2 - Day Annah Rais Longhouse Stay (T2)
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak
- Product code: T2
A memorable one night stay in one of the last remaining traditional Bidayuh tribe’s longhouses
Marvel at the unique architecture and cultural features of the bamboo longhouses
Explore with your local guide this living Bidayuh Village to see the worships old human skulls
Joining in traditional community activities including bamboo rafting and jungle trekking
Enjoy freshly cooked bamboo chicken and wild fern on the tanju
What sets this tour apart:
A two days overnight tour from Kuching of the traditional Bidayuh tribe’s longhouse to enjoy tribal food and farming lifestyle
What you’ll see or do:
After pickup from your city hotel, we start our journey to one of the last remaining traditional Bidayuh tribe’s longhouses in Kuching, the Annah Rais Longhouse, for some cultural experiences. The longhouse is located about 60km away from Kuching and the scenic drive takes around 90 minutes. The centuries old longhouse, that is mostly constructed from wood and bamboo from the surrounding jungle, 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. Learn about the unique architectural and cultural features of the longhouse as well as the traditional farming lifestyle. 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.
Stay in a lovely homestay by a mountain stream with a local friendly host. Engage in more experience of the longhouse daily lives by joining in a series of activities including bamboo rafting, jungle trekking, as well as enjoying more authentic tuak rice wine. Take a dip in a hot-spring in the middle of a serene jungle stream and enjoy a relaxing swim. In the evening, experience a freshly cooked authentic Bidayuh dinner of bamboo chicken and wild fern on the tanju (patio). Overnight at the simple but clean homestay in the longhouse.
In the morning, wake up to the sound of the jungle and farm. After breakfast, spend some free and easy time in the village or take part in some manual activities in the surrounding farms. Lunch will once again be served at the host family. At the end of the tour, say goodbye to your host and return to the carpark for transfer to your hotel.
Price (adult, child, senior):
Adult (13+): MYR 520.00
Children (3-12): MYR 260.00
Infant (Below 3) : Free
Departure time: 8:00 AM
Meeting point: Hotel
Day of week available: Monday to Sunday
Tour duration: 2 days, 1 night
Group size (minimum & maximum): Minimum 2 people max 8
1 Night Accommodation
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Juices and alcoholic beverages
What to bring:
Overnight bag with multiple sets of spare casual clothing, including long trousers and shorts;
Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, swimsuits, shorts are fine;
Comfortable walking shoes;
Sandals or pair of flip flops;
Personal care: small towel, toiletries, personal medication, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, extra tissues or toilet paper;
A towel, change of clothes and plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry;
Sun hat / cap and sunglasses.
On day trips, bring snacks and extra mineral water even though we do provide mineral water.
Tour staff (number, type):
Our community guides are from the local villages and are most willing to share their knowledge of local culture, farming and hunting technique and the remarkable diversity of local fauna and flora so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful nature area, and at the sametime ensure safety and Great FUN in this remote area! One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.
Good to know:
Suitable for families and visitors of all ages.
Any other important details:
This tour can be combined with a kayaking day trip or with a day excursion to see the orangutan.