Iban Longhouse

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The Ibans (or Sea Dayaks) migrated by boat from Kalimantan in the 16th century and built their longhouses on rivers. Initially they clashed constantly with the locals and there are many bloody battles recorded. They became fierce headhunters, believing that the more heads they displayed in their longhouses, the more feared they would be and so less likely to be attacked. Today they are extremely hospitable and love to share their culture, performing their music, traditional dances and games, demonstrating their weaving, fishing and blow-pipe hunting techniques.

Remarks:
Basic amenities (mosquitoes net, pillow, mattress, pillow & blanket) will be provided with no hot water for showers.
Things to bring: own toiletries, medications, insect repellents, change of clothes

Package 1 :

2D1N 

Day 1    (L,D)
Depart your hotel at 8am. On route to the longhouse, you will visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre for the morning feed. You will then continue on to the Serian market where you can purchase some food supplies for the longhouse and enjoy exploring this traditional jungle market.From Serian you will go on to the small village of Lachau for lunch. On arriving at the river jetty you will be met by a boat from your longhouse. It is a peaceful and relaxing one hour glide down the river to the longhouse community. You will receive a friendly welcome and it is traditional to accept a glass of tuak (rice wine) from your hosts. The Iban will encourage you to join in with any of the communal activities, and during the evening there will be games and dancing.

Day 2    (B,L)
Departure the following morning will be at 10am.

Adult – RM 1,200 per person
Child – RM    600 per child

Includes: English speaking guide, return transportation (land and boat), 1 night stay at the longhouse, meals as per itinerary, drinking water

Package 2:

3D2N

Day 1    (L,D)
Depart your hotel at 8am. On route to the longhouse, you will visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre for the morning feed. You will then continue on to the Serian market where you can purchase some food supplies for the longhouse and enjoy exploring this traditional jungle market.From Serian you will go on to the small village of Lachau for lunch. On arriving at the river jetty you will be met by a boat from your longhouse. It is a peaceful and relaxing one hour glide down the river to the longhouse community. You will receive a friendly welcome and it is traditional to accept a glass of tuak (rice wine) from your hosts. The Iban will encourage you to join in with any of the communal activities, and during the evening there will be games and dancing.

Day 2    (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will then proceed for a nature walk, visiting the native farms to learn about the agricultural activities of the community. In the afternoon, enjoy some delicious lunch prepared the traditional way, bamboo picnic lunch. If the weather permits, continue hiking to the waterfall for a rejuvenating swim so do remember to bring your swimwear along. When you are done enjoying your time at the river, return back to the longhouse and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Free at own leisure at the longhouse, giving you more opportunity to interact with the community.

Day 3    (B,L)
Departure the following morning will be at 10am

Adult – RM 1,500 per person
Child – RM    750  per child

Includes: English speaking guide, return transportation (land and boat), 2 night stay at the longhouse, meals as per itinerary, drinking water

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