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2-day Longhouse Trip to Batang Ai
By Ooo Haa
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2 days 1 night
Group trip (8 travellers per group)
Take the long but fulfilling journey passing by pepper and oil palm plantations with your Ooo Haa guide deep into the Sarawak jungle through land and water to discover the Iban longhouse in Batang Ai natural reserve. Here, you will get to experience the culture of the Iban people through their traditions of dance, hunting weapons, food and drink such as rice wine. Stop at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre on the way to see up close the rehabilitation of endangered species (such as Orangutans), which were once kept illegally as pets.
Batang Ai Iban Longhouse
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From US$ 185.92 MYR770 per person
Return transport to your hotel in Kuching
Meals & drinking water
1 night accommodation at a longhouse
Entrance fee for Semenggoh Wildlife Centre
Customary token gift from the visitor to the longhouse - usually this costs 25-50RM per visitor
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Your hotel in Kuching
Your hotel in Kuching
Trips available daily
Bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kuching - Batang Ai Iban Longhouse
Today you will be visiting the home of the Iban tribe
Accommodation: Longhouse stay - Homestay
- 8:00 am - Depart hotel for Batang Ai Iban Longhouse, Nanga Mengkak Longhouse. First, we will stop at Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. After visiting the orangutans, we will continue the journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation, rice fields and oil palm groves. A few stops will be made along the way.
- Visit the colourful native market in Serian town, where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden. Lunch en route.
- A native longboat awaits you at the river for 1-hour boat journey through the tropical rain forest to reach the longhouse, home of the Iban tribe. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. After dinner, we have a cultural dance or warrior dance(Ngajat) from Iban people, learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine (Tuak and Langkau). Overnight stay at a longhouse
Day 2: Batang Ai Iban Longhouse – Kuching
Today you will be taking part in some traditional activities
- After breakfast, witness a blowpipe demonstration, followed by jungle trekking (1 hour). Depart down the river by longboat for about 1-hour journey then continue by coach. Lunch en route. Proceed to Kuching and drop off at the hotel.
Meet your guide
Ooo Haa is a small local in Kuching company, with guides who have a good sense of humour. They know the local area well and can show you their favourite haunts if you ask.
9 years experience
Other Things to Know
Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Ooo Haa pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Cash to purchase the customary token gift for the longhouse hosts (usually this costs 25-50RM per visitor)