Today we depart for Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little town, villages, paddy fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort. Arrive at Batang Ai Hydro Lake. The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes before reaching Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. Visit this 37 door longhouse Accommodation for the night is at the Longhouse and after dinner join the longhouse resident for a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) and a short cultural performance. The Ibans are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in whatever activities are going on at the Longhouse! Overnight in the longhouse.
After breakfast free at leisure until time for you to depart the longhouse, you will then travel further upriver by longboat. The water flows faster as the boat climbs higher, and the boatman frequently has to “shoot the rapids.” During the dry season, visitors may have to climb out and help push the boat. Lunch is cooked in traditional Iban style by the river bank. In the afternoon, arrive at your Camp Site and be prepared to start work in collecting the materials necessary for building your Raft the next day or if time permit construction of the Raft can start as soon as you have all the necessary material. Dinner and accommodation by the river bank (tents or traditional makeshift shelters).
Breakfast. Spend part of the morning finishing up the construction of the raft, made from timber and bamboo lashed together with jungle creepers. Embark for downriver rafting trip in near-white-water conditions, accompanied one experienced Iban raft man for every 2 persons. Arrive and overnight at Sepaya longhouse.
Breakfast at the Longhouse. After breakfast depart by a longboat to the jetty for van/coach transfer to Kuching, with lunch en-route. Upon arrival, check-in hotel and freshen up.
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1.Most of the longhouses visited for jungle adventure do not have cultural performance in the evening. Dinner and accommodation at Sepaya Longhouse.
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