4-Day Batang Ai Deluxe: group retreat

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Tour type

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Observe a local market in the town of Serian
  • Cruise across serene Batang Ai Lake in a native longboat
  • Watch the Ibans perform a war dance
  • Enjoy a nature walk that includes a canopy bridge
  • Trek through the jungle of Batang Ai National Park

tour details

Home to about 30 tribal Iban longhouses and the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat , Batang Ai enjoys an idyllic location amid lush rainforest next to a scenic lake. Nearby Batang Ai National Park provides a habitat for some of Borneo’s most stunning wildlife. Starting from Kuching, you’ll stop at a local market in Serian and a pepper farm before arriving at Batang Ai Lake where a boat will take you to the Batang Ai Resort. Next, travel by native longboat across the lake to a longhouse where the Ibans will sound their gongs and perform a traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia. After a native lunch, enjoy a nature walk that includes a canopy bridge. Another longboat ride will take you up the river to Batang Ai National Park for an exciting jungle trek.

Pick-up from Kuching city hotel for a 290 km journey with en-route stops at the local market in the town of Serian, a stop to observe wild orchids and pitcher plants at the roadside and also a visit of a pepper farm. Lunch will be provided in Lachau, a small upcountry Chinese village.
After lunch you will proceed to arrive at the beautiful Batang Ai Lake. Here, you will board a ferry/boat for 30 minutes' ride across the lake to reach the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. After check-in, the rest of the day is free at leisure to use the many facilities of the resort.

Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, Standard Room.

Meals included:Lunch
After breakfast, the day starts with a fascinating visit of the former headhunters of Borneo! The journey to the longhouse involves a ride on a traditional Iban longboat. Upon arrival at the longhouse, you will be taken for a tour around the longhouse, to meet the natives and their families. The Ibans will sound their gongs and perform their traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia. One is often invited to join in'85..don't be shy'85.it can be fun'85even if you don't understand their language. Don't leave without tasting their rice wine "tuak". A native lunch will be served in the longhouse.
Return to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat.
In the afternoon you have the option to venture on a nature walk including a canopy bridge (subject to weather conditions). The rest of the day is free at leisure.


Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, Standard Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
After breakfast, depart by longboat for an approximately 2 hours ride along the lake and up the Batang Ai river to reach Batang Ai National Park.
Upon arrival at the national park you will proceed on a jungle trek with packed lunch included.
Return to the resort. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, Standard Room.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
After breakfast at the resort, take the ferry across the lake and transfer back to Kuching with an en-route stop for lunch.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch

includes

  • 3 nights accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gifts for the longhouse

notes

  • This tour can be combined with a visit of Semenggok Orang Utan Centre at an additional surcharge.
  • Even if the package is booked on private basis, certain services may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.
    These services include boat transfers in Batang Ai, as well as boat transfers & activities in the longhouse.
  • Due to tough trekking under tropical climate conditions, this tour is very strenuous and one is expected to have high fitness level and good stamina.
  • Please travel light for the overnights at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat,. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Kuching.
  • It is customary to bring some gifts for the Iban longhouse people, which can be divided by the number of families. Our guide can assist you during one of the stops en-route to buy some suitable presents.
    This custom is only applicable to Iban longhouse tours.
Tour code: KCHDS4DBDJ18

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