4D3N Kuching Photography

4 Days

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia Nestled on the banks of the Sarawak River, the capital, Kuching, retains the old-world charm of its romantic past. The river is the focal point of the town and features a graceful, European-style esplanade – The Kuching Waterfront – with views across to the Astana (The Palace) and Fort Margherita. The narrow, bustling streets near the river are crammed with ornate temples, markets, historic buildings and traditional Chinese shop houses selling local handicrafts.

Kuching also lays claim to nine museums, many within walking distance of each other. No other city in Malaysia displays its charm with such an easy grace as Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. The city is cut almost in half by the meandering Sarawak River – its lifeline since time immemorial and where it all began in 1839. Its skyline is a mix of minarets and domes, ornate temple roofs, church spires, fortress, towers, modern and colonial buildings – all set amidst a profusion of greenery against the dramatic backdrop of the inky-blue Santubong and Matang Mountains. A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day.

Travellers interested in photography of all kinds can enjoy a photography tour! Whether you’re an experienced photographer who wants to explore a new destination while meeting like-minded people, or a beginner looking to learn from experienced guides while travelling, there’s a photography tour that suits your needs.

*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed


Travel photography is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.

Travel photography as a genre is one of the most open in terms of the subjects it covers. Many travel photographers specialize in a particular aspect of photography such as travel portraits, landscape or documentary photography as well as shooting all aspects of travel. Much of today’s Travel Photography style is derived from early work in magazines such as National Geographic Magazine from photographers such as Steve McCurry.

This genre of photography entails shooting a wide variety of subjects under varied available conditions, e.g. low light photography indoors, available ambient light photography for exteriors of buildings and monuments, shooting on the streets where sometimes conditions may be hostile, capturing moments which rarely recur, capturing the magic of light while shooting landscapes, etc.


Arriving Kuching, we will be directed to check-in before going for a short tour in the Kuching city. Kuching is a beautiful old city, interlaced with quaint back streets and boasting a riverside promenade that rivals the lively riverfronts of Europe. Kuching’s streets are alive with the aroma of street foods, colourful wares and the smiles of the super-friendly locals.

By the time it hits evening, you can't resist to pick up your camera to capture the sunset moment as it is said that it will be the prettiest sunset. Continuing the tour, we will be taking beautiful photos from the Sarawak River Bank where you can see most of Kuching and it is the prettiest during nighttime.

This morning we journey to Bako National Park. A 20-minute boat through a stilted water village bustling with local fisherman opens to an inlet and the calm waters of the South China Sea. We pass traditional fish traps, mangroves and islands. Look out for Bottlenose Dolphins, Crocodiles and Sea Eagles.

​Bako National Park provides great opportunities to photograph more of Borneo’s wonderful wildlife with regular sightings Proboscis Monkey, Long-tailed Macaque, Silver Leaf Monkey (Silvered Langur) and Bornean Bearded Pig. Squirrels and Monitor lizards are also common.

​We also get to do some landscape photography here. The beach in front of the resort is a great spot for sunset with Mount Santubong as our backdrop. If the weather gods are kind we may even be able to try an Astro shoot. That’s something you don’t get every day in Borneo.

Starting another morning with a visit to the Kubah National where various of animals and plants could be picture perfectly. Kubah National Park is an easy and enjoyable day trip from Kuching. Situated on a small sandstone plateau, this small park (2,230 ha.) boasts crystal clear streams and a host of small waterfalls and bathing pools. Kubah is mostly covered by mixed dipterocarp forest, but it also has one of the widest selections of palms and orchids in Borneo.

The varied wildlife includes bearded pig, mouse deer, black hornbill and many species of amphibians and reptiles. However, Kubah’s wildlife tends to stay deep in the forest so it is not really a park for “wildlife encounters” (Bako is unbeatable in that respect). The appeal of Kubah National Park lies in its rainforest scenery, its waterfalls, streams and bathing pools and the 93 species of palm found within its boundaries.

Kick start the day with a visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Sanctuary to witness Orangutans in a relatively natural setting. Semenggoh was established more than 40 years ago as a rehabilitation centre for endangered animals and now has expanded to become a research facility into orangutan biology and behaviour, providing vital information to safeguard the orangutans’ precarious future.

Semenggoh also provides a successful breeding environment for orangutans unable to be rehabilitated into the wild. We’ll have the chance to see the sanctuary’s semi-wild orangutans, ranging from heart-meltingly cute infants and boisterous adolescents to the powerful male adults, as they enjoy life in a secure natural habitat.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Transportation (to)
  • Transportation during tour
  • Entrance Fee
  • Accommodation and meals are provided

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, laundry, etc
  • Additional expenses and charges

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4D3N Kuching Photography
From RM 1,080
/ Adult