Longhouse & Upriver Experiences, Sarawak

Nanga Sumpa & Aiman Batang Ai Resort 3D2N

Price from MYR 1350 per person
Duration 3 days, 2 nights
Meet the Iban at Nanga Sumpa, experience the Borneo rainforest, enjoy the pleasures of upriver travel then stay at Aiman Batang Ai Resort on a 3 day / 2 night tour

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Itinerary

Day 1 Kuching – Nanga Sumpa  (L/D)

0800 hours pick up from hotel in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Then continue your journey, arriving at Batang Ai Lake around 1330-1400 hours.  Board a longboat and travel upriver to Nanga Sumpa, arriving at approx. 1530 hours, although the exact time will depend on river conditions. Settle in at Borneo Adventure’s lodge and have dinner. After dinner visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah), spend time with the Iban people and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa lodge.

Day 2 Enseluai Waterfall – Aiman Batang Ai Resort (B/L)

Following breakfast hike the jungle trails along the river. Then continue upriver by longboat. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai waterfall. Along the way (if conditions are suitable) your boatman may stop to demonstrate fishing Iban-style using a jala or throw net. Arrive at the waterfall and have time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch prepared by your Iban hosts. Return to the lodge. Depart Nanga Sumpa around 1300 hours and travel downriver to the Batang Ai Lake. Arrive at the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat at approx. 1430 hours. Rest of the day at own leisure to relax in the resort. Dinner (on own account) at the Resort. Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat.

Day 3  Batang Ai  – Kuching (B/L)

Following breakfast, morning at own leisure. 1000 hours take the ferry from the Resort to the Batang Ai Lake jetty. Then travel overland back to Kuching. Arrive in Kuching approx. 1630 hours and be dropped off at your hotel.

Trip Notes

Includes

Tour & transfer, 1 night stay at Nanga Sumpa Lodge, 1 night at Aiman Batang Ai Resort, meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), English speaking guide. 6% Goods & Service Tax.

Excludes

Juices, carbonated & alcoholic beverages and dinner at Hilton Batang Ai.

Minimum

2 adults per order

Accommodation

First night based on a room in the Ruai wing of Nanga Sumpa Lodge. A limited number of Forest View rooms with ensuite bathroom are available. Please email for further details and to check availability. Additional charges may apply.

Note

We operate fixed departure Nanga Sumpa & Hilton Batang Ai 3D2N small group tours on Mondays & Saturdays. We can arrange private tours on any day. Please email us on [email protected] to arrange a tour on dates not shown in the booking engine.

Weather conditions and the water level of local rivers may force our guides to modify the tour in the interests of safety. For example, some trekking activities are not possible during heavy rain or a thunderstorm. No refunds will be offered if a trek is cancelled or boat transfer delayed due to bad weather or river conditions. This tour generally does not include staged cultural activities such as blowpipe demonstrations, cultural dances, cock fighting, etc.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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