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Field Study Brunei Darussalam


Water Village and Mangrove Safari
Address Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, Asia

Rate Average 189.75 USD Experience Brunei highlights, from grand mosques to a Sultan’s palace, mangroves, and the water village, on a full-day tour from Bandar Seri Begawan. Limited public transport options mean reaching these top Brunei sites on your own can be a challenge, but this tour covers lots of ground in a single day, with a guide to share insights into Brunei’s unique culture and traditions. See mosques and the royal palace on a guided BSB tour Stroll narrow wooden walkways in Brunei’s vast water village Watch for proboscis monkeys and other wildlife during a mangrove cruise Great way to make the most of a short trip to Brunei Departure Point Bandar Seri Begawan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei-Muara District Traveler pickup is offered NOT inclusive for pick up from the Empire Hotel. BorneoGuide Office is located at unit 204-1st Floor, Kiaw Lian Building, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan Departure Time 9:00 AM Return Details Returns to original departure point This package provides you the ideal glimpse to Bandar Seri Begawan’s top sights. You will be greeted in the morning by our friendly representative for your historically filled tour. Your first pit stop will be the Royal Regalia Building in the bustling capital. Enjoy its grandiose exhibits of Brunei’s royal family and life-sized replicas of the Sultan’s life and success. No visit to Brunei is complete without a visit to the majestic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. Dubbed as one of the best in Islamic architecture, this glitter domed mosque is the country’s icon and its sheer grandness resonates. The tour will then bring you to the picturesque Jame Asr Mosque. Built by the current Sultan, this spectacular mosque can fit up to almost 4,500 worshippers. To wrap up your delightful tour, you will stop by at Istana Nurul Iman. Considered the largest residential palace in the world, catch a glimpse of the royal cars passing by if you’re lucky. Relax and enjoy your lunch break before your Brunei discovery continues. Continue to the Water Village which is one of Brunei's heritage jewels, being not only the world's largest settlement on stilts, but also the cultural heartland of the Brunei Malay. The 'village' in its name is rather misleading, as it was the capital and centre of the Brunei Empire until the modernization drive during the Resident's administration (the current city centre only begun being developed around that time). Take a wooden water Taxi ride to visit the Water village gallery on stilt, stroll along wooden walkways with your guide and have a close look at villager's home. In the late afternoon we will bring you into the mangroves. The tropical mangroves are a rich repository of numerous species of trees and other plants but they are perhaps most well-known for harboring an interesting selection of wildlife, such as mangrove cat snakes, crocodiles, monitor lizards and the most curious of all, the proboscis monkey. Endemic only to certain parts of Borneo, these monkeys became known for their bright-orange brown coats, long white tails, and the protruding noses on the adult males. Head into the mangrove wilderness in an open boat for an adventure to spot these, and perhaps even more! Short Itinerary & highlights • Pick-up from hotel lobby • Visit Royal Regalia Building • Stop at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque • Visit Jame Asr' Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque (Thursday & Friday closed for inside visit)• • Stop at 'Istana Nurul Iman', the Royal Palace • Lunch (approx. noon) • Panoramic boat ride to Water Village • Visit Water Village Gallery • Stroll from Village to village on wooden walkway • Panoramic boat ride past Water Village and back of Royal Palace • Wildlife spotting in the mangrove forests • Return boat ride • drop-off 
Ulu Temburong National Park including Canopy Walk
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, Asia
Rate Average 202.57 USD Get away from Brunei’s big cities and immerse yourself in the dense rainforest of Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei’s first national park, on this guided day trip. Ascend to the top of the rainforest, over 160 feet above the forest floor, on Ulu Temburong’s Canopy Walk. Get a unique experience of life outside of Brunei’s tourist hotspots when you visit locals who live in Ulu Temborong and enjoy lunch prepared by them over the Temburong River. Visit a waterfall and enjoy a foot treatment from the doctor fish that live by it Ride a water tube down the Temburong River, if the water level allows Take a speedboat and a temuai (longboat) to this hard-to-access park Hotel pick-ups are provided so you can meet your speedboat on time Departure Point Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Departure Point: City Centre area hotel Departure Time 7:20 AM Return Details Returns to original departure point Itinerary Stop At: Tamu Kianggeh Pickup from the hotel at 07:20 AM going to Kianggeh Jetty. From there you will ride a speedboat (it is a type of boat) going to Bangar town. Along the way, you might see some crocodiles and monkey. Upon arriving, you will meet our trained tour guide. Then proceed by land to Batang Duri Jetty where you will be transported to the National Park using a long boat called “Temuai”. Upon arriving, you will be asked to register at the national park. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Ulu Temburong National Park The adventure will start with a walk to steep muddy hill with rope railings towards over 1300 wooden steps. After that, you’ll go up to Canopy Walkway which rises 50 meters from the forest floor to the level of the highest trees. It is a good place to see the surrounding forests. After that, you will visit a waterfall with “Doctor Fish” in it for a foot treatment and chill under the waterfall, then experience riding a water tube going downstream to azb2n campsite (optional depending on the water level condition) Lunch will be served that is prepared by the locals in an open hut surrounded by flora and fauna and overlooking the peaceful Temburong River, swimming is also an option.We then depart the National Park by long boat and upon reaching Bangar town, you can have a few minutes’ walk around before boarding the speed boat back to Bandar Seri Begawan. Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Included ;

Royal Regalia, Istana Nurul Iman & Kampung Ayer
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Asia
Rate Average 66.67 USD Get to know Brunei's diverse history and culture on this tour of Bandar Seri Begawan. This tour is a good option for travellers who only have a short time to spend in Brunei: your guide highlights some of the most revered buildings in this unique city of architecture and art during a fast-paced half day tour. Enjoy a glimpse into the royal palace, and learn about the major role that the Sultan of Brunei plays in public life See ancient artefacts, including traditional Malay weaponry and a royal chariot See how modern Islamic designs have taken on Mughal and Italian influences in Bandar Seri Begawan's unique cityscape Explore Kampong Ayer, a centuries old floating village which was historically the largest settlement in Brunei Departure Point Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Free pick up & drop off from City Center Area Hotels Departure Time 8:30 AM Return Details Returns to original departure point Itinerary Stop At: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Meet & greet a driver at your hotel lobby (Bandar Seri Begawan hotel) for 08.30 am departure, then get your bearings on a short drive through the city, passing Brunei’s Royal Ceremonial Hall and Dewan Majlis, the elaborate house of parliament. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is our first stop of the day. Here you can learn and discover where modern Islamic designs fuse with Mughal and Italian architecture at the edge of the Brunei River. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Royal Regalia Museum Proceed to the Royal Regalia Museum to see artifacts from the royal life of the Sultan of Brunei, from diplomatic gifts to weapons, headdresses, and an enormous royal chariot Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque See another fine example of Brunei’s religious architecture at Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, the largest mosque in the country. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Istana Nurul Iman Continue, visit the record-setting residence of the Sultan of Brunei at Istana Nurul Iman, the largest residential palace in the world. Enjoy views of the palace with the backdrop of lush hills and a winding river. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Kampong Ayer - Venice of East Lastly, make a stop at Kompong Ayer before this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free