Depart Batang Ai Resort with your guide by longboat in the early morning, and ride across
Batang Ai Lake. 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. as the river narrows under
overhanging trees. Your destination is Tibu jungle lodge which has been built close to
the main Tibu longhouse which until recently, was a functioning Iban farm house. Leave
your luggage at the lodge.
Tibu Longhouse - view from the river
Continue your trip up the river to
Batang Ai National Park Headquarters for registration. Meet your park ranger and begin
hiking on one of the National Park trails in search of wildlife You will spend about 2 hours
on the trails. The park is home to Orang-utans and gibbons, and hornbills, although these
are not easily encountered in the area. Hike back to the lodge for dinner. join your guide
for a night walk. Wildlife which may be spotted includes the shy civet cat as well as the
more common large toads, frogs and other nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for the
night. (Lunch and Dinner included)
Early breakfast at the lodge, go boating and fishing with your guide and boatmen before
heading back to the Batang Ai Resort. Reach the resort by lunch time. The lunch time arrival
allows you to take the afternoon shuttle bus from the resort back to Kuching.
Batang Ai Resort from the Lake
Note : The lodge at Tibu is a timber lodge, located next to the river. The maximum
capacity of the lodge is 12 people. The lodge is equipped with a dining area, a kitchen,
two "Western" style toilets and two bath rooms (dip and splash), partitioned sleeping
areas on raised platforms with mattresses and mosquito nets.