Cat City Holidays
5D4N Kuching & Batang Ai & Bako
From RM 1440
Terms and Conditions
Includes
: 3 nights accommodation at City Hotel of your choice. 1 night accommodation at Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort or Iban Longhouse's Guesthouse of your choice. 4 Breakfast, 3 Lunches & 1 Dinner. Guided Kuching City & Shopping Tour, Semenggoh Orang Utan, 2 Days 1 Night Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari, Sarawak Pottery Factory and Bako National Park Tour (All guided tours include entrance fee). Airport - Hotel - Resort/Guesthouse - Hotel - Airport returns transfers. Experienced English / Mandarin / B.M. speaking guide (Upon request).
Excludes
: Airfare, Airport Tax, Tipping, Optional Tour, Travel Insurance & Personal MISC Expenses.
Remarks
: Rates quote are based on group of 4 Adults and above per person. Bring flat shoes with good gripping-soles, light cotton clothing, torch light, Insect repellent, raincoat, towel, swim wear, own drinking bottle, personal toiletries. Guesthouse accommodation is based on a very BASIC CONCEPT and dormitories style with basic facilities only. Advisable to pack a light overnight bag for stay in longhouses, national parks, jungle, beaches and caves. Child with 1/2 share room will 90% of adult rate, Child with extra bed will be 80% of adult rate and Child without extra bed will be 60% of adult rate. S.O.T. (Suggest Optional Tour) is chargeable accordingly. Peak season surcharge apply to Hilton Kuching and Batang Ai Longhouse Resort from 01/07 - 31/08/10. Black out period apply to Riverside Majestic Hotel and Grand Margherita Hotel from 29/06 - 05/07/10. Peak season surchage during Labour day, Hari Gawai, RWMF, National day, Hari Raya, Christmas day, New Year day & Chinese New Year (30/04 - 02/05/10, 31/05 - 03/06/10, 08 - 12/07/10, 30/08 - 02/09/10, 09/09 - 12/09/10, 20 - 31/12/10, 01 - 02/01/11 & 02 - 05/02/11). Strictly for Malaysian, Indonesian, Bruneian & Singaporean only. Sequence of the tour is subject to change. Package rate 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, weather, war, quarantine or other factors beyond control.
Validity
: Till 31st March 2011.
Itinerary

Day 02

Semenggoh Nature Reserve - Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari
Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out from the hotel and 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. The Semenggoh is not set up as a tourist attraction but visitors are most welcome. Upon arrival at Semenggoh, 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 for TRADITIONAL IBAN LONGHOUSE SAFARI. A village of 20 – 25 “bilek” or rooms (each for one family) all under one roof of a long stretch wooden 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 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. 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. You could do your last minute shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host. The car ride will end at a riverbank where a further native longboat ride will take you upstream. Boat ride journey varies depending on which longhouse and water level of the river from 20 min to nearly an hour. Poling under tress bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids (during dry season, you might be required 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. The Iban maidens and “warriors” will perform a welcome dance while “tuak” – the locally brewed rice wine are served as welcome drink. 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”. You will then be brought back to the riverbank to proceed for a short car ride and another 20 minutes boat ride will bring you to the luxury longhouse resort. For those who have more energy to spare can join the Nature Walk led by the in-house “naturalist”. The 2 km jungle trekking will bring you into the unspoilt jungle nearby the resort to learn about plants and animals that enable the native to survive without modern facilities. There will a 60 meter long “canopy walk” hanging 30 meters above the ground and a 40 meter high tree platform to enable you to enjoy a good bird eyes view of the surrounding. Dinner is provided. Overnight at Resort / guesthouse.

Day 03

Bako National Park
After breakfast, check out and transfer 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. Lunch enroute. Transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

Day 04

Bako National Park
Breakfast at the hotel, morning 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. Take the trail to Teluk Pandan Kecil and you will find a lot of the carnivorous plants, pitcher plants, and you will also see the most famous rock formation at the end of the same trail. Lunch is provided. After tour, transfer back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 05

Departure - Kuching Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.