Let’s explore the Caves in Sarawak!

Did you know that you can enjoy your Sarawak trip by going for a caving adventure other than a wildlife and jungle trekking adventure in Sarawak? Sarawak offers some unique characteristics and stories of the caves for you to discover.

Here’s a list of caves that you should be going for an adventure in Sarawak:

1) Fairy Cave in Bau

Photo credit to Sarawak Tourism Board

Fairy Cave got its name from the stalagmite structure that can be seen at the entrance. Fairy Cave was once a gold mining settlement of Bau, located about 40km from Kuching.

Before starting your journey, do a little warm up as you will need to walk up a series of flight of stairs, about 4-storey high on concrete staircase. You will be amazed to see the humongous size of the caves and the green moss growing there. This is due to the dampness in the cave and light entering the cave.

You can manage without using a torch as it is only slightly dark inside and you will soon reach an area with a huge opening that allows the light to come in. There you will see the unusual stalactites and stalagmites that were formed over thousands of years ago.

The entrance of the cave is said to resemble the Chinese deity, Guan Yin, which is why many Buddhist and Taoist come here to burn joss sticks and pray for good fortune and destiny.

The admission fee to enter the cave is only RM1 and it is open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2) Wind Cave in Bau

Photo credit to Sarawak Tourism Board

Wind Cave is named as such because of cool breeze that blows continuously throughout the cave. The cave is located about 48km away from Kuching City, and only about a 25 minutes’ drive. Wind cave is considered as an easy access to reach from Kuching and is also a popular destination for day trips, as well as picnic excursions.

Wind Cave is not that challenging compared to Fairy Cave as you can just walk along wooden walkways provided to get to the cave. In the cave, you can get a sight on the swiftlets and bats. Be sure to bring a torch as it will be dark inside the bat area (to avoid bats disturbance). Other than that, you can also catch a glimpse of the subterranean stream, where you can relax and have a picnic next to it.

Wind Cave is part of the Nature Reserve in Sarawak. Thus, there is an admission fee of RM3 to be paid prior to entering the cave and it is open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

3) Deer Cave in Mulu

Deer Cave

Deer Cave is the largest and the most spectacular caves in Borneo Island. It is home to millions of bats from various species. To reach Deer Cave, you will walk about 3 km on a plank walkway where you can witness the beauty of the Sarawak rainforest, jungle streams, and an ancient Penan tribe’s burial cave.

The Deer Cave is named like so by the local Penan tribe because a long time ago there were deer spotted in the cave looking for shelter. It is recommended to use a torch inside the cave so you can see clearly. You can examine the guano-covered-path and maybe spot some interesting insects along the way. You will reach “Garden of Eden” during the journey where green vegetation grows there due to a hole in the cave roof that allows light to enter.

Aside from that, there is an interesting and unique formation of rocks at the entrance of the cave which resembles the face of Abraham Lincoln.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the bat exodus at 5-7 pm just outside the cave! There is an observation deck provided for visitors outside.

4) Clearwater Cave in Mulu

Clearwater Cave, Mulu

It is always a good idea to begin your Sarawak Caving Adventure by cruising on a longboat to reach the Clearwater Cave. The Clearwater Cave can be accessed by a boardwalk which is suspended from the limestone cliff.

It is also home to some of the most unique species of plant which can only be found in Mulu. Coming out of the cave, you can see there is a clear river flowing through the cave and it will make you want to jump in for a swim. This is where the cave got its name. If you have enough time, you can stop and have a nice picnic break by the swimming area where it is shaded by huge rainforest trees outside the cave!

So, are you up for the challenge to go for cave adventures in Sarawak? Come check out our tour packages that involve sightseeing at the caves. Click at borneotropicaladventure.com.

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