Lemanak Batang Ai Experience (5D4N)

Lemanak Batang Ai Experience (5D4N)

See the rich cultures of the former kingdom of the White Rajah.

MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

This promotional package allows you to explore the interior of Sarawak, the former kingdom of the White Rajah. The package includes 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, airport transfers and classic tours at the following destinations: Kuching, Lemanak Longhouse and Batang Ai. Extension stays are bookable at special discounted rates.

The tour of Kuching will take you around what was known as the Kingdom of Sarawak during the first White Rajah's reign. It includes both modern and historical landmarks, including Chinatown, the city's Cat Statue (the Malay word for cat is Kuching), and the famous Sarawak Museum. Trace the legacy of the White Rajahs as you view buildings like Fort Margherita and the Astana, their former residence by the river. Also in the tour are the important buildings during the White Rajahs' era – the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office.

The journey to Lemanak Longhouse is an experience itself, a trip through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. Highlights along the way include a stop at a local farmer's market, a visit to a pepper garden and viewing carnivorous pitcher plants. Then a river ride awaits to take you up into Iban territory to Lemanak Longhouse, the traditional home of the Iban tribe. Learn more of their customs during this tour, which will see you staying overnight with them. The next day you will travel Iban style through the jungle as you learn their way of life.

The last tour is a boat ride through Batang Ai Hydro Lake, the largest man made lake in the country. The lake itself is a beauty of nature, one that you will be able to admire at leisure from the luxurious Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort.

Day 1 ARRIVE KUCHING

Distance: 12 Kms (30 minutes by car)

Meals: None

Remarks:

Arrival at Kuching airport and transfer to hotel.

Meet & greet by our driver and proceed for a short Kuching Orientation Tour.

Day 2 KUCHING – LEMANAK

Distance: 225 kms (5 hours by car with 1 hour boat ride)

Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel.

The second day is dedicated to the Lemanak Longhouse tour, which is deep in traditional Iban territory. Learn the culture of a people who have lived here for centuries.

Day 3 LEMANAK - BATANG AI

Distance: 20 kms

Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Remarks:

Breakfast at the Iban longhouse at Lemanak before you begin your induction into the Iban way of life. Go on a jungle trek and embark on an upriver ride in a longboat before having lunch Iban-style – all ingredients are steamed in freshly-cut bamboo tubes over an open fire. Then travel downstream the traditional way in a boat propelled by poles to Batang Ai.

At Batang Ai, remember to relax and enjoy the Batang Ai tour as you cruise across the beautiful serene lake to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort.

Day 4 BATANG AI – KUCHING

Distance: 3 kms (13 mins by boat)

225 kms (30 minutes by boat and 5 hours by car)

Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Remarks:

Breakfast at the resort.

Journey back by boat and car to Kuching. You have some free time in the evening to relax upon arrival at the hotel in Kuching.

Day 5 DEPARTURE SARAWAK

Distance: 12 Kms (30 mins hour by car)

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Remarks:

Free at leisure until your departure transfer to Kuching International airport.

121 Lodge

Lot 121, 1st floor, Section 33

Kuching Town Land District, Tabuan Road

93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: +60 82 428 121

Fax: +60 82 421 121

Habour View Hotel

P.O. Box A 1368, Lorong Temple

93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: +60 82 274 666

Fax: +60 82 274 777

Hilton Kuching Hotel

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman

93100 Kuching, Malaysia

Tel: +60 82 223 888

Fax: +60 82 428 984

Lemanak Longhouse

Lemanak Longhouse,

Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: nil

Fax: nil

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort by Hilton

Lubuk Antu, Batang Ai, Sri Aman,

93748 Sarawak.

Tel: +60 83 584 388

Fax: +60 83 584 399

All package rates are nett price in USD and for a minimum of 2 persons. Valid from 1 November 2011 till 31 March 2013. Quoted rates are for adults and begins from the following prices.

OPTION 1: *SEAT-IN-COACH (SIC) – JOIN BASIS

121 LODGE OR SIMILAR (TOURIST CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 549 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 125 per person


HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 579 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 155 per person


HILTON KUCHING HOTEL OR SIMILAR (FIRST CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 655 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 235 per person


OPTION 2 : PRIVATE BASIS

LODGE 121 OR SIMILAR (TOURIST CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 570 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 125 per person


HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 600 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 155 per person


HILTON KUCHING HOTEL OR SIMILAR (FIRST CLASS)

Twin Sharing room USD 679 per person

Single Supplement surcharge USD 235 per person


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGES

121 Lodge, Kuching

USD 9 per room/night for the period of 7-12 July

Harbour View, Kuching

USD 9 per room/night for the period of 7-12 July

Hilton, Kuching

USD 21 per room/night for the period of 1 July-31 August

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort by Hilton

USD 18 per room/night for the period of 1 July-31 August


Package Rate includes:

Accommodation in air conditioned rooms with bath/shower with daily breakfast (except Longhouse style guesthouse, which is Non A/C)

Service charge of 10 % and local taxes of 6 %

Tours and transfers as mentioned in the program

English speaking driver / guide

Meals as mentioned in the program


Package Rate excludes:

Expenditure of a personal nature

Optional tours

All transfers operated between 23.00 hrs to 07.00 hrs are subject to a midnight surcharge of USD 8 per vehicle/way.


SIC refers as Seat-in-Coach (Join basis), which is a group size of minimum 2 persons.


Minor changes to the itinerary are sometimes necessary, we will endeavour to minimise these changes, which are at times out of our control.


All prices are subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as but not limited to increase in government taxes etc.


Overnight in the Lemanak Guest house is with basic amenities (Non A/C dormitory style accommodation with shared toilets). The guest house is built by the Longhouse people to help supplement their income for their livelihood and their children's education.

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TESTIMONIALS

We have just arrived back from our trip. We just wanted to thank you for your excellent organisation of our trip to Malaysia. We had a wonderful time and everything went smoothly.
- J. & L. Say and Carol Turner

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