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2D1N Longhouse Trip to Batang Ai & Semenggoh Orangutan Centre

2 days 1 night
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Up to 8 persons
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2D1N Longhouse Trip to Batang Ai & Semenggoh Orangutan Centre

2 days 1 night
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Up to 8 persons
No Min. Age

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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.

Suitable For: Backpackers, Families with Kids, Solo Travellers, Couples
Tags: Hiking, Wildlife & Animals, Forest / Jungle Treks, Orangutans, Homestay

Trip Highlights

Longhouse Visit
Borneo Rainforest

What's included

What's included

  • Longhouse Homestay - Shared Space (Shared)
  • Longboat ride
  • Meals & drinking water
  • Guide
  • 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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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

Your host provides free pick up from:
  • Anywhere in Kuching
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

Day 1: Kuching - Batang Ai Iban Longhouse

Today you will be visiting the home of the Iban tribe

  • 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.
This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.

Meet your host

Meet your host

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.
11 years experience
Community-Based
Litter-Free

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation Policy
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Ooo Haa would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
In the Event of a Government Lockdown
If there is a government lockdown that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Helpful Questions from Our Community

What should I pack?
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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