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Longouse Safari

Lemanak River/Batang Ai Iban Longhouse Safari
2 Days 1 Night


Day 1 : Depart from Kuching, passing rice fields, sago farms, rubber estates, oil palm plantations, lush rainforests, rivers and mountain ranges.

Stop-overs at a Pepper Farm, Serian and Lachau Bazaar before reaching the jetty to catch a longboat.

Enjoy a 45 minute longboat ride upriver, below overhanging trees, before reaching the Iban Guesthouse.

After dinner, join the Ibans on the common verandah where a welcome ceremony awaits.

The evening’s entertainment includes cultural performances, music, games and drinking local rice wine called ‘Tuak’ with the people in the longhouse.

Day 2 : Enjoy a blow-pipe demonstration, witness a cock-fight and take a jungle walk to learn about the forest privy and the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture.

The trail also passes through a native burial grounds. Visitors are also given the chance to watch the natives set up ingenious animal traps.

Depart for Lemanak jetty by longboat, then return to Kuching via the same route.

Also available: Lemanak River / Batang Ai Iban Longhouse Safari: 3 Days 2 Nights

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