Private Bandar Seri Begawan City And Water Village Tour
Explore the largest Malay water village in the world: Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandar Seri Begawan may be a tongue twister and unfortunately we don't have a simplified way for you to say it, we worry that any nickname will miss the plot. Considered both energetic and peaceful as well as an economic hub with a small town feel, the city of Bandar Seri Begawan can't be defined with your common stereotypes. It must be explored with fresh eyes to truly capture its vibe.
Following your pick up at the Muara, Brunei port you will drive about 40 minutes into the city. A scenic boat ride around the biggest Malay Water Village in the world will allow you to explore life living on stilts above the Brunei River. Your guide will will introduce you to a local family for a peek into daily life of a typical villager. The perfect opportunity to enjoy some local refreshments.
At the Malay Technology Museum you will learn how things were accomplished in ancient times. From hut building to metalworking to fishing techniques, you will gain a unique perspective of coastal life in Malaysia. The most impressive stops will be at the Omar Ali Saifuddien and Hassanil Bolkiah Mosques. Built in the 1950s, the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque serves as the hotspot of the city center where locals meet for evening prayers and later disperse for other entertainment. The Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque was built as recently as 1992 and is fitted with 29 golden domes to recognize the sultan who built it, the dynasty's 29th ruler. If you are lucky you will have the chance to explore inside!
- Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
- Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosques on Thursdays and Fridays. The tour will only cover the garden area and compound of the two mosques.
- If you arrive on a day where you are able to enter the mosques, women must cover their head, shoulder and knees. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts and full-length pants. Everyone must be prepared to remove their shoes.
Days offered: 7 days a week