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True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch
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True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch

By The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 9h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water and lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 2-way Hotel Transfer (selected hotels only within Kuching City)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel Address: Grand Margherita Hotel Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93748 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Dates: Daily Return point: Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34790P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • A minimum of 3 people per booking
        • Please note: There are not pick ups from hotels in Damai or Santubong; arrange for transportation to Grand Margherita Hotel where you will be met instead
        • Please bring insect repellent, sun block, a hat, extra changing clothes, small towel
        • Please secure your glasses with straps if you intend to wear one
        • Dry bags are provided for guests who wish to take their belongings with them in the kayak
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch?
        True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch price starts from RM 379.83. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
        What is the True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch cancellation policy?
        True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch?
        True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch is hosted by The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking on Tripadvisor. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34790P5

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        • The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking
          256
          Kuching, Malaysia
          Joined in July 2011
        • Feinesser007
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          company no longer exists
          caution. After I booked and received the confirmation, I wanted to contact the company. But they don't exist anymore. She still takes the money.
          Written 9 February 2024
        • caroleo175
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kayaking trip
          Easy kayaking down river. We were well looked after. Prompt pick up. Friendly guides and driver. Saw some monkeys and sea eagle with snake in mouth. Lunch good. Climbed up small inlet river to waterfall and also swam in river. Cool temperature and fun.
          Written 8 March 2020
        • Didyjacko
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, relaxing and different
          We had a great day although our backs were a bit tired at the end of the day. Scenery was great. An extra special inclusion was the photos sent to us at the end of the day at no charge. Memories to cherish.
          Written 4 February 2020
        • Melissa R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic day of kayaking with spectacular views
          This was my second time doing the kayaking trip and this time it was pouring rain and we absolutely loved the view in the rain. It felt like we were experiencing the "real" Borneo in the rain with mist all over the hills! I recommend this trip to everyone who visits Kuching!
          Written 8 January 2020
        • abigailw3323
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kayaking with a view
          Before going on this day trip, Audrey was very prompt and kind with my enquiries about the details and what to bring for kayaking. Signing up for the trip was very easy too. We got picked up by Mr Asin right from our accommodation's doorstep and overall it was a fun and amazing experience! Because we went on 26 Dec, which is a holiday in Kuching, many of the residents at the longhouses were at home and they were very friendly and even had us sit down and try some of their food! Lunch was also cooked at home by a local and we felt the love that went into preparing the food. My father and I felt safe throughout the kayaking. We kayaked for 2 hours (11km) and it felt too short because of the fun and the views we had. Highly recommend this adventure! (We signed up for package C.)
          Written 27 December 2019
        • robbiek777
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible Experience!!
          This was my second time going to Kuching with a primary goal of Kayaking through the jungle and it didn't disappoint. The experience is absolutely amazing and what tops it off for me is the great pictures they take for you so can just enjoy the experience and wait for the dropbox email filled with outstanding memories!
          Written 26 December 2019
        • EricaSoh
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun but be aware of the sand flies
          The scenery and activities are fun. My kids love it. The guide also friendly and 3 guide for 8 of us. They took us photos and send us via dropbox the next 2 days. Love this service provide to us. The lunch is simple. The only sad thing is the apparently the guide know there are sand flies at the areas they stop for swimming. The guide didn't inform us and only mentioned it when we are about to leave. At the end, 4 of us bitten by the sand flies till need to see doctor. what's a disappointment.
          Written 22 November 2019
        • NisaNune
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          We went during low season so there were only the 2 of us so it’s more like a private trip with 2 guides going along with us. The experience was amazing. The water was higher during low season so it wasn’t too tiring to kayak. We got to kayak into a small stream off the main river which ended with a waterfall. Totally unexpected! Water in the river was cold and extremely refreshing so we didnt feel hot at all despite being directly under the sun for 3 hours. The whole atmosphere was very serene and chill. We also saw several monkeys and a monitor lizard crossing the river. Would really recommend going during a low season ie nov-jan so its less crowded and have higher water so you dont have to work so hard. One thing though, thr were a lot of sand flies at the last stop where we got to swim so be careful and apply insect repellent beforehand.
          Written 11 November 2019
        • luvmybacon
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sungei Kiri Sarawak - Bengoh to Semadang
          Well worthwhile. Like a private tour with only the 2 of us for the kayaking. Easy going kayaking down the river mostly aided by the guide's paddling. They brought us to a small waterfall. Prior to making the booking, our queries were promptly responded to. The 3 brothers (guides and driver) made our trip truly an enjoyable experience.
          Written 13 October 2019
        • kiwicrusher
