Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and proceed for KUCHING CITY & SHOPPING TOUR. Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. It’s city centre is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, City Tower, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the famous Sarawak Museum & Cat Museum. Other places of interest include the famous landmark of the City, the Cat Monument, Market, Main Bazaar, China Town, Old State Mosque & etc. Proceed to HOMEMADE KEK LAPIS. The Sarawak layer cake is a well-loved local delicacy that is laborious and intricate to make but so delicious to eat. These colourful cakes also make great gifts to friends. Kuching is a good destination to shop for souvenirs such as wood carvings, “Pua Kumbu” with native design and Pepper products. Sarawak Bird’s Nest Factory and Local Product Centre are also one of the famous souvenirs which can be found in Kuching. After the tour, transfer to City Hotel of your choice for check in and overnight.
Day 02: Semenggoh – Crocodile Farm – Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning proceed to visit SEMENGGOH NATURE RESERVE. Upon arrival at the reserve, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orangutans during their feeding time. Spot their delicate nests watch their skilful movements at the treetops and also their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will narrate to you the behaviour, emotion and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan, meaning ‘Man of the Forest’. Continue the journey to visit CROCODILE FARM & MINI ZOO. The farm set amidst tropical fruit trees and lush-greenery is a home to over 1,000 crocodiles. It serves as a perfect sanctuary to these fearsome reptiles where they are kept in an enclosure designed and built similar to the natural habitat of the reptiles. Apart from the crocodiles, explore the farm where other fascinating animals such as the bear cats, civets, deer, pythons & etc are found in the state of Sarawak. Afternoon, proceed to visit ANNAH RAIS BIDAYUH LONGHOUSE. Bidayuh, the second largest ethnic group in Sarawak, is formerly known as the ‘Land Dayak’ and was once also known as the ‘Engineer of Bamboo’. When making a visit to the Bidayuh longhouse, you will be able to see the splendid architecture of their longhouse, which were built mostly by bamboo. Annah Rais is one of the most famous Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak, which is located about 100 km east from Kuching City and quite close to the Indonesian border. The excursion will take about one and a half-hour on the road. During your visit, you will see the villagers doing their daily chores like rice pounding and winnowing, basket and mat weaving, bamboo carving, etc. You will be brought into the most unique and important structure, the ‘Baruk’ or the head house, which is situated in the middle of the longhouse. Enemy once used this as a fort to protect the whole village from being attacked. Inside the ‘Baruk’, you will be able to view the real human skulls hanging around the fire place in the middle and the also their sacred war drum. After the tour, transfer back to the Hotel for overnight.
Day 03 Departure – Kuching Airport (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until check out from the hotel and transfer to Kuching International Airport for your departure flight.
– Entrance & Parking fees as per program – Meals as stated on itinerary – Accommodation stay at chosen hotel – Transportation by private air-conditioned – Airport return transfer – Tour as per on itinerary – Mineral water during tour
– Return Airline ticket – Insurance – Additional (if any): Extra meals, Extra transport & Optional tour. – Tipping guide RM5 driver, mini bar & other personal expenses unspecified on itinerary. – Surcharge for high season (if any)