5 Days Kuching – Wheelchair-Friendly Tour Package

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Board the MV Equatorial for a sunset cruise on Sarawak river
  • Tour Kuching to see its many faces
  • Learn about local food and sample signature dishes on a culinary tour
  • Discover the Bidayuh way of life & visit a longhouse
  • Spot orangutans in Semenggoh Nature Reserve

tour details

Begin your tour by boarding the MV Equatorial at Kuching Waterfront for a sunset cruise on Sarawak river. Next is a city tour of Kuching to see the different facets of its many cultures followed by a culinary tour through the city to learn about the ingredients used in Malaysian cooking & sample some local dishes! Later, depart to Mongkos Bidayuh longhouse via a local fruit and vegetable market to see traditional Bidayuh longhouses. Hear about local history & savour a Bidayuh lunch before touring the village, meeting locals, and discovering the Bidayuh way of life. Proceed to Semenggoh Nature Reserve to spot semi-wild orangutans and explore Sarawak Cultural Village – a living museum of Sarawak’s natives where you’ll observe the cultures of Sarawak’s tribes including a cultural show.

Arrival at Kuching International Airport. Meet & greet by local representative. Transfer to your hotel in Kuching. Check-in at hotel & free at leisure.
In the late afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and proceed to the Kuching Waterfront with a long stretch of tropical gardens, along the Sarawak river. Here you will board the MV Equatorial to embark on a sunset cruise on the famous Sarawak river. You will be awed by the striking contrast of the bustling modern city centre on one side of the river, and the serenity of typical Malay villages on stilts on the other side of the river. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during sunset, which adds a very special atmosphere to it!
The cruise will end at the Kuching Waterfront. Your guide will bring you back to your hotel.

Note: Only the lower deck of MV Equatorial is accessible by wheelchair!

Overnight at Hilton Hotel, Standard Room.

Meals included: None
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will bring you on a half-day city tour of Kuching. See all the different facets of the many cultures combined in Kuching, like Malay, Indian and Chinese culture. Visit Gambier spice streets, India street, Sarawak Museum, a Malay village, Muslim mosque, the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, Kuching South City Hall, Civic Centre with the Chinese graveyard and Kuching Waterfront with a view of the Astana, the former "White Rajah Palace".
Return to your hotel & free at leisure.
Later in the afternoon follow your guide on a culinary tour through Kuching and let yourself be introduced to various typical local dishes. Malaysia, often referred to as a "cultural melting pot" combines Malay, Chinese, and Indian culture. A unique mixture which can hardly be found in any other country and which is reflected in the great variety of "Malaysian cuisine". During the tour, you will learn what an important role food plays in Malaysian daily life and find out more about the different cultures at the same time. Listen to your guide's explanations about the different spices and ingredients used in Malaysian cooking, while you can sample various typical local dishes.
Got curious? Well then: "Jalan-jalan, cari makan!"

Overnight at Hilton Hotel, Standard Room.


Meals included: Breakfast
Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart to Mongkos Bidayuh longhouse for about 2 hours' drive through rural scenery, passing pepper gardens and rice fields, with an en-route stop at the local fruit & vegetable market in the town of Serian.
Mongkos village, which is located near the Sarawak-Kalimantan border, is a thriving rural community and home to one of the few remaining traditional Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak. The Bidayuh or Land Dayak are the second largest Dayak tribe in Sarawak. Traditionally they lived in longhouses but nowadays most Bidayuh settlements consist of individual houses rather than longhouses.
Upon arrival we will visit the 24-doors traditional longhouse which was made out of woods and bamboos sometime in the 1950s. Take a short tour and learn about the history of the longhouse, including stories from the 'Confrontation', the undeclared war between Malaysia and Indonesia that ran from 1962 - 1966. See the bullet holes in the wooden walls of the longhouse, the result of an Indonesian attack on Mongkos during the 'Confrontation'. Then enjoy a Bidayuh-style lunch. After lunch take a tour of the village, meet local villagers and learn about the Bidayuh way of life.
Return to your hotel & free at leisure.

Overnight at Hilton Hotel, Standard Room.


Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
After breakfast, depart to Semenggoh Nature Reserve, a 30 minutes' drive from Kuching, where you have the unique opportunity to spot semi-wild orang utans. The orang utans here roam freely in this nature reserve and can frequently be spotted during the feeding times. Observe these great animals moving up in the trees or enjoying their fruits. One of the most heart-warming sights is when you witness an orang-utan mother with young baby. Please be aware however, that the orang utans at Semenggoh Nature Reserve are semi-wild and roam freely in a big nature reserve, therefore sightings of orang utans cannot be guaranteed!

Note: Only 2 out of 3 orang utan feeding areas are accessible with wheelchair!

Return to your hotel to freshen-up. In the early afternoon, proceed to the "Sarawak Cultural Village", a living museum of Sarawak's natives, located at the scenic foothill of Mount Santubong, a 45 minutes' drive from Kuching city centre. It is a summary of the different cultures of Sarawak's 27 tribes and provides the opportunity to witness the 7 major ethnic groups which stay in their typical traditional houses and demonstrate parts of their daily work. The tour will end with a colourful cultural show with the natives, dressed in their traditional costumes.

Note: Not all the traditional houses are accessible by wheelchair!

After the tour, return to your hotel.

Overnight at Hilton Hotel, Standard Room.

Meals included: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel & free at leisure.
Check-out (check-out at hotel: 12:00 hrs. noon) & transfer to Kuching International Airport for departure.


Meals included: Breakfast

includes

  • 4 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

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.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
Tour code: KCHDS5DWCFP

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