Ulu-Ulu National Park Resort

Overview

Discover Brunei on a 3 day or 2 day or day tour that takes you to explore the heart of the lush Brunei rainforest. Ride a speedboat then transfer to a longboat through the winding rivers to reach your destination, go on a nighttime walk through the rainforest, then see the beautiful sunrise from the forest canopy. Go tubing down the forest stream, have a swim, and witness first-hand the astonishing wildlife of Northern Borneo in their natural habitat in what would become one of the most amazing trip of your life.

  • Tour Departs 0900 hours, except Day Tours at 0715hours. Tour commences 30 minutes earlier for hotels located outside city areas.
  • Accommodation included for 3 Days 2 Nights and 2 Days 1 Night Tour

What to bring along

Please bring a set of dry clothes, hats, sun block, sunglasses, proper trekking footwear (if you are going for the canopy walk), sandals with strap (if you are only staying at the Resort), swimming attire, personal raincoats, insect repellent, and please bring along permanent water bottle as we have filtered drinking water at the Resort for refilling. Bath and face towel, toilet roll and facial tissue are provided at the resort (if you are staying).

Note

The itinerary is only a reference. Tour guide reserves the right to change itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions

An excellent tour for nature lovers or just to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The national park is 50,000 hectares of pristine rainforest with one of the best biodiversity in the world. You will experience up close the wonders of the rainforest; listen to the orchestra of nature’s music by the insects, birds and animals. This tour is rated as adventurous and suitable for those reasonably fit as there are many to climb with some slippery and wet tracks and uphill hiking. The journey to the national park from Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) is itself interesting as you go on three different modes of transport and see the changes in vegetation (plenty of photo opportunities). The trip departs BSB in the morning and we will proceed by public speedboat to Bangar town before we go overland to Batang Duri. At Batang Duri, we will ride on a long boat or temuai up the rapids to the national park. At Batang Duri, we will board the temuai (longboat) up the rapids to Ulu Ulu Resort.

After registration and lunch, we will proceed for water activities which include guided kayaking trip between the Belalong River and the Two River Terrace. After kayaking, you will continue with tubing activity which starts from the registration jetty to the Outward Bound area. Trek for five minutes to the mini waterfall, swim and then return to the resort. A slideshow about the resort and national park will be presented at Valley Café before dinner.

All meals are based upon local favourites and they are excellent too. Stainless Steel Bottle is also provided for water refill at the resort. After dinner, we will continue with a guided jungle walk.

Itinerary

Day 1

0900 hrs Meet at the hotel’s lobby
0930 hrs Board speed boat for scenic boat ride along the mangrove-fringed waterways
1030 hrs Arrive at Bangar Jetty and overland transfer to Batang Duri Jetty
1050 hrs Safety briefing at Batang Duri Jetty before boarding a long boat called Temuai. Travel upriver to Ulu-Ulu Resort at the Ulu Temburong National Park, passing by pebbly sunbaked banks.
1135 hrs Register and proceed for welcome drink at the Club Lounge. Our guide will show all types of facilities that are offered at the resort.
1230 hrs Lunch will be served at Valley café. Free at leisure
1400 hrs Check into room and prepare for water activities
1410 hrs Walk to the Two River Terrace for guided kayaking trip. This activity will take approximately one hour and will end at the registration jetty. Proceed for river tubing activity, visit the mini waterfall and swim
1630 hrs Back to the resort to freshen up and afternoon tea
1730 hrs Gather for a slide show presentation about the resort
1900 hrs Dinner will be served at Valley Café
2000 hrs Proceed for night jungle walk (bring along flash light)

Day 2

On day 2, breakfast will be served at Valley Café before we enjoy the next adventurous trail to experience the pristine forest. The trek will take approximately 2-3 hours to reach our destination. Return to the resort via longboat ride. Free at leisure before continuing with guided bird watching around the resort. Dinner will be served at the Valley Café at 1900hrs. Next, you have the option to play pool or enjoy our selection of movies at the theater room.

0830 hrs Breakfast at Valley Café
0930 hrs Proceed for a nature trek that would take approximately 2-3 hours
1200 hrs Return to Valley Café for lunch
1400 hrs Free at leisure
1600 hrs Guided bird watching around the resort (limited number of binoculars are available at a surcharge for 3 days 2 nights programme)
1900 hrs Dinner at Valley Café
2030 hrs Movie / Entertainment

Day 3

On day 3, morning call will be at 4.30am and after a light breakfast, proceed to the canopy walk for the sunrise view that literally takes your breath away. When the mist lifts, you will see birds flying out to feed and gibbons calling across the treetops. We will then return to the resort for breakfast and rest before heading to the mini waterfall where we can enjoy fish massage as well as a jungle trekking back to the resort. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm before we return to Bandar Seri Begawan.

