An exciting 10 day fully escorted cultural & wildlife private tour visiting the Iban hill tribe & Sarawak’s most beautiful national parks.
ONLY £1,095 PER PERSON. Code BO9D.
Tour only available between March – October. Programme can be extended to Damai beach, Sabah, Peninsula Malaysia and Langkawi or Penang. Please call for more information.
KUCHING - LEMAMAK - BATANGAI - BAKO - GADING
Price includes: Airport/hotel transfers, hotels as above or similar with daily breakfast, half board meals i.e. lunch en route during excursions as stated, air conditioned car, guided sightseeing, excursions, boat trips, admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, local airport tax, meals other than stated, optional entertainment and any service not specified above.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Price is per person sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement £250. Children: 75 % of adult’s price (child sharing parents’ room).
DAY 01 International flights to KuChing.
DAY 02 KUCHING (-/-/D)
On arrival in Kuching, or “City of the Cat”, our local representative will transfer you to Hilton Kuching hotel. Welcome to Sarawak, an ideal destination for travellers seeking an authentic “jungle” experience with its variety of nature, culture and adventure. Afternoon guided city tour including the Sarawak museum, the beautifully landscaped Kuching waterfront and the colourful Chinatown with traditional shophouses. Dinner & overnight at Hilton Kuching hotel.
DAY 03 SEMENNGOH (B/L/-)
All day visit to the Semengoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Here, the wardens train young Orang Utans, who have either been orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild. Lunch at local restaurant before returning to Kuching in the afternoon. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Hilton Kuching hotel.
DAY 04 LEMANAK (B/L/D)
Morning departure for a Lemanak River Safari. Pick up from hotel for a 290km car ride with enroute stops at a pepper farm, the local market in Serian town. Lunch in Lachau, a small upcountry Chinese village, before continuing to Lemanak River to board a longboat venturing upstream to reach the Iban tribe, one of the indigenous people in Sarawak. The Ibans are mobile people, fishing, hunting and cultivating hill rice. It was told in the past that they practised headhunting as a means of survival against the enemies. They will perform a traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia to welcome their guests. Enjoy a cultural exchange with the Ibans and their families and learn about the communal lifestyle they share in the Long House. Dinner and overnight in a basic dorminatory style guest house.
DAY 05 BATANG AI (B/L/-)
Explore the real local way of life and learn about their blowpipe dart weapons, then embark on a short forest trek and lunch by the river bank. Transfer to Batang Ai via a cocoa plantation. Boat trip to Hilton Batang Ai Long House Resort surrounded by mountains and the unspoiled rainforests of Sarawak. Evening at leisure.
DAY 06 KUCHING (B/L/-)
Return to Kuching with lunch en route and overnight at Hilton Kuching hotel. Evening at leisure.
DAY 07 BAKO (B/L/-)
Drive to Bako National Park (45 min). The park covers the Northern tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula, an area of 27 sq km. Bako contains a wide range of vegetation including swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, a rich variety of wildlife and a coastline covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Enjoy a boat trip and short trek with park ranger to explore the rich flora and fauna with a chance to see the long tailed macaque monkeys, wild boar, squirrels and lizards. Late afternoon return to hotel.
DAY 08 GUNUNG GADING (B/L/-)
Full day trip to Gading National Park in Bau town with a visit en route to a bird sanctuary. Short trek in the park with a chance to see a blooming Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, which can reach up to one metre in diameter. Return to hotel for overnight.
DAY 09 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Fly home with Malaysia Airlines via Kula Lumpur.
DAY 10 Arrive home