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Simply Sarawak

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Kuching  |  from USD $1,799  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Sarawak in Borneo is the naturalists paradise. On this week long adventure, explore Kuching, visit the orangutan rehabilitation centre, go wild in Bako National Park, spend a night at a longhouse in an amazing and remote location, take jungle walks, test your river kayaking skills and more.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1

Kuching

Saturday – Hello Borneo! Welcome to Kuching, upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Kuching

Day 2

Kuching city tour

This morning we explore and discover the charms of Kuching on a guided tour. See buildings from the days of the White Rajahs, ancient Chinese temples and colourful markets displaying the local produce in addition to visiting the Sarawak Museum. Reputed to be one of the best in South East Asia, it has an excellent collection of Bornean ethnological and archaeological artefacts. Spend this afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Kuching City  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Bako National Park

Today we travel by road and then a take a boat ride along the shoreline of the South China Sea to Bako National Park one of the best places in Sarawak to view wildlife in a natural setting. Animals commonly spotted include proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards. Forest vegetation ranges from mangrove to kerangas, tropical swamp, cliff and beach. Walking within the park, you will experience this amazing wilderness with some trails leading to some good swimming beaches.
Overnight: Kuching City  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Orangutans & Longhouses

Kuching - Batang Ai. This morning we visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orangutans are being nurtured to return to the jungle life. We'll walk through amazing untouched rainforest to the viewing platform and watch the orangutans at feeding time.

We continue our journey through lush green countryside dotted with paddy fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants. After lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country we arrive at Lemanak jetty for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside dotted with longhouses. This afternoon we tour the longhouse where we're staying and watch the local Iban people at work making mat, baskets and handicrafts. We enjoy dinner at the longhouse and join in the fun filled evening with traditional dance and locally brewed rice wine.
Overnight: Serubah/Kesit Longhouse  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Batang Ai Nature Walk

After breakfast we watch a blowpipe demonstration, before taking a guided nature walk through the pristine jungle where we learn about the medicinal plants used by the Iban and other shoots and roots used as food. We stop by the river beach for a tasty backwoods style picnic lunch where our food is cooked in bamboo. After lunch, we travel by longboat to Batang Ai Longhouse Resort (managed Hilton) where we spend the night.
Overnight: Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Kuching

Batang Ai - Kuching. After breakfast we take a ferry from the resort to the jetty, before driving back to Kuching, stopping for lunch en route.
Overnight: Kuching  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Semadang Kayaking

This morning we drive to Bengoh village where we take to the water for a river kayaking adventure, visiting mini waterfalls and caves en route and feeding river fish. We'll also take a village walk and enjoy lunch at Bidayuh Village. This afternoon we return to Kuching for our final night.
Overnight: Kuching  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Kuching

Our tour sadly draws to an end today. After breakfast and hotel check-out, you'll be transferred to Kuching Airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Trip Highlights

Kuching – downtown Kuching and the Sarawak Museum
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre – see orphaned and rescued orangutans
Semadang river kayaking, visiting mini waterfalls and caves en route and feeding river fish
Bako National Park – the opportunity to view the largest array of wildlife in Sarawak including proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards as well as diverse vegetation.
Lemanak River and Batang Ai Longhouses – Meet local Iban people in their natural surroundings and observe their traditional lifestyle, handicrafts and natural medicines, see virgin rainforest and swim.

Included

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches (including a backwoods style picnic) and 2 dinners
Kuching Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 & 8
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles and river boats
Entrance fees to all included sites
Semadang river kayaking
6 nights 3 star hotels and 1 night basic jungle longhouse with shared facilities
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Escorted by an English speaking guide
Maximum group size: 24 travellers

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping Kitty: USD$25
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Starts
Kuching
Ends
Kuching
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 2

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