Simply Sarawak - 8 days

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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.

Day 1: Kuching
Saturday – Hello Borneo! Welcome to Kuching, upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight - Kuching
The tranquil waters around Cat City - Kuching in Borneo.
Day 2: Cat City
Kuching. This morning we explore and discover the charms of this riverine city. 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 (B)
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Explore Bako National Park on a Borneo tour
Day 3: Bako National Park
Travelling by coach and then 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 (B, L)
Stay in an Iban long house - a traditional home in Borneo
Day 4: Orangutans & Long Houses
Kuching - Batang Ai. This morning we first 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.

Continuing on through rural Sarawak, passing small towns, rice fields, cocoa and rubber plantations. We stop at Serian town to visit a native fruit and vegetable market and a pepper farm before enjoying lunch in a small Chinese village.

On arrival at the Lemanak River we travel by longboat along the river to the Mengkak Iban longhouse. This afternoon, we tour the longhouse and watch the local Iban people at work making mats, baskets, handicrafts and mending fishing nets. After dinner, join in the fun filled evening with the traditional dance and enjoy the locally brewed rice wine known as ‘Tuak’. Overnight - Mengkak Iban Longhouse (B, L, D)
Longboat trip up the Lemenak River on a Borneo Tour.
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 - Batang Ai Longhouse Resort (B, L, D)
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 (B, L)
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 (B, L)
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. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Kuching / Ends in: Kuching
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star & simple jungle longhouse
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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