Tour Duration : 4 days/3 nights
Remarks : 2 pax minimum
Trekking deep into heart of Borneo
Today we depart for Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, padi fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort. Arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake. A 1 ¼ hour longboat journey takes you across the deep blue water of the lake and up the narrow Batang Ai River, past rugged hillsides dotted with rice fields and Pepper gardens, to Jingin or similar. Visit this 10 door longhouse and learn all about this “entire village under 1 roof.” Accommodation for the night is at the Longhouse and after dinner join the longhouse resident for a glass or two of tuak (rice wine). The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in whatever activities are going on at the Longhouse! Overnight in the longhouse. (Please note that most of the longhouses visited for jungle adventure do not have cultural performance in the evening. )
Day 02 Breakfast at the Longhouse. Depart Jingin longhouse for 3 days / 2 nights trekking deep into the heart of Borneo, accompanied by experienced Iban trackers. The trek takes you into the remote Batang Ai National Park, near the Indonesian border, between 900 and 1600 m above sea level. The area is home to a large population of wild orang utan, there is a good possibility of an encounter with one of these “men of the forest.” Other wildlife and fascinating plant life are also abundant. Overnight in tents or makeshift shelters constructed from leaves and branches.
Day 03 Continue trekking and exploring the rainforest, observing at close hand the unique flora and fauna that populate the remarkable ecosystem, and learning how to survive in the jungle. Overnight in the jungle.
Day 04 After breakfast in the jungle, depart by longboat downriver and across the lake to the jetty. Return to Kuching via the same route. Lunch is served en route.
Options : Extended stays can be arranged to trek deeper into the jungle, with an ever greater possibility of seeing rare wildlife.