Take A Break In Temburong

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MEMBERS of the media and blogosphere recently got the chance to experience and explore the beauty of the Temburong rainforest during a familiarisation trip organised by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) on its recently launched tour packages.

One of the packages in particular was the three-day-two-night tropical retreat experience, which includes a night at Trandie Marina Resorts in Batang Duri and the Ulu Ulu Resort in Temburong National Park.

The all-inclusive package, which starts at $222 per adult — a rate only applicable for Bruneian residents — provides guests with a host of activities and experiences, ranging from the adventurous and physically challenging to pure escape and relaxation.

Once arriving by speedboat at Bangar Jetty from Kianggeh Jetty, guests will be taken on a walking tour around Bangar Town.

After a short tour, guests will then depart town to Batang Duri, about 15 to 20 minutes away by car, to board a longboat and travel upriver to Ulu-Ulu Resort in Ulu Temburong National Park.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and snacks, and be given a brief presentation about the resort.

They will be taken on a guided walk around the resort, followed by a dip and swim in the refreshingly cool Temburong river while tubing back down to the resort from upriver.

Dinner will be served around 7pm, followed by a night jungle walk to a nearby mini waterfall led by an experienced guide where guests will also be able to spot different kinds of wildlife.

Other options for night entertainment include board games and movie night at the cinema room.

The following day starts early with light morning tea before a trek to the top of the Canopy Tower to catch the sunrise.

Breakfast will be served upon their return back to the resort and then guests can enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and more water tubing as well as a short trek to the nearby “Fish Spa” Waterfall. The games room is also open for guests as well as arts and handicrafts activities.

After checkout and lunch, guests will depart the resort by longboat to Trandie Marina Resorts, where there will be local delights for afternoon tea.

More activities for the day await the adventurous and young at heart with the resort offering a climbing wall; zipline across the river with its eight-metre high two-way flying fox; and a walk on their 10-metre high skywalk suspension bridges; or perhaps try out abseiling from an eight-metre high platform.

There are also river activities such as rafting, canoeing or tubing as well as a chance to take a dip in the cool refreshing river.

Don’t forget to catch the sunset from the treetop platform, and enjoy dinner and a guided night walk to cap off the night.

The next day is free and easy with breakfast served at eight and an optional lunch being served at a restaurant in town at guests’ own expenses, and a walkabout before departing back for BSB.

The Brunei Times