Batang Ai Luxury Safari
This trip takes you deep into the Sarawak heartland, exploring the nature and rich authentic culture and people here. It includes a visit to the Semenggoh Orangutan Centre to witness Orang Utan feeding and two nights stay at Hilton Batang Ai. The days are spent exploring the river by longboat, visiting longhouses and experiencing authentic BBQ by the river lunch cooked in the traditional style using bamboo.
Day 1 : Kuching - Batang Ai Resort
This exciting day starts with a pleasant drive to Semenggoh Orangutan Centre. Walk through the scenic forest reserve to the feeding platform and see the orang utans swaying from the treetop canopy as they come down for the feeding. Continue with 4 hours drive through the scenic greenery of rainforest and fields of pepper and rubber. We will stop at Serian town where you will be taken to visit an excellent farmers market. Later you will continue journey up country. On the way stop at the pepper farm to see how pepper is grown. Take our lunch at Lachau cafe. Drive to Batang Ai Hydro Dam and transfer by motorized boat for 20 minutes ride across the Batang Ai Lake to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. We spend two nights here with the comfort of Aiman Batang Ai Resort and dinner in the resort restaurant. (Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2 : Batang Ai Longhouse
After breakfast, we embark on a native longboat for a day of exploring the Ulu Ai River and its Iban longhouse communities. Depart by longboat for an hour drive to nearby Iban Longhouse. On arrival take part in the welcoming ceremony of warrior dance, music and gongs by the local folks. Try your hands on the blow pipe, taste locally brewed rice wine 'Tuak'. After lunch, we return by boat to our resort for dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3 : Batang Ai Resort - Kuching
After breakfast, transfer by boat to Batang Ai terminal for our return journey to Kuching. Lunch will be provided en-route at a local restaurant. Arrive in Kuching in the late afternoon. (Breakfast & Lunch)
THINGS TO BRING: Please bring along comfortable light clothing, a sun hat, poncho, battery torch light, swim suit, some insect repellent and drinking water bottler.Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.
Tours and transfers and meals as specified and English speaking guide.
Camera fee and items not mentioned.
Note on Travel Insurance
Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.
Rates For Travelling Until 31 March 2019
MYR 1740 per person.
Single supplement: MYR 368
High season surcharge: MYR 69 (July & August)
Rates For Travelling From 01 April 2019 and Onwards
MYR 1740 per person.
Single supplement: MYR 400
High season surcharge: MYR 85 (July & August)
My husband and I did a 13 day tour with Borneo Eco Tours from Kuching to Mulu to Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok to Sandakan. Our personal highlights were staying with the Iban in a traditional longhouse, Mulu National Park (the Marriott there is spectacular), and Sukau River basin. From snorkeling with clownfish to seeing orangutans and pygmy elephants in the wild, we were amazed by the wildlife! If only they would stay out in the open for photos! The trip was a bit taxing since visiting Sarawak and Sabah required multiple domestic flights and hours of driving overland, but we knew that when we booked the tour. For the most part, our guides spoke very good English and we weren't too rushed (my husband loves to take photos!). I would recommend Boreno Eco Tours!
erineo2016, United States, September 2016