5 Days 4 Nights Sarawak Cultural Package

Price (p/p) from:

RM1710

Kuching is a perfect destination for a traveller to start exploring Sarawak in Borneo, especially if you travel with children and are aware of responsible travel.

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, which stretches across a strip along the north and east coasts of Borneo, Kuching means "cat" in Malay and the city bills itself “the Cat City.” Kuching’s identity, superficially anyway, is tied up in a cat obsession. There are a number of large cat sculptures in the city center, and there’s even a museum dedicated entirely to the common house cat.

From the Brooke dynasty (failed trader and adventurer James Brooke and his descendents ruled the state as white Rajahs from the 1840s until 1946), the tribal populations, and the historically recent influx of Chinese immigrants, the state of Sarawak actually has a pretty rich and bizarre history.

Kuching is a nice town offering a wide range of good museums – maybe among the best in Malaysia - start with the Sarawak State Museum. It’s housed in a nice 19th-century colonial building and has a good selection of cultural artifacts from the Melanau and Dayak tribes, and some good natural history displays. Across the road, the Islamic Art Museum is a little musty, but the former madrasa (school) that contains it is interesting and there are some beautiful pieces. Further afield, the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai (about 45 minutes from downtown Kuching) is a kind of living tribal museum. You can walk through actual re-sited long and tall houses and see how various Melanau and Dayak crafts and foodstuffs were made.

An exploratory walk through Kuching’s old downtown won’t furnish you with facts, but it’s a nice way to get a feel for life among the city’s large Chinese population. A good route takes you west across the nicely landscaped waterfront, down to diminutive Fort Margherita. Past the fort, where the esplanade ends, there is a strikingly decrepit old wet market with rows of tiled counters stretching toward corners covered over in vines and roots that have grown up through the floor. Just a bit further on is what appears to be a vacant storehouse with a fully grown tree bursting through a hole in its roof. Across the street is a stretch of wonderfully old Chinese shop houses that used to comprise downtown Kuching. Circling back toward the new city center through the streets behind the waterfront road, you’ll find more charming architecture and a pleasant neighborhood atmosphere. Closer to the new downtown is the historic Hong San Si temple, which was built in 1848 but has seen substantial renovations since.

Nature and wilderness – proboscis monkeys, orang-utans, turtles,birds, big spiders..- are easily accessible at less than one hour, as well as nice and quiet beaches.

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kuching International Airport

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative at Kuching International Airport.
After that, we proceed to a city sightseeing tour.

Visit places such as Sarawak Museum & Garden, Heroes Memorial Monument, Kuching Waterfront, Esplanade to view Astana & Fort Margherita, Prosperity Cat Statue, City South Council, Civic Centre Tower, and pass by China town, Pavilion, Square Tower, General Post Office, Merdeka Padang, Old Court House, Kuching Mosque, a local Pottery Factory & Souvenirs Outlet and Kek Lapis Outlet with bonus stop at Satok “Open-Air” Market – Pasar Tamu (available on weekends only) before being transferred to your hotel.

After check in, free at own leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2

Kuching - Semenggoh & Sarawak Cultural Village (B)

After breakfast, we proceed to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where Orang Utan, can be found. In the sanctuary, young orang utans which are either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are trained to survived in the wilderness. Take this opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close especially during their feeding time. Feeding time: Morning 9am & Afternoon 3pm

Next we will stop at the pottery outlet before returning to Kuching for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit Sarawak Cultural Village which is situated at the foot of Mount Santubong. A museum showcasing the lifestyle, traditions and cultures of different tribes can be found. You will also get to witness the beautiful cultural dance performance at the Village Theater. This tour will leave you with a wonderful memory of Kuching.

After returning from the village, free at own leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 3

Kuching - Lemanak Longhouse (B/L/D)

After breakfast check out from hotel before proceeding to Serian Town. Shop for local produce in the native fruits and vegetable market. Next visit a pepper farm and view wild orchids and pitcher plants (insect eating plants) along the way.

After lunch at Lachau (a small chinese village), we will take a boat ride to Iban Longhouse by longboat via Lemanak Jetty. Take a tour around the longhouse and meet and interact with the natives and their families upon arrival.

Dinner at the guesthouse. After dinner, proceed to the longhouse to witness the traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia performance.
Overnight at the guesthouse with toilet and shower facilities.

Day 4

Lemanak Longhouse - Kuching (B/L)

After breakfast, watch a blowpipe demonstration by the Iban people and followed by a longboat down river and a short trek through the rainforest up to a pepper plantation and the old Iban cemetery. A native lunch will be served at the riverbank.

Return to Kuching. En route, stopover in Lachau for refreshments at your own expense.
Check in to hotel and free at own leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 5

Depart Kuching (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure until your transfer to the airport.

(B)  breakfast / (L) lunch / (D)  dinner

Tour Fare per person ( MYR )   

Hotel Name Room Type Twin / Triple
Telan Usan (3 Star)
Standard

RM1710

Abell Boutique Hotel (4 Star)
Standard
RM1770
Four Point Hotel (4 Star) Comfort
RM1820
Grand Margherita (4 Star) Superior RM1950
Riverside Majestic (5 Star) Superior RM1970
Pullman Hotel (5 Star) Superior
RM2010

* Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.

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Annyeonghaseyo, 1st Korea language that i been learn when im travel to Korea. I'm very interested in Korean culture trasional like clothing, dances and village made ​​me feel very calm. I  also have been eat a lot of delicious Korean food like kimchi, Grain Dishes, kimbap and more. Go and try travel to Korea, annyeong

Romeela Afisiolas 31. Mar, 2013

I heard that if you wanted to see monkeys or the hornbills, best time would be the 7am tour. Because my son was too naughty playing on the trip until there at 8.30am and there was no animals or birds - however the main attraction for this are actually the lovely trees. The walk to the skywalk is all on boardwalk. No torches are needed, but i recommend that you wear sneakers/shoes and not hiking boots or sandals. You need a good footing on these bridges.

Suzuki Yuri 16. FEB, 2014

My life changed ever since i took the 5 day tour to Singapore with family. I have never seen anything so wonderous and i really recommend it to adventurers who want something to remember. A great trip to share with your friends and family. No doubt is it a conversation starter.   

Anita McTavish Oct. 9th, 2011

 

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Micheal Shaun May. 30th, 2014

After lunch we proceed to Park HQ  for a visit to Deer and Lang’s Cave. Before we move, we checked all the requirement for the trip because, we trekked along the plant walk ( 3 km) through the rainforest and explore trek Deer and Lang' Cave. There we feel natural green life air, flora and fauna beauty and observatory for the phenomenon of BATS flying out of the cave.

Chrisie UK 6. JUN, 2014

Taook a photo before swimming at clear water Mulu. Water is very cool and clear, make my whole body feel fresh. Mulu is a nice place with many flora and fauna and it looks green and natural.

Aloria Glaccy 19. JAN, 2014

before proceeding to leave the Mulu Cave. Back to the resort, relax and sit a while at Mulu people home.    

LEE JIA MEI 12. APR, 2014

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