DAY 01-KUCHING/BATANG AI IBAN LONGHOUSE
Depart your hotel to the Batang Ai takes about 5 hours, passing padi fields, pepper plantations, farms, roadside kampungs and tropical jungles. Stop at the small town of Serian and later for lunch at Lachau. On arrival at the Batang Ai Dam, board a native boat for the upriver journey to an Iban Longhouse. In the evening, enjoy a native dinner prepared by your guide. After a simple dinner, join the rest of the longhouse folks and enjoy an evening of music and dance with rounds of tuak, their home made rice wine. When the evening winds down, guests can present their gifts to the Iban, small tokens which will be shared equally amongst all those present. We recommend pens, pencils, children’s reading/colouring/drawing/exercise books, cookies, candy, even canned food–inexpensive things, but well liked and appreciated. Stay overnight at the longhouse. A note of caution however, dogs are part of the family and you may find yourself sleeping near one.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner only.