5D4N Kuching + Semenggoh Orang Utan + Traditional Iban Longhouse + Bako National Park

Tour Program
Meals

DAY 1

Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and proceed for KUCHING CITY TOUR. Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. Its city centre is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, City Tower, and many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums such as Cat Museum. Other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the New DUN, The Golden Bridge, The Cat Monument, Market, Main Bazaar, China Town, Old State Mosque & etc. After tour, transfer to Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight. After tour, transfer to Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

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DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, proceed for BAKO NATIONAL PARK TOUR. Bako National Park, established since 1957, is the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak. Situated about 37 km from Kuching city, the excursion takes about one and a half hour by land and boat. With an area about 2,728 hectares, it offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. Unlike the other parks, visitors to Bako National Park are almost guaranteed to see wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, squirrels, white bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys, etc. With 17 trails provided, ranging from 0.2 km to 5.75 km, you will almost find new experience in each different trail. You will be brought along the Teluk Paku trail. To spot the Proboscis monkey, species which only can be found in Borneo Island, you will need to walk slowly, keep as quiet as possible, and listen out for sounds and movement along the way. In Bako National Park, you will also be able to view 7 different types of vegetations and forests from almost desert-like scrub or ‘padang’ to lowland dipterocarp forest. Lunch at Bako park café. After tour, transfer to Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

Wildlife sightings: With any tour involving wildlife there is no guarantee for sighting, although each trip is designed around known habitats. The guides will do their utmost to ensure a sighting, but cannot be held responsible if there is no success, because of weather circumstances, the wildlife itself or any other element beyond our control.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel, morning proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE, traveling overland (30 min) followed by a brief hike through dipterocarp forest. Unlike in a Zoo, the Orang Utans are set free in a 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young Orang Utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are trained to survive in the wild. Semenggoh is not set up as a tourist attraction but visitors are most welcome. Upon arrival at the Sanctuary, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orang Utans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nests watch their skilful movements at the tree tops and also their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour, emotion and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan, meaning ‘Man of the Forest’. Continue journey to AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT.

The expedition will begin with a 4 hours car ride passing through the scenic greenery countryside. The vast land on both side of the road are can be seen dotted with vegetable farms, paddy fields, rubber, pepper oil palm and cocoa plantations which generated some of the top revenue earner crops of Sarawak. En route you will have a brief stopover at small native town called Serian for chance to experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce brought by the native from the deep jungle to sell to the town folks. You could do your last minute shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host. A brief lunch break will be at “Lachau” - small popular “cowboy” town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town to do barter trade without the proper document. The car ride will end at a man-made jetty and take a 15 minutes boatride across to check-in at the Aiman Batang Ai Resort. Dinner in-house.

Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 4

Breakfast at the resort, morning check out and proceed to visit MENGKAK LONGHOUSE. Located at the mouth of Sungai Engkari, 45 minutes ride by longboat from Aiman Batang Ai Longhouse. The village of 30 to 40 “bilek” or rooms (each of one family) all under one roof built on stilts about a metre above the ground. Meet with its inhabitants and share a moment of their day. Share a glass of tuak (rice wine) and cultural performance with Iban hosts on the Ruai. Demonstration of their favourite gambling game – “cock fighting” and using of the blowpipe will be held at the open space. This is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon - “blowpipe”.

Lunch will be served at the longhouse. After lunch, transfer back to Kuching. En-route visit to SARAWAK POTTERY FACTORY. You will be fascinated by the delicate and creative work involve by the skillful artists. This is a chance for you to get a typical Sarawak ceramic and native handicraft or “must buy items” to bring back as a souvenir or gifts for friends, family members or personal collection. Transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.

** Remarks: The flight booking on last day must book after 1800hrs

Breakfast
Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person
Hotel To Choose Twin / Triple Sharing  
PULLMAN HOTEL ★★★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1965 Book Now
HILTON KUCHING ★★★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1965 Book Now
THE WATERFRONT HOTEL ★★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1940 Book Now
GRAND MAGHERITA HOTEL ★★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1925 Book Now
IMPERIAL HOTEL ★★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1915 Book Now
ABELL HOTEL ★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1875 Book Now
THE LIME TREE HOTEL ★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1875 Book Now
56 HOTEL ★★★ + AIMAN BATANG AI RESORT MYR 1845 Book Now

* All rates above valid till 31 December 2019 (tour commencement date).

** The tourism tax is RM10 per room per night and is charged to guest who are not Malaysian nationals or permanent resident holding a MyPR card. This tax will be collected upon check out.

** Surcharge applied during Hotel High Season ( 01 JULY – 31 AUG 2019 ), Christmas, New Year Eve, Chinese New Year, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Gawai and other festive seasons.

Iban Guesthouse Facilities:

Accommodation is based on a very BASIC CONCEPT and dormitories style with basic facilities only. (without air-conditioner / fan)

Rates Included:

• 3 nights accommodation at chosen hotel with breakfast • 1 night accommodation at Aiman Batang Ai Resort with breakfast & dinner in-house • 1 Lunch at Bako Park Cafe, 1 Lunch at Lachau & 1 Lunch at Longhouse • Guide fee • Airport hotel returns transfer • Entrance fee & Boat fee • Tours & transfers as stated

Rates excluded

• Airfare • Tipping • Travel insurance • Tourism Tax @ RM 10 per room per night

Requirement for the trip :

Own drinking bottle and first aid kit.

Note: This tour or holiday package is operated by Majestic Leisure & Tours Sdn Bhd (Company No. 573432-P/ KPL LN No. 5987), the company. Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.

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