BATANG AI LONGHOUSE 3D2N
BATANG AI LONGHOUSE 3D2N
Day 01: Batang Ai (L/D)
This exciting day start with a pleasant drive departing from the hotel to an interior of the longhouse. Journey drive through the scenic greenery of the rainforest, fields of pepper farm, houses, and school. The first pit stop will be at Serian town where a visit to an excellent market. Next, continue the journey upcountry for a few hours’ drives as a 2nd pitstop to have your lunch at Lachau café. After lunch, continue to drive for 2 hours to reach the Batang Ai Hydro Dam terminal. Hope on to a local native longboat for 1hour 01:0minute ride reaching the Iban longhouse located at Batang Ai man-make-lake called Nanga Uk. Upon arrival, check into the room of the longhouse. Have time for the orientation tour of this preserved longhouse. Your local tour guide with the helping of local folk is preparing the dinner. Dinner are served in the guesthouse of the longhouse with wooden table and tool. After dinner, sit outside on the “Ruai” locally called it veranda. Later followed by the fabulous dances that welcome you with their tribe costume. This is the most unforgettable evening in your lifetime. The tourist is allowed to take part in the dance. Learn from them how to do the ‘Ngajat” the Iban dance. Besides that, they serve you with the local brew rice wine called “Tuak”. Inside the guesthouse are provided with mosquito net, bedsheet, pillowcase, towel, thin mattress (4inches) and blanket. The electricity is run by the generator apply only for the night usage. (Remark: There is no fan neither aircon or a hot shower. Do not expect the comfort of the mattress you are going to sleep. No high rise beds.)
Day 02: Batang Ai (B/L/D)
Breakfast is served in the longhouse. Wake up early to the sound of cockerels, pigs, dogs, birds and rippling sound of the river. After breakfast, Iban folk will show you how the blowpipe is used. Later bring your small backpack where you put your personal items for this day use. A guided nature walk into the jungle gives you an opportunity to learn about some medicinal plants, edible fruits trees, padi field, pepper farm and fern leaves. Opportunity to trek to the waterfall but do not expect the water is high should it be a dry season. The boatman will help to prepare backwoods cooking native style of picnic lunch at the riverbank. Enjoy your lunch. After your lunch perhaps you wish to have a short trek around the surrounding area before returning back to the same longhouse. Dinner and overnight in the same longhouse. There are no activities at night. After dinner, sit with the tour guide and the longhouse folk. Listen to their story of how they come to stay in this area and so on.
Day 03: Batang Ai – Kuching (B/L)
Breakfast is served in the longhouse. By morning, packing all your belonging and time to say SELAMAT JALA mean GOODBYE to the longhouse people. Traveling in the same native longboat on the same river to your waiting coach. Arriving in Serian late afternoon and you will be taken to a simple café for your lunch. One can take a flight out from Kuching airport by using evening flight or back to City.
BBA-37 3D2N BATANG AI LONGHOUSE
3 days / 2 nights
0700 – 0830 hrs
Return transfers, accommodation as stated, meals as stated and guide services
Rm1600 per person
min 2 pax
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