Malaysia

2-Day Insider Look Into The Daily Life of Kampong Nyegol

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Tour type

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Enjoy a boat ride, surrounded by lush forests
  • Join the natives in their daily activities .
  • Trek through pristine rainforest & cross adventurous bamboo bridges
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  • Swim in the natural pool of a waterfall
  • Experience a native bamboo picnic lunch.

tour details

Located in the heart of the Borneo Highlands lies the small village called Kampong Nyegol. The village folks belong to the Bidayuh tribe, one of the many native ethnic groups in Sarawak, which is known for its outstanding hospitality. The surrounding of the village presents breath-taking views of the forest-covered mountains and the Bengoh lake below. Nearby waterfalls, jungle treks with typical Bidayuh bamboo bridges and the lush rainforest are a perfect setting for everyone yearning a mix of nature and soft-adventure!

Pick-up from the city hotel in Kuching and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Bengoh lake in the Borneo Highlands. The journey will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and leads through beautiful landscapes dotted with villages and farms.
Upon arrival at Bengoh lake you will board an open-deck boat to venture on a boat ride of about 30-40 minutes. Enjoy the views of the surrounding limestone mountains covered in lush vegetation! After this scenic ride it takes a short trek of about 10-15 minutes uphill to reach Kampong Nyegol.
After check-in at the lodge your guide will bring you for a stroll around the village to get to know the native folks, while some women from the village prepare a lunch for you. During lunch you may discuss with the guide what you wish to do in the afternoon. You can get a better insight into the local people's daily life by joining their daily activities such as fishing or farming of rice, pepper, as well as other crops (farming activities depend on seasons and may vary from time to time). Or you may choose to relax on the veranda of the lodge with its stunning views over rolling hills.
In the late afternoon, the women of the village will teach you how to prepare some typical local dishes.
After dinner, your guide will bring you on a night walk (subject to weather conditions) to look for frogs, nocturnal birds and other creatures that wake up when night falls. Walking through the rainforest at night is a truly different experience. Be awed by the sounds of the amazing jungle orchestra at night!

Overnight at a lodge

Meals included:Lunch
Dinner
Wake-up early to experience the special atmosphere during sunrise when the mist is rising slowly from the forest-covered hill slopes!
Simple breakfast at the lodge & check-out.
Another 10-15 minutes' boat ride and a trek of about 20-25 minutes uphill will bring you to Kampong Sting. Explore this charming little village and its friendly inhabitants before you embark on a trek of another 45-60 minutes to a waterfall. The trail leads through lower montane forest and includes the crossing of adventurous bamboo bridges. Upon reaching the waterfall your guide will start a fire to prepare a native picnic lunch. Witness how, with simple ingredients, a delicious meal can be steamed in bamboo 'pots'! You may also choose to take a refreshing dip in the natural pool below the waterfall.
In the early afternoon, trek for about 30 minutes back to the lake and return by boat and air-conditioned vehicle to Kuching. Transfer to your city hotel in Kuching.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch

customise the tour

  • Addon to visit Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre
  • Extend vacation to Miri and Mulu
  • Extend vacation to Sabah
  • Extend vacation to Peninsular Malaysia

includes

  • 1 night accommodation in shared twin room with shared sanitary facilities
  • Meals as stated in the programme: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees and/or boat fees as stated in the programme
  • Drinking water available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
    * Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

  • This tour can be combined with a visit of Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre at an additional surcharge.
  • Please travel light for the overnight at the lodge. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Kuching.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • The rooms in the lodge are on twin-share basis. Toilets and shower (cold water only) are on shared basis.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
  • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS including passport details. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
  • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
  • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.

    WHAT TO BRING:
  • Backpack
  • Loose-fitting summer clothing
  • Sun hat/ cap
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Flat walking shoes with good grip
  • Raincoat
  • Torch or flashlight
Tour code: PKKCKN2B

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