Longhouse experience and Batang Ai resort - 3D2N tour - Private tour

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Private tour
3 Days - 2 Nights
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

In Sarawak, the dominant tribal groups are the Dayak. Tribal people live in longhouses. There are the Iban (sea dayak) and the Bidayuh (land dayak). All of Malaysia’s tribal people feel a strong spiritual connection to the rainforest. The longhouse is the very centre of communal life in Sarawak. The houses are built uniquely and there is a great sense of unity within the community and their inhabitants are very well known for hospitality, It’s back to basic here with the facilities, throw luxury out the window and enjoy the simple life. There are no hot water for showers at the Rover Lodge and the longhouse. With that aside, you may fully immerse yourself in the Iban culture, savor ethnic flavors in their delicacies and of-course feel right at home with the warm smiles and friendliness. The simple life with traditional activities such as cock fighting, blow-pipe….. will not make you regrettable. Eventually, the modern life, despite giving you convenience, sometimes drive you forget simple beauties used to exist in this world.


Day 1: Kuching / Iban Longhouse

We will pick you up at your hotel lobby, where you will be whisked on a 4-hour driving to the jetty. The journey will be a scenic one. Enjoy some cultural delights through various stop-overs like roadside villages, a Dayak trading town, a Chinese farmhouse where pepper and cocoa are grown and Lachau for lunch.

Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on a longboat to the final destination, Iban longhouse.

Explore the art of mat and basket weaving, see how fishing nets are traditionally made and have a look at some handicrafts, fancy some? You don’t hesitate to buy some from the local.

The fun doesn’t end after dinner. Join in on the some ethnic dance performances and let the ancient rhythms move you. Then, you will have a visit to the locally brewed rice wine known as ‘Tuak’.

Overnight at Longhouse.

Day 2: Iban longhouse / Hilton Batang Ai longhouse resort.

After breakfast, prepare for some unique experiences. You will witness the traditional past-time of ‘cock-fighting’ and a demonstration on the traditional ‘blow-pipe’ hunting tool. Get a Get a chance to walk in the jungle to see the various plants the natives used for food and making traditional medicine and handicraft. Lunch will be served in the longhouse before we depart via longboat downriver to the jetty of the Batang Ai Dam.

Hop on a ferry to cross river to the Batang Ai Resort managed by Hilton, situated at the edge of some of Malaysia’s most magnificent rainforest near Batang Ai national park. Check into longhouse-style rooms with a traditional native Borneo design. The rest of the day you are free at your own leisure to enjoy the many facilities the resort offer. Check in resort (standard room)

Day 3: Batang Ai longhouse resort / Kuching

After breakfast, at own leisure till check out and return to Kuching. Have lunch at one of the stop-overs on your journey back to Kuching.


  • Roadside villages (Dayak trading town, Chinese farmhouse)
  • Iban longhouse
  • Simple life
  • Traditional activities
  • Batang Ai Longhouse resort.


  • Duration: 3D2N. From 08.30 am to afternoon.
  • Departure point: Your Kuching city hotel
  • Returning point: Your Kuching city hotel


  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Land transportation (Seat-In-Coach)
  • Return boat ride
  • Meals as stated
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to longhouse
  • 02-night accommodation


  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Any items not mentioned

Please Note

  • Recommended age of child for this tour is 6 years old.
  • Additional charge of 7 USD net per pax is chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups and drop-offs in Damai resorts.
  • Meals: 02 breakfast, 02 lunches & 01 dinner
  • Accommodation: 01 night Iban longhouse & 01 night Hilton Batang Ai longhouse resort.

Things You Should Bring:

  • Disposable raincoat
  • Cap
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water
  • Flashlight
  • Swim wear (modest)
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries and other items of personal use
  • Good walking shoe and bring a pair of flat sandal
  • Large plastic bags (make your overnight pack waterproof)
  • Bring a spare plastic bag for wet items (in case you go swimming)
  • Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants recommended.

Things You Should Know:

  • Kindly be informed that the accommodation at longhouse is very basic. Mattresses, pillows, blankets & mosquito nets are provided. You will be sleeping in the 'Ruai', communal covered walkway of the longhouse. 
  • Iban Longhouse provides the experience for visitors to understand the Iban culture. Do note that it is not a local homestay.

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