Kuching Traditional Iban Longhouse Safari Sarawak (Malaysia Borneo Tour Packages)
Ibans stay in homes which are locally known as longhouse (a long stretch wooden house standing on stilts). Each of them has 20 – 25 “bilik” or rooms all under 1 roof. The expedition begins with a 4 – hour car ride, passing through the countryside. Along the journey, you will see vegetable farms, padi fields, rubber, pepper oil palm and cocoa plantations. There will be a short stopover at a small native town called Serian. There you will experience the busy wet market and see some of the rare jungle native products.
Lunch will be provided at “Lachau” – better known as “cowboy” town to the Indonesian natives living across the Kalimantan border. Upon arrival at the riverbank, you will get to experience a longboat ride which takes you upstream. The boat ride will last from 20 – 60 minutes depending on the destination and water level of the river. At the longhouses, you might chance upon wild boars and hunting dogs wandering around. You may mingle and talk with the Ibans, sharing with you their daily activities and their communal style of living. “Tuak”, a locally brewed rice wine is also served during the welcome dance performed by the Iban maidens and warriors. You will get to watch “cock fighting’ and blowpipes demonstrations before returning home.
This package includes
- Complimentary Pick up/Drop Off Service from Hotels
- 01 Local Lunch
- 01 Bottle of Water
- English/Malay Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fees
- Boat Ride
- Tour & Transfer as per itinerary
This package excludes
- Tips to driver/guide
- Personal Expenses/Insurance
- Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions and may be reorganised to best meet operational situations
- 1 Week Advance Booking is required for this tour