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3D2N Sarawak Longhouse Trip

By Backyard Tour

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Have more time? Stay a little longer and join the Bidayuh people in their home for two nights and experience traditional food, games and music. Catch the sunrise over the mountain and explore the village.

Details

3 days 2 nights
Private trip
Up to 5 persons
Flexible Cancellation

Activities

Ecotourism
Off-grid Adventure

Suitable For

Backpackers
Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups
Large Groups (>6 pax)
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Trip Highlights

Longhouse Visit
Borneo Rainforest

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You want a homely and wholesome experience with the locals and have a little more time to spare. Catch the sunrise and share traditional, homecooked meals together.

What's included

What's included

  • Accommodation - 2 nights at Longhouse - Homestay
  • Return Transfer from Kuching
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Customary token gift from the visitor to the longhouse - usually this costs 25-50RM per visitor
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kuching: 09:00am

Getaways

Getaways

From Kuala Lumpur (5.0 hours)
You will need to take a 2 hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching. From there you will need to drive for about 1.5 hours to get to Saloma's Village Stay.

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Kuching - Traditional Bidayuh Village - Bidayuh Longhouse
Kuching - Traditional Bidayuh Village - Bidayuh Longhouse

Today you will arrive at Bidayuh Village and interact with the villagers.

Accommodation: Longhouse - Homestay (Shared)

  • 09:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Kuching
  • Morning: Arrive at a traditional Bidayuh village.
  • Afternoon to evening: Try traditional food, play blowpipe games, village tour, interacting with villagers, learning to play traditional Bidayuh musical instruments
Day 2: Bidayuh Longhouse - Bidayuh Village - Borneo Rainforest - Waterfall Swim
Bidayuh Longhouse - Bidayuh Village - Borneo Rainforest - Waterfall Swim

Today you will do a rainforest trek and swim in a waterfall!

Accommodation: Longhouse - Homestay (Shared)

  • Morning: Trek through tropical Borneo rainforest, cross village farms
  • Afternoon: Swim at either Tanju Waterfall, Gareg Waterfall or Jahnam Waterfall
Day 3: Bidayuh Village - Watch sunrise - Kuching
Bidayuh Village - Watch sunrise - Kuching

Today you will watch the sunrise from the topmost viewpoint of the village.

Accommodation: Longhouse - Homestay (Shared)

  • Morning: Walk up to the topmost viewpoint in the village to catch the sunrise, check out and leave before 11am
  • 10:00am - Drop-off at Anywhere in Kuching

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Backyard Tour

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.
4 years experience
Community-Based

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 28 helpful reviews
RainbirdM
30 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We recently took part in the Be One With Nature day trip which included a hike through rainforest to a beautiful waterfall, watching our guide Lawrence cook a traditional meal in Bamboo over a camp fire, a swim in the waterfall pool and a hike back via a second waterfall. It was our first day in Borneo having landed the evening before, and it couldn’t have been a better introduction to this beautiful county, it’s rain forest and traditions. The lunch was fantastic, the grilled cat fish delicious and the bamboo cooked chicken and rice all lovely. We saw various rainforest plants of interest, loved the walk, and the swim in the pool was cooling and refreshing. Abbie was very interesting and knowledgeable telling us a lot of interesting information about Borneo and the culture. We started the walk from a remote village, which was interesting to see, and love that each tour provides a donation to local culture. A great day out which we would highly recommend.
SyamsiahTan
25 Jul 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great Hiking Experience. Flying off around 10.00 am and reach the peak at around 12.00pm. After a short walking from peak, arrive Jhanam waterfall & the view is amazing. Recommended for those whose like the adventure activity and exploring the nature. Ketua Kampung and all Backyard Tour team member is friendly and supportive. Nice accommodation. Please use suitable hiking shoes (don't hesitate to ask Abbie). But don't worry, Backyard Team is creative.Definitely will repeat again!! #LeaveNo1Behind #Backyard
Seow
16 Jun 2019 on TripAdvisor
Our first time in Kuching. Could not decide on which tour operator out of quite many to choose from or self drive. Decided quite instantly on BACKYARD as the website write up sounds different. It was the social 'back to the local community' concept that caught my attention. Cause was our first time and we had only two full days, we wanted to something with the popular must-go and yet able to catch a glimpse of the natural local heritage or cultural. So so glad we engaged Backyard. Abbie was our guide who first and foremost communicated very promptly and carefully pre-trip. Right at the onset, I had the most positive impression. Really helpful pre-trip service. We also had a good 'buy' of both professional tour guide knowledge and services plus personal insights into the places we went. What was valuable was info about places in-between destinations. Abbie was also rather candid to provide views about what spots in town we could give it a miss so she helped not waste our time when we left her to do some more 'tour walk' on our own. The service and guiding by Abbie was of the good standard despite the not so high pricing, and throughout our needs were taken care of. We could sense she was not just after some commercial benefit. Example, provided head torch for us and chilled drinks when the weather got very hot. It's the small details that made us feel like we were with an old friend not a paid guide. She was also quite flexible to detour for a meal in the local town centre and took a different route for us to catch a local river side village. I think our first trip Kuching would have a just better than so-so if not for this wonderful one day simple tour with Backyard. This is super nice trip!! I will surely ask my friends and family to engage them for a value for money yet no quality compromised, very personalised service!! May I wish Abbie and hubby great success in bringing sustainable livelihood back to the local villages yet keeping the authenticity of their tribes!! Thank you so much Abbie!! We will be back with our 'tribes' :)
Piumsuratin
21 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing Experience, very local and authentic! would love to come again. Great for anyone who would like a local villagers experience
Jie Y
27 May 2018 on TripAdvisor
It is such a good experience with Backyard. Our group is with small kids and old folks, and all of the family members enjoyed the experience! I love the food that cooked by local and we had them in the small cottage in the juggle, so much fun!

Backyard Tour Policies

Backyard Tour Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Backyard Tour would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Bug repellent
Cash to purchase the customary token gift for the longhouse hosts (usually this costs 25-50RM per visitor)
Sunscreen

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