Nanga Ukum Iban Longhouse – 2 days 1 night
LONGHOUSE LIFE, NATURE & CULTURE
Private Tour or *SIC (group)
Day 1. Kuching – Longhouse (B, L*, D)
At 08:30 hours depart by air-conditioned van for Batang Ai reservoir and proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, Traveling overland (30 min) followed by a brief hike through dipterocarp forest. Unlike in a Zoo, the Orang Utans are set free in a 653-hectare forest reserve. Here, young Orang Utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are trained to survive in the wild. The Semenggoh is not set up as a tourist attraction but visitors are most welcome. 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. Journey overland (4-5 hours) through rural Sarawak, passing through pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. Enroute, a few stops will be made. Visit the colorful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of carnivorous pitcher plants endemic to Borneo. Lunch en-route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1.5hrs) upriver to the longhouse, and settle in at longhouse. After dinner, ready for cultural performance. Relax on the Ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Interact with the community; learn about their culture and enjoy some local tuak (rice wine). Overnight at the long house.
Tutong Waterfall – Nanga Ukum Longhouse (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, the Iban people’s will show their skillful blowpipe shooting, hike the jungle trails along the river and continue upriver till reaching your destination is the scenic upriver for picnic lunch. Time to relax, swim, have lunch, explore the rainforest or try fishing Iban-style. Return down river by longboat, then overland back to Kuching. A brief stop will be made en route for toilet. Proceed to Kuching and drop off at hotel late evening.
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• • Meals & Lodging as indicated above (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• Guiding on tours with English speaking guide • All land and water transportation
• Alcoholic beverages • Optional activities • Lodging in Kuching • Gratuities • Aiman Batang Ai Longhouse Resort (for additional cost you can stay here instead of at the longhouse)
Price per person based on double occupancy/single supplement.
Subject to exchange rate in effect at time of booking.
These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.
Group of 2-3, MYR950.00 per person,
Group of 4-8, MYR850.00 per person
Group of 9-14, MYR800.00 per person,
Group of 15-20, MYR750.00 per person, Child (5-11 years), MYR400.00
Infant (Aged 4 and below)