Who only want a bit of sightseeing
~ Who are on transit for a few hours
~ Who might be worn out by full day tours
~ Who have already seen the land-bound attractions
~ Who want a good combination of heritage and nature
~ 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
~ Light refreshments at Water Village home
~ Pick-up/Drop-off outside BSB & its vicinity
~ Visits/Stops outside of the itinerary
~ Food and drinks beyond those included
~ Free gifts or souvenirs
~ Additional services beyond those stated
~ Panoramic boat tour of Water Village
~ Visit a Water Village home
~ Panoramic boat ride past Water Village and back of Royal Palace
~ Wildlife spotting in the mangrove forests
~ Return boat ride
~ Photo Stop at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque *
* Optional charge, for those staying at hotels outside the city centre
Water Village + Mangrove Safari (wildlife)
7.00 am OR 3.00 pm daily
Urban settings: walking required, some unshaded areas, zebra crossings. Water Village: ride in open-sided, possibly open-roofed wooden boat, 2 rows of front to back seating, walk along wooden walkways with no handrails.
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
~ Small Bag
~ Small Towel (for sweat)
~ Raincoat/Compact Umbrella
~ Sun Lotion
~ Medication (if required)
~ 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.
Some Things to Note:
Arrangement of visits and photo stops not necessarily in the order given in the itinerary.
Pick-up/Drop-off within BSB & its vicinity include all town centre hotels and locations, as well as hotels and locations at Mile 1, Kiulap, Gadong, Mata-Mata and Berakas, and excludes Jerudong and other areas. Kindly enquire on your location to be sure.
As a nature/outdoors tour, 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.
Water Village + Mangrove Safari (wildlife) (BG127)
All prices quoted on this page are valid from 19 Dec 2012 until 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 ||Groups|
|Within BSB & its vicinity||65.00||85.00||105.00||Contact
|Outside BSB & its vicinity||70.00||95.00||130.00|
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.
 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.
 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.
 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.