Borneo Native Odyssey: Annah Rais Longhouse & Bengoh Waterfalls | La Vacanza Travel

Borneo Native Odyssey: Annah Rais Longhouse & Bengoh Waterfalls

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching
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  • 2 days
  • Kuching
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Bidayuh Longhouse: Annah Rais reflects the native lifestyle of the Bidayuh people then and now

Authentic Homestay: The trip offers a unique opportunity to stay with a local family, providing an immersive cultural experience and a chance to learn about the customs, traditions, and daily life of the community. **No A/C and unheated water.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Waterfalls: The trip takes you to Sarawak Bengoh's enchanting Jurassic & Curtain Waterfalls. A tranquil experience with nature

Expert Local Guides: Local guides are engaged to provide insights of the area, history, flora & fauna.

Sustainable & Eco-Friendly: We are committed to promoting eco-friendly practices, balancing impact on natural surroundings while supporting the local communities & traditional heritage practices

Small Group Size: To ensure a personalized & intimate experience, the trip is limited to one group or family

Local Cuisine: The trip includes authentic local dishes sourced from the village farms & surroundings

Itinerary

Day 1: Annah Rais Longhouse Discovery & Bengoh Native Village Homestay

Stop At: Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
11 am - Pickup from hotel or airport. Drive through scenic mountain views, forests, villages and fruit and vegetable gardens on the way to Annah Rais Longhouse. Immerse into the ambience of scenery and nature.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure, No. 71 Kampung Annah Rais, Kuching 94200 Malaysia
12.30 pm - Arrive at Annah Rais Longhouse. Discover the culture, heritage and way of life of the Sarawak native Bidayuh tribe then and now. Annah Rais is a living longhouse and is reputedly more than 300 years old.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure, No. 71 Kampung Annah Rais, Kuching 94200 Malaysia
2 pm - Enjoy a native Bidayuh lunch prepared from freshly picked from the village farm. Learn about the native cuisine and the abundant food plants all around.

Engage with the longhouse residents and bridge yourself into their way of life then and now.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bengoh Dam, 94700 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
4 pm - Arrive at Bengoh Dam boat jetty. Take a boat ride across the Bengoh Dam lake with its enchanting views all around. Prepare your camera and take plenty of pictures for your travel album.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
4.30pm - Arrive at Kampung Sting boat jetty and hike 400 metres up to the village homestay. Settle into the homestay and be familiarized with the village. Take a stroll to the Tanju (viewpoint lookout platform) and be enchanted by the beautiful views all round.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
6.30pm - Prepare and view the sunset from the viewpoint. Get your camera ready once again Ladies & Gentlemen. Free and easy relaxation and enjoy the sun disappear behind the mountain range afar. Savor the serenity of the surroundings as the sounds of nature by night slowly nudging in eventually into a mesmerizing symphony of the natural musical ensemble. Magical memories are made of this.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
8pm - Dinner is served. Free & easy after dinner. Catch your breadth and wind down for the night.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
11pm - Time to bed. Prepare the mattress, pillows and blankets. Doze off into a dreamland within a dreamland under the stars.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Jungle & farm to table dishes. Bamboo chicken (Ayam Pansuh). Freshly caught fish. Fresh jungle vegetables & fruits.
• Lunch: Sarawak Native Bidayuh dishes crafted from jungle and local farm produce
Accommodation included: Village Homestay. Mattresses, pillows & blankets provided. Shared basic Toilet & Shower-room. *Non AC *Unheated water.

Day 2: Enchanting Morning Views & Cascading Waterfalls & Nature

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
6am - Awake to the sounds of nature. Be enchanted by the first light of the day over the village. Enjoy the views of the Bengoh dam lake from the village above the clouds, Kampung Sting.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
8am - Breakfast
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kampung Sting,padawan, Kuching Malaysia
9am - Boat ride to Waterfalls Trail Boat Jetty and commence waterfall hike of 1.7km. Be prepared for amazing views of water cascading down the rocky river. Challenge your balance across the many bamboo bridges while taking in the breathtaking scenery. Learn about the many wild flora and farm produce that straddles the trail.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bengoh Dam, Jalan Puncak Borneo, 93250 Kuching, Kuching 93250 Malaysia
10.30 am - Arrive at Jurassic waterfall. Enjoy the cool refreshing breeze and water droplets from the waterfall. Prepare to snap plenty of pics here especially the signature liana vine swing.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bengoh Dam, Jalan Puncak Borneo, 93250 Kuching, Kuching 93250 Malaysia
11am - Reach Curtain Waterfall. Take a swim in the cool refreshing water pools of many pools at this waterfall. A resting hut is nearby for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
12 noon - Leave Bengoh Dam. Car ride back to hotel or guests drop off point.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Simple village breakfast. Tea or coffee.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full Guiding
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bengoh Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure
  • Entry/Admission - Kampung Sting

Exclusions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    Departure Point

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel lobby
    Airport Arrival Pickup Point #2

    Airports

    • Kuching Airport, Kuching Malaysia


    Departure Time

    11:00 AM

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

    Duration

    2 days


    User's Reviews

    Vanessa_S

    15 May, 2024

    Such a great trip with Lucien, a fabulous guide. He was so knowledgeable and we learnt so much about Sarawak nature, tribes and food. The overnight was basic as described but with a good host and a glorious setting, we loved watching the sunset and sunrise from Mr Kuek’s platform. The jungle walk to the Susung (Jurassic) waterfall was straight forward and we enjoyed a cooling dip in the Curtain waterfall on the way back. These were all wrapped up with a boat trip across the Bengo reservoir. We can’t praise Lucien enough. From the prompt pick up, to the snacks and water provided, to his knowledge and passion about the area and his interest and time to ensure we had a great 2 days. He suggested a private extension to Semenggoh on the way home as we were driving past and he took us for lunch to somewhere selling Sarawak special dishes. All in all we will be taking some lovely memories and loads of photos back with us.

    468nirvanad

    11 Oct, 2023

    This was a wonderful experience! Lucien picked us up from our hotel and we drove around an hour to the Bengoh Dam. From there we took a boat to the jetty where we started the hike to the waterfalls. The hike itself was very nice. Lucien stopped along the way to show us plants and explain their properties. The Jurassic waterfall was one of the prettiest we ever saw. After the hike, we had a short 20-min walk to the homestay. Mr Kuek and his family were extremely nice and warm to us. They made us delicious food from locally grown and sourced produce. I would highly recommend this experience. Thank you Lucien😊

    Nick C

    04 Oct, 2023

    Lucian, our guide was exceptional. He was so knowledgeable full of facts and history and clearly passionate about what he did. He paid attention to our every needs and went above and beyond what we were expecting, providing us with a brilliant experience of Bengoh Dam, the waterfalls and a homestay and introducing us to many different local foods. He was fun to be with and we would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Kuching and the Sarawak area, he knows a lot about a lot.

    desanre02

    11 Aug, 2023

    Lucian is an excellent guide. We went with him to Semenggoh, Bengoh Dam waterfalls and Kampung Sting. Besides hikings were really nice and enjoyable, he guided us splendidly. I highly recomend him. Very professional, kind and reliable.

    秀蓮 游

    15 Feb, 2024

    天氣不好 爬山太陡很難爬 住宿家庭早晚餐吃的東西差沒特色 風景令我也無太驚豔 行程內容說明有午餐後來卻説那是以前網站寫的 現在沒有了 亂搪塞的理由吧 很失望的行程 住宿家庭沒有熱水可洗澡 下雨全身濕透 真不舒服 住宿家庭也沒介紹其文化特色給旅客了解

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    Truly memorable experience!

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    Highly recomended

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