A fascinating insight into traditional Sarawak culture and lifestyle
Day 01: A 225 km car/coach journey takes you through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants. Stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country. Arrive at Lemanak jetty mid-afternoon for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside with an ancient longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river. Arrive at Ngemah Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof.” Dinner, featuring delicious fresh jungle produce, is served in the simple guest-house. After dinner, return to the longhouse for an evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief. The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in! Overnight in the guest house.
Day 02: After breakfast, enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself. Then take a short walk through the forest accompanied by traditionally-clad Iban trackers, and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture. Depart for Kuching via the same route. Lunch is served en-route.
|Duration:||2 days / 1 night
|Inclusive of:||Experienced English Speaking Guide, Boat Transfers, Meals (2L, 1D, 1B), Basic Accommodation (Dormitory), Return transfers to and from city hotels in A/C coaches|
|Fitness level:||Easy to Moderate (Nature & Cultural Visit)|
|Requirements:||Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Walking Shoes|
|Rate:||USD 175 per person|