Remote Sarawak Exploration

Remote Sarawak Exploration


The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is so much more than just its iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Highlands or theme parks like Legoland and Sunway Lagoon. We design this tour to take you to one of the less-visited site of Sarawak to help you have an unique look of Malaysia. Sarawak is one of two states in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo.
10 days 9 nights
Malaysia
Attractions
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Code
MAO2

Overview

Overview
The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is so much more than just its iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Highlands or theme parks like Legoland and Sunway Lagoon. We design this tour to take you to one of the less-visited site of Sarawak to help you have an unique look of Malaysia. Sarawak is one of two states in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the oldest building in the city, the Sarawak State Museum and the Tun Abdyl Razak Hall, the Islamic Museum of Sarawak, Astana (the former palace of the White Rajahs) or the Chinese History Museum. Afterwards, spend several days in the Batang Ai National Park in a longhouse in order to fully enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna. Finally, explore the remoted village to learn more about culture and local daily life.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Kuching  the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle
  • Explore tropical flora and fauna and possibility wild orangutans in Batang Ai National Park
  • Learn more about culture of Malaysia by visiting the local village.

Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur – Kuching (D)
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur airport you will connect with your domestic flight to Kuching. We then pick up and transfer you to your hotel for check in if room is ready. The remaining day would be spent at your own pleasure for relaxing after your long flights
 

Kuching (B, L, D)
Today we will depart from your hotel to an interested tour in Kuching. First we drop a visit to Sarawak Cultural Village, the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle. Known as the 'Living Museum', the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak's cultural heritage. View traditional life as the village and its 150 inhabitants continue life as if time were stood still. There are lots of traditional daily activities from Sarawak's diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They wear traditional costumes and also put on dances for visitors. We then continue to the quirky Cat Statues and finally the Ethnology Museum, which contains a rich collection of indigenous cultures. Overnight at the hotel
 

Kuching (B, L, D)
After breakfast we continue our journey today to explore Kuching. Beginning with discover Borneo’s ancient way of life as you visit Anah Rais, a traditional village welcoming to outsiders. A holiday in Sarawak is not complete without a visit to the Bidayuh longhouses that are the traditional dwellings of many of the natives here such as the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu. The villagers don’t pay special mind to the tourists and actually go about their everyday lives. It’s a fascinating combination of traditional life and modern times. Return to your hotel for your overnight

Kuching – Batang Ai National Park (B, L, D)
Depart from your hotel towards Batang Ai National Park for 3-4 hours’ drive and then a boat ride to reach the village (1, 5 hours). The park is known to have the highest orangutan population density in Central Borneo. Upon arrival we check-in your longhouse, traditional Iban longhouse and discovery of the daily life and activities of the village. Dinner and overnight in the longhouse

 

Batang Ai National Park (B, L, D)
Learn about sustainable eco-tourism at your resort before leaving for a trek in the heart of the Borneo jungle. There are five trails in the park. You will be accompanied by a park ranger at all times. Observation of tropical flora and fauna and possibility to see wild orangutans. You have the option to take a two-hour boat ride to explore the natural beauty of Borneo’s rainforest. Observation of tropical flora and fauna and possibility to see wild orangutans Return to the Batang Ai for the evening

Batang Ai National Park- Kuching – Flight to Miri (B, L)
Today we travel back to Kuching and catch a short flight to Miri. Check-in at your hotel for your overnight
 

Miri- Bario (B, L, D)
A well worth journey today taking you to Bario, a peaceful village located in the heart of the Kelabit Highlands in the north east of Sarawak. It is almost sharing international borders with the Indonesian Kalimantan, and is about 3280 feet above sea level. It is the main settlement in the Kelabit Highlands. Here, there are few roads, the area is at a high elevation, and the river has high rapids - these barriers prevent many from making the journey here, and thus, the tribe remains relatively unaffected by the rapidly-evolving outside world. The tribes are very welcoming to new people. You will gain a rare cultural insight not available to many travelers. Stay with the local people in a homestay and have chance to taste the local dishes

Bario (B, L, D)
After breakfast we will take 20 minutes’ drive to Pa Umor. From here we will do our 30 minutes hiking to the salt spring. Have a chance to witness how the spring water containing brine is boiled until all water is evaporated. Bario salt is considered an organic salt, which is rich in natural minerals. Lunch will be served before we head to see the remnants of the megalithic culture once practiced by the Kelabit tribes. There are hundreds of ancient stone artifacts to be found throughout the Northern highlands of Sarawak, which were incised, carved, erected or arranged to become impressive rock monuments. We visit the Batu Narit Arur Bilit and Batu Ipak Upai Semaring. Transfer back to our lodge for your dinner and conversation with your hosts
 

Bario – Flight to Miri – Kuala Lumpur (B)
Farewell to your host before transfer to the airport for your flight to Miri and then connect your flight to Kuala Lumpur. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
 

Kuala Lumpur depart (B)
You have free time until we transfer you to the airport for your flight home
 

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation in a double or twin share room with daily breakfast
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Boat, cruise as specified in the itinerary
  • Water & cool towels
  • Government taxes & service charge

Tour excludes:

  • Malaysia Visa stamp fee 
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Early check in/ late check out
  • Domestic flights and domestic airport taxes
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December
  • Surcharged for Public holidays
  • Drinks and meal not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks … etc.
  • Personal travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance).

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