This trip takes you deep into the Sarawak heartland, exploring the nature and rich authentic culture and people here. It includes a visit to the Semenggoh Orangutan Centre to witness Orang Utan feeding and two nights stay at Hilton Batang Ai. The days are spent exploring the river by longboat, visiting longhouses and experiencing authentic BBQ by the river lunch cooked in the traditional style using bamboo.
- Incredible nature scenes as you traverse forest and river views along the way
- A trip to the Semenggoh Orangutan Centre, featuring Borneo’s iconic orangutans
- Stay for 2 nights at Hilton Batang Ai
- Explore the Ulu Ai River and its Iban longhouse communities
- Join the Iban people in their traditions as they welcome you with the warrior’s dance, accompanied by traditional music, blow pipe demonstration, and ‘Tuak’ – popular locally-brewed rice wine
IncludedTours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.
Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned.
Kuching - Aiman Batang Ai Resort
This exciting day starts with a pleasant drive to Semenggoh Orangutan Centre. Walk through the scenic forest reserve to the feeding platform and see the orang utans swaying from the treetop canopy as they come down for the feeding. Continue with 4 hours drive through the scenic greenery of rainforest and fields of pepper and rubber. We will stop at Serian town where you will be taken to visit an excellent farmers market. Later you will continue journey up country. On the way stop at the pepper farm to see how pepper is grown. Take our lunch at Lachau café. Drive to Batang Ai Hydro Dam and transfer by motorized boat for 20 minutes ride across the Batang Ai Lake to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. We spend two nights here with the comfort of Aiman Batang Ai Resort and dinner in the resort restaurant.
Aiman Batang Ai Resort
After breakfast, we embark on a native longboat for a day of exploring the Ulu Ai River and its Iban longhouse communities. Depart by longboat for an hour drive to nearby Iban Longhouse. On arrival take part in the welcoming ceremony of warrior dance, music and gongs by the local folks. Try your hands on the blow pipe, taste locally brewed rice wine 'Tuak'. After lunch, we return by boat to our resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Aiman Batang Ai Resort - Kuching
After breakfast, transfer by boat to Batang Ai terminal for our return journey to Kuching. Lunch will be provided en-route at a local restaurant. Arrive in Kuching in the late afternoon.
Things to Bring
Please bring along comfortable light clothing, a sun hat, poncho, battery torch light, swim suit, some insect repellent and drinking water bottler.
Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.
MYR 1740.00 /per person
Single Supplement: MYR 400.00
High Season Surcharge: MYR 85.00 (July & August)
Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020