Trekking deep into heart of Borneo
Day 01: Journey very similar to Lemanak River Safari (Lemanak overnight) to arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake. A 1 ¼ hour longboat journey takes you across the deep blue water of the lake and up the narrow Batang Ai River, past rugged hillsides dotted with rice fields and Pepper gardens, to Jingin or similar. Visit this 10 door longhouse and learn all about this “entire village under 1 roof.” Dinner is served in the simple guest-house. After dinner, return to the long-house for a n evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games, and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine). The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in! Overnight in the longhouse.
Day 02: Breakfast at the Longhouse. Depart Jingin longhouse for 3 days / 2 nights trekking deep into the heart of Borneo, accompanied by experienced Iban trackers. The trek takes you into the remote Batang Ai National Park, near the Indonesian border, between 900 and 1600 m above sea level. The area is home to a large population of wild orang utan, there is a good possibility of an encounter with one of these “men of the forest.” Other wildlife and fascinating plant life are also abundant. Overnight in tents or makeshift shelters constructed from leaves and branches.
Day 03: Continue trekking and exploring the rainforest, observe at close hand the unique flora and fauna that populate the remarkable ecosystem, and learn how to survive in the jungle. Overnight in the jungle.
Day 04: After breakfast in the jungle, depart by longboat downriver and across the lake to the jetty. Return to Kuching via the same route. Lunch is served en route.
|Duration:||4 days / 3 nights
|Inclusive of:||Experienced English Speaking Guide, Boat Transfers, Meals (4L, 3D, 3B), Basic Accommodation and Tents, Return transfers to and from city hotels in A/C coaches|
|Fitness level:||Extreme (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires high fitness level)|
|Requirements:||Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes|
|Note:||Extended stays can be arranged to trek deeper into the jungle, with an ever-greater possibility of seeing rare wildlife.|
|Rate:||USD 703 per person|