Batang Ai Resort@ longhouse
2 Days 1 Nights
Day 01: 10/8/2014 (L)
In the morning 0800, depart from your hotel in the city and proceed for 3D/2N Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Tour, proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, Traveling overland (30 min) followed by a brief hike through dipterocarp forest. Upon arrival at Semenggoh, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orang Utans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nests, watch their skilful movements at the tree tops and also their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour, emotion and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan, meaning “Man of the Forest. start your journey to Batang Ai, along the Pan Borneo Highway, passing through the beautiful sceneries of rural villages, towns and gardens of pepper, rubber and rice fields. You will travel 275 km by road, with a few stops along the way: the first one is in Serian town, where you will stop for refreshments. You may wish to make some last minutes shopping for insect repellent or for gifts for the Ibans at Serian. You can also visit a fascinating native fruit and vegetable market. The other stop includes a visit to the pepper farm and a stop at a place where you can observe plenty of wild orchids and also pitcher plants, insect eating plants. The last stop will be at “Lachau”, a small upcountry Chinese village, where you will stop for lunch. (Here barter trades still exist between the natives of Kalimantan, the Chinese shop owners and the natives of Sarawak.). After lunch, we proceed to the final stage of the journey and arrive at the beautiful Batang Ai Lake. At the jetty, you will take a ferry/boat across the lake to reach the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort; the ferry/boat ride will take approximately 15-20 mins. After checking in, the rest of the day is free at your own leisure, to enjoy the many facilities at this resort and overnight
Day 02: 11/8/2014 (B/L)
Breakfast in the resort.
Morning, 0830 depart from the resort where you will board the longboat with an amazing journey through the lake and the crystal clear streams to visit the natives of Borneo. On arrival at the longhouse, you will be taken for a tour around the longhouse, to meet the natives and their families. The Ibans will then sound their gongs and perform their traditional Iban War Dance. One is often invited to join in. don’t be shy. It can be fun. Even if you don’t understand their language. Don’t leave without tasting their rice wine called”Tuak”. Native style lunch will served by the riverbank ( weather permitted ). Before return back journey, the Iban will give you a presentation with their ancient weapon, the blowpipe. The tour ends with another longboat ride across the lake and back to Batang Ai Hilton Longhouse Resort jetty and continue with driving back to Kuching for overnight.
All guided tours include entrance fee). Return transfers., English speaking guide, 01 nights’ stay at Batang Ai Hilton Resort , meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), English speaking guide.
Beverages, Insurance, Personal incidentals, Porter and Guide gratuity, Items not mentioned.
These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.
Group of 2-3, MYR1250.00 per person,
Group of 4-8, MYR1150.00 per person
Group of 9-14, MYR1000.00 per person,
Group of 15-20, MYR850.00 per person, Child (5-11 years), MYR450.00
Infant (Aged 4 and below)