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1 Day Longhouse, Orangutans & Kayaking

By The Rucksack

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Before Jacqui renamed it Rucksack a few years back, her father had been taking travellers on kayak journeys down the Kiri River for decades.  Jacqui took over the operations for her father but maintained the spirit of local guides showing the best of Sarawak culture. Come along for the water trip and get to see the longhouse perched on the bank of the river. Also take the chance to see rehabilitated orangutans at the Semmenggoh Wildlife Centre if you have not done so yet.

Details

1 day
Join-in trip
Up to 60 persons
Flexible Cancellation

Activities

Ecotourism
Wildlife - Orangutans
Watersports - Kayaking

Suitable For

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

Longhouse Visit
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre
Borneo Rainforest

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You want to be surrounded by just nature and the locals. Enjoy secluded paths to the waterfall, getting to know locals, and kayaking in the beautiful landscape.

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Kuching
  • Lunch & bottled water
  • Guide
  • Kayak equipment
  • Longhouse visit
  • Semmenggoh Wildlife Centre entrance fee
  • Customary token gift from the visitor to the longhouse - usually this costs 25-50RM per visitor
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kuching: 08:00am

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 - Semmengoh Wildlife Centre - Annah Rais Longhouse - Kuching
Kuching - Semmengoh Wildlife Centre - Annah Rais Longhouse - Kuching

Today you'll get to see Orangutans, experience a local way of life and kayak!

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Kuching
  • Viewing of orang utans at Semmengoh Wildlife Centre
  • Visit Annah Rais Longhouse
  • Then kayak through the tranquil forest with stops for swimming, lunch
  • 05:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Kuching

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

The Rucksack

Rucksack is a local family-run company that specializes in adventure travel. Before Jacqui took it over, her father had been taking travellers on kayak journeys down the Kiri River for decades.
10 years experience
Community-Based
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 50 helpful reviews
Carole O
12 Mar 2020 on TripAdvisor
Easy kayaking down river. We were well looked after. Prompt pick up. Friendly guides and driver. Saw some monkeys and sea eagle with snake in mouth. Lunch good. Climbed up small inlet river to waterfall and also swam in river. Cool temperature and fun.
Jillian Patrick
01 Mar 2020 on Google
Trevor and I had the most amazing trip today. It started with a special acknowledgment of our wedding anniversary and continued with great explanations of the local flora. We really enjoyed our lunch prepared by Asin's wife. Our guides didn't rush us down the river and took heaps of photos of everything for us which we will get emailed with a drop drop box link tomorrow. Having a swim near the end was just what we needed. Thanks team!
Di and Terry
27 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We had a great day although our backs were a bit tired at the end of the day. Scenery was great. An extra special inclusion was the photos sent to us at the end of the day at no charge. Memories to cherish.
Melissa R
14 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
This was my second time doing the kayaking trip and this time it was pouring rain and we absolutely loved the view in the rain. It felt like we were experiencing the "real" Borneo in the rain with mist all over the hills! I recommend this trip to everyone who visits Kuching!
Abigail W
16 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Before going on this day trip, Audrey was very prompt and kind with my enquiries about the details and what to bring for kayaking. Signing up for the trip was very easy too. We got picked up by Mr Asin right from our accommodation's doorstep and overall it was a fun and amazing experience! Because we went on 26 Dec, which is a holiday in Kuching, many of the residents at the longhouses were at home and they were very friendly and even had us sit down and try some of their food! Lunch was also cooked at home by a local and we felt the love that went into preparing the food. My father and I felt safe throughout the kayaking. We kayaked for 2 hours (11km) and it felt too short because of the fun and the views we had. Highly recommend this adventure! (We signed up for package C.)

The Rucksack Policies

The Rucksack Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as The Rucksack 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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