5D4N Kuching, Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse
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5D4N Kuching, Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park Holiday
Arrival – Kuching City Tour
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and proceed for KUCHING CITY & SHOPPING TOUR. Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. It is city centre which is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, and City Tower, colonial-style architecture, beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the famous Sarawak Museum. Other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the Cat Monument, Market, Main Bazaar, China Town, Old State Mosque & etc. Kuching is a good destination to shop for souvenir such as woodcarvings, “Pua Kumbu” with native design and Pepper products. Sarawak Bird’s Nest Factory and Local Product Centre are also one of the famous destinations to buy souvenirs which can be found in Kuching. After tour, transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out from the hotel and proceed to visit Semenggoh NATURE RESERVE, Travelling 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 behaviour 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 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. 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 a riverbank where a further native longboat ride will take you upstream. Boat ride journey varies depending on which longhouse and water level of the river from 20 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. Dinner is provided. Overnight at Longhouse.
Sarawak Pottery Factory (Breakfast / Lunch)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to SARAWAK POTTERY FACTORY. You will be fascinated by the delicate and creative work involve by the skillful artists. This is a chance for you to get a typical Sarawak ceramic and native handicraft or “must buy items” to bring back as a souvenir or gifts for friends, family members or personal collection. Lunch enroute. Transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight
Bako National Park(Breakfast / Lunch)
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 at about 37 km from Kuching City. The excursion takes about one and a half-hour by land and boat. With an area about 2,728 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. Take the trail to Teluk Pandan Kecil and you will find a lot of the carnivorous plants, pitcher plants, and you will also see the most famous rock formation at the end of the same trail. Lunch is provided. After tour, transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Departure – Kuching Airport (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.
* 03 night accommodation at City Hotel of your choice * 01 night accommodation at Iban longhouse’s Guesthouse * 04 Breakfast, 03 Lunches & 01 Dinner * Guided Kuching City & Shopping Tour, Semenggoh Orang Utan, 2 Days 1 Night Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari, Sarawak Pottery Factory and Bako National Park Tour. (All guided tours are included of entrance fee) * Airport – Hotel – Resort / Guesthouse – Hotel – Airport returns transfers * Experienced English / Mandarin / B.M. speaking guide (On request)
Airfare, Airport Tax, Suggested Tipping for guide/driver @ min. RM 5 per pax per day, Optional Tour, Travel Insurance & Personal MISC Expenses
* S.O.T. = Suggest Optional Tour is chargeable. (Accordingly to the tour tariff list rate)