Visit Ulu Temburong National Park

November 29, 2015

Affectionately known as “The Green Jewel of Brunei”, this stunning, 500-square kilometre wildlife reserve is one of the most well-preserved rainforests in all of South East Asia. While only one square kilometre of the park is open to tourists, there is still plenty of outdoor activities to keep adventurous travelers busy while they discover Brunei’s unique nature and wildlife. Follow our guide to Temburong National Park and see why this compact nation is quickly climbing the ranks as one of the world’s most sought-after ecotourism destinations:

Ride Down The River In A Longboat

Set your sights on Ulu Temburong National Park with a leisurely trip down the Sungai Temburong River. The only way to reach this remote conservation area, this fascinating experience sees travelers board a traditional Iban longboat before navigating the estuary’s mangroves, sandbars, and low-hanging trees with an experienced guide.

Walk Amongst The Treetops

Once you reach Ulu Temburong National Park by longboat, take to the treetops on the Aluminium Walkway. Suspended 60 metres above the forest floor, this sky-high adventure brings tourists up close and personal with the rainforest’s dense canopy, where rays of sun shine between the leaves of colossal palm trees and exotic birds leap from branch to branch.

Swim In Mountain Streams

Teeming with hidden-away rock pools, trickling springs, and thundering waterfalls, there is no shortage of streams and creeks in Ulu Temburong National Park, in which to take a refreshing dip. Follow one of the many rainforest walks to reach secluded spots, where crystal clear waters offer welcome relief from Brunei’s balmy afternoon heat.

Look For Local Flora And Fauna

While you make your way along Ulu Temburong’s walking tracks, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the park’s resident critters. Home to thousands of species of insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds, visitors can expect to see all kinds of animals in their native habitat, from rare butterflies to Bornean gibbons.

Unwind In An Eco-Chic Paradise

Once you have seen everything Temburong National Park has to offer, make your way back to the comfort and luxury of a hotel in Brunei. Nestled in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam is the perfect retreat after a day in the wilderness. Rejuvenate your senses with a relaxing spa treatment, or simply stare out across Brunei’s lush jungle from your spacious, stylishly-designed room.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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