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Batang Ai Longhouse and Orang-utan SearchTour Code: BAI9
Duration - 3 Days/2 Nights
Unfortunately, due to safety concerns with jungle walking trails (including boardwalks), this tour is currently not being run. The trails in the National Park have not been properly maintained, and everything is now falling apart, making it dangerous to walk on the trails. As safety for our clients is of utmost importance, the jungle trek has had to be cancelled. We hope that some time in the not too distant future, we will be able to offer the tour again.
at the end of one of the walking trails
Picnic lunch en route with an opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of the river. You
will then be picked up by the longboat at the end of the trail and continue down river to the
longhouse jetty. From here it is a 30-minute walk to the longhouse through forest and Iban farmland.
At Menyang Tais Longhouse - one of the traditional Iban longhouses to be found in the area - you will
be the guest of the village chief (Tuai Rumah). You will spend the next two nights here. In the
evening, a jungle repast followed with
entertainment, Iban style. Overnight in the longhouse. [includes lunch and dinner]
Menyang Tais Longhouse
Early breakfast at Menyang Tais Longhouse. Afterwards, hike the jungle trails to Bukit Empeliau. Your destination is Tinting Kara - the lush forest where the Orang-utan are often found (unfortunately, this cannot be guaranteed, as they are, after all, wild animals). Explore the rainforest and have lunch en route. Return to the longhouse mid-afternoon. Overnight in the longhouse. [includes breakfast, lunch and dinner]
After breakfast at the longhouse you will spend a little time around the longhouse before heading back to 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 if you wish, or alternatively, spend an additional night at Batang Ai Resort. (Breakfast included)
Note : This tour involves some long and reasonably hard trekking. It is not a stroll in the park. The
longhouse facilities are basic, and you will be sharing with the people in the longhouse. Facilities
are basic and include "dip and splash" bathroom facilities, partitioned sleeping
areas on raised platforms with mattresses and mosquito nets.
Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale