- The tour begins with a City Tour of Miri in the morning.
- Starts with a trip up Canada Hill to visit the Grand Old Lady of Miri – the first oil well to be drilled here and a fine panoramic view of the city seawards and to the south towards Mulu and Lambir Hills.
- Then a drive round the old town, a glimpse of the new “Fan City” civic centre, time to buy a few handicrafts or books if desired, before settling down to a fine multi-course buffet lunch at the Cafe Rosita in one of Miri’s oldest 4-star hotels.
- After lunch continue to Lambir National Park, which is about a 30 minute drive, for an afternoon in the jungle!
- A beautifully preserved slice of primary jungle welcomes you as you walk beside a crystal clear little stream along to a large rock pool with 30 foot waterfall for a nice refreshing dip in the emerald waters.
- A chance also to climb the tree tower nearby and for further walks in the forest.
- Return to Miri for sundown.
- End of tour.
Lambir Hills National Park: General Information
The Lambir Hills National Park, gazetted in 1975, covers an area of approximately 6,952 hectares southwest of Miri. The highest peak rises some 450 metres above sea level, in a chain of sandstone hills bounded by rugged cliffs. The lush valleys and lower slopes are covered with mixed dipterocarp forests while heath forests dominate the upper regions. The silence within this green wilderness is broken only by the calls of various birds and the roar of the mighty waterfalls plunging down into the emerald green depths of rocky pools below.
Composed mostly of mixed dipterocarps and kerangas, the area is rich in palms of the licuala species and the stilt rooted Eugeissona. The ground flora includes an exotic mix of carious species of Ariods, Ginger, Ferns, Terrestial orchids, Epiphytes and Vine. Hill casuarinas cover the kerangas (heath) forest of the upper regions while the ground flora is largely composed of shrubs, fern and pither plants.
The forest supports a rich and varied wildlife with 157 species of birds heading the list. There are also bats, various rodents, the scaly ant eating pangolins, bearded pigs, barking deer, monkeys and Bornean gibbons to name a few.
Its proximity to Miri, being only half-an-hour’s drive away from Miri, makes this an ideal destination for those seeking to get away from it all, for a few days or over the weekend.
Go jungle trekking along the forest trails in this species rich forest and immerse yourself in nature’s ways. With the rich variety of species around, you’re bound to discover something new and exciting along the way. For the uninitiated, a suspension bridge adds to the fun and adventure.
At the end of it all awaits a rocky pool of such enchanting green that you simply cannot resist. So take a dip in the cool, emerald green depths and come out totally refreshed.