The best of both worlds – traditional longhouse hospitality and refined Hilton luxury
Day 01: Journey and overnight in Ngemah Longhouse as per Lemanak River Safari (see overnight Lemanak).
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. The walk ends at the river bank, where you embark in a longboat for a journey upriver to a tree-lined jungle pool. Lunch is cooked at the riverside in traditional Iban style – all ingredients are steamed in freshly-cut bamboo tubes over an open fire. After lunch, bathe in the pool or relax at the waterside. The return journey is done in traditional style to the sounds of the rainforest – boats are propelled with poles instead of outboard motor. Return downriver for transfer to Batang Ai jetty. After a 30 minute boat river across the 24 sq km Batang Ai Hydro Lake, arrive at the luxurious Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Dinner and accommodation at the Resort.
Day 03: Breakfast at the resort, followed by a short nature walk with the resort’s resident guide. Depart for Kuching via the same route. Lunch is served en route.
|Duration:||3 days / 2 nights
|Inclusive of:||Experienced English Speaking Guide, Boat Transfers, Meals (3L, 2D, 2B), Basic Accommodation (Dormitory) & Resort Accommodation, Return transfers to and from city hotels in A/C coaches|
|Fitness level:||Easy to Moderate (Cultural Visit with short jungle walk)|
|Requirements:||Swim Wear, Hat, Sub Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Walking Shoes|
|Minimum:||2 Persons – Twin Sharing|
|Rate:||USD 323 per person|