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2 Days 1 Night Lemanak Iban Longhouse River Safari

Package Information

Tour Code SWPC01
Excersion From Kuching
Pick Up Time 0900hrs
Durations 02 Days / 01 Night
Introduction:
Longhouse is a village of 20-25 “bilek” or rooms (each for one family), all under one roof. Journey to the longhouse begin with a 4 hours car ride passing through the scenic countryside. The vast land on both side of the road are dotted with vegetable farms, paddy fields, rubber, pepper, oil palm and cocoa plantations which are some of the top revenue earner crops of Sarawak. En route a brief stopover at a small town called Serian. You will have a chance to experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce being sold by the native. Lunch will be at Lachau, a small popular “cowboy” town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town who came over to do barter trade. You could do your last minute shopping here for a gift to your Iban host. The journey overland will end at a riverbank where a native longboat will takes you further upstream. Duration of the boat ride varies from 20 minutes to 1 hour; depending on which longhouse and the water level of the river. Poling under trees bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids (during dry season, you might be required to get down and help to drag the boat for a short distance) before arriving at your destination. Upon arrival, you can tour around the longhouse where semi wild boars and hunting dogs run nearby. Mingle with the Longhouse folks and talk about their daily activities and life at the Longhouse. The Iban maidens and warriors will perform a welcome dance while “tuak”- a traditionally brewed rice wine are serve as a welcome drink. Demonstration of their favorite game; cockfighting and “blowpipe” will be held at the open space. This is your chance to try out your skill of using the deadly weapon – “blowpipe”.

Long Boat

Traditional Dance

Pitcher Plant

Itinerary

Day 1 : LEMANAK RIVER / IBAN LONGHOUSE (Lunch / Dinner Included)

  • A 225 km car/coach journey takes you through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains
  • Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants
  • Stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country
  • Arrive at Lemanak jetty mid-afternoon for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside with a longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river
  • Arrive at Serubah Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof”
  • Dinner, featuring delicious fresh jungle produce, is served in the simple guest-house
  • After dinner, return to the longhouse for an evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief
  • The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in
  • Overnight in the guest house with basic amenities (No Air-condition and No private room for individuals) as the accommodation is built by the Longhouse people to help supplement their income for their livelihood and children education

Day 2 : LEMANAK RIVER / KUCHING (Breakfast / Lunch Included)

  • After breakfast, enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself
  • Then take a short walk through the forest accompanied by traditionally-clad Iban trackers, and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture
  • Depart for Kuching via the same route
  • Lunch is served en-route
Price for Package above inclusive of
  • 1 Night Accommodation
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
  • Transfer
Price for Package above exclude the following
  • Airport Tax
  • Insurance Coverage
  • International & Domestic Airfares
  • Laundry
  • Room Services
  • Security Charges
  • Telephone Calls
  • Tippings
Child Policy
  • Child rate is applicable for those aged between 02-12 years old, accompanied by a minimum of 02 adults
Important Note
  • Min 2 Person
  • All Rate Quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) per person basis
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Additional surcharge will be imposed by certain hotels/restaurants on meals during the Muslim Ramadhan period. Charges are to be advised.
  • Surcharge of MYR 35.00 per person is applicable for pick-ups from Damai area
  • Tours sold are not refundable and all payment is on cash term basis only
  • Sucharge of 50% will be imposed between 2300hrs - 0600hrs
  • Strictly no refund for any unutilized portion of the above package
  • Payment by credit card add 2.5%
 

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