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great day out of town on the river
          This is a great day out of the city with a 1 hour drive into the country to the starting point. We were worried as we are not fit and in out late 50's-early 60's, but it is fairly easy as you are paddling downstream with no strong currents or serious rapids - perfect for beginners! The river was a bit low as the rainy season was still to start and we had to maneuver around the shallows from time to time. The three brothers looked after us and learnt a bit about county living and features along the way. The stop for lunch at a village was fine - simple food bit tasty. They take photos as you go so no need for your own camera. Was a great day with very friendly people.
          Written 10 October 2019
        • walkformilers
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day Out
          If you fancy doing something a bit different this is a really great day out. We did Package B which was Semenggoh and Kayaking. Don’t be put off by the Kayaking the guides are excellent and are always on hand the help you out Also, as it was torrential rain in the morning and we didn’t see any Orangutangs they offered to drop us back off at the sanctuary on the way back so we could, which was really nice of them Don’t get me wrong... it’s not a easy morning but the efforts and the aches are worth it
          Written 30 September 2019
        • jaag_8
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rainforest Kayaking
          Our family had a great day paddling down the river. Our 8 year old daughter rode with a guide and had a blast. Lunch at the village was delicious. We stopped at Semenggoh first in the morning, which worked out well as I would not want to make a trip out there alone. The guides took photos all day which we were able to download afterwards.
          Written 7 September 2019
        • RainbirdM
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A brilliant day out!
          We recently did the Package C day trip which included a trip to the Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve, followed by kayaking 14 kilometres along beautiful rainforest river, a buffet lunch and then a tour of the Annah Rais Longhouse, which was really interesting. We were picked up from our hotel in Kuching and given the most amazing day out by a very knowledgeable guide. All aspects of this tour were amazing and we were very impressed with this company and the good value the trip represented. We would highly recommend this tour company.
          Written 5 September 2019
        • eddylen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a moment!
          Everything is organized and done to secure the group on this beautiful river, which crosses so many wonderful landscapes.... Thanks again to our guides, they were really great! The photos, sent you later by email, free of charge, remind you of these wonderful moments. We obviously recommend this trip! Eddy - the guy who fed fishes with his sunglasses - & Yasmina
          Written 4 September 2019
        • deeongalexia
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Scenic kayaking and an authentic cultural experience!
          The highlight of our trip was really our guides! We were pleasantly surprised that an entire family was a part of our experience. We started off the trip picked up by the friendliest man. He told us stories of his tribe (the Bidayuhs) and how he came into the business. We were then passed on to his brother, who patiently guided two baboons (that’s my friend and I) through 11km of kayaking. For lunch, we were served the heartiest local delicacies, prepared none other than our guides’ sister, and then finished off our lunch with the sweetest pineapples planted by their father! Our guides took care of the smallest details really ie. bringing fish food so that we can stop to feed the fish, giving us tips and tricks on how best to kayak but also giving us plenty of space to manoeuvre and experience Sarawak Kiri River on our own (still keeping a watchful eye from a safe distance to ensure we were safe). Would highly recommend this to anyone who’s up for a cultural experience with a side of arm workout!
          Written 4 September 2019
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        4.5
        4.5 of 5 bubbles15 reviews
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        Rabiah
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022 • Family
        Sunset cruise. I had a good time in the cruise. They provided us with free flow of orang juice and kek lapis. Oran utan conservatory was a good experience. They were so lany oran utan came out.
        Written 28 June 2022
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        LainneG
        Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We did the day trip to the orangutan nature reserve followed by the Kayaking tour. It was fantastic. The Kayaking down the river was truly breathtaking! Professionally managed and wonderful guides! Would highly recommend!!
        Written 19 May 2019
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        Hi Lainne! Thank you so much for your review. Hope you took home some Tuak (Rice Wine) from Anah Rais. :) Have a safe trip in your next destination.
        Written 22 May 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Kellie H
        Abbotsford, Australia34 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        I would recommend this to any age group with any experience level. The two lead men were fabulous and attentive (Owen &?? Forgot??). The third boy in training wasn't very good at keeping the group together or knowing what was happening (more interested in showing off & getting the girls attention).
        Lunch was delightful - they catered for my fish allergies which was reassuring.
        Pack sunscreen cause you will burn and were quick drying shoes because you will be walking in water, sitting under a waterfall and swimming.
        I would do this trip again if I could!
        Written 13 March 2018
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        teachersmate
        Petersfield, UK211 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019
        This was a good choice. The whole day was well organised and ran very smoothly. Attention was paid to safety and individual needs,
        The visit to the Orang-outangs was a highlight followed by Kayaking down a river with a stop for an excellent lunch of traditional foods. We also visited a long house.
        Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
        Written 25 August 2019
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        Thank you for your review. Hope you've arrived home safely. Take care. :)
        Written 3 September 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        J C
        Texas Gulf Coast, TX4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        My partner and I recently had a great time on the Sarawak experience day tour.

