Pickup from you hotel around 0900am, or.. continue after your visit of Semenggoh, and depart for a 4½ hours leisure drive to the Batang Ai Jetty for a 3D/2N Ulu Batang Ai River Longhouse package. There will be three stopovers along the route: – I) Serian, a predominantly Dayak trading town, II) Chinese farm house to see how pepper and cocoa are grown and (III) at Lachau for lunch. The journey passes through scenic countryside of rice fields, rubber, cocoa, pepper and oil palm plantations, which intermingle with luxuriant tropical rainforest, rivers and mountain ranges.
Upon arrival at the river jetty, proceed by motorized longboat for about 45 minutes, crossing the Batang Ai Lake, passing through scenic views, rice fields, fish farms to reach Mengiling Longhouse. Proceed to the longhouse for a warm welcomes tour the longhouse, watch the natives at work such as making mats, baskets, handicrafts and mending fish nets. Join the natives in their daily chores, like feeding their livestock, washing clothes and enjoy a swim in the floating swimming pool.
After dinner, socialize with the longhouse dwellers, witness cultural performances and presentation of gifts before retiring for the night at the guesthouse. (lunch, dinner)
After breakfast, witness cock-fighting and blowpipe demonstration before departing from the longhouse by longboat for about 30 minutes. Detour to a stream, poling, taking part to push the longboat against the current along the clear water stream. Somewhere along the stream, we will make a stop to continue the journey through forest trail to reach a scenic spot by the stream.
Relax, take a nice swim, enjoy a sumptuous native style lunch before proceeding to reach Gugu Longhouse. Tour the longhouse, explore the surrounding, socialize with the longhouse folks, dinner and overnight at the longhouse. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast, return via the same route to the stream, then by longboat to the jetty and by van to Kuching with lunch en route. (breakfast, lunch)
– Dress casually, wear tennis shoes or thongs, swim suit, insect repellent, touch light and raincoat.
Rates are valid till 31 March 2018:
2 persons is RM1315pp
4 persons is RM920pp
Child 3-11 is 30% discount.