Day 1: Begin of Tour Kuching (Sarawak) - Batang Ai (L)
Iban LonghouseMeet your personal guide and start your trip to Batang Ai National Park. You will drive along the Pan Borneo Highway, passing by the beautiful scenery with rural villages, plantations and rice fields. Travel 275km by road with a few stops along the way. Have refreshments in Serian and do some last minute shopping for insect repellent, snacks, and gifts for the Iban families at the Longhouse. The market also offers local fruits and vegetables. Next stop on the road is a plantations where pepper, orchids, and pitcher plants are grown. Lunch en-route in Lachau, a Chinese settlement in the countryside. After lunch proceed to Batang Ai jetty and cross the lake by ferry to the Batang Ai Resort. The afternoon is free at your leisure. Overnight at Resort.
Day 2: Batang Ai (B/L)
Iban FamilyBreakfast at the resort. Take a traditional longboat to cross the lake until you reach the Iban community. Your guide will teach you more about the Iban culture and day to day life. Meet the clan chief and present your gifts. Drink some tuak rice wine with them – as is custom. The Iban will show you their traditional war dance and garb. The performance is accompanied by Chinese gongs. The big metal gongs came with Chinese merchants to the remote longhouses in the jungle. Your are invited to join the dancers, if you want. Dance is a language understood without words. Feel welcome and talk with your hosts about family and life in rural Borneo. After lunch try to master the blow pipe. The ancient weapon is still used to hunt birds and small animals. A hunter has to be very skilled to hit his mark. Return to the resort in the afternoon. Overnight at Resort.
Day 3: Batang Ai - End of Tour Kuching (Sarawak) (B/L)
Batang Ai RiverBreakfast at the resort. Return to Kuching today. You will depart with the ferry from the resort and follow the Pan Borneo Highway back to the capital of Sarawak. Lunch break at Ranchang Pool Waterfall near Serian. Arrive in Kuching during the afternoon.
Hotels, Rates & Information
Hotels for this Tour(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
|Batang Ai||Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat|
|Rate per person||
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
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Information, Services, Remarks
Kuching (Sarawak) / Kuching (Sarawak)
- Hotel/Airport Transfers:
Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.
- Services (included):
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car with driver
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers, Entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
2x Breakfast 3x Lunch/Lunchbox
- Not included
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Presents for Iban families.
- Best Season(s):
April - October
- Important Remarks:
Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information: All programmes and transfers by boat are on seat-in-coach base (group). You may be in a small group with other people.
- What to bring: trekking boots, rain coat, insect repellent, bathing suit, towel, flip- flops, sunscreen, hat, drinking water and a day pack.
Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.
During the dry season severe haze caused by wood fires in Borneo and Sumatra can possibly affect this region. Please keep yourself updated using the ASEAN Regional Haze Situation Center.