THE BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES & BORNEO

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The Best of the Philippines & Borneo

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Hundred Islands, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

boating
Hundred Islands, Island Escapade and Panoramic Tour with Governors Island Stop
Hundred Islands National Park, in Alaminos City is one of the most interesting destinations and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in one of the three developed islands. The Hundred Island tour includes a ride in a motorized banca as you cruise different islets. Once your yacht anchors near Quezon Island, yacht tenders or Zodiacs will shuttle guests to Quezon Island where you will board an outrigger motor boat to begin your island tour. For the next 45-60 minutes you will tour Marcos Island, Cathedral Island, Quezon Island, Bat Island, Children’s Island, Cuenco Island, Governor’s Island and Mayor’s Island. You will stop at Governor’s Island and take a walk going up to the peak with its fantastic view of Hundred Islands. Spend some time at Quezon Island where you can kayak, swim, try fish feeding at the marine sanctuary or view the giant clam sanctuary. Acoustic singer and folk dancers will entertain you while on the island. Other activities include snorkeling and ziplining. 

Please note: Food and drinks can be brought from the yacht. Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, snorkeling gear, sunglasses, local currency or US currency and bottled water

price $149
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Boracay, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

boating
Boracay, Motag Living Museum
Here is a cultural experience that is interactive for you as well. You will depart from Cagban via speedboat that will take you to Motag Beach where you will board a van for the 15-minute ride to the Motag Living Museum. You will learn about the richness of Philippine history and culture as local folks show you the lifestyle of rural Aklanons in the past as well as the present. You will see a carabao carriage, tour inside Bahay Kubo (local hut), see demonstrations of rice planting and harvesting,  weaving of coconut leaves, and how tobacco is made. You can ride a water buffalo, will be entertained with local songs performed by the village elderly and have snacks and local delicacies prepared by Chef Jardeleza.  Then you will return to your waiting yacht.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, extra clothes and a towel.


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

beach
Boracay, Puka Beach Escape
You will get away from the crowds of other beaches in the area for a relaxing escape at Puka Beach. You will board a van in Cagban for a 40-minute ride to the beach. Swim in the turquoise waters, and sunbathe on the white sand.  Walking on Puka Beach is a unique experience because of the abundance of crushed Puka shells mixed in with the sand. You will have a buffet lunch here complete with entertainment. Optional activities at an addition cost include a massage, hair braiding or a Henna tattoo.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, swimsuit, flip flops or sandals and a towel.

price $159
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Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Princesa, City Countryside Tour & Wet Market
This tour will provide a cultural experience you will long remember. It is especially designed for those who would like to enjoy the countryside without traveling too far. You will board your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then back into the van for a 30-minute ride to Binuatan Creations, a delightful weaving and gift shop that uses indigenous materials to create its crafts.  A 5-minute ride will take you to the Butterfly Garden. Here you will see an amazing variety of tropical free-flying butterflies surrounded with live exhibits of their natural predators like lizards, mantises, and scorpions. Your next stop will be Sta Monica Viewpoint where you will make a photo stop before heading to your Wet Market Tour where you will see locals selling different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) as Palawan counts seafood as its major product.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.

price $119
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3.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture
Puerto Princesa, Microwbrewery Tour
You will start this tour boarding your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then it’s off to the first and only brewery in Palawan, the Palaweno Brewery. This brewery creates a line of specialty craft beers with a combination of local ingredients as well as ingredients from all over the world. Included in our tour will be a presentation on beer appreciation techniques and beer pouring techniques. You will meet and greet the brewers and be treated to beer samplers

Please note: Bring your camera and local currency. Must be 21 or older to participate in this tour.

price $129
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Recognized by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was established in 1971 primarily to protect and preserve the old growth forest, fascinating wildlife, pristine beaches and one of the most amazing cave systems in the world.  Your air-conditioned van will take you on a 120-minute ride to the Sabang wharf where you will board a motorized boat for your 15-minute ride to the National Park. You will then board another boat for a 45-minute river cruise inside the cave and see spectacular limestone mountain landscape and is the habitat of numerous endangered and endemic wildlife species. You will see mangroves, sea grass beds, and 11 scientifically unique minerals plus a 20-million-year-old Serenia fossil embedded in the cave wall. Then proceed to the Sheridan Beach Resort for lunch and free time before traveling back to your waiting yacht.

Please note:   Bring light clothing and slippers or aqua shoes, environmentally friendly insect repellent, a towel and a raincoat. No food or snacks are allowed in the park.

price $169
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, City Discovery
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is located on the coast and this tour will give you an overview of some of its most important landmarks, such as the Tun Mustapha Tower and State Mosque. You will travel by motor coach with your knowledgeable guide to the Tun Mustapha Tower and on to State Mosque. After making photo-stops on your way past these sights, you will arrive at The Heritage Village located at the Sabah Museum, which displays replicas of traditional houses of the local communities from various areas in Sabah. It will give you an excellent insight into the people of North Borneo from the architectural style of their homes, as well as the colorful costumes that they wore.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, Ethnic Borneo
This experience will bring you to a cultural village that features the tribal cultures of this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach at the pier and travel 45 minutes to the village where you will be welcomed and hear a short introduction to life there. Visit the traditionally constructed houses as they have always been built.  You will learn how vests are made from tree bark, sample the local remedy for the warm weather and see how local cakes are made.  You will be treated to a performance and you may want to remember your visit with a henna tattoo if you like.  This is truly the genuine essence of Borneo!

