Bamboo Rafting & Traditional Picnic Lunch
See the Borneo Rainforest from a fresh perspective, away from the heavily trodden trails. Enjoy the pristine surrounds as you get expertly punted downriver in a bamboo raft through Class 1 water. Your guides will share the river’s secrets including local history and native Borneo flora and fauna. Plunge into the refreshing waters and take in some rainforest culinary tips as your guides prepare your sumptuous lunch right atop your raft on the riverbank’s pebble beach. Expect rice, meats and vegetables cooked in bamboo as well as a traditional barbecue. Continue downriver to the take-out point where you can freshen up and change into dry clothes in a purpose-built bamboo longhouse before heading back into Kuching city. A wonderful way to spend a day.
- Transfers (Surcharge applies for transfer from hotels outside of Kuching City).
- An English speaking host/leader.
- Drinking water.
- Please note this tour will carry a surcharge should your requested dates fall on Public Holiday. For more information please go to our FAQ’s page for more information regarding Public Holidays and surcharges.
Rivers of the Rainforest
Transfer from the Singgahsana lodge at 8:30 am and proceed to the rivers of the rainforest. Along with a bit of local help, this full day tour will give you a first-hand experience at building your very own bamboo raft and traversing the clear rivers that run through the rainforest. Your guides will show you how the locals use the rivers to their advantage. The jungle offers up many different types of vegetables and plants that we can eat and you can help the guide by foraging for these along the way.
Around mid-day, your guides will cook lunch for you using the plants and vegetables you will have collected along the river, along with other food to add to your lunch. Your lunch is cooked, “local Style” in bamboo. This tour offers a great insight and raw experience of how some of the tribes still live whithin the shelter of the rainforest.
Wear comfortable sandals/flip-flop; light clothing; still or video cameras (preferably waterproof or in a waterproof case); swimwear, Small bath towel, change of clothes, suntan lotion, hat, insect repellant.