Batang Ai / Mengkak Longhouse 2 days 1 night Fullboard

Day 01

  • At 09:00hrs, depart Kuching by van for 4½ hours leisure drive to the Batang Ai Jetty.  There will be three stopovers along the route: - I) Serian, a predominantly Dayak trading town,   II) to see the pepper vines (III) at Lachau for lunch.   The journey passes through scenic countryside of rice fields, rubber, pepper and oil palm plantations, which intermingle with luxuriant tropical rainforest, rivers and mountain ranges.  Upon arrival at the river jetty, proceed by motorized longboat for about 60 minutes crossing the Batang Ai Lake passing through scenic views, rice fields, fish farms and clear water to reach Mengkak Longhouse.  Proceed to the longhouse for a warm welcome by the natives, tour the longhouse, watch the natives at work such as making mats, baskets, handicrafts and mending fish nets.   Join the natives in their daily chores, like feeding their livestock, washing clothes, swim in the river or just relax at the riverbank.   After dinner, socialize with the longhouse dwellers, presentation of gifts and witness cultural performances before retiring for the night at the Longhouse. (LD)

 

Day 02

  • After breakfast, witness cock-fighting, blowpipe demonstration, followed by a jungle walk to learn more about the forest privy.  Return by longboat to the jetty, then by van to Kuching with lunch en route and transfer to the hotel.   (BL)

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