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Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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From: $129.20


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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Mingle with the Bidayuh people and discover lifestyles that are fast disappearing even in Borneo on this door-to-door Sarawak adventure. Spend the day at the Mongkos longhouse, not far from the Indonesian border. After a traditional dancing welcome, tour the farmlands, swim with empurau fish, enjoy a lunch cooked alfresco in natural “pots” (weather permitting), and savor the intimacy only an expert translator/guide can provide.
  • Spend the day with Bidayuh (Land Dayak) people at the Mongkos longhouse
  • Watch a traditional welcome dance and swim with enormous empurau fish
  • Enjoy an alfresco feast prepared in foraged “pots” (weather dependent)
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers and guiding
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English Speaking Guide
Transport by Air-Conditioned MiniVan
Return Tour Transfer to Hotel
Infant not occupying seat no charges
Water Bottle
Ethnic Lunch
Lunch
Bottled water
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is said that Mongkos was named after the plant lungkos (Bidayuh for wild ginger)
  • On arrival visitors are welcomed with a ceremony. First they are greeted with drum music called “bidumbak”. A white hen’s egg is used to chase away evil spirits and visitors are then entertained with ‘langi pingadap’ (a traditional welcoming dance). Welcoming ceremony would end with a "belangi" dance in which the visitors are encouraged to take part.
  • Another dance called “Pak Dino” and “Dayang Diki” will not be presented. In this dance dolls are used to tell a story about a married couple. Because marriage between siblings is taboo for the Bidayuh, the couple was cursed and they turned into monkeys.
  • Other Attractions:The Silungkung Waterfall ( spiral waterfall ) not included in the Tour
  • Pangkak ( top spinning
  • Watch Bidayuh Women making baskets,bead items,woodcarving and many other types of handicraft.
  • Padi cultivation and farming are the main agricultural activities of the villagers. Among the crops they plant are oil palm,padi,pepper,rubber trees and miscellaneous fruits such as rambutan,mango banana,jackfruit and durian.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Magunatip Holidays Sdn Bhd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience.

Product code: 11036P72

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