7-Day Romantic Sarawak-A Honeymoon Special (New)

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Tour Period: 7 Days

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Meet & greet at Kuching International Airport by our English-speaking local guide. Transfer to The Ranee Boutique Suites.
The Ranee Boutique Suites is an exclusive 24-room boutique hotel strategically located in the heart of Kuching's picturesque Old Town. Stylishly rebuilt from two traditional 19th century shop-houses and ingeniously adapted to modern standards of plush comfort, The Ranee is unique in that every spacious suite is custom-designed and elegantly furnished, blending in the old and the new. Indeed, no two suites are alike'85 each has its own individuality, charm and characteristics. Wide windows and verandahs open onto scenic vistas of the bustling bazaar, the river, or the colonial heritage buildings. Each room has a telephone, free internet access and satellite TV, en-suite bathroom, mini bar and of course, tea/coffee making facilities. Most of the suites include a large individual standing bathtub - perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway!
Check-in & rest of the day free at leisure.
In the evening, enjoy a private romantic candle-light dinner at the hotel to start your unforgettable honeymoon.

Overnight at The Ranee Boutique Suites, Ranee Suite.

Meals included:Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel.
Kuching is a perfect city to enjoy on foot! Walk down the streets and alleys the three "white kings" already used to take during their reign of 100 years. Let the sights, sounds and smells of old Asia fill your senses with awe and discover at the same time how the Rajahs left their trademark, building those beautiful colonial buildings, like the Astana or the old Court House. Also visit the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, walk to the Waterfront jetty and, like already Rajah James Brooke used to do, take a sampan (river taxi) across the Sarawak river to visit a small Malay village. Explore the old streets of Carpenter, Gambier & India, old alleys, corridors and the oldest Indian mosque in Kuching.
Return to your hotel & afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at The Ranee Boutique Suites, Ranee Suite.

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel & check-out.
Depart to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres and acts as a sanctuary for orang utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area of the nature reserve. But there are few that will never re-learn their natural skills due to long association with and dependence on humans. There are daily scheduled feeding times. However, sightings of these primates during feeding times are not guaranteed due to the fact that they are roaming freely within the nature reserve.
From here we continue with a 4 hours journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Batang Ai. Along the way, we will visit the native market in Serian, pass by rice fields and visit a pepper plantation. The last stop will be at Lachau, a small up-country Chinese village, where we will stop for lunch, before proceeding to the scenic Batang Ai lake. Here, you will board native longboats for a 45 minutes' ride across the lake and further upriver to reach an Iban longhouse. Upon arrival you will be invited into the longhouse to meet the Ibans and their families and have a tea break. During the tea break, the Ibans and your guide will explain to you about the spiritual beliefs and traditional rituals of an Iban wedding ceremony to prepare you for your very own longhouse wedding ceremony! Now it's time for the preparations: while some of the Iban women will cook a sumptuous dinner together with your guide, the other Ibans will dress you up in the traditional Iban costumes. Then you will be seated on large gongs in the communal hall of the longhouse where the rest of the community will slowly come together to witness the celebration. A specially appointed person, usually a longhouse elder or a shaman, will conduct the nuptial ceremony and ensure that all rituals are performed in accordance with the Iban 'Adat' (customary law). Marriage rituals include the waving of a rooster over the heads of the couple as a blessing or the 'Melah Pinang' ritual, where a betel nut is cut into two halves in order to seek approval from the spirits. Once married according to the Iban 'Adat' you will enjoy an evening of merry making with lots of food, home-made 'Tuak' (rice wine) as well as traditional music and dances.

Overnight at the longhouse (very simple accommodation).

Note:
Basic accommodation in the communal hall of the longhouse with mosquito net, mattress, pillows and blanket provided.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The cockerels will sing loud and clear for you to wake up the next morning. Observe the special atmosphere in the early hours of the day when the first rays of sunlight wake the longhouse and the natives prepare for their daily chores in the rice fields and pepper farms. After a simple breakfast, you may try your skills with the blowpipe, the ancient hunting weapon of Borneo's natives.
Depart the longhouse and venture on a nature walk (approximately 1 hour) through the farmland of the Ibans to arrive at a small stream. A typical native lunch, cooked in bamboo over an open fire, will be served by the stream (subject to weather condition; in case of rain the lunch will be served in the longhouse).
After lunch proceed by longboat downriver to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Check-in at the resort.
In the afternoon you can venture on a short nature walk including a canopy bridge (subject to weather conditions). The rest of the day is free at your own leisure to use the many facilities of the resort.

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 return back to Kuching with an en-route stop for lunch. Transfer to Permai Rainforest Resort.
Permai Rainforest Resort is a small eco-resort set in pristine rainforest located on the shores of the South China Sea, and at the foot of Mount Santubong. Carefully designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, it offers a great rainforest experience. The unique treehouses, which are built on stilts 20 feet above the ground, placing you in the forest canopy, are air conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. Tea/ coffee making facilities and free minibar with canned soft drinks are provided. What could be more romantic than sleeping amongst the canopy of the trees and waking to the sound of the sea lapping against the shore?
Check-in & free at leisure.
In the evening you will enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the resort's restaurant.

Overnight at Permai Rainforest Resort, Treehouse.

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast at the resort.
This day is free at leisure to use the many facilities of the resort or simply relax at the beach. The resort also has two well-marked nature trails leading through the surrounding forest. One of the trails is a short nature walk of approximately 45 minutes, the other requires trekking for about 3 hours through pristine primary forest. If you are lucky you get a first glimpse of one of the three different species of monkeys that do occasionally roam in the resort's premises.
17.00 hrs. - Embark on a mangrove sunset cruise. This cruise takes you to the mouth of the Santubong River and along the mangrove forest of Kuching Wetlands National Park. Enjoy the amazing scenery of the mangrove swamp and learn how the various animals, like the proboscis monkeys, and the uniquely adapted mangrove trees develop a complex symbiotic eco-system. The Irrawaddy or snub fin dolphins are often seen as well. If the weather permits you will get to see a breath-taking sunset over the unique scenery of the mangrove forest. In the dark you will continue your cruise through the mangroves in search for the estuarine crocodile. Their eyes shine in a bright red colour when hit by the light of torch lights. Another natural phenomenon are the fireflies that congregate in the mangrove trees and let them shine like Christmas trees!
After this exciting experience return to the resort for dinner.

Overnight at Permai Rainforest Resort, Treehouse.

Meals included:Breakfast
Dinner
Breakfast at the resort and free at leisure (check-out at hotel: 12:00 hrs. noon).
Transfer to Kuching International Airport for flight to your next destination.

Meals included:Breakfast

includes

  • 5 nights accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • 1 night accommodation in the communal room of a longhouse 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
  • 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

  • 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, 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 & activities in the longhouse and the mangrove swamp cruise.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please travel light for the overnights at the Iban longhouse and the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Kuching.
  • Due to primitive conditions in the longhouse, be prepared for some discomfort. You will be provided with mattress, mosquito net, pillow, blanket and clean linen.
    Simple sanitary facilities are available.
  • 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: KCHDS7DRSH
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