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 

price $115
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, Heritage Walk
Kota Kinabalu Heritage Walk is a unique way of introducing Sabah's Heritage to visitors. Kota Kinabalu Heritage Walk provides that link with visiting historical sites and structures, plus strolling down the oldest street in Kota Kinabalu, learning about its pre-war, post-war (when Sabah was known as North Borneo) and post-independence eras while mingling with the locals. Board your waiting motor coach for the 15-minute transit to Padang Merdeka, where your walking tour will begin. A few of the highlights will be the famous Atkinson Clock Tower, North Borneo War Memorial, Australia Place and Museum Kopitiam.  The walk will be conducted by Kota Kinabalu’s most seasoned and experienced Guides who will have the privilege of walking you down the memory lane and having the credit of saying - “I grew up watching this place evolve.“  A personal touch from each guide means no 2 walks are ever the same. You will have refreshments at a local shop before traveling back to the port.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 


price $89
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

walking
Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park - World Heritage Site

The jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu (13,435 feet) towers above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.  Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is a natural wonder that offers day visitors a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant life within the area.  Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Nabalu Market and visit the roadside stall.  Then you will head on to Kinabalu Park. Enjoy a walk through the montane oak and chestnut rainforest at park headquarters to view some of the 1,200 species of orchids, 9 species of carnivorous pitcher plants and 25 species of rhododendrons found here.  Next, visit the botanical gardens where a diverse collection of unique flora is gathered from the entire park and transplanted here for conservation and educational purposes.  Learn how the plants have adapted their leaves, flowers and root structures to capture the sunlight, pollenate and gather their nutrients for survival. You will be amazed at the wide variety of epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, mosses and figs growing on a single tree and learn how the local people use some of these jungle plants in their everyday life. You will have lunch at the park before returning to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear proper walking shoes and attire for trails. Bring a hat, raincoat, insect repellent, sunscreen and local currency. Active participation is required for this walk and it is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

price $119
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

boating
Kota Kinabalu, Kiulu Leisurely Rapids
Here is an opportunity to raft on one of the scenic rivers in this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach and travel north of Kota Kinabalu for almost 2 hour to the Kiulu River. On your way you will pass quaint villages, scenic countryside and the rural town of Tamparuli.  Upon your arrival at the Kiulu River you will have a short briefing conducted on the Kiulu riverbank to begin your adventure. With headwaters from Mount Kinabalu, the river will provide a Grade I to II experience, perfect for newcomers to the sport. Deep pools punctuate the river rapids, giving you ample opportunities to indulge in body rafting or swimming. The river journey will take just 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the river stage and will be topped by a refreshing lunch before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your light clothing and sandals with straps or sneakers. Bring a change of clothing, footwear, sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel.

price $99
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Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara, Brunei



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - The Royal Experience
Experience the Royal touch,on this  half-day excursion that begins at the pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate lifestyle. First you will view the Prime Minister’s Office for a  exterior photo stop then  proceed to the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Centre where you will be amazed at what Brunei’s craftsmen can produce. The products range from the beautiful tenunan or brocade to the shiny silver works with intricate designs. You will visit the Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall to see the unique collection of royal artifacts. Have your cameras handy for an  exterior view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds then on to the Jerudong Royal Polo Club where you will be taken on a guided tour of this royal private clubhouse which includes a visit to His Majesty’s private resting room. You will have the chance to snap a few photos there. Another highlight of this guided tour will be His Majesty’s personal collection of original paintings which decorate the walls of the clubhouse. At the restaurant  you will enjoy light refreshment (malay delicacies with tea).

