- Visit Serian Market, pepper farms and Sarawak countryside
- Visit Batang Ai lake, river and surrounding rainforest
- Experience a one day together with the Iban people
- Stay at the Hilton resort in full board basis and enjoy its facilities
- Transportation to Batang Ai and return to Kuching
- Boat services with boatman
- Accommodation in full board basis
- Entrance fees and permits
- Any amount of people can join.
The Iban people are the largest ethnic group of Sarawak, one of the states in Malaysian borneo. The Iban people were once infamously known for being headhunters and fierce warriors, but they live today as peaceful farmers and hunters in the countryside. They organise their communities in villages revolving around longhouses, a type of housing with many shared areas for families to live and places to conduct daily activities and routine work necessary to live. A longhouse can host about 30 families.
This is a travel idea for those who wish to visit an Iban longhouse but aren’t keen to give up an high-standards services accommodation. The Hilton is the only resort situated on the artificial lake of Batang Ai, Sarawak’s rainforest National Park located East of Kuching, on the border with the Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). From there you can do a day trip to one of the Iban’s longhouses located along the river nearby. Your stay at the Hilton will be of 2 nights, and you’ll enjoy the swimming pool, the spa and the restaurant providing any food from local to international. It’s a tour suitable for families with children as well.
This is a private tour departing from Kuching town and includes transportation (vehicle and boats) and a local person as a guide. Along the way to Batang Ai you will also stop by the Serian market, visit a pepper farm and see more of the Sarawak countryside.
We suggest to bring some small present for the children in the longhouse. We also recommend to have with you suitable shoes and outfit, mosquito and insect repellent, a raincoat in case of rain, a hat and sunscreen, a flashlight and a swimsuit if you want to bathe in the river or the pool. During the day trip, bring only the minimum necessary since the route to reach the resort and the longhouse is partially covered by a small boat. If you have a big luggage you may leave it at the Batang Ai Pier Storeroom (with fee) or in your hotel checkroom when you leave to Batang Ai.