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Kuching & Kampongs

Kuching & Kampongs

Kuching & Kampongs Overview

Using Kuching as a base, visit traditional Malay villages, called Kampongs including a traditional longhouse village. Get in some wildlife viewing looking for orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, Irrawaddy dolphins, and fireflies.

The multicultural city of Kuching is a great base for exploring Sarawak, the western state of Borneo. It’s easy to walk around, there’s plenty to learn about the island’s history, and the people are friendly. This itinerary takes you along the Sarawak River to some of the Malay villages, called kampongs, where you can visit with a local family and cook a meal together. With a sense of village life near the city, you’ll head south to meet the Bidayuh tribes near the border with Indonesia. Spend a night with a host family learning about about their customs and traditions around the longhouse. It wouldn’t be a visit to Borneo without seeing some wildlife so you’ll stop by the Semenggoh Nature Reserve during orangutan feeding time and take a mangrove river cruise one evening to look for proboscis monkeys, Irrawaddy dolphins, crocodiles, and fireflies.
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