Culture and Cuisine of Kuching
Upon your arrival at Kuching airport, you’ll be taken to your hotel which is just a short walk away from the city’s popular riverfront. Cycle past temples and monuments in the morning and after lunch, cruise down the mighty Sarawak River. Kuching is a fascinating city with a great many historic buildings and colonial influences.
Emerald Lake and Hidden Falls
Visit the remote, emerald green reservoir of the Batang Ai, home for thousands of years to the indigenous Iban tribe. Spend a couple of nights in a newly built jungle lodge by the river, and trek through dense jungle in search of wild Orangutans. Swim in hidden waterfalls and enjoy a BBQ lunch, before spending your evening enjoying local rice wine and traditional food at a nearby longhouse with the Iban tribe of Sumpa.
Kuching - Sunset River Cruise
You’ll spend another day at the same hotel in Kuching as before. In the afternoon you’ll head to the jetty to board the sunset cruise along Kuching’s famous city river. This is a wonderful way to view Kuching from a different angle and will transport you back to a time when how goods were shipped across the city, before the invention of modern roads. Sit back and relax on the deck, get yourself a drink, and watch the sun go down over the horizon… Bliss!
Mangroves, Monkeys and Fireflies
An exhilarating mix of adventure and wildlife, and to top it off you’ll be staying in a treehouse on the coast of the Damai Peninsular. This trip will take you to see Borneo’s most famous resident, the Orangutan, at the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Next up, you’ll take a wildlife cruise on the Santubong where you’ll try and spot swinging apes, beady crocodile eyes, and glowing fireflies. If you’re lucky you might also see an Irrawaddy dolphin!
Kayaks and Beaches of Damai
Over the next few days, you can relax and take it easy with a stay on the golden beaches of the Damai Peninsular, just North of Sarawak’s capital Kuching. You can swim in the South China sea, relax with a book by the pool and simply take it easy. During your stay, we’ve included a very easy downstream kayak with a guide on the river. You’ll be surrounded by views of limestone rock formations and lush green rainforest. Visit a Bidayuh tribe on the way back and have a refreshing swim in the river.
Gaya Island Getaway
The next three days will be spent relaxing on Gaya island, a 15 minute speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu. This island is the largest in the Tunku Abdul National Park and is vastly covered by jungle and dotted with tropical beaches. During your stay here we’ll provide you with a gourmet picnic basket and you can find your own personal slice of paradise on which to sit and enjoy it.
A peek at your accommodation