Batang Ai Longhouse
Day 01 (Lunch + Dinner)
8.00am depart from hotel for Batang Ai Iban Longhouse (Nanga Ukom Longhouse) by van driven through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, rice fields and oil palm groves. A few stops will be made along the way. First we will stop Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (1). Then visit the colourful and native market in Serian town (2) where a variety of jungle products such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruits are on display. After visiting Serian town, proceed to Liew’s pepper garden (3) at Lachau. Lunch en route. A native Iban longboat awaits you and your family at Batang Ai Jetty for 1 hour boat ride across the Batang Ai hydro power dam and journey through tropical rainforest to reach the Nanga Ukom Longhouse (4), home of the Iban tribe. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people and understand their history and culture.
After dinner with Iban family, we have a cultural dance (Ngajat) from Iban tribe, learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine (Tuak & Langkau). Overnight stay at longhouse.
Day 02 (Breakfast + Picnic Lunch + Dinner)
Wake up to the sound of birds and frogs. After a simple local breakfast but appetizing, get ready for the day’s long trekking activity. The long trek will go through scenic jungle trails and possibility of a chance cross steams or river and encounter with flora and fauna along the way, go fishing and help collect edible ferns and bamboo shoots for picnic lunch inside the rainforest and enjoy your nature pool (waterfall). Done with lunch, retrace your route back to Nanga Ukom Longhouse for overnight stay.
Day 03 (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, witness a blowpipe demonstration, followed by a cock fighting demonstration. Depart from longhouse to down river by longboat for 1 hour journey then continue by van. Lunch enroute. Proceed to Kuching and drop off at your hotel.