0430 hrs Wake up call and light breakfast. Proceed to canopy walkway
0545 hrs Arrive at canopy tower and climb to the top to witness the beautiful sunrise
0730 hrs Return to Valley Café for breakfast. Free at leisure
0930 hrs Take a short boat ride and a brief trek to the mini waterfall for fish spa. Return to the resort via a 850m long trail
1200 hrs Check out
1230 hrs Lunch at Valley café
1330 hrs Depart downstream to Batang Duri jetty by long boat
1400 hrs Arrive at Batang Duri, then continue with an overland transfer to Bangar
1430 hrs At Bangar, take a public speed boat to Bandar Seri Begawan
1530 hrs Arrive at Bandar Seri Begawan, transfer to hotel
Day 1
0900 hrs Meet at the hotel’s lobby
0930 hrs Board speed boat for scenic boat ride along the mangrove-fringed waterways
1030 hrs Arrive at Bangar Jetty and overland transfer to Batang Duri Jetty
1050 hrs Safety briefing at Batang Duri Jetty before boarding a long boat called Temuai. Travel upriver to Ulu-Ulu Resort at the Ulu Temburong National Park, passing by pebbly sunbaked banks.
1135 hrs Register and proceed for welcome drink at the Club Lounge. Our guide will show all types of facilities that are offered at the resort.
1230 hrs Lunch will be served at Valley café. Free at leisure after lunch
1400 hrs Check into room and prepare for water activities
1410 hrs Walk to the Two River Terrace for guided kayaking trip. This activity will take approximately one hour and will end at the registration jetty. Proceed for river tubing activity, visit the mini waterfall and swim
1630 hrs Back to the resort to freshen up and afternoon tea
1730 hrs Gather for a slide show presentation about the resort
1900 hrs Dinner will be served at Valley Café
2000 hrs Proceed for night jungle walk (bring along flash light)

Day 2

On day 2, morning call will be at 4.30am and after a light breakfast, proceed to the canopy walk for the sunrise view that literally takes your breath away. When the mist lifts, you will see birds flying out to feed and gibbons calling across the treetops. We will then return to the resort for breakfast and rest before heading to the mini waterfall where we can enjoy fish massage as well as a jungle trekking back to the resort. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm before we return to Bandar Seri Begawan.

0430 hrs Wake up call and light breakfast. Proceed to canopy walkway
0545 hrs Arrive at canopy tower and climb to the top to witness the beautiful sunrise
0730 hrs Return to Valley Café for breakfast. Free at leisure
0930 hrs Take a short boat ride and a brief trek to the mini waterfall for fish spa. Return to the resort via a 850m long trail
1200 hrs Check out
1230 hrs Lunch at Valley café
1330 hrs Depart downstream to Batang Duri jetty by long boat
1400 hrs Arrive at Batang Duri, then continue with an overland transfer to Bangar
1430 hrs At Bangar, take a public speed boat to Bandar Seri Begawan
1530 hrs Arrive at Bandar Seri Begawan, transfer to hotel
0715 hrs Meet and pickup from your hotel to Bumbungan 12 Jetty
0730 hrs Board a speedboat for a scenic boat ride through mangrove-lined waterways
0830 hrs Arrive Bangar Town (Temburong District) and depart by vehicle to Kg. Batang Duri
0850 hrs Arrive Kg. Batang Duri, safety briefing before boarding the Longboat called Temuai and proceed up river passing between pebbly sunbaked banks, where colourful butterflies congregate and beneath the shady branches of giant tualang trees (Dipterocarpus Oblongifolius) before reaching Ulu Ulu Resort, Ulu Temburong National Park.
0930 hrs Upon arrival at Ulu Ulu Resort, walk up to the Registration Jetty to register your names and other personal details as required by the Forestry. Once you fill in the form, guide will lead you to the Club Lounge for Welcome Drink and snacks
1000 hrs After your welcome drink, you will go back to the Registration Jetty where your tour guide will give you 2 options:

Option A: The Canopy Walk

The Canopy Tower itself, requires approx. 850 steps going uphill, you will reach the canopy tower which consist of 5 aluminum structure, averaging 40 – 50 meters in height.

This activity is only recommended for those who are physically fit, healthy, and not afraid of heights. Please note that from 0930hrs to 1630hrs, the weather is hot and humid and trekking to the canopy tower is very taxing and not much can be seen except experiencing the rainforest environment. The best time to go to the canopy is sunrise and sunset time; this can only be done with an overnight stay.

Option B: Stay and Relax at the resort

Ulu Ulu Resort sits on the edge of the 50,000 hectares of pristine rainforest. This location has observation decks, areas where you can relax on the hammocks, good range of flowers, trees, herbs and other plants that attract birds, insects, and butterflies, for you to observe or take a photograph.  If time permits, you will have the chance to water tube in the Temburong River (Note: only available for those who can swim) and trek to the mini water fall. After which, you can enjoy a hot shower at Ulu Ulu Resort.

One (1) bath towel will be provided per person. (Free flow of coffee and tea. The resort’s drinking water is pumped from the river and goes through a 5-stage particle filtration and a final stage through a drinking water filtration. The water is not chlorinated).

1230 hrs Local lunch will be served at Valley Café
1330 hrs Depart Ulu Ulu Resort National Park by longboat and proceed the journey back to Bandar Seri Begawan (B.S.B.)
1400 hrs Arrive Kg Batang Duri, proceed by road back to Bangar
1430 hrs Arrive Bangar and board the speedboat for return trip to Bandar town
1530 hrs Arrive Bandar town, transfer to your hotel