Sarawak Delta Geopark and Gawai 2024 tour offers 37 different packages to explore geopark

Roslan (left) and Sherrina breaking the ice, symbolising the official launch of the Sarawak Delta Geopark and Gawai 2024 packages at Roxy Impiana Hotel on April 2, 2024

KUCHING, April 2: Tourism Malaysia has launched the Sarawak Delta Geopark and Gawai 2024 tourism package that offers as many as 37 different packages for visitors to choose from.

Package development director of Tourism Malaysia Mohammad Roslan Abdullah, these packages were developed with the collaboration of 13 tourism operators from Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia that allows visit to geosites, biological sites, and cultural sites.

“This geopark includes the district of Kuching, Bau, and Padawan,” he said during the press conference that took place after the launch at the Impiana Roxy Hotel today.

To him, these packages were developed as part of a strategic effort to diversify destination choices for foreign visitors ahead of Visit Malaysia 2026 following its recent introduction in the ITB Berlin.

When asked by the members of the media regarding the potential declaration of the Sarawak Delta Geopark as a UNESCO Heritage Site, Roslan said that the outcome would be determined in 2026 while expressing hope that the geopark will eventually receive the prestigious designation.

Also present were permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Sarawak Datu Sherrina Hussaini and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) Datu Sharzede Salleh Askor.

Sarawak Delta Geopark with a space of 3,112 square kilometres, encompassing 28 geosites, 12 biological sites, and 14 cultural sites, was declared the sixth national geopark on June 20, 2022. — DayakDaily