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'''Bako National Park''' [http://www.
The journey to Bako has two stages; the first stage can be made overland but the park itself is reached only by boat.
A bus ride from [[Kuching]] to Bako Market takes about 45-60 minutes (red public bus number 1) and costs RM3.
The other travel option is by minivan, which departs from the same location as the bus throughout the day. Minivans depart when full, or when the waiting passengers offer the driver enough money. A minivan can be chartered for around RM30, and seats 5-7 people. They can reach Bako in half the time of the public bus.
Hotels and tour operators also offer regular shuttle buses; as a pricier but more reliable alternative.
When you arrive at the Bako Market purchase your entrance ticket
Tell your boatman when you plan to return and he'll wait for you at the dock. Note that the boatmen are a small, close-knit community and so other boatmen are likely to refuse to take your group if you are waiting for a previously agreed pickup, even if he is late.
As of June 2012 new
The interior of the park can only be traversed on foot. Staying on or close to the marked trails is strongly advised. Boardwalks and ladders are installed to help with some of the more difficult stretches.
Small boats similar to those that take you to and from the park wait on the beaches at busy times of day and can be chartered to take you to other beachside destinations. A boat
You can also see the seastacks and a lots more.
* <see name="Pulau Lakei" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">This small island has a superb white sand beach. The National Parks Department has a small guard house located on the island. Trips to the island can be arranged with your boatman. There are some mysterious rock paintings just a short walk from the beach</see>
Walks radiate from the centre offering a variety of difficulties in the heat and humidity and provide access to the habitats of the wide range of animal, bird and plant life in the park. The hikes are over some pretty rugged terrain for the most part, with lots of exposed tree roots and vegetation sometimes blocking trails that are less frequented.
* <do name="Paku trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=""
* <do name="Tajor trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">takes the visitor through varied terrain, including hilltops with extensive views, before finishing at a small but attractive waterfall, with calm pools that are safe for swimming in</do>
* <do name="Limau trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Continuing onwards from the Tajor train, the park's longest and most arduous trek ends on a beach, though by the time you've scrambled down to it it may be too late to enjoy; it's possible to arrange to be picked up by boat from the beach to save your weary legs further punishment; ask the boatmen at the jetty if they could pick you up at Limau beach because sometimes the sea is too rough for them to reach Limau; please inform the park staff about your intention to do the Limau/Kruin trail as there have been cases where trekkers get lost or couldn't continue due to exhaustion</do>
With a little negotiation, a boatman will take you to nearby Pulau Lakai, a small island just off the mainland. The views on the way here are spectacular and it's special to have an island to yourself for a day.
There is a local cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for about RM5
'''Saltwater crocodiles''' (''Crocodylus porosus'') may be found near river mouths and in mangrove swamps.