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5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park

TOUR CODE: KCH25

  • 5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park
  • 5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park
  • 5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park
  • 5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park
  • 5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park

TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1

Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed for BAKO NATIONAL PARK TOUR. Bako National Park, established since 1957, is the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak. Situated about 37 km from Kuching City, the excursion takes about one and a half-hour by land and boat. With an area about 2,727 hectares, it offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak‟s forest and wildlife. Unlike the other parks, visitors to Bako National Park are almost guaranteed to see wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, squirrels, white bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, etc. With 17 trails provided, ranging from 0.2 km to 5.75 km, you will almost find new experience in each different trail. You will be brought along the Teluk Paku trail. To spot the Proboscis monkey, species, which only can be found in Borneo Island, you will need to walk slowly, keep as quiet as possible, and listen out for sounds and movement along the way. In Bako National Park, you will also be able to view 7 different types of vegetations and forests from almost desert-like scrub or "padang‟ to lowland dipterocarp forest. After tour, transfer back to the hotel for overnight.

DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out from the hotel 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 behavior 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‟. Continue journey to Batang Ai Resort, the expedition will begin with a 4 hours car ride passing through the scenic greenery countryside. The vast land on both side of the road are can be seen dotted with vegetable farms, padi fields, rubber, pepper oil palm and cocoa plantations which generated some of the top revenue earner crops of Sarawak. En route you will have a brief stopover at small native town called Serian for chance to experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce brought by the native from the deep jungle to sell to the town folks. A brief lunch break will be at "Lachau" – small popular "cowboy" town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town to do barter trade without the proper document. You could do your last minute shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host. The car ride will end at Batang Ai Resort Reception jetty, another 20 minutes boat ride will bring you to the resort. Dinner will be served in house. Overnight at Resort.

DAY 4

After breakfast at the Resort, proceed for TRADITIONAL IBAN LONGHOUSE SAFARI. A village of 20 – 25 "bilek" or rooms (each for one family) all under one roof of a long stretch wooden house standing on stilts. Upon arrival at the riverbank, the native longboat ride will take you upstream. Boat ride journey varies depending on which longhouse and water level of the river from 30 min to nearly an hour. Poling under tress bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids (during dry season, you might be required get down and help the boatman to drag the boat for a short distance) before arriving at your destination. Upon arrival at the Longhouse, you can tour around the longhouse while the "semi-wild" boars and hunting dogs running nearby. You can mingle with the Longhouse folks & talk about their daily activities and the communal style of living at the Longhouse or share your side of the story. The Iban maidens and "warriors" will perform a welcome dance while "tuak" – the locally brewed rice wine are served as welcome drink. Demonstration of their favourite gambling game – "cock fighting" and using of the blowpipe will be held at the open space. This is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon – "blowpipe". Lunch is provided, after lunch, you will then be brought back to the riverbank transfer back to the Resort. For those who have more energy to spare can join the Nature Walk led by the in-house "naturalist". The 2 km jungle trekking will bring you into the unspoilt jungle nearby the resort to learn about plants and animals that enable the native to survive without modern facilities. There will a 60 meter long "canopy walk" hanging 30 meters above the ground and a 40 meter high tree platform to enable you to enjoy a good bird eyes view of the surrounding. Dinner will be served in house. Overnight at Resort.

DAY 5

Breakfast at the Resort and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and proceed for lunch, after lunch, transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.

Rates

HOTEL TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING
PULLMAN HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 2005BOOK
HILTON KUCHING

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 2000BOOK
GRAND MAGHERITA HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 2000BOOK
CITADINES UPLANDS KUCHING

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1955BOOK
IMPERIAL HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1985BOOK
HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1955BOOK
ABELL HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1935BOOK
THE LIME TREE

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1955BOOK
56 HOTEL

+ IBAN LONGHOUSE'S GUESTHOUSE
MYR 1925BOOK

Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person

* All rates above valid till 31 December 2017 (tour commencement date).

  • Rates Include:
  • 2 nights accommodation at Hotel to choose
  • 2 nights accommodation at Batang Ai
  • 4 breakfast, 3 lunch & 2 dinner
  • Guide fee
  • All transfers & tours as stated in the package
  • Rates exclude:
  • Airfare, Tipping, Travel insurance
  • Requirement for the trip:
  • Own drinking bottle and first aid kit.

Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.