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Day 4: Kuching – Nanga Sumpa Longhouse (L, D)

Depart for the Semengoh Wildlife Centre located a short drive from the centre of the city. Observe the feeding of orangutans requiring rehabilitation.

And continue by air–conditioned van for Batang Ai reservoir (4½ hours). Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation. En-route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colorful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Lunch en route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1–2 hours) upriver to Nanga Sumpa. Settle in at Borneo Adventure's lodge. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across the river. Relax on the Ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Interact with the community; learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight at the lodge.

 

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