Don't get me wrong, Bako is great, but I think there are two serious caveats with it:
- Getting in/transportation. You are FORCED to pay 200RM boat transfer fee and there are no alternatives
- A good physical fitness is required even for very short hikes duet to the fact that you need to first hike up until real trails start. That hike up is strenuous, trust me.
So, question is - is there any other alternative within no more than 2.5h drive time from Kuching with trails, scenery and rainforest?