Cat City Holidays
2 Days 1 Nights Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari
From RM 700
Terms and Conditions
Includes
: Guided tour, Iban Guesthouse, Meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunch & 1 dinner), boat fee, mineral water, 6% GST.
Excludes
: Personal expenses.
Remarks
: Rates quote are based on Seat In Coach basis.
: Rates subject to change without prior notice.
: Every person participating in any tour or holiday organized shall do so at his/her own risk. The organizer will not be responsible for any loss or additional expenses due to delay, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, war or other factors beyond control.
Item to brings : Light clothing, towel, raincoat, torch light, swim wear, waterproof camera, insect repellent,sun block, flat shoe( prepare to get wet).
Validity
: Until 31st March 2017.
Itinerary

Day 01

Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari
Morning proceed for TRADITIONAL IBAN LONGHOUSE SAFARI. A village of 20 – 25 ‘bilek’ or rooms (each for one family) all under one roof of a long stretchwooden house standing on stilts. 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, padi 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.
Experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce brought by the native from the deep jungle. Lunch break is at ‘Lachau’ – small popular ‘cowboy’ town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town to do barter trade. You can do your last minutes shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host.
The car ride will end at a riverbank where a native longboat ride will take you upstream. The journey varies depending on the water level of the river and which longhouse; from 20 mins to nearly an hour. Poling under trees bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids (during dry season, you might be required to get down and help the boatman to drag the boat for a short distance) before arriving at your destination. Upon arrival at the longhouse, you can tour around the longhouse while the ‘semi-wild’ boars and hunting dogs running nearby. You can mingle with the longhouse folks & talk about their daily activities and the communal style of living at the longhouse or share your side of the story. Cool off and relax yourself in the river is one of the best thing to do after the whole long journey. After dinner, you will be led to the longhouse again. The Iban maidens and ‘warriors’ will perform a welcome dance while ‘tuak’ – the locally brewed rice wines are served as welcome drink. Overnight at Iban Longhouse’s Guesthouse.

Day 02

Back to Kuching
After breakfast at the guesthouse, you will be invited to watch the demonstration of one of the Iban favourite gambling game – ‘cock fighting’ and using of the blowpipe which will be held at the open space. That is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon – ‘blowpipe’. Return trip to Kuching is by longboat and overland.