Kayaking in Semadang - Orangutravel
  • Duration: Half day (about 8 hours)
  • Starts in: Kuching
  • Ends in: Kuching
Day trip to discover the wilderness of the Borneo rainforest from another point of view, the water route of Semadang river - explore caves, approach by the water and visit a local Bidayuh village to have a taste of the local food!
  • Kayaking trough the lush green rain forest
  • Stop by Bidayuh villages along the river and taste the local food
  • Caves exploration
What's included
  • Round trip from Kuching town to Semadang river
  • Kayaking equipment (paddle, kayak and life Jackets)
  • River fish feeding at Tanjung Baru (subject to local weather and water condition)
Kayaking in Semadang
Any amount of people can join.

      This day trip will let you discover the  wilderness of the Borneo rainforest from another point of view, the water route of Semadang river.

      You can choose between a kayak or a more traditional bamboo raft to navigate the river. During the itinerary a few stop-over will allow you to visit small caves by the river and a Bidayuh village – one of the local populations of Sarawak – and have a taste of their food as well.

      You may be in a small of group of other people while on this kayaking experience.  Nevertheless is a good chance to make friends and is a very suitable activity for kids as young as 8 years old accompanied by their parents.

      We recommend you to have:a small waterproof backpack with the bare minimum for this excursion – a towel, raincoat, a change of clothes, mosquito repellent, sandals, hat, sunscreen, water and your swimsuit. Being a water activity it is a good idea to have a waterproof camera if you want to snap pictures.


      1 Semadang
      Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Kuching town and proceed to Semadang river. From there your kayaking experience will start in company of a local guide. The water tour will bring you to see some caves first. You will later stop at a local Bidayuh village where you can also enjoy a traditional home cooked meal. You can explore the villages area for more activities with the local people. By 3 pm (15.00) you will get to Kampung Semadang and return to Kuching town with your driver, who will send you to your hotel.
      20150223 08:30Pick up from Kuching (hotel or alternative meeting point).
      20150223 09:30Arrival at Semadang, start kayaking.
      20150223 10:00Visit Gua Biasmara and Aruang Pi’in Trusan caves.
      20150223 11:00Visit a Bidayuh village.
      20150223 11:30Home-cooked Bidayuh brunch.
      20150223 12:00Explore a Bidayuh village, visit the local herbs garden and participate in local activities.
      20150223 13:00Kayaking to further caves, river fish feeding.
      20150223 15:00Arrive at Kampung Semadang and return to hotel.
      20150223 16:30Time back to Kuching (estimated).
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