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Backyard Tour
28 reviews
Backyard Tour was founded with the spirit of wanting to make life better for the community. They like to show their guests their local Sarawak culture, while at the same time ensuring that the local peoples benefit from tourism.

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231 reviews

Had a great experience with Saloma and family. I did the shortest stay but nevertheless feel like I gained a lot of insight into village and family life. The authentic local cooking with fresh local ingredients ...


It was a very beautiful stay. The whole family was very kind.
Delicious meals, nice hikes and a wonderful tour through the village.


Everything was perfect.
Amazing experience thanks to the wordeful guide Mas.


Felt very welcomed from the start with Saloma and her family. Extremely comfortable stay with well spaced planning that allow you soak up the surrounding nature. Amazing home cooked healthy food as well


We resided at Saloma's homestay for 3D2N from 19-21 June and it was undoubtedly the highlight of our eight day trip in Sarawak. Saloma was away travelling, and her sister Celina was our principal host. We were m...

Esther Vincent

Helpful Questions

What are the attractions to see at Sarawak Longhouses?
Sarawak Longhouses offer unique cultural experiences where visitors can witness traditional dance performances, participate in traditional handicraft workshops, and try local traditional foods. Additionally, visitors can explore the beautiful surrounding nature by trekking through lush rainforests, visiting nearby waterfalls, or embarking on a river cruise.
Can you stay overnight in Sarawak Longhouses?
Yes, many Sarawak Longhouses offer homestay experiences allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the local culture. Guests can stay in traditional wooden longhouses equipped with basic modern amenities, and experience living with the indigenous people of Sarawak. It is a great opportunity to learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life.
What is the significance of the longhouses in Sarawak?
Longhouses have a deep cultural and historical significance in Sarawak. They symbolize communal living and are traditional homes of indigenous tribes like the Iban and Bidayuh. The longhouses are not just places of residence, but also serve as centers for social gatherings, ceremonies, and traditional rituals. They are an integral part of preserving the local heritage and showcasing the unique way of life in Sarawak.
How can visitors reach Sarawak Longhouses?
To reach Sarawak Longhouses, visitors can take domestic flights from major cities to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. From Kuching, they can hire a taxi, join a guided tour, or rent a car to reach the specific longhouse they wish to visit. It is recommended to make prior arrangements with local tour operators or longhouse communities to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
What are the cultural etiquettes and norms to observe when visiting Sarawak Longhouses?
When visiting Sarawak Longhouses, it is important to respect the local customs and traditions. Guests should dress modestly, remove their shoes before entering the longhouse, and ask for permission before taking photos. It is customary to bring a small gift or token of appreciation for the hosts. Visitors should also be mindful of the local beliefs and practices, such as not pointing with their fingers and avoiding touching people's heads, as these actions are considered disrespectful.
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