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
  • Swim in the natural pool of a waterfall
  • Experience a native bamboo picnic lunch.

tour details

Travel by car and boat into the heart of the Borneo Highlands to reach Kampong Nyegol, inhabited by natives of the Bidayuh tribe. The surrounding of the village presents breath-taking views of the forest-covered mountains and the Bengoh lake below. Stroll through the village, meet the community and join their farming or fishing activities. Next, the local women will teach you how to cook a typical native meal, before you venture on a night walk to uncover the rainforest and its nocturnal creatures. The next day, you will visit another nearby village and embark on a trek through the rainforest and across adventurous bamboo bridges to a waterfall. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water and enjoy a native picnic lunch consisting of dishes steamed in bamboo over an open fire.

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 (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Lunch
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


  • 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


  • 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


  • This tour can be combined with a visit of Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre at an additional surcharge.
  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, all boat transfers may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.
  • 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.
  • What to Bring
    Loose-fitting summer clothing
    Sun hat/ cap
    Sun block
    Insect repellent
    Personal toiletries
    Flat walking shoes with good grip
    Torch or flashlight
Tour code: KCHDSDKN2P19

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