        We were promptly picked up by the team from our hotel in downtown Kuching on the day of the tour. The pickup time and expectations were well communicated and super simple.

        We started the day at the Sarawak Orangutan preserve and were greeted by multiple Orangutans as soon as we entered. Our tour guide purchased our tickets and made the process simple. We saw 6 orangutans total, including a mother and her 6 day old baby! Incredible experience.

        Next up we were driven roughly 45 min through winding jungle to get to the long house. We were greeted with a tasting of local rice wine, then spent roughly an hour touring the long house compound. It was a great insight into the local culture, and a nice learning experience on the trip.

        Our tour guide then took us to the start of the kayaking portion of the trip, where we had a lovely lunch of local cuisine, cooked by the tour guides sister! It was delicious and filling, and they even were able to accommodate a vegetarian that was part of our group.

        After lunch we got our life jackets and paddles and walked a short distance down some steps to start the kayak trip. The float was 11 km and took us roughly 2.5 hours, but the float time will vary based on your group and the river conditions. The trip is through beautiful bamboo forests and limestone rock formations that take your breath away. We saw monkeys and birds, and got plenty of great photos taken by our guide. The kayaks are comfortable and water is provided. The trip culminated with a swim in a deep river pool then a short paddle to the pick up area where we were taken back to our hotel after changing clothes.

        Overall, we loved our experience, the guides were great, and we felt the price was very reasonable for all the activities we got to partake in.
        Written 11 August 2019
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        Wow JC! Appreciate this wonderful review. Glad that you and your partner enjoyed yourself. There's more to discover in Kuching. Hope you'll come visit again. :)
        Written 12 August 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Kok Jin Golding
        Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had fantastic customer service who responded to our late night texts for more information, helpful driver who is local and was conversant in both English and Malay, and kayak guides who were experienced and clearly knew their stuff.

        But I would not be honest if I say this was worth the price tag of RM 285 per person:

        Semenggor Orang Utan Sanctuary:
        The tour's driver took us to the sanctuary, gave us the tickets and basically left us to our own devices thereafter. I'm not saying that there's more that the driver could've done, but if you have a valid driving licence and could navigate with Google Maps or Waze, there would be no reason for anyone to pay for a tour to see the orang utans. The instructor who did all the explaining about orang utans was from the sanctuary for which the entrance fee was RM 10 each (for foreigners) and RM 5 (for locals).

