The Sarawak Countryside experience - Orangutravel
An overland experience in the countryside of Sarawak, East of Kuching. Visit Semenggoh, Sematan, Lundu, caves, waterfalls, beaches and Tanjung Datu National Park.
Highlights
  • Explore Sarawak countryside from Kuching off the beaten path
  • Visit Semenggoh Orangutan centre
  • Reach Sematan town and get to the beach at the tip of Sarawak
  • Visit two of the most important caves in the area
  • Visit a Bidayuh village
  • Visit Tanjung Datu National Park
What's included
  • Driver with vehicle
  • Accommodation in half board basis
  • Boat services with boatman
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Bicycles
The Sarawak Countryside experience
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      Discover nature and culture in the Borneo region of Sarawak, East Malaysia, through an itinerary that will bring you through the best features of local culture and outdoors scenery.

      Most of the tour will bring you South-Southeast of Kuching, towards the seaside and the Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) border. You will visit two of the most important caves in the area, the orangutan sanctuary of Semenggoh, Sematan village paddy fields and the nearby beach (and also a waterfall where you can have a bath if you want).  You will also have a taste of Sarawakian culture and food visiting a local  Bidayuh village, where people have been producing handicrafts such as typical shell chandeliers since generations, or the rice farmers with whom you will have a simple lunch. You will be accommodated by the large and quiet Sematan Beach, located on a huge, stunning bay. Last but not least, a trekking at the Tanjung Datu National Park, one of the less touristy in the area due to its remote location which can be reached exclusively by boat.

      This itinerary includes private vehicle with a driver and a local person as a guide who will take you around for the entire tour. While in Sematan you will stay at the Palm Beach Resort; you can also visit nearby locations by bicycle while there (provided). We recommend to have with you suitable shoes and outfit, an insect/mosquito repellent, a raincoat (a disposable one will do), a hat for the sun, sunscreen, some water and a swimsuit if you want to swim in Sematan or take a bath in the waterfalls.

      Schedule

      1 To Sematan
      This tour assumes you will be in Kuching town already, but pickup can be arranged at airport if necessary. Otherwise, you will meet your local guide and driver at your hotel lobby and start your overland experience from there.
      20150212 08:15Pick up time at your hotel lobby.
      20150212 09:00Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Center and get to see orangutans.
      20150212 11:30Arrival and visit to the the "Fairy" and "Windy" caves
      20150212 13:00Local food lunch in a local restaurant.
      20150212 16:00Visit the local market of Lundu towards Sematan.
      20150212 19:00Local dinner.
      2 Tanjung Datu National Park
      On the second day, you will get to the National Park of Tanjung Datu. While exploring it and getting through the local forest and vegetation, you will arrive at a beach where you can stop by for a while and enjoy a swim.
      20150212 08:00Breakfast at your hotel in Sematan.
      20150212 09:00Boat departure from Sematan jetty, then get to the park.
      20150212 10:30Trek into the rainforest of Tanjung Datu.
      20150212 12:00Arrive at a white sand beach inside the national park and enjoy a swim there.
      20150212 13:00Packed lunch.
      20150212 15:00Return back to Sematan jetty.
      20150212 16:30Estimated time arrival at the resort in Sematan.
      20150212 19:00Dinner.
      3 Sarawak countryside
      On the third day you can wander more through Sarawak countryside in Lundu district, around Sematan. You can enjoy a bicycle ride from there to visit a local bidayuh village and freshen up at a local waterfall, cross paddy fields and have lunch with a rice farming family. After the tour is complete, you will drive back to Kuching (either at your hotel there or airport - if you need to catch a flight it's better you tell us your schedule beforehand).
      20150212 08:00Breakfast in Sematan resort.
      20150212 09:00Take your bicycle and start the ride.
      20150212 09:30Visit a bidayuh village known for shell handicrafts.
      20150212 10:30Visit some waterfalls - you can bathe in there.
      20150212 12:00Ride through paddy fields.
      20150212 13:00Visit and have lunch together with a local family of rice farmers.
      20150212 14:00Time to get back to Kuching.
      20150212 17:00Estimated arrival in Kuching (drop off in airport or at your hotel there).
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