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Flights to Bario

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Bario is a remote community of villages situated high in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. At an altitude of over 1,000 meters, it offers cool, refreshing temperatures year-round. The surrounding area is ideal for trekkers with trails that weave through rainforests and past rice fields. Bario is nicknamed the "Land of a Hundred Handshakes" because of the warm and welcoming greetings you'll receive from the Kelabit people, the indigenous tribe who call this place home.

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Airports near Bario

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Bario, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Bario becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Miri Airport

Located approximately 200 kilometres away from Bario, Miri Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport. From Miri, you can take a connecting flight to Bario, which usually takes around 30 minutes.


Kuching International Airport

Situated around 500 kilometres from Bario, Kuching International Airport is another option for travellers. From Kuching, you can take a connecting flight to Miri and then proceed to Bario.


Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Although a bit further away, Kota Kinabalu International Airport is a major airport in Malaysia and offers more flight options. It is approximately 700 kilometres from Bario. From Kota Kinabalu, you can take a connecting flight to Miri and then continue to Bario.


Labuan Airport

Located on the island of Labuan, Labuan Airport is another option for travellers heading to Bario. It is around 600 kilometres away. From Labuan, you can take a connecting flight to Miri and then proceed to Bario.

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Buy your flights to Bario and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Bario offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Bario

With a wide variety of attractions in Bario, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Bario Asal Longhouse

This is a must-see for any visitor to Bario. Longhouses are traditional communal dwellings of the Kelabit people, the indigenous group of the Kelabit Highlands. The Bario Asal Longhouse is the oldest and largest longhouse in Bario, and it's a great place to learn about Kelabit culture and way of life. Visitors can tour the longhouse, see traditional handicrafts being made, and even spend the night in a homestay.

Kelabit Highlands Trekking

Bario is a great base for exploring the surrounding Kelabit Highlands. There are many trekking trails to choose from, ranging from easy walks to challenging hikes. The trails offer stunning views of the mountains, forests, and rice paddies. Some popular options include the Pa Yagah Waterfall Trail and the Trusan River Trail.

Salt Spring at Pa Umor

This natural spring is a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The water is said to have medicinal properties, and it's a refreshing place to take a dip on a hot day. Visitors can also learn about the traditional salt-making process that is still practised in the area.

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