        Anna Rais Longhouse:
        Here, our driver doubled as our tour guide. We had some shots of rice wine which was inexpensive (RM 10 - 12 a bottle). Our driver then took us around the longhouse and gave some introduction and took photos for us as we walked. It was a shame that the driver couldn't provide more explanation than the most basic information about the longhouse and the Bidayuh culture that one could easily find from the internet. It felt like we could've simply driven here and did the visit on our own without needing a tour.

        Lunch
        Our lunch was prepared by our driver's sister and was as simple as it can be i.e. 3 dishes and some curry puffs and that was it. Wasn't even worth the time reviewing.

        Kayaking
        Absolutely no complaints here. The nature of the activity required experienced guides/instructors who, in our case, did an amazing job looking after us, besides taking plenty of decent photos. Unless you're some kayak veteran or are familiar with the rivers, I would not recommend doing this on your own.

        All in all, I would suggest that if you're interested in doing all of the aforementioned activities, you probably don't need to pay for a tour save for the kayaking experience. The tour doesn't add any value to your experiences that if you get there by yourself.
        Written 1 December 2019
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        Hi Kok Jin. This is an incredible review. We appreciate your thoughts on this package and will into it. Thank you so much. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. :)
        Written 30 December 2019
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        240mags
        Sheffield, UK29 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019 • Family
        Had an absolutely wonderful time from seeing orangutans, one with a baby, to an excellent lunch followed by canoeing for a couple of hours. It was so peaceful. The guides, who are all brothers, were very helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend this trip. Change of clothes is essential but not heavy boots. Only thing I would change would be to bring flip flops or water shoes for the walk to the canoe through some stones which were painful and slippy.
        Written 12 September 2019
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        Thank you for your review and for your advice for the rest of your future guests on the foot wear. Flip Flops or waterproof is best. Another suggestion is strapped sandals. :)
        Written 8 October 2019
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        Kyle B
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Nice day trip - the guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Saw the orangutans at Semmengoh before the kayak trip. Kayaks were decent, river was a little low as there had been no rain but enjoyable scenery and delicious lunch before the long house experience which was interesting also.
        Written 13 August 2019
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        Thanks Kyle! Weather in Mid year is really hot. Best time for outdoor activities but we do hope for more rain soon to fill up the river. Haha!
        Written 15 August 2019
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        Claire S
        Vientiane, Laos6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Couples
        We had such a great experience on this tour. We got to see five orangutans at the start of the day, spent several hours on the river, and explored a long house. The guides were helpful, funny, and informative. Would highly recommend.
        Written 23 July 2019
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        Thanks Claire! You're so lucky to see 5 orangutans! It rained the last few days and some guests were lucky to see 1 or 2 of them. Do come and see more of Sarawak in your next visit. :)
        Written 24 July 2019
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        Sam D
        2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2018 • Family
        Mostly great, hence 4 stars.
        The kayakking on the river was lovely - we did 4km (with young kids) and it was perfect - gorgeous scenery, a stop at a waterfall and some gentle exercise.
        The trip to the longhouses was less special, I felt our guide didn't bother telling us why they exist and why they are an important part of local culture.
        The trip to Semmengoh was good, although we weren't lucky enough to see any orangutans. Our driver was kind enough to take us back for the afternoon session, too, but alas still no luck.
        Vegan lunch was delicious, fresh and homemade (tick!)
        However we were driven around in a crappy old van which was not very comfortable. And the day overall was overpriced - I didn't feel we got value for all of that, compared to stuff we've done elsewhere in Asia. If you can do the component parts by yourself, a savvy traveller could do it for half the price, i'm sure.
        Written 21 December 2018
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