True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch - Kuching

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel
    Address: Grand Margherita Hotel Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93748 Kuching, Sarawak, Malays.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Come and explore Sarawak with people of different races, religious and cultures. Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre offers the chance for visitors to get up close to semi-wild Orangutan. Explore Annah Rais Longhouse with 80 doors and learn their traditional lifestyle. Experience a fun and exciting kayak through the tranquil rainforest before heading back to your hotel after a wonderful experience in land of the hornbills.

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Close encounter with wildlife

Family friendly

Lunch included

Get inside tips from a local

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Our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby around 8am within Kuching Town area and head towards fascinating orangutans at Semenngoh Wildlife Centre, the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sarawak to care for wild animals which have either been found injured in the forest, orphaned in the wild. One of the best place in the world to see semi-wild Orangutans in their natural rainforest habitat, winging from trees and scurrying up vines.

Then, visit to Annah Rais Longhouse and this 80 doors Bidayuh longhouse is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Penrissen mountain ranges which separate Sarawak from Kalimantan Indonesia. The longhouse dates back to around 200 years old and one can still see some prized human skulls in the ceremonial hut. Mingle with the natives and learn about their culture.

Continue your adventure on kayak through the tranquil rainforest with stops for swimming and being served lunch cooked from the heart! Explore interesting limestone formations and lush greenery as you drift leisurely downstream. This wholesome experience ends at Kampung Semadang.

Please note that our kayaking trips are suitable for children aged 5 and above (accompanied by an adult) and for the old as well! Please indicate your childs age, height, and weight for bookings.

Inclusions

Bottled water and lunch

English-speaking local guide

2-way Hotel Transfer (selected hotels only within Kuching City)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 3 people per booking

Please note: There are not pick ups from hotels in Damai or Santubong; arrange for transportation to Grand Margherita Hotel where you will be met instead

Please bring insect repellent, sun block, a hat, extra changing clothes, small towel

Please secure your glasses with straps if you intend to wear one

Dry bags are provided for guests who wish to take their belongings with them in the kayak

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Jun-2022

    Sunset cruise. I had a good time in the cruise. They provided us with free flow of orang juice and kek lapis. Oran utan conservatory was a good experience. They were so lany oran utan came out.

  • 01-Dec-2019

    We had fantastic customer service who responded to our late night texts for more information, helpful driver who is local and was conversant in both English and Malay, and kayak guides who were experienced and clearly knew their stuff. But I would not be honest if I say this was worth the price tag of RM 285 per person: Semenggor Orang Utan Sanctuary: The tour's driver took us to the sanctuary, gave us the tickets and basically left us to our own devices thereafter. I'm not saying that there's more that the driver could've done, but if you have a valid driving licence and could navigate with Google Maps or Waze, there would be no reason for anyone to pay for a tour to see the orang utans. The instructor who did all the explaining about orang utans was from the sanctuary for which the entrance fee was RM 10 each (for foreigners) and RM 5 (for locals). Anna Rais Longhouse: Here, our driver doubled as our tour guide. We had some shots of rice wine which was inexpensive (RM 10 - 12 a bottle). Our driver then took us around the longhouse and gave some introduction and took photos for us as we walked. It was a shame that the driver couldn't provide more explanation than the most basic information about the longhouse and the Bidayuh culture that one could easily find from the internet. It felt like we could've simply driven here and did the visit on our own without needing a tour. Lunch Our lunch was prepared by our driver's sister and was as simple as it can be i.e. 3 dishes and some curry puffs and that was it. Wasn't even worth the time reviewing. Kayaking Absolutely no complaints here. The nature of the activity required experienced guides/instructors who, in our case, did an amazing job looking after us, besides taking plenty of decent photos. Unless you're some kayak veteran or are familiar with the rivers, I would not recommend doing this on your own. All in all, I would suggest that if you're interested in doing all of the aforementioned activities, you probably don't need to pay for a tour save for the kayaking experience. The tour doesn't add any value to your experiences that if you get there by yourself.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Nous avons passé une super journée avec la réserve de Semenggoh pour commencer puis une descente de 11km en kayak avec une pause déjeuner dans un village sur le bord de la rivière. Les encadrants étaient très sympas. Nous étions un groupe de 4 donc vraiment top. A la fin nous avons fait une pause baignade dans un bel endroit. Et ce qu’on a vraiment apprécié, c’est de recevoir les photos du kayak quelques jours plus tard. C’est vraiment sympa. Nous recommandons vraiment cet organisme pour une super journée dans le Sarawak.

  • 12-Sep-2019

    Had an absolutely wonderful time from seeing orangutans, one with a baby, to an excellent lunch followed by canoeing for a couple of hours. It was so peaceful. The guides, who are all brothers, were very helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend this trip. Change of clothes is essential but not heavy boots. Only thing I would change would be to bring flip flops or water shoes for the walk to the canoe through some stones which were painful and slippy.

  • 25-Aug-2019

    This was a good choice. The whole day was well organised and ran very smoothly. Attention was paid to safety and individual needs, The visit to the Orang-outangs was a highlight followed by Kayaking down a river with a stop for an excellent lunch of traditional foods. We also visited a long house. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

  • 13-Aug-2019

    Nice day trip - the guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Saw the orangutans at Semmengoh before the kayak trip. Kayaks were decent, river was a little low as there had been no rain but enjoyable scenery and delicious lunch before the long house experience which was interesting also.

  • 11-Aug-2019

    My partner and I recently had a great time on the Sarawak experience day tour. We were promptly picked up by the team from our hotel in downtown Kuching on the day of the tour. The pickup time and expectations were well communicated and super simple. We started the day at the Sarawak Orangutan preserve and were greeted by multiple Orangutans as soon as we entered. Our tour guide purchased our tickets and made the process simple. We saw 6 orangutans total, including a mother and her 6 day old baby! Incredible experience. Next up we were driven roughly 45 min through winding jungle to get to the long house. We were greeted with a tasting of local rice wine, then spent roughly an hour touring the long house compound. It was a great insight into the local culture, and a nice learning experience on the trip. Our tour guide then took us to the start of the kayaking portion of the trip, where we had a lovely lunch of local cuisine, cooked by the tour guides sister! It was delicious and filling, and they even were able to accommodate a vegetarian that was part of our group. After lunch we got our life jackets and paddles and walked a short distance down some steps to start the kayak trip. The float was 11 km and took us roughly 2.5 hours, but the float time will vary based on your group and the river conditions. The trip is through beautiful bamboo forests and limestone rock formations that take your breath away. We saw monkeys and birds, and got plenty of great photos taken by our guide. The kayaks are comfortable and water is provided. The trip culminated with a swim in a deep river pool then a short paddle to the pick up area where we were taken back to our hotel after changing clothes. Overall, we loved our experience, the guides were great, and we felt the price was very reasonable for all the activities we got to partake in.

  • 02-Aug-2019

    Nous avons passé une superbe journée avec la visite de semengoh et cette extraordinaire Balade en kayak Les guides ont été pro et adorables Petit repas local au village +++++++

  • 23-Jul-2019

    We had such a great experience on this tour. We got to see five orangutans at the start of the day, spent several hours on the river, and explored a long house. The guides were helpful, funny, and informative. Would highly recommend.

  • 19-May-2019

    We did the day trip to the orangutan nature reserve followed by the Kayaking tour. It was fantastic. The Kayaking down the river was truly breathtaking! Professionally managed and wonderful guides! Would highly recommend!!

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