Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kuching and together you will travel to the Borneo Highlands, the bordering region to Kalimantan/Indonesia. The journey will take you past pepper gardens, fruit orchards and little villages and into a breath-taking landscape of limestone mountains covered in lush vegetation of the rainforest.
After about 2 hours' drive you will reach a village of the Bidayuh tribe called Kampong Sadir. Explore the village and meet the local people. You will be able to witness how they have adapted to the modern life of present days on the one hand, but also how certain old traditions are still alive that give distinction to the culture of the Bidayuh tribe.
One significant way to express culture is through art and crafts. The Bidayuhs are well-known for their art of bamboo carving as well as plaiting and weaving. Their handicraft products made of bamboo comprise all sorts of utilitarian as well as decorative items. Other jungle materials such as rattan, the leaves of the screwpine or the stalks of a shrub locally known as 'bemban' are also used in plaited crafts. Embark on a nature walk into the surrounding jungle to see and collect the natural materials being used for their typical handicrafts. You will also learn about plants which are used for medicinal purposes and edible jungle produce. Upon returning to the village you will see how the collected plants are being processed and prepared before they can be turned into masterpieces. The elderly women are particularly skilled in weaving mats and baskets. Let them show you hands-on how to weave the processed jungle materials into your own little masterpiece which you may bring home as souvenir!
A home-cooked lunch in the village is included.
Return to Kuching in the late afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.