Malaysian Sarawak Adventure

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                      Malaysian Sarawak Adventure
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                      Malaysian Sarawak Adventure
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                      Malaysian Sarawak Adventure

The Concept

From thriving multicultural cities to Orangutan sanctuaries, jungle tribes and carnivorous plants, the Island of Borneo offers visitors an unforgettable experience. During this 10-day tour of Sarawak students experience traditional culture and unique flora and fauna. Highlights include the multicultural city of Kuching where the ‘White Rajahs’ ruled, the Semenggok Wildlife Centre with its rescued Orangutans, a jungle walk with indigenous Iban trackers and the Sarawak Cultural Village where traditional dancing will be demonstrated. The tour finishes with two nights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s bustling capital city, and a great opportunity to shop.

This tour is intended for secondary school Indonesian language students who will improve language skills, and gain a better understanding of and more respect for other cultures. The tour will also assist with team bonding.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – KUALA LUMPUR – KUCHING

Fly from Australia to Kuala Lumpur to connect with your onward flight to Borneo.

DAY 2 KUCHING (B)

After breakfast, tour multicultural Kuching. Highlights include Satok Market, the “White Rajahs” buildings, old shophouses, waterfront villages and museums. The afternoon and evening are free for activities at your teachers’ discretion.

DAY 3 KUCHING – BAKO NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, travel by coach and boat to Bako National Park, the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. Here you will find the carnivorous Pitcher plant and local fauna, including Proboscis monkeys. Tonight you will stay in multi-share accommodation at Bako Park Rest House. Lunch and dinner are included today.

DAY 4 BAKO NATIONAL PARK – KUCHING (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast at the park canteen, followed by an easy guided walk through the primary forest. Lunch provided. In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Kuching.

DAY 5 KUCHING – SEMENGGOK – LEMANAK (B, L, D)

After breakfast, transfer to Semenggok Wildlife Centre to see Orangutans rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the forest. Note: as the Orangutans are semi-wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Following a visit to Serian farmers market and lunch at a local restaurant, transfer by longboat through typical Borneo countryside where ancient longhouses are tucked behind almost every bend in the river. Dinner this evening will feature delicious, fresh produce followed by traditional dancing, music and games with the longhouses chief. You will stay in basic dormitory style accommodation in a guesthouse, with mosquito netting provided.

DAY 6 LEMANAK – DAMAI BEACH (B, L, D)

Enjoy a local breakfast, followed by blowpipe demonstrations, games and a jungle walk, accompanied by traditionally-clad Iban trackers. In the afternoon, transfer to your accommodation at the Holiday Inn at Damai Beach. Lunch and dinner included.

DAY 7 DAMAI BEACH (B, L, D)

After breakfast visit the Sarawak Cultural Village, where you will see seven replicas of the region’s major ethnic houses, and cultural dance presentations. This evening, be enchanted on a Firefly Cruise, where you may catch glimpses of wildlife such as dolphins and crocodiles.
Optional extra day: Cruise through mangrove swamps and fishing villages to Satang Island, one of three South China Sea islands where turtles are protected. Includes snorkelling and packed lunch.

DAY 8 KUCHING – KUALA LUMPUR (B)

Check out after breakfast, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur. An early afternoon tour will include the National Mosque and Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower). This evening, visit the Central Market and Chinatown. Activities include a lesson in batik colouring and the creation of your own batik souvenir.

DAY 9 KUALA LUMPUR (B)

Check out of your hotel after breakfast, then enjoy a tour to the Batu Caves and the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, where you will participate in a handicraft lesson to make your own piece of pewter. The afternoon is free, (at your teachers’ discretion), before your transfer to the airport to fly home.

DAY 10 AUSTRALIA

Morning arrival in Australia, (subject to flight schedules).

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares, including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • 8 nights' multi-share accommodation, including 3 nights in guesthouses with mosquito netting and generator power
  • Breakfast daily, with other meals as specified
  • All entrance fees in Sarawak
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur
  • Batik colouring
  • Royal Selangor lessons
  • Round-trip monorail ticket
Conditions
  • All activities subject to minimum numbers and/or approval by Malaysian Department of Education.