Borneo Rainforest Discovery

5 Days / 4 Nights

  Kuching - Batang Ai National Park - Sarawak

5 Days / 4 Nights

Borneo Rainforest Discovery

  Kuching - Batang Ai National Park - Sarawak

Answer the call of the wild on this ultimate adventure through the Borneo jungle. Explore the rainforests of Batang Ai National Park, sip rice wine with locals in a traditional Jingin longhouse and track wild animals on a guided three-day camping trip. You’ll also come face-to-face with local wildlife, including the resident population of orang utans.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wandering the charming streets of the "Cat City" in Kuching, sampling its famous street food
  • Seeing the pristine rainforest of Batang Ai, one of the world's last wild orangutan strongholds
  • Enjoying rice wine and games with indigenous locals on an overnight stay in a longhouse
  • Trekking through virgin rainforest in search of the "men of the forest" and other exotic wildlife

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
    Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
    Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Kuching

DAY 1 - Kuching

Arrive at Kuching airport and meet with your guide before making your way to your hotel by private vehicle.

In the evening, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the vibrant streets of Kuching before getting a taste of local cuisine at the Top Spot Food Center, renowned for its open-air style dining. Feast on fresh seafood and vegetables prepared in local style and savour a variety of delicious hawker foods like chicken satay and Malaysian chicken rendang curry. Spend the night in Kuching.

DAY 2

DAY 2 - Batang Ai National Park

After breakfast, make your way to Batang Ai National Park, passing through lush countryside and quaint country villages. Continue travelling paddy fields and pepper plantations as you wind your way to the interior of the spectacular Borneo peninsula.

Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to your resort. Arrive at Batang Ai National Park, home to one of Borneo’s remaining orang utan populations and part of one of the largest trans-national conservation areas in the region.

Then, witness spectacular views of the surrounding landscape as you travel by boat across the lake and up the narrow Batang Ai River. Make a stop at Jingin to learn about the traditional 10-door longhouses, created to house entire villages under one roof.

In the evening, make new friends as you join the longhouse residents for a glass or two of “tuak” (rice wine) and other fun local activities. Spend the night in the longhouse.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - Batang Ai National Park

After breakfast at the longhouse, make your way into the heart of Borneo for three days of guided trekking, accompanied by experienced Iban wildlife trackers. Hike deep into the remote Batang Ai National Park, snaking your way up against the Indonesian border and climbing as high as 1600m above sea level.

Home to a large population of native orang utans, there is a high chance you will get up close (or face to face) with these gentle and majestic “men of the forest”. See other rare wildlife species and fascinating plant life as you continue your hike through this diverse tropical rainforest.

Spend the night camping in tents or makeshift shelters constructed by your guides using leaves and branches.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - Batang Ai National Park

Continue on a final day of trekking through virgin rainforest as you learn how to survive in the wild and track native wildlife. Spend your last night in the forest.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - Kuching

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the heart of the jungle before making your way by longboat down-stream and across the lake to the jetty. Enjoy a tasty packed lunch en-route to Kuching Airport before catching your for flight home.

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