5 nights exploring the highlights of Kuching, orang utans at Semenggoh, meet the locals at an Iban Longhouse and take a boat ride to the estuarine of Santubong and Salak Rivers.
Meet upon arrival at Kuching airport then transfer to hotel in the city. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy this quaint city by foot or take a boat along the Sarawak River.
A morning Kuching City Tour. Including Kuching South Municipal Hall, China Town and Tua Pek Kong Temple, then proceed to the Sarawak Museum for a panoramic view of the city. Then drive through Malay villages with traditional houses build on stilts, later arriving at Kuching Waterfront.
Depart early to visit the the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. A temporary home for displaced orang utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. Before a 5 hour journey to Batang Ai passing rice paddy fields, pepper plantations and local villages.
This morning depart for the Lemanak River to board the native longboats to visit an Iban longhouse, the Ibans live along the river and were once known to be the most fearsome pirates and head hunters. Today living harmoniously as farmers, fishing and hunting in the surrounding jungles. A traditional welcome in ceremonial regalia, and local rice wine is served, you will have a chance to try your hand at handling the blowpipe. Enjoy Lunch at the longhouse before returning to the city late evening.
Depending on the tide (morning or afternoon), take a boat ride to the Santubong & Salak Rivers. These waterways form an important spawning ground for fish and prawn species. There is also diverse wildlife, birds and even the Irrawaddy dolphin can sometimes be seen. Later return to dry land for a transfer back to your city hotel.
This morning depart for Bako National Park. This is the oldest National Park, which offers the perfect introduction to the Sarawak forest and wildlife including the Proboscis Monkey. There are a number of trails exploring the park, return to Kuching in the afternoon for your onward arrangements. .
6 day ex Kuching
Coach tour with English speaking guide including all accommodation with meals as stated, all transfers and sightseeing as detailed.