Arrive at Annah Rais Longhouse – Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your host in the longhouse, with the local-brewed rice wine (known as “Tuak”) as a welcome drink. A short briefing session about Annah Rais longhouse & its history will be conducted when you are sipping local rice wine.
Guided Longhouse Tour – your guide will bring you on a longhouse tour. During the tour, you will meet the village folks, and visit the head house, mini, and museum. Learn about our lifestyles, heritages, and cultures this time as your guide will tell you many stories about 300 over years Annah Rais Longhouse. Take this chance to shoot pictures with villagers and get near to them.
Traditional Musical Instruments Jamming Session & Cultural Dance – at the end of the longhouse tour, the local musician will start showing you with all their traditional musical instruments & sharing you the basic technique of playing them. This is a very practical session, whereby you will involve in making traditional music while others are dancing.
Jungle Trekking – Start off with trekking on another trail in the tropical rainforest before reaching the small stream for the bamboo rafting. Along the trail, the local guide will make every effort to explain the strange things you see in the jungle, you will start to understand the surrounding jungle & how they use the natural jungle resources to complement their daily needs.
Reaching the small stream for Bamboo Rafting – Soon after, you will reach a small stream with sometimes crystal clear running water, where located right in the middle of the tropical rainforest. You would like to soak yourself in the water to cool off the body first if the water level is not that fast & deep with a strong current on that day.
Building bamboo raft – Dried bamboo is always ready. Your guide will start building the raft after a short rest & you are most welcome to learn & help in building the bamboo raft for the day. A raft can accommodate two guests plus one of our guides only.
Bamboo Rafting – as soon as the raft is ready, let the guide know when you are ready for the fun & exciting Bamboo Rafting trip. You will raft along the running water stream through the tropical rainforest. The experienced guide will lead you the way, you just have to enjoy the experience & appreciate the beauties of the tropical rainforest. There’s no special skill required by you, except sitting on the raft. If you are adventurous enough, you may try to stand on the raft to feel the adrenaline rush, instead of sitting, but do it at your own risk though! You are warned that underneath the water are rocks & if the water is not deep enough, you may hit the rock when fallen off the raft!
Bamboo Fish Picnic Luncheon – Reaching a nice sandy dry riverbank, you will stop and your guide will be starting to prepare the picnic lunch. This time, you will get a chance to try a local signature dish, chicken cooked in bamboo, which is cooked right on the spot with fresh bamboo. Enjoy your bamboo chicken lunch, along with some other dishes & wrapped rice. After lunch, you can just sit quietly on the raft with your legs in the water, small fishes will come to your legs and gives you a tiny bite which we called fish therapy. You may also swim in the stream to cool down yourself.
Continue Rafting – once you are ready, continue your bamboo rafting journey until you reach the end of the rafting trip.
Transfer Back to Kuching – Coming to the end of the rafting trip, you will get up from another point of the jungle for a short walk to reach your transport vehicle. You will be transferred back to Kuching as soon as you reach your transport vehicle.
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Minimum 2 adults to go per trip.
Half price for children below 11 years old.
Rm160 surcharge for guests traveling alone or with one child.
10% discount for students and to go min 3 people.
Free one bottle of tuak for every 3 guests.
Short jungle walk, guided bamboo rafting, Meals & beverages, traditional show, loan of traditional costumes and jungle tools, laundry, and tuak tasting.