Full Day Iban Longhouse Safari Tour
Longhouse is a village of 20-25 “bilik” or rooms (each for one family), all under one roof. Journey to the longhouse begins with a 4 hours car ride passing through the scenic countryside. The vast land on both sides of the road are dotted with vegetable farms, paddy fields, rubber, pepper, oil palm and cocoa plantations which are some of the top revenue earner crops of Sarawak. En route a brief stopover at a small town called Serian. You will have a chance to experience the busy daily wet market and witness some of the rare jungle produce being sold by the native. Lunch will be at Lachau, a small popular “cowboy” town for Indonesian natives from the nearby Kalimantan border town who came over to do barter trade. You could do your last minute shopping here for a gift to your Iban host. The journey overland will end at a riverbank where a native longboat will take you further upstream. Duration of the boat ride varies from 20 minutes to 1 hour; depending on which longhouse and the water level of the river. Poling under trees bending protectively over the river and shooting rapids (during dry season, you might be required to get down and help to drag the boat for a short distance) before arriving at your destination. Upon arrival, you can tour around the longhouse where semi wild boars and hunting dogs run nearby. Mingle with the Longhouse folks and talk about their daily activities and life at the Longhouse. The Iban maidens and warriors will perform a welcome dance while “tuak”- a traditionally brewed rice wine served as a welcome drink. Demonstrations of their favorite game; cockfighting and “blowpipe” will be held at the open space. This is your chance to try out your skill of using the deadly weapon – “blowpipe”.
– Entrance & Parking fees as per program
– Meals as stated on itinerary
– Transportation by private air-conditioned
– Tour as per on itinerary
– Mineral water during tour
– Return Airline ticket
– 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)