- Live with the Bidayuh people in an authentic Bidayuh longhouse
- Practice local Bidayuh lifestyle and learn traditional crafts and working skills
- Visit an orangutan wildlife centre on the way to the village
- Enjoy the surrounding nature and bathe in waterfalls
- Transportation from Kuching hotel or airport to Siburan and back
- Accommodation in full board basis
- Local food meals and beverages
- Entrance fees and permits
- Minimum 2 persons.
The name “Bidayuh” literally means “inhabitants of land” in the local language. The Bidayuh are the second largest ethnic group in Sarawak after the Iban in terms of population and they mostly live in the rural area of Samarahan, not far from the capital city of Kuching (South West of Sarawak). Their main occupation revolves around farming and agriculture and other activities typical of these rural areas. Their culture and customs, as well as their own language, are different from any other ethnic group in Borneo, a land known for its biodiversity, but equally diverse ethnically and culturally.
You will have a unique experience sharing Bidayuh people daily life and accommodation by joining one family at their traditional home. Your host will share their daily routine with you, such as the traditional food preparation and more of their habits and work. You will also enjoy with them the surrounding environment made of idyllic forest, trails and rivers.
Bidayuh are well known for their hospitality. During your stay, you will sleep in their house, 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 Kuching city centre (your hotel in town or designated place according to your wishes). A Bidayuh house can normally accommodate a maximum of 6 guests. If you have a heavy or cumbersome baggage, we suggest 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 staying. Bring with you insect/mosquito repellent, sunscreen, raincoat (even disposable will do).