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2D1N Sarawak Village Stay & Jungle Trek

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Have another day? Saloma will guide you through more in depth Bidayuh village experiences such as Bamboo cooking and bamboo and rattan handicraft classes, but most importantly this will give you more time to interact and get to know the Bidayuh people.

Details

2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 10 persons

Activities

Hiking
Waterfall Visits
Forest / Jungle Treks
Explore Villages

Suitable For

Backpackers
Families with Kids
Vegetarians
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups
Large Groups (>6 pax)
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You're looking for a guide who can provide a more informational & in-depth village experience as well as traditional handicraft classes.

What's included

What's included

  • Saloma's Village Homestay - Double Room (Private)
  • Return Transfer from Kuching
  • Immersive experience in a Bidayuh village
  • Entrance fee for the Semmengoh wildlife center
  • Rainforest trek
  • Waterfall swim
  • Jungle shopping (picking fruit in the jungle)
  • Bamboo cooking (learn to cook rice in bamboo)
  • Bidayuh handicraft
  • Meals
  • Local guide
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Accommodation

Accommodation

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Availability

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kuching 08:15am

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Kuching - Saloma Village Stay
Kuching - Saloma Village Stay

You will get to experience a real Bidayuh long house!

  • 08:15am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Kuching
  • 09:30am - Visit to Semengok the orang utan wildlife sanctuary: (30 min drive) to watch the jungle feeding time.
  • 12:00pm - Bidayuh lunch : After a short coffee stop, drive up to Salomavillagestay (1hr 15min) for an authentic Bidayuh lunch.
  • 01:30pm - Longhouse visit: After lunch you will visit the original Bidayuh longhouse at the top of the hill to experience how the natives live and witness traditions that have been passed down through generations. Here you will see how bamboo plays an integral part in their lives.
  • 03:00pm - Local primary boarding school & mat weaver’s house: Visit the local Ala-resort christian missionary primary boarding school (Sk. St Bernard, Sadir) and also the basket/mat weaver’s house.
  • 08:00pm - Night trek (Optional, weather dependent): After dinner we will go for a short walk to see the creatures of the night. Fireflies with their blinking lights are always a favorite, even among locals. Your choice of mingling with the locals or a free and easy time at our balcony surrounded by trees.
Day 2: Saloma's Village Stay - Kuching
Saloma's Village Stay - Kuching

  • 10:00am - After breakfast, we will trek to the waterfall (35 min) for a refreshing swim or just to marvel at mother nature’s creation. You will hear the beautiful symphony of the forest & rivers, which are like music to the ears. Here, you will also be introduced to the local flora & wild herbs and their various uses. You will also get to see the beautiful colours of the jungle and blooming wild flowers.
  • 12:00pm - Trek back to Salomavillagestay for lunch before returning to Kuching.
  • 02:00pm - Departure time 2pm, but can be flexible by arrangement.
  • 03:30pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Kuching

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Saloma's Village Stay

Saloma, a Sarawak native, is a gracious host who loves to show her guests the best of the Bidayuh cultures and tradition. Through Saloma's Village Stay, with the income from tourism as well as the cultural exchange between her guests and locals, Saloma hopes to bring new opportunities for her home village of Sadir.
8 years experience
English, Bidayuh and Bahasa.
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
Women-Led

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 51 helpful reviews
564gabriellel
03 Mar 2020
What a wonderful experience in the Saloma family! Bamboo cooking, trekking in the jungle, visiting the village, the farm, swimming in the waterfalls ... Everything cut off from the world in a sublime little house perched in the middle of the jungle ?? The welcome is so warm that we we felt at home with the real feeling of being part of the family ... The meals are excellent ... A real treat for the taste buds ???? What unforgettable moments that I warmly recommend you to live thanks to Saloma and its great family! It remains our most beautiful experience in Malaysia ... I specify that it is an authentic experience, far from the tourist circuits, it is rare and it is GOOD! Our only regret ... Staying only 3 days and 2 nights !!!!
Christelle Derriennic
22 Feb 2020

We had an amazing time with Celina and his family. We were with our two children and had a travel companion. They were a kindness. And she cook beautifully. Really an experience to live

concettasingapore
06 Dec 2019
To visit Saloma Village means to enter the heart of hills kampung life of Sarawak. No touristic fakes or artificial reproductions. You stay with the family, in the family house and eat the local (delicious) food. The place is simply beautiful and clean, all made of wood and totally surrounded by nature. Saloma and her colleagues are awesome guides who explain you the local flora, fauna and traditions with mastery. This is a unique experience not to be missed!!! Thank you Saloma for letting us love Sarawak and the tribes living on its mountains!!!!!!
Paddy Raymond Bang
09 Nov 2019
One of best hidden gems around if you're looking for a short break from the city and out into the wilderness. They have great local guides with good command of English and an indept knowledge of the surrounding area. Main attractions would have to be the waterfalls, as there are four or five waterfalls which are within walking distance, but do so with their guides since you walking into the jungle and definitely not wanting to be lost. Jungle cooking with bamboo is a must for any food connoisseur, and do ask them to make tea in bamboo too. Would recommend this place to anyone who likes natures and up for a good hike up the mountains for a little insight of what heaven may looks like. The host are very hospitable and you are actually staying with the family in the homestay, hence the name I suppose.
JezzK777
29 Sep 2019
The pluses for this homestay during my 3 day stay.. - not too far or difficult to get to from the city of Kuching - excellent communication with hosts leading up to arrival so you know exactly what is planned and what is happenning - great hosts, the family is very welcoming and hospitable, and the food is fresh and tastes amazing. They also have some amazing pets that are so friendly, 2 dogs and 3 cats. Also, everyone else you meet in the village is really welcoming and friendly so you don't feel out of place once you're outside the homestay. - Very interesting tours, with very knowledgable guides, and you learn so much you wouldnt from google and youtube. The tours are also quite varied and customisable so something to suit all tastes and energy levels. - A real genuine insight into how life is lived in jungle areas. - Accomodation is clean and for a junle homestay, has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The minuses - Well just one minus really, if you're hoping to encounter or view lots of wildlife, it may not fulfil that wish. So I'd advise to also book a trip to Bako nature reserve during your stay in Sarawak. In some parts you can explore some quite dense primary tree and plant life, but it's quite uncommon now to encounter, or even hear bigger animals like monkeys or flying foxes which were very common in the area around 20 years ago. This is of course part of a bigger problem being played out around the world. You may see some bird species but there's plenty of interesting insects if you like that (luckily not in the homestay, but the jungle areas!) Room tip: Make sure you really choose your tours carefully and ask plenty of questions to ensure you get what you want out of this stay.

Saloma's Village Stay Policies

Saloma's Village Stay Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Saloma's Village Stay would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

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What should I pack?
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Drinking water
Hat
Long trousers & long sleeve top
Mosquito repellent
Raincoat
Sunblock
Sunglasses
Toiletries
Torch light
Towel
Trekking shoes (or trainers will do too)
Waterproof bag
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