Depart for Batang Ai. The journey takes about 4½ hours. Along the way, passes fields which may be green or gold with sheaves of paddy (rice) or being left to fallow, pepper plantations and roadside kampungs. Stop to visit the Liew farm which grows much of their own needs and for income. The main attraction is their pepper vines and loofah vegetables. Stop for lunch at the tiny little town of Lachau before continuing your journey. On arrival at the Batang Ai Dam, you will be ferried across to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Leisure to explore your surroundings
Depart by native longboats for one of the rivers that feed into the Batang Ai Lake. Along this river live the famous Ibans who were once the most fearsome pirates and headhunters. Today they live harmoniously as farmers, fishing and hunting in the surrounding jungles. The highlight of the tour is the traditional welcome with maidens in ceremonial regalia and the Ngajat dance. Tuak, the local rice wine is served and you will have a chance to try your hand at handling the blowpipe. For those who are game, there will also be a cockfighting demonstration. Then take a boat ride to enjoy a picnic lunch on the riverbanks. Join the Iban in cooking a traditional lunch using bamboo and BBQ over stone pits. Learn what kind of bamboo to collect and how to prepare the food for cooking in the bamboo containers. Prepare the stone pits and meat for grilling. Later return to the resort for the day.
Morning return to the city. Lunch enroute to the city. After Kuching city tour: the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historical capital. This tour will bring you to Kuching’s Oldest Street, Chinatown, famous Cat State, the oldest chinese temple named Tua Pek Kong, State Mosque, Gambier Street, Kuching waterfront and the historical building during the White Rajah area like the Court House, Astana, the Pavilion, Square Tower, Charles Brooke monument, Post Office and the world famous Sarawak Museum. Then we proceed to the highest tower in Kuching call the civic centre. Proceed to local product shops for the famous Sarawak Pepper, bird nests and local pottery. Overnight city hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and free on leisure until transfer to airport for flight departure.
1 Night in city hotel +2 N Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort
Guide, meal per itinerary
Requirement for the trip:
Own drinking bottle and first aid kit.