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Kuching Tour Ideas

2D1N Ultimate Borneo Experience

2D1N Ultimate Borneo Experience
Duration:
2 days
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USD 178.01
Come and explore Sarawak with people of different races, religious and cultures. Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre offers the chance for visitors to get up close to semi-wild Orangutan. Experience a fun and exciting kayak through the tranquil rainforest before heading to the longhouse to meet your homestay host and an overnight stay where you get to immerse fully into the culture! <br>Wake up to a home made breakfast prepared with your host before embarking on a small trek or a fishing trip and enjoy a picnic lunch before your transfer back to your hotel in Kuching town.

Exotic Borneo Jungle Biking Adventure from Kuching

Exotic Borneo Jungle Biking Adventure from Kuching
Duration:
6 hours
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USD 58.00
Enjoy the 6-hour thrill of living an adventure as you go biking in exotic Borneo jungle. This tour is full of emotions, nature and adrenaline. Set a relaxed pace as you pass over bamboo bridge and a gentle river, with plenty of breaks to enjoy amazing scenery and discover tropical flora and fauna.

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 Official Kuching Airport Taxi Service

 

Official Kuching Airport Taxi Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Kuching Airport taxi service.

A taxi from Kuching Airport is about the only way to get into town.

(Read More about Official Kuching Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Kuching Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.


Official Kuching Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Kuching Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (MYR or Malaysian Ringgit). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Kuching Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers will also accept US Dollars.


  • From the Kuching Airport to Kuching City is about 20 minutes by taxi and it costs a fixed rate of MYR 26.



 
Kuching Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers will also accept US Dollars.
Kuching Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Not required



Official Kuching Airport Taxi Details

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Kuching Airport taxis work on a coupon system and Kuching taxi tickets can be bought at the KCH Kuching International Airport Taxi Coupon Counter in the Arrivals hall.





Arrive or depart stress-free at the Kuching Airport by pre-booking your private Kuching Airport transfer.
See our Kuching Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.


 Unofficial Kuching Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

You may be approached by Kuching Airport taxi tours with price lists and apparently good deals, but stick with the official taxis for safety and potenital rip-offs.


 
IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the unofficial Kuching Airport taxi service.



 Kuching Airport Taxi Scams


Taxis are somewhat expensive in Kuching. Although Kuching taxis are metered, the drivers seldom use the meter and normally they will charge you any fare they like. Confirm your destination and the price before stepping into the taxi.

 

Some cabs will tell you that there are no budget cabs available to try to convince you to take a premium taxi. Occasionally this is true, especially near midnight when the tariff jumps and cabs won't take jobs for half an hour or so before midnight.

 

Here are some Malaysian taxi scams to be aware of while in the city:

  • Driver refuses to take you where you want (tip: don't tell the driver your destination before you get in the car)
  • Driver refuses to turn the meter on and quotes a rate, usually high 
  • Driver refuses to make change (expect this, and carry small bills)



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Last Updated: 14 Mar 2022