Visiting the Iban's land - Orangutravel
Experience the real Iban daily life by staying at an Iban longhouse. Your host will share his daily routine with you, such as the traditional food preparation. You will also enjoy with them the surrounding environment made of forest, trails and rivers.
  • Be a guest for 2 days in an authentic Iban longhouse
  • Live the Iban people daily life and learn some traditional working skills
  • Enjoy the surrounding nature made of forests, trails and rivers
What's included
  • Round trip from Kuching hotel or airport to Batang Ai jetty
  • Longboat services with boatman
  • Accommodation in full board basis
  • Meals and basic beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits
Visiting the Iban's land
Any amount of people can join.

      Iban people make up the first ethnic group in Sarawak, mostly living by the border with Kalimantan, Indonesia. Once they were historically infamous as headhunters and fierce warriors, but today they are known to be peaceful rural people who make a life out of agriculture and farming activities in Sarawak’s large countryside. Their customs, usage and traditions, as well as their own language, are completely different from any other inhabitant of Borneo and the rest of Malaysia.

      With this tour you can experience the real Iban daily life by staying at an authentic Iban longhouse. Your Iban host family will share their daily routine, such as the traditional food preparation and more of the tribe habits and traditional work. You will also enjoy with them the surrounding environment made of forest, trails and rivers as the longhouse is located in the middle of the forest of Batang Ai, one of the most pristine of Sarawak. To reach the longhouse you will explore much of the Sarawak’s countryside by land and boat.

      Ibans are well known for their hospitality. During your stay at the longhouse you will sleep in one of their room, sharing the common areas as a friend or a relative. It’s a very simple and austere lifestyle, but genuinely authentic and in perfect harmony with the nature. The tour starts from the city center of Kuching or your hotel lobby. If you’re carrying a heavy or cumbersome baggage, we suggest you to leave it for safekeeping at your accommodation’s luggage storage in Kuching town.  Since the destination is in the middle of the forest, a suitable outfit is warmly recommended for your stay. Bring mosquito and insects repellent.


      1 From Kuching to Lemanak River in Batang Ai
      Meet your local guide at your hotel lobby and proceed to Batang Ai jetty, get on a boat through and reach your hosts at the longhouse.
      1424682000Pick up from your hotel in Kuching.
      1424686500Stop by and walk through Serian Market.
      1424691000Visit a local Iban pepper farm.
      1424694600Stop at Lachau for lunch.
      1424707200Arrive at Batang Ai jetty.
      1424710800Estimated arrival at the Iban longhouse.
      1424718000Dinner at the longhouse with Iban food.
      1424721600Enjoy your time at the longhouse with your hosts and the local people.
      2 Return to Kuching
      After lunch with your host at the longhouse, return back to Kuching hotel or airport.
      1424678400Traditional breakfast in the longhouse.
      1424682000Blowpipe demonstration.
      1424685600Proceed upriver by longboat at the riverbank.
      1424692800Home Iban cooked lunch.
      1424700000Depart back to Kuching.
      1424719800Estimated time of arrival at Kuching hotel or airport.
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