compact size, efficient road system, lack of congestion and protected natural heritage
combine to create a unique opportunity for cruise ship
visitors to enjoy a Borneo experience in the often short
duration - e.g. 0800 to 1700 - stops made by cruise ships.
Brunei's Muara Port is accessible to the largest
cruise ships visiting Borneo. A traditional welcome greets many cruise ship
visitors to Brunei.
Brunei is a popular
cruise ship destination because numerous attractions and
activities can be enjoyed within a day's visit. For example,
see Borneo's unique Proboscis Monkey, enjoy white water
rafting in the best protected rainforest on Borneo, dive on
the historic wrecks in Brunei Bay, view the lush tropical
rainforest from the Canopy Walkways at Ulu Temburong National Park,
take tea in a local water village home, visit
one of Brunei's spectacular mosques, see the Tamu (local
market), enjoy lunch overlooking Brunei River and water
has developed a range of natural and
cultural heritage oriented visitor experiences,
along with activities options such as golf, snorkeling and
diving, to make your cruise ship stop in Brunei interesting
Take advantage of the convenient
and quick access to nearby attractions and venues to see a slice of Borneo when
you stop in Brunei.
Around Bandar Seri Begawan, our tour programmes take
visitors to numerous attractions, museums, and local
lifestyle experiences. Our guide's information - far more
than can be found in a travel book - helps to create an
understanding of what gives Brunei it's uniqueness.
The venues we visit and the guides' information are designed
to give our clients an insight into the present lifestyle of
Brunei; a unique combination of modern day services and
facilities, with traditional cultural and religious values,
mixed with rapid economic growth and social change since
Brunei took control of it's oil and gas wealth, and charted
it's own future.
has created tour programmes and activity
options specially tailored to the
arrival and departure schedule of cruise ships.
Many of our established tours can be adapted to suite the
Brunei Heritage - Bandar Seri
Our Brunei Heritage tour programmes are
designed to introduce
cruise ship visitors to the local lifestyle,
historical, financial and governance influences
which combine to make Brunei a unique nation.
Brunei is a small
country, with effective transport and communication
networks. Getting to venues, activities and attractions is
quick, with minimal traffic congestion. Take advantage of
the numerous opportunities for special interest activities
within a short drive of the Muara Port.
Golf is very popular in
Brunei, with three top class but very different courses
within 30 minutes drive of the port.
Golf in Bandar Seri Begawan
Choose your course for it's degree of difficulty and
the adjacent facilities.
For those visitors looking for a challenge, the
RBGCC course is known to be the "Augusta of Asia".
Diving and snorkeling is another popular activity in
Brunei, for locals and visitors. Attractive reefs and wrecks
are within about 30 minutes boat travel time of Muara Port.
reefs are a haven for marine wildlife and a popular
dive venue which attract local and international
divers. Boats depart from nearby the Muara Port
cruise ship berth.
There are four
wrecks in and adjacent to Brunei Bay, all easily accessible for a
day's diving. With depths from 12 to 30 metres, they
suit both Open Water and Advanced Open Water divers.
Our Mangrove Safari
tour takes cruise ship visitors to see some of Borneo's
intruiging wildlife nearby to central Bandar Seri Begawan.
The distribution of oil and gas income in Brunei means people
have sufficient money to "hunt" in the
supermarket, so Borneo's unique wildlife is still found
living nearby to urban areas.
the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, take a short boat ride to explore
the mangroves adjacent to the Sultan's Palace, where Proboscis
Monkey and Macaques are regularly seen, along with
crocodiles, monitor lizards , snakes and other Borneo wildlife.
Bandar Seri Begawan
The protected mangroves of Bandar
Seri Begawan are a haven for marine and terrestrial
wildlife. See Borneo's unique Proboscis Monkey, and
look for crocodiles, monitor lizards, and other
At Ulu Temburong National Park
enjoy the longboat ride up the Temburong River rapids and a
spectacular view over the rainforest from the Canopy
Walkway. Feel the protected rainforest of spectacular
trees edging closer as the river becomes smaller. Watch for Gibbons and other wildlife,
including Hornbills flying past when viewing from the Canopy
rainforest activities in Brunei focus on
Ulu Temburong National Park. Fast boats can
link cruise ship passengers from Muara Port or central
Bandar Seri Begawan to Temburong for our inspiring
Look for wildlife, enjoy the longboat
ride, have a great lunch or local specialities
beside the Temburong River and see Brunei's
spectacular primary rainforest from the Canopy
This is the closest opportunity for cruise ship
passengers to experience Borneo's untouched
to enjoy the convenient diversity of tour and activity
options within a short distance of Muara Port when your
cruise ship visits Brunei, on the island of Borneo.