3 Days Pedal & Paddle Sarawak’s Rainforest-SIC (New!)

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Tour type

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • See orang utans & other wildlife up close.

  • Cycle through Sarawak's countryside & stunning landscapes
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  • Visit a longhouse & enjoy the hospitality of the locals
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  • Explore the rainforest by kayak & mountainbike.

  • Explore abandoned gold mines & caves

tour details

Begin your tour with a visit of Semenggoh Nature Reserve to spot semi-wild orang utans in their natural surroundings. Next, you will hop on a bike and cycle along country roads, passing villages and farms, to a Bidayuh longhouse where you get to enjoy the hospitality of the natives and spend the night. You’ll then continue with soft-adventure activities such as kayaking along a river surrounded by lush rainforest and stunning limestone outcrops, moderately challenging off-road mountain-biking, as well as exploring abandoned gold mines and ancient caves. Spend a night at a local village homestay, before cycling back to Kuching with an en-route stop at a waterfall and a visit of Matang Wildlife Centre which houses orang utans, sun bears, clouded leopards and other wildlife.

We start off early with a transfer to visit Semenggoh Nature Reserve, a large enclosed area of rainforest which is home to endangered Orangutans rescued from captivity and kept for rehabilitation. During the scheduled feeding time, some orangutans may descend from the rainforest to the lower branches of trees near the feeding platform. Those who are in luck will be offered a wealth of facial expressions by mankind's closest relative. After the feeding time, it's time to start riding. Using winding rural back road, we pedal through a series of kampongs dotted with small scale pepper farms, rice fields and plantations. We arrive at a large and old Bidayuh Tribe's longhouse that houses over 80 families and boasts a history of 500 years in existence. Join one of the host family in the longhouse to enjoy freshly cooked bamboo chicken and wild jungle vegetable on tanju (patio) of the longhouse. After lunch, explore this peaceful Bidayuh longhouse and learn about the culture of the Land Dayaks who were once headhunters. The remaining of the afternoon is free and easy, you can opt to swim in the mountain stream before enjoying another authentic longhouse meal at a very pleasant Bidayuh Homestay.

Overnight at the longhouse (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast at the longhouse.
A full day of 3-in-1 (3 adventure activities of Kayaking, Caving and Cycling, all in one day) awaits us. After a quick transfer to reach the start of your kayak adventure, we paddle through the rainforest on a meandering river shaded by overhanging canopies of trees with the sounds of rustling water and chirping of insects and birds. We hit the saddle again to cycle one of the most scenic stretch of riding on this trip to reach Bau, the oldest goldmine outpost in Sarawak. After lunch we head off-road to explore some hidden gold mines and experience the moderately challenging off-road up and down hill through some spectacular limestone karst landscape! Along the way we enter two caves (both National Reserve Area), the Wind Cave filled with bats and the majestic Fairy Cave chamber. We then finish our ride for the day at the beautiful historical shop-house town of Siniawan for a merry evening of dining before an early rest at a simple but uniquely Asian shop-lot guesthouse.

Overnight at the village homestay (simple accommodation).

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
After an early morning traditional noodle breakfast at an old town coffee-shop (kopitiam), we get ready for a full day of fun riding including riding across a suspension bridge, taking a traditional boat ferry and pushing your bike across the jungle stream. We ride using shaded back roads under the mountain before stopping for a breather at a jungle waterfall for a cooling dip and lunch break. We reach Matang Wildlife Cementum in the early afternoon for another encounter with the orangutans as well as other endemic Borneo wildlife such as the Sun Bears, Sambar Deer and Hornbills. Our Pedal & Paddle Sarawak adventure ends and we transfer you back to your city hotel

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch

includes

  • 2 nights accommodation in shared twin room fitted with fan & 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
  • Bike & helmet as well as back-up support vehicle
  • Drinking water available on the vehicles
  • 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

  • A good level of fitness is required for this bike ride of about 135 km along paved roads and gravel tracks with some undulations. Some easy off-road biking is part of the programme as well.
  • Minimum age: 12 years old.
  • Please travel light for this 3 days tour. 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 longhouse and the homestay are on twin-share basis. Toilets and shower (cold water only) are on shared basis.

Tour code: KCHDS3DPPSJ

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