Cat City Holidays
5D4N Bako & Iban Longhouse
From RM 1625
Terms and Conditions
Includes
: 2 nights accommodation at City Hotel as your choice, 2 night accommodation at Hilton International Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. 4 Breakfast, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinner. Guided Kuching City & Shopping Tour, Bako National Park, Semenggoh Orang Utan & Iban Longhouse Safari. (All guided tours include entrance fee). Airport - Hotel - Guesthouse - Resort - Hotel - Airport return transfers. Experienced English / Mandarin / B.M. speaking guide (Upon request). Include 6% GST.
Excludes
: Airfare, Airport Tax, Tipping, Optional Tour, Travel Insurance & Personal MISC Expenses, Peak Season Surcharge.
Remarks
: Rates quote are based on group of 2 Adults and above per person. Please bring torchlight, Insect repellent, raincoat, towel, swim wear& own drinking bottle. 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. 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 2017.
Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival
Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.

Day 02

Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari
Breakfast at the hotel, morning check out from the hotel and 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 for a 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. Another en route for a brief lunch break at "Lachau" small popular "cowboy" town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town to do barter trade without proper document. You could do your last minutes shopping for the visiting gift to present to your Iban host. The car ride will end at a river bank where a further 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 03

Longhouse Activities - Nature Walk
After breakfast, you will be invited to watch the demonstration of one of the Iban favourite gambling game - "cock fighting" and using of the blowpipe will be held at the open space. The is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon - "blowpipe". Afternoon proceed for nature walk. You will be then be brought back to the river bank to proceed for a short car ride and another 20 mins boat ride across a man-make lake that will bring you to the luxury longhouse resort. Check in at the Hilton International Batang Ai 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 be a 60 metres long "canopy walk" hanging 30 metres above the ground and a 40 metres high platform to enable you to enjoy a good bird eyes view of the surrounding. Lunch & Dinner is provided. Overnight at the resort.

Day 04

Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari
After breakfast at the Resort, 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 stretch wooden house standing on stilts. Upon arrival at the riverbank, the native long boat ride will take you upstream. Boat ride journey varies depending on which longhouse and water level of the river from 30 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 turn 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". Lunch is provided, after lunch, you will then be brought back to the riverbank transfer back to the 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 meters high tree platform to enable you to enjoy a good bird eyes view of the surrounding. Dinner will be served in house. Overnight at Resort.

Day 05

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