Welcome to Brunei! As you arrive, our friendly local tour guide will be there to warmly greet you and make you feel at home. After a smooth transfer and check-in at your hotel, get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure!
As the sun sets, we’ll take you on the “Explore Brunei By Night Tour.” This enchanting evening starts with a delectable local dinner that will tantalize your taste buds. Get ready to witness the breathtaking beauty of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of Brunei. We’ll make stops at two iconic mosques, the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, perfect for capturing mesmerizing photographs.
And that’s not all – immerse yourself in the local culture at a vibrant night market. Roam through rows of stalls, brimming with a wide array of local delicacies that will amaze you.
After this memorable evening, we’ll transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and dream of the incredible experiences that await you.
Get ready for an action-packed day as we take you on a full-day city tour that unveils the rich heritage and historical wonders of Brunei.
Starting at 9:00 AM, we’ll visit the Lapau, a royal ceremonial hall where the Sultan of Brunei was crowned in 1968. Next to it stands the Dewan Majlis, the old parliament house, both adorned with captivating traditional Brunei woven motives.
Prepare to be enchanted as we make a brief stop at the Tamu Kianggeh, a traditional market on the banks of the Kianggeh River, visited even by HM Queen Elizabeth II herself during her state visit in 1998. Our journey continues to The Malay Technology Museum, which traces ancient boatmaking, metalworking, and goldsmithing techniques.
Next, we’ll explore the Tomb of Sultan Bolkiah, the 5th Sultan of Brunei, during whose reign the Golden Age of Brunei flourished. Then, we’ll enter the Royal Regalia Museum, which houses the exquisite regalia of the Sultan and the royalty, including fascinating exhibits from the Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s rule.
After a delightful local lunch, we’ll set off to the Kampong Ayer, often referred to as the “Venice of the East.” Cruise along the Brunei River on a picturesque “water taxi” and walk along wooden paths, discovering the culture and history of this unique water village. You’ll even get the chance to visit a local house, where traditional cakes and tea will be served, adding to your immersive experience.
The tour’s highlight awaits at the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture with awe-inspiring middle eastern and local influences. Conclude the day with a visit to the majestic Nurul Iman Palace, the official residence of The Sultan and the world’s largest living residence of a head of state.
Please note that non-Muslims may not enter the mosques on Thursdays, Fridays, and religious festivals, but you’ll still be able to admire the stunning gardens and compounds on these days.
Today, we venture to Seria, the lifeblood of Brunei’s economy. The journey itself is an exciting experience, giving you a glimpse of the country’s rural charm.
Our first stop is the Seria Energy Lab, a remarkable initiative by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd to promote science literacy. Discover over 100 fascinating exhibits that showcase science, technology, and Brunei’s hydrocarbon industry.
The tour continues with a visit to the Billionth Barrel Monument, built in 1991 to celebrate the production of the billionth barrel of crude oil in Seria. As we pass by the Brunei Shell Petroleum headquarters and the Dutch community’s accommodation quarters, you’ll get an authentic feel for this important industry.
Enjoy a delightful lunch in Kuala Belait and some free time to explore this unique small town. On the way back to Bandar Seri Begawan, don’t miss a photo opportunity at the enchanting Jerudong Park area, which comes alive during the evening hours.
As your magical journey comes to an end, we bid you farewell with a hearty breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant. With cherished memories and unforgettable experiences, we hope you take a piece of Brunei’s beauty back with you. Until we meet again, safe travels and thank you for being part of this extraordinary adventure!
Don’t miss the chance to explore Brunei’s captivating attractions and immerse yourself in its rich heritage. Book your Brunei adventure now and discover the wonders of this enchanting kingdom!
Non-muslims are not allowed to enter the mosques on Thursday and Friday and during religious festivals and the tour will cover the garden area and compound of the two mosques only on these days.