Following working in Brunei for 18 months, managed to arrange a day's introduction trip, with my partner to the Jungle, and had a magical experience of both the jungle and the... read more
At the request of the new Director of Tourism, I established Intrepid in...
At the request of the new Director of Tourism, I established Intrepid in the late 1990's to help develop activity and outdoor based tour products in Brunei. I created the first visitor programmes for Temburong National Park and setup a number of other operators businesses there. This was after arriving in Brunei in 1993 from Australia to establish Brunei's Outward Bound Centre in Temburong.
Intrepid Tours began independent operations in 1999, and continued developing new tour products in Temburong, the mangroves near Bandar Seri Begawan and elsewhere. Our success is demonstrated by the fact many of these tours can now be seen replicated by other operators.
Nevertheless, because of my Outward Bound background and qualifications as an educator, our tours and packages have a unique quality that aims to inform and educate as well as experience Brunei.
Our standard tour options are designed to suit visitor preferences and the time available; including short, day, evening and multi-day programmes.
Our tours include most cultural and natural heritage attractions in Brunei. And we still have tours that are unique.
Our multi-day packages include accommodation - eg hotel, longhouse, river camp - and transfers in combination with our established tours.
Our Bandar Seri Begawan office and marine tourism and training base at Mangrove Paradise Resort - on the Brunei River - allows us to provide a range of tours that cannot be copied. The accommodation at Mangrove Paradise Resort - chalets and villas over the water - can be integrated into our multi-day Brunei packages.
Our operations base in Temburong - a "modern" longhouse made from bricks and concrete with some air-cond bedrooms, bunkrooms and even WiFi - is where we store our equipment, including rafts, life-jackets etc for our Temburong tours. Integrating the longhouse community into our tours ensures the economic benefits of tourism reach traditional communities to help them preserve their lifestyles and values. It also means great food and visitor experiences for our guests.
Some of our multi-day packages include visits to adjacent areas of the island of Borneo - Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan - in Malaysia. And innovative methods of linking them together.
We tailor-make programmes for schools, special interest groups, families, couples, team building, cruise ship visitors, golfers and divers.
We conduct International Yacht Training courses and certification for recreational sailing and power boating & dive boat drivers. We train boat drivers for visitor operations in Brunei, and adjacent areas of Borneo.
Please join us for a great experience in Brunei. We'll do our best to help you create a wonderful visit and to experience what makes Brunei the gem at the geographic centre of SE Asia.
Please email us with your enquiries and requests.
Allan Riches B.Ed., M.Ed.Admin., MACE