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, City Drive & Royal Regalia Visit
Discover Brunei on this leisurely, half-day, narrated drive that will begin at your pier. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach and, accompanied by your friendly and knowledgeable guide, set out on your exploration of this amazing sultanate. Drive to the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan located on the glistening Brunei River. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Have your cameras handy for a distant view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds and pass by the luxurious Empire Hotel, where the Sultan hosts his guests. You will see the Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. Brunei's largest mosque, it was completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee. Your drive will also take you past the Diamond Arch, a diamond ring-shaped sculpture which stands as the gateway to Jerudong Park - the Sultan's gift to the people of Brunei. You will then enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.Photo-taking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Royal Regalia & Kampong Ayer Visit
Indulge in the highlights of Brunei with this leisurely, half day excursion that will begin at your pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate to Bandar Jetty. You will board a water taxi for a relaxing cruise along the glistening Brunei River to the legendary Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water and connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East," Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, mosques and schools. You will visit a local home for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a drive through Bandar city. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Take in views of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). Pass by the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace) gates. This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Be sure to have your camera ready for a photostop at the breathtaking Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque. Completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee, this ornate mosque - the biggest in Brunei - is a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. You will take time out from your scenic drive to enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 11:30 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, The Regalia, Water Village & Cruise
Embark on a full-day, moderately active journey of discovery that begins at your pier where you will board your air-conditioned motor coach for a brief, scenic drive. Visit the immense Tamu Kianggeh open air market located on the banks of the Kianggeh River in the heart of Brunei's capital. Enjoy free time to explore the sea of charming vendor stands offering a range of products. Try your hand at calm and quiet bartering that is the norm here.  You will board a water taxi for a cruise along the glistening Brunei River offering magnificent views of the Sultan's Palace. Cruise to Pulau Ranggu and relax amid the serene mangrove forests that line the island's shores. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive Proboscis monkeys that make their home here.  Your cruise will take you to Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water that are connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East" Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, shops, markets, mosques and schools. Enjoy free time to explore this fascinating maze on your own and visit one of the local homes for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a narrated drive through Bandar city passing Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). You will tour the breathtaking Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. The royal regalia on display here includes the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room. During your excursion be sure to have your cameras at the ready for photo opportunities at Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture, and the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace). This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Then you will indulge in a delicious buffet lunch at the Rizqun International in Bandar.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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8 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, Ulu Temburong Adeventure
This tour is an introduction to the National Park and the protected rainforest. Temburong is the smaller section of Brunei, where traditional lifestyles are maintained and where the natural environment is protected.  Your motor coach will take you on a 45-minute ride from the port to Bandar jetty.  There you will board a fast boat and enjoy a 45-minute ride to Temburong town through the mangrove evergreen channels. Observe the scenic landscape along the way and if nature permits, you may see a crocodile or two basking in the sun on the riverbanks.  Arriving at the jetty you will board a bus to travel 30 minutes to  Batang Duri the last human settlement before  you will venture into the wilderness of Brunei. The longboat ride from there will take 45 minutes upstream against a series of fast flowing rapids. Step out of the boat for an interesting walk to the waterfall. Enjoy the rich natural environment as you walk. Return to your boat for another exciting boat trip back to the Batang Duri where you will be treated to a local lunch with a view overlooking the riverbank. Return to Bandar Seri Begawan through the mangrove jungle then board the motor coach for the return journey to the port.

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility as you will be required to board / exit the boats and it is also not recommended for guests with seasickness problem. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour as it involves 2 separate boat rides (fast boat and longboat], 2 coach rides and a short jungle walk to the waterfall. All businesses will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. Bring extra clothing and a towel (just in case you get wet during the fast boat ride or while walking to the waterfall), adequate sun protection, sunglasses and camera for photo taking. Wear comfortable walking shoes (no heel).


price $99
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Kuching, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining
Kuching, Bako National Park
Bako National Park, the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs and monitor lizards. You will be able to experience almost desert-like scrub or “padang” on the plateau to lowland dipterocarp forest. Erosion has left some remarkable sandstone formations such as the famous Sea Stag.  You will depart from the port via motor coach for the 15-minute drive to waiting boats.  Your boat ride will be 20 minutes to Bako National Park where you will disembark and be met by your guide. You will walk the trails of this delightful park for 2 hours before having lunch. Then  it’s back to the boat where you will spend another 30 minutes checking out the rock formations before heading back to the jetty and your waiting motor coach.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your hat and binoculars.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

culture

walking
Kuching, Kuching City Highlights
The city of Kuching, which means cat in Malay, was once the seat of the White Rajah Dynasty, where Malay, Chinese, Indians and the British worked side by side to create a unique community. The city emblem is a giant White Cat Statue, standing tall at the entrance of the city to welcome all visitors. You will leave the pier by motor coach for the 60-minute drive which will pass Padungan China Street to the Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, Kuching's oldest temple.  Then walk across the street to visit the Chinese History Museum. It traces the history of the Chinese community in Sarawak. Exhibits include the early trade routes, initial migration from various regions of China, geographical distribution, the early pioneers, traditional trading activities, the formation of trade and community associations, political history and the involvement of the Chinese community in modern, multi-racial Sarawak. Complete your Kuching experience with a stop at Kuching's Main Bazaar, overlooking the scenic waterfront of Kuching.  You will have 30 minutes at your leisure before the return drive to the pier.

Please note:  Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Kuching, Sarawak Cultural Village
Popularly known as the Living Museum, the Sarawak village showcases a kaleidoscope of Sarawak Culture and Traditions.   Board your motor coach for the 60-minute drive to the village. Upon arrival, visit the authentic replica houses of the main tribes of Sarawak - Longhouses of the Ibans, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, high stilt houses of the Melanau and the Penan Hut.  Displayed in the houses are the many artifacts made by the individual dwellers.  Demonstration of arts and crafts like beadwork, wood and bamboo carvings, Pua and Straw weaving can be seen while touring the village.  You can also view traditional methods of cooking and how the Penans make blowpipes and other hunting instruments. Your visit will end with a colorful cultural performance in the theater.

Please note:  Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $99
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