Bario - Krayan - Ba' Kelalan

 

Adventure awaits for you as you get back in time where walking was the means of getting anywhere (although there are 4WDs as transportation to go around nowadays). Located in the north-eastern corner of Sarawak is the famous Bario Highland, a Kelabit territory, one of the minority Orang Ulu tribes of Sarawak. The journey will takes you to the heart of Borneo while passing by villages with its own historical tales.


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Day 1

Pick up from your hotel Lobby to Miri airport for your flight out to Bario. Meet on arrival in Bario. Have a short tour of Barion Long house before lunch at the local canteen. After lunch we depart by 4WD to Pa’Ukat longhouse, then to Pa’Lungan. (The journey takes about 1hrs on a logging road on dry weather but will take more than an hour if it is during raining season). Stop over at the road side before reaching Pa’Lungan. Walk over to Ritong Monument which is just about 10mins from Ritong Homestay where you will stay for the night. Settle in while your guide will prepare you lunch. Dinner and overnight at the headman’s house. (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

After breakfast, trek to Long Repung jungle shelter. Trek time will be 5-6 hours involving a fairly strenuous climb over Singkulup Hill with a few river crossing. We will arrive at Long Repun jungle shelter in the late evening. The shelter is the mid-point journey for us to cross over to Indonesia next day. The site used to be inhabited by the Kelabits (now moved to Pa’Ukat and Pa’Lungan) over 50 years ago during the Japanese occupation of Sarawak. Overnight at the jungle shelter. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3

We have an early trek today to cross over the Indonesian territory. Trek time is around 5 hours and will cross over one hill (Ra’an Bulu) which marks the Malaysian/Indonesian boundary, with a stop at the bamboo plantation for lunch. We are now in Indonesia and we will arrive at a local village called Pa’Rupai where the tribe here is called Lun Dayeh. We will continue another 2-3 hours trek (3 km) across the rice fields to arrive at Ba’Kelalan. We will be arriving late in the afternoon and proceed straight to the lodging house for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4

After breakfast, trek to Pa Sarui view point for have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Ba’Kelalan valley.- great view for photography of the Ba’Kelalan village (if weather permits). Trek down leisurely and stroll along the river and back to the homestay. After lunch we proceed to Long Lemutut to see some left behind artifacts’ of the mythical giant Upai Semaring which tells us that once there must have been a thriving trade route from Kalimantan through Ba’Kelalan to Brunei – a rock with a hole where he pounded paddy, a black rock with a flat top where he sharpened his parang, and four grooved rocks that formed his stove. Proceed to Asang Langai Botanical Garden where 87 species of herbal plants are found. Return to Long Langai, take a leisure walk to Buduk Nur Village. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the paddy field. Enjoy your local dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

After breakfast, standby at Ba’Kelalan airport for the flight to Lawas and Miri and for your onward flight out. (Breakfast)

Notes : Flights available from Ba Kelalan on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Things to bring

Things to bring: Good grip shoes, sandal, extra shocks , raincoat, rucksack water bottle and advise to bring your own small first aid kits, insect repellent, sun block lotion, torchlight, toiletries, lightweight sleeping bag, towel

Notes :

  1. MASWINGS airline have a 3 FLIGHTS weekly from Miri via Lawas on Wednesday, Monday and Saturday. Booking can be done online at www.maswings.com.my
  2. 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 travel.
  3. It is highly recommended to purchase your own travel insurance.
  4. Please ensure that you do not book international connecting flight departure home and no tour on the last day.
  5. It is recommended to stay one more night at Lawas or Miri on the last day. If you need assistance to book for the accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  6. Additional information: http://www.formadat.com/where-we-live/

INCLUDES

Accommodation as states, meals as per itinerary, all ground and river transfers as per itinerary, English and Bahasa Malaysia speaking guide.

EXCLUDES

All airfares, traveling insurances, tips, alcoholic beverages, items not included in itinerary.

Note on Travel Insurance

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.

Rates For Travelling Until 31 March 2019

MYR 3876 per person


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