|Tour Code: SARAWAK/2D/KCH||Duration: 2D1N|
|Day 1: KUCHING - LEMANAK RIVER (lunch, dinner)|
|This 2-day tour will take you to the remote Lemanak River to experience the local Iban culture. You will be driven for about 4.5 hours passing through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants. Stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country. Arrive at Lemanak jetty mid-afternoon for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside with a longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river. Arrive at Ngemah Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof.” Dinner, featuring delicious fresh jungle produce. After dinner, we will proceed for some evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief. The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in!
Overnight in the Longhouse. Spend the night at the ruai (the longhouse common room). As for the washroom / toilet facilities you will be sharing with the Ibans.
|Day 2: LEMANAK RIVER - KUCHING (breakfast, lunch)|
|After breakfast, enjoy a demonstration of the native activities such as blowpipe for hunting, followed by a short nature walk to learn about some local medicinal plants. Afterwards travel by longboat down river and catch the coach back to Kuching. Arrive Kuching in the late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel in Kuching or airport.|