Batang Ai

5 day

Join-In Dates 2023:

23 Feb, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 25 May, 29 Jun, 27 July, 17 Aug, 14 Sep

Trek deep into heart of Borneo can be a very thrilling activity, so we provide experienced Iban tracker and observe the unique flora and fauna at close hands.

Though not obliged, it is advised that you leave your high tech shoes behind as the mixed terrain (mud, roots, river crossing and slippery rocks) will be endured in the days to come.

Forest Escape

Duration: 5 Days (3 Days escape)
COST IN SGD: SGD 1100 per person
START TIME: Latest 12:30pm from Hotel in Kuching or Kuching Airport on Day 1
*Advance booking required
* Minimum tour 4 persons

Accommodation in Tents or makeshift shelters constructed from leaves and branches when escape to Forest.

Reasonable fitness is required for this tour due to uphill terrain and river crossings. Guests are required to carry their own backpacks, therefore it is recommended to travel as light as possible for this tour.

Camping

1. Sleeping

  • Tents or makeshift shelters constructed from leaves and branches. No bedding. Bring your own liner.

2. Shower/ Toilet

Shower in the river stream and nature toilets.

Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1

Recommended flight from Singapore
SIN-KCH AK1776 1145 1310
Arrive Kuching airport and drive to the small township of Padawan where you will be brought by your guide to hunt for a new pair of hiking shoes (the locally acclaimed legendary rubber shoes). Note : Though not obliged, it is advised that you leave your high tech shoes behind as the mixed terrain (mud, roots, bamboo bridges and slippery rocks) will be endured in the days to come.

Day 2

The day involves a longboat journey through rugged hillsides dotted with rice fields and Pepper gardens to Jambu longhouse. Enjoy a simple lunch in the longhouse before trek deep into the heart of Borneo, accompanied by experienced Iban trackers. The trek takes you into the remote Batang Ai National Park, near the Indonesian border, between 900 and 1600 m above sea level. The area is home to a large population of wild orang utans, there is a good possibility of an encounter with one of these “men of the forest.”

Day 3

Continue trekking and exploring the rainforest, observing at close hand the unique flora and fauna of your surroundings.

 

Day 4

After a second night in the forest, you retrace your steps back to Longhouse where you meet a boat followed by drive to Kuching.

Day 5

Breakfast at Hotel. Check out at 11am.
Free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure.

Optional of half day tour in the morning if flight departure is in the afternoon / evening.

Recommended flight to Singapore

KCH-SIN   TR431      2020 2200

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PRICE

Cost SGD 1100 per person

Min size: 4 pax

Price is subject to changes without notice.

Includes

  • English Speaking Guide (Booking less than 8 pax is based on driver cum guide)
  • Accommodation
    • 2 nights at Camping in tents or makeshift shelter
    • 1 night 3 star Hotel – Seri Simanggang Hotel Standard Room Twin Share with breakfast, 1 night Kuching 4-star Grand Margherita Hotel or similar standard room (twin share) with breakfast.
  • Boat return based on join in
  • Transfer as per program
  • Meals: 4 breakfast (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5), dinner at campsite (day 2, day 3), Picnic lunch in forest (day 3), lunch in Longhouse (day 2) and return route to Kuching (day 4)

ADVISED You are strongly advised to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance.

CHILD RATE

  • Between 2 – 12 Yrs Old is at 30% discount of the adult rates

IMPORTANT NOTES

Reasonable fitness is required for this tour due to uphill terrain and river crossings. Guests are required to carry their own backpacks, therefore it is recommended to travel as light as possible for this tour.

CANCELLATION FEES

Please refer to our terms & conditions.

Confirmation of this reservation is acceptance of these conditions.

Join-In Dates 2023:

23 Feb, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 25 May, 29 Jun, 27 July, 17 Aug, 14 Sep

Mulu Park Hostel

Getting Prepared

You will find in this section links to the products of our partner X-Boundaries, a Singapore shop & e-commerce site, your partner in adventure.

  • In your luggage
  • This trek is ONLY for hikers with Reasonable fitness and required to carry their own backpacks.
  • Travel as light as possible for this tour.

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