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Batang Ai National Park

Tour Code: BAI1

Duration - Full Day

Depart Batang Ai Resort with your guide by longboat in the early morning, and ride across Batang Ai Lake. You may have the opportunity to stop to have a look at one of the fish farms which are occasionally located on the edge of the lake, where the local people are farming a local fresh water fish - the red Telapia.

Fish Farm on the Batang Ai Fish Farm on the Batang Ai


Guiding the Longboat through the rapids Guiding the Longboat through the rapids
The lake is quite large, so it will take nearly an hour until you reach the Ai River. Very soon you will be shooting up choppy rapids. The trip to the National Park Headquarters takes about an hour, depending on the water level in the river. Register at the Batang Ai National Park Headquarters. Meet your park ranger and start hiking on one of the National Park trails in search of wildlife. You can expect to walk for about 2 to 3 hours.

Trekking in the National Park Trekking in the National Park


You may learn from your guide tips on how to survive in the jungle. Also learn to identify the edible ferns, fruits and vegetation available in jungle. The park is home to wild Orang-utans and gibbons, hornbills and other great birds. Some of these animals may be seen, although they are not easily encountered in this area. Picnic lunch en route with an opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of the river.

A tributary of the main river
at the end of one of the walking trails A tributary of the main river <br>at the end of one of the walking trails


You will then be picked up by the longboat at the end of the trail and continue down river to visit the Delok Longhouse - one of the traditional Iban longhouses to be found in the area. (Note that this tour previously visited Tibu Longhouse. Unfortunately, there is no one living at Tibu any longer)


Delok Longhouse Delok Longhouse

Retrace your journey back to Batang Ai Resort. You will reach the resort in the late afternoon. (Lunch included)


Tour CodeDestinationDurationInclusions1 Person2 People3 People
BAI1Batang Ai National ParkFull DayLunch$317 $183 $148
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 (E.O.E.)

Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale and Jahoq Mostapha(Delok)