2 Days Rainforest _ Caves and Waterfalls (New)

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Tour Period: 2 Days

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08:30 hrs - Depart from Miri city hotel for a 2 hours' drive passing villages, longhouses and plantations to reach Niah National Park. The tour starts with a visit of the Niah Museum (closed on Mondays) to learn about the archaeological importance of the Niah Caves. From here a 3 km plank-walk will lead you to the Traders Cave, which used to be a thriving market some 60-70 years ago, where edible birds' nests which had been collected in the caves were barter-traded for food and other goods. Nowadays the collecting of the highly sought-after swiftlet nests continues, but is a government-controlled activity. Having passed through Traders Cave you will reach the Niah Great Cave with the famous excavation sites, where a 40.000 year old human skull was found. Deeper inside this cave you will see evidence of the on-going collecting of edible birds' nests as well as collecting of bats guano for fertilizer. If you wish you can exit the Great Cave through the east entrance, climbing up several stairs and through a pitch-black tunnel to get to the Painted Cave with its hematite cave paintings. (Please note that the cave paintings in the Painted Cave are protected behind a tall fence and can only be seen from a distance.)
Return to the Park headquarters for lunch before we proceed to a nearby longhouse belonging to the Iban tribe. Settle in with your host family and experience the atmosphere of longhouse living. After dinner with your host family, join the villagers in the communal area of the longhouse and witness the traditional Iban dances and music.

Overnight at the longhouse (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Lunch
Dinner
After a simple breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your hosts and proceed for a 1.5 hours' drive to Lambir Hills National Park. This protected terrain is home to an amazing tropical rainforest with towering trees, entwining lianas and impressive fan palms. You will also find a series of small waterfalls along the Liam river. The Latak waterfall is the most popular with a height of about 25 metres. It plunges into a large deep pool with a broad sandy poolside and makes a very pleasant spot for swimming and sunbathing. Enjoy a cooling bath after trekking through the humidity of the tropical rainforest!
A local lunch will be served before returning to Miri.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch

includes

  • 1 night accommodation in shared twin room with fan and shared bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides
  • Entrance fees and/or boat fees as stated in the programme
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)

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

  • Tours will be offered as stated in the programme, but some may be done on different days than stated in the programme. For example, if our programme states a city tour on
    Day 1, it may be postponed to Day 3 instead, without any prior notice given.
  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, the activities in the longhouse are on shared basis.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please travel light for the overnight at the longhouse. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Miri.
  • The homestay rooms are on twin-share basis and are fitted with fans. Toilets and shower are on shared basis.
Tour code: MYYHOB2DRCW
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