Sarawak Discovery: Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse Discovery (K3)

From MYR MYR288.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak
  • Product code: K3

Tour highlights: 

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse Discovery:

    • Visit Semenggoh Wildlife Centre that provides an excellent opportunity to view semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting

    • Cultural experience at the Bidayuh longhouse

    • Float down the Semadang River to explore the pristine wilderness of the Borneo rainforest with lunch at the riverbank next to a swinging suspension bridge

What sets this tour apart:

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse Discovery:

    • An all-in energetic full day tour from Kuching combining wildlife discovery, cultural experience and fun outdoor activity.

What you’ll see or do:

Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse Discovery:

Mixing outdoor adventures of kayaking and orangutan watching with a dose of ethnic culture by visiting a 200 year old Annah Rais Longhouse! 

The add-on adventure will start with a visit to the wonderful Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary as feeding time approaches. Enclosed in a large area of lush rainforest it is home to endangered Orangutans who have been rescued from captivity & are now part of a successful rehabilitation programme. In response to the calls of the resident park rangers during the scheduled feeding time, these amazing primates would descend from the canopy to the lower branches of trees, near the feeding area and offer us the chance to see them at fairly close quarters which for many is the wildlife highlight of their Borneo trip.

After feeding time, we continue our journey to one of the few remaining Bidayuh tribe’s longhouses in Kuching, the Annah Rais Longhouse, for some cultural experiences.  The centuries old longhouses houses over 80 families and boasts a history of 200 years of existence. Explore this living Bidayuh Village with your local guide and learn about the culture of the Land Dayaks who were once headhunters. Step into the sacred room that still worships old human skulls before visiting one of the local establishments for a sip of its famous rice wine, tuak.

After saying goodbye to the longhouse, we take another quick transfer to the start of the kayaking adventure for a safety briefing from your kayak guide. Float down a stretch of untouched tributary of the Sarawak River to discover hidden waterfalls, explore limestone formations and take the opportunity to have a dip in the cold refreshing mountain water. On the halfway mark, drop by a Bidayuh tribe’s village to explore how the natives farm and fish. You can try to cross the village’s scary looking suspension swinging bridge that the local community still uses for their everyday activities to see how the natives farm and fish. Lunch is served here by the river or, then enjoy your lunch on a beach while you sunbath! 

After lunch, continue to paddle leisurely and savor the peace and tranquility of the rainforest. This serene and smooth flowing river is a great place for friends and family to compete in fun race and water fights. When water level permits, stopover at a mini waterfall for swimming and river fish feeding before ending the fantastic kayaking tour at the Kampong Semadang.

Join us for a great day of fun filled kayak and activities combo.

Price (adult, child, senior): 

  • Kayak & Orangutan Discovery: 

    • Adults (13 +): MYR 238

    • Children (3-12): MYR 119

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

    • Adults (13 +): MYR 288

    • Children (3-12): MYR 144

Departure time: 8:00 AM

Meeting point: Hotel

Season: Year-round

Day of week available: Monday to Sunday

Tour duration: 

  • Kayak & Orangutan Discovery: 8 hours

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery: 9 hours

Group size (minimum & maximum): 

  • Kayak & Orangutan Discovery: Minimum 2 adults

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:  Minimum 2 adults

Difficulty level:

  • Kayak & Orangutan Discovery:  Easy to moderate

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery: Easy to moderate


  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

    • English speaking Guide

    • Car Transfer

    • Kayak and life jacket

    • Lunch and beverage

    • Entrance fees

    • A great time!

Not included: 

  • Kayak & Orangutan Discovery: 

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

What to bring: 

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

    • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, swimsuits, shorts are fine; 

    • Comfortable walking shoes. Flip-flop & sandal is not advisable as some part of the river is slippery especially the trek to the small waterfall;

    • Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic;

    • A towel, change of clothes and plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry;

    • Sun hat / cap and sunglasses. 

Tour staff (number, type): 

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

Our community guides are local and are well trained friendly professionals who give simple safety instructions as well as basic paddling techniques at the beginning of the trip. The guides are happy to provide local knowledge of the Semadang River and its landscape, so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in these beautiful waters, and at the sametime ensure safety and Great FUN on the river!

Good to know:

  • Kayak, Orangutans, & Longhouse  Discovery:

    • Reservation recommended to avoid disappointment;

    • This adventure is suitable for beginners as well as for kids as young as 5 years old with adult guidance;

    • No life jacket, no kayak!

    • Pre-Tour safety briefing and mandatory equipment checks;

    • Rain or shine, we always paddle!