Sarawak

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KUCHING & BATANG AI LONGHOUSE

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With the legendary Mount Santubong as a background, the Sarawak Cultural Village is a ‘must-see’ for tourists visiting Kuching for the first time. Since my other half never been to this place before, I figured it would be cool to spend a few hours appreciating Sarawak’s cultural heritage.
PRICE FROM : RM1,130
 

PACKAGE ITINERARY

DAY

Arrival – Kuching City & Shopping Tour

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Meet upon arrival at Kuching International Airport. Then, proceed for 3 hours Kuching City Tour. Experience the beauty of multi-racial community and see places of interest & the essential part of Kuching includes the building of the White Rajah, (Colonial Law Court, Clock Tower, Charles Brooke Memorial, Post Office, Square Tower), bustling Chinatown, Chinese Temple. Discover the treasure of Sarawak Museum , Sightseeing to Astana, Malay Village & Kuching Water Front. After tour complete; assist transfer to hotel for check in.


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Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari

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Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out from the hotel and proceed for TRADITIONAL IBAN LONGHOUSE SAFARI. A village of 20 – 25 ‘bilek’ or rooms (each for one family) all under one roof of a long stretch wooden house standing on stilts. The expedition will begin with a 4 hours car ride passing through the scenic greenery countryside. The vast land on both side of the road are can be seen dotted with vegetable farms, padi fields, rubber, pepper, oil palm and cocoa plantations which generated some of the top revenue earner crops of Sarawak. En route you will have a brief stopover at small native town called Serian for a chance to experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce brought by the native from the deep jungle to sell to the town folks. Another en route for a brief lunch break at ‘Lachau’ – small popular ‘cowboy’ town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town to do barter trade without proper document. You could do your last minutes shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host. The car ride will end at a river bank where a further native longboat ride will take you upstream. The journey varies depending on the water level of the river and which longhouse from 20 mins to nearly an hour. Poling under trees bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids before arriving at your destination. Upon arrival at the longhouse, you can tour around the longhouse while the ‘semi-wild’ boars and hunting dogs running nearby. Cool off and relax yourself in the river is one of the best thing to do after the whole long journey. After dinner, you will be led to the longhouse again. The Iban maidens and ‘warriors’ will perform a welcome dance while ‘tuak’ – the locally brewed rice wines are served as welcome drink. Overnight at Iban Longhouse’s Guesthouse.


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Longhouse Activities – Nature Walk

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After breakfast, you will be invited to watch the demonstration of one of the Iban favorite gambling game – ‘cock fights’ and using of the blowpipe will be held at the open space. The is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon – ‘blowpipe’. Afternoon proceed for nature walk. You will be then be brought back to the river bank to proceed for a short car ride and another 20 mins boat ride across a man-make lake that will bring you to the luxury longhouse resort. Check in at the Hilton International Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. For those who have more energy to spare can join the Nature Walk led by the in-house ‘naturalist’. The 2 km jungle trekking will bring you into the unspoilt jungle nearby the resort to learn about plants and animals that enable the native to survive without modern facilities. There will be a 60 meters long ‘canopy walk’ hanging 30 metres above the ground and a 40 metres high platform to enable you to enjoy a good bird eyes view of the surrounding. Lunch & Dinner is provided. Overnight at the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat.


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Sarawak Pottery Factory

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After breakfast, check out and transfer to visit SARAWAK POTTERY FACTORY. You will be fascinated by the delicate and creative work involve by the skillful artists. This is a chance for you to get a typical Sarawak ceramic and native handicraft or “must buy items” to bring back as a souvenir or gifts for friends, family members or personal collection. Lunch enroute. Transfer to city hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.


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Departure – Kuching Airport

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Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.

PRICE DETAILS (HOTEL)

Accommodation

MIN 2 -3 PAX  ( price per person )

 4 - 5 PAX ( price per person ) 6 - 9 PAX  ( price per person ) SINGLE SUPP 
TWIN/ TRIPLE CHILD WITH BED CHILD NO BED TWIN/ TRIPLE CHILD WITH BED CHILD NO BED TWIN/ TRIPLE CHILD WITH BED CHILD NO BED
ABELL HOTEL / THE LIME TREE HOTEL 3*

1320

1060 930 1140 910 800 1130 910 790 790
HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL 3*

1340

1080 940 1190 950 840 1180 950 830 830
ARIVA GATEWAY / CITADINES / IMPERIAL 4*

1420

1140 1000 1190 950 840 1180 950 830 830
RIVERSIDE MAJESTIC 5*

1460

1170 1030 1240 990 870 1230 990 860 860

Package Includes

  • 02night’s accommodation at City Hotel, 01night accommodation at Iban Longhouse. 
  • 01accommodation at Longhouse Resort. 04 breakfast, 03 lunch,02dinner
  • Guided  Kuching  City  Tour,  Sarawak  Cultural  Village,  Semenggoh  Orang  Utan,  Sarawak Pottery Factory & Shopping Tour. (All guided  tours are included of entrance fee)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport return transfer.
  • Experienced English / Mandarin / B.M. speaking guide.( based on request)

Package Excludes

  • Airfare & Airport Taxes.
  • Tipping for guide/driver @ min. (RM 5 per pax per day
  • Optional Tour.
  • Travel Insurance & Personal MISC Expenses.
  • All rate are exclusive GST 6%

Validity

  • Update 13 July 2017
  • Until 31 December 2017
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