3 Days Ba’kelalan Homestay-Meet the Highlanders of Sarawak

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Tour Period: 3 Days

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Meet & greet upon arrival in Ba'Kelalan and transfer to a homestay for check-in & lunch.
In the afternoon you will venture on a trek to Bukit Sarui. After trekking (moderate) for about 45 minutes to 1 hour you will reach a view point with a breath-taking panoramic view over Ba'Kelalan. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the valley below with its rice fields and fruit orchards!

Return to the homestay for dinner. Get to know your host family and learn more about the Lun Bawang customs.

Overnight at the village homestay (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Lunch
After breakfast, you will explore the valley of Ba'Kelalan by bicycle. Your bicycle ride will lead you through rice fields and past grazing buffaloes to the villages of Long Lemutut and Long Langai. Visit the headman's house at Long Langai for a tea break and join your host in making local savouries such as "kelupis" or "roti benak", all which are made with glutinous rice. You will also visit the local school SK Ba'Kelalan. Then cycle back to your homestay to freshen up.
In the afternoon a short drive by 4-wheel-drive will bring you to Buduk Bui Salt Spring, where you will learn more about the process of extracting the organic mountain salt which Ba'Kelalan is famous for. The Ba'Kelalan salt springs were discovered generations ago by hunters who noticed animals liked to drink the water there. In order to produce salt the spring water containing brine has to be boiled until all water is evaporated. This process can take up to 4 days and during this period of time a few of the villagers will stay at simple huts at the salt spring to keep the fires burning constantly.
Return back to the homestay for dinner.
For the adventurous, you can also choose to spend one night at the salt spring (if weather permits)! Please inform your guide in the morning whether you wish to spend a night at the salt spring.

Overnight at the village homestay (simple accommodation) or at the salt spring (very simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, bid farewell to your host family before heading to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Meals included:Breakfast


  • 2 nights accommodation in shared twin room with shared common sanitary facilities
  • 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)


  • 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


  • MASwings currently flies three times a week from Miri via Lawas to Ba'Kelalan and vice versa. The flights are operated on Twin Otter aircrafts and luggage allowance on these flights is
    limited (please refer to your flight ticket for exact information). If you overnight in Miri before and after this 3 days tour, your suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Miri.
    In case you just transit in Miri on the way to Ba'Kelalan and on the way from Ba'Kelalan to your next destination, we can arrange a representative of Diethelm Travel to meet you during your transit in
    Miri and store the luggage for you (not included in the package; charges depend on size and weight of luggage).

  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, transfers & activities in the homestay may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.

  • Rooms at the homestay are private twin-share rooms. Toilets and bathrooms (dip & splash method) are on shared basis.

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