Overland transfer about 2hrs from your hotel to Gading National Park. A trip to Gunung Gading may be incomplete without catching the rare sight of the blooming Raffesia. However, these unique plants bloom infrequently and have brief flowering period. Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae (bunga pakma) At full bloom this giant flower streches nearly one meter in width.The flowers can be found on specific vines like the host plant and develop into a bud which then becomes a gigantic flower, brownish red in colour. It stays in full bloom for about a week only. The main pollinator for this flower is the carrion fly.A comfortable plank walk makes the area where Rafflesia is commonly found accessible. The plank walk looms from a loop, which takes about one hour to complete, allowing time to enjoy the forest scenery along the way. Park rangers may be able to take you on a guided walk to a Rafflesia site and may even take you deeper into the forest if the plant is flowering there. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.
Things You Should Know:
Wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light. Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments/ Swimming Suit/Bath Towel /Suntan Lotion/Sunhat/Poncho