Join a team of like-minded women and immerse yourself in Borneo’s varied treasures with this 14 days package encompassing Kuching and the natural wonders of Mulu National Park and World Heritage Area. Sample a taste of adventure as you kayak and trek through remote and pristine rainforest. Luxuriate in nature’s wonders cruising remote riverways by longboat. Experience the heartwarming pleasure of meeting people still grounded in a traditional way of life. And take in natural scenery and wildlife of such magnificence that it will quite simply take your breath away in wonder. Our tours enable you to connect with the locals, walk the path less travelled and have some flexibility and downtime.
On arrival, meet your Tour Executive who will assist and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is for your to explore the old colonial city centre of Kuching or just be at your leisure. Stay three nights in Kuching.
Make your way to the nearby bike shop at 0800 hours and after a short safety, briefing starts the Kuching bike tour combining Heritage and Kampong. This unique bike tour covers the great majority of Kuching’s sight and indulges in a wide variety of popular authentic Sarawak local street foods, drinks and desserts. The remaining afternoon is free to relax or explore the old colonial city of Kuching on your own, go shopping or hang out at one of the local coffee bars. Alternatively, you can go for an optional massage or spa treatment at one of the nearby spa centres.
After an early breakfast proceed to the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to view orphaned or rescued semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. Later continue to Bengoh, the starting point of your kayak adventure. Float down a river that meanders through spectacular limestone hills clad with tropical rainforest and punctuated with Class 1 to Class 2 rapids providing a thrilling water ride. Visit a friendly Bidayuh Village, have a swim in the cool refreshing mountain water and enjoy a light picnic lunch on the sandy riverbank.
After an early breakfast enjoy a short drive to Bako village and proceed by boat to the park headquarters and explore wildlife around the area. Enjoy lunch at the canteen and then continue to National Park. This Park is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting and home of Borneo endemic proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs, long-tailed macaques, wild boar, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. The Park also has an impressive range of mangrove to kerangas (heath forest), tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. After dinner at the park restaurant, proceed on a night walk by torchlight and stay overnight at the park accommodation.
After breakfast, hike one of the trails to spot rare migratory birds, reptiles, langurs and search for the endemic and often elusive probosci's monkey, a primate only found in Borneo. After lunch at the park return to Kuching. Remaining day free to relax and stay two nights in Kuching.
After leisurely breakfast, assemble at your cooking class venue to learn genuine Sarawak style cooking. Your cooking instructor will in advance have to arrange a wide variety of fresh and locally produced raw food items (including meat, vegetables, rice, fruit and loads of spices etc.) that you will be taught to turn into a delicious meal that eventually will be your lunch. Afternoon free to relax or go shopping.
Today after an early breakfast drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop for lunch and stroll around the shops at Lachau Bazaar. Board a local longboat and travel upriver to the Iban village. After free to explore and evening visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Interact with the community; learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Stay two nights at Nanga Sumpa lodge.
Today after breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river for about an hour to another longhouse, then Board a local longboat and travel upriver to the Enseluai waterfall. Relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings and a riverside BBQ lunch. After dinner visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah), spend time with the Iban people and enjoy some local rice wine.
Transfer to Kuching airport to board a flight to Mulu National Park. On arrival transfer to your accommodation, afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 km plank walk through primary rainforest to the entrance of famous Deer Cave. Next visit to the Lang’s Cave famous for the stalactites and stalagmites followed by Bat Observatory known for a spectacular exodus of about 2 million bats leave the cave in search of food. While waiting – a “Batman” gin & tonic at the bat observatory. Stay two nights in Mulu National Park.
Today proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave famous for its impressive 'King's Chamber', stalactites and stalagmites. Then to Clearwater Cave, a habitat for unique species of plants. Enjoy a picnic lunch, swim or relax before transferring to the airport to board a flight to Kuching. On arrival meet and transfer to Damai Beach. Stay three nights at the beach resorts.
13 nights accommodation in Hotels, jungle lodges and Camps
Assistance and transfers by coach and boats
Meals as specified
English speaking local guide
Kuching Bike tour, Semenggoh Orang Utan Center & Rainforest Kayaking, Cooking Class with Lunch
Airfare Kuching – Mulu – Kuching in economy class
Bottled water while travelling
Current collectable taxes.
Any international or domestic airfares other than the specified in the Inclusions
Train fares other than specified in the what's included a section
Airport taxes, visa & passport fees
Extra baggage charges
Early check-in or late checkout
Meals other than specified in the what's included a section
Tips & gratuities
Travel & medical insurance
Camera & video permits
Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay
Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc
Any optional excursion or tour
Entry charges at monuments/forts etc
Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included sections
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