Backyard Tour
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Sabrina
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Abbie organized an incredible tour! The 5km trekking with a local guide till the waterfall and back was amazing! We ate delicious local food cooked by the guide in the forest. We visited longhouse with Abbie and we spent a great time home staying at Giam village! Thanks a lot for everything!!!!!!
Written 28 June 2022
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RainbirdM
Kent, UK184 contributions
Aug 2019
We recently took part in the Be One With Nature day trip which included a hike through rainforest to a beautiful waterfall, watching our guide Lawrence cook a traditional meal in Bamboo over a camp fire, a swim in the waterfall pool and a hike back via a second waterfall. It was our first day in Borneo having landed the evening before, and it couldn’t have been a better introduction to this beautiful county, it’s rain forest and traditions. The lunch was fantastic, the grilled cat fish delicious and the bamboo cooked chicken and rice all lovely. We saw various rainforest plants of interest, loved the walk, and the swim in the pool was cooling and refreshing. Abbie was very interesting and knowledgeable telling us a lot of interesting information about Borneo and the culture. We started the walk from a remote village, which was interesting to see, and love that each tour provides a donation to local culture. A great day out which we would highly recommend.
Written 5 September 2019
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Thank you for your review! Glad to know that you had a good time with us.
Written 7 September 2019
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SyamsiahTan
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
Great Hiking Experience. Flying off around 10.00 am and reach the peak at around 12.00pm. After a short walking from peak, arrive Jhanam waterfall & the view is amazing. Recommended for those whose like the adventure activity and exploring the nature. Ketua Kampung and all Backyard Tour team member is friendly and supportive. Nice accommodation. Please use suitable hiking shoes (don't hesitate to ask Abbie). But don't worry, Backyard Team is creative.Definitely will repeat again!!
#LeaveNo1Behind #Backyard
Written 5 July 2019
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Seow
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
Our first time in Kuching. Could not decide on which tour operator out of quite many to choose from or self drive. Decided quite instantly on BACKYARD as the website write up sounds different. It was the social 'back to the local community' concept that caught my attention.

Cause was our first time and we had only two full days, we wanted to something with the popular must-go and yet able to catch a glimpse of the natural local heritage or cultural. So so glad we engaged Backyard.

Abbie was our guide who first and foremost communicated very promptly and carefully pre-trip. Right at the onset, I had the most positive impression. Really helpful pre-trip service.

We also had a good 'buy' of both professional tour guide knowledge and services plus personal insights into the places we went. What was valuable was info about places in-between destinations. Abbie was also rather candid to provide views about what spots in town we could give it a miss so she helped not waste our time when we left her to do some more 'tour walk' on our own.

The service and guiding by Abbie was of the good standard despite the not so high pricing, and throughout our needs were taken care of. We could sense she was not just after some commercial benefit. Example, provided head torch for us and chilled drinks when the weather got very hot. It's the small details that made us feel like we were with an old friend not a paid guide. She was also quite flexible to detour for a meal in the local town centre and took a different route for us to catch a local river side village.

I think our first trip Kuching would have a just better than so-so if not for this wonderful one day simple tour with Backyard. This is super nice trip!! I will surely ask my friends and family to engage them for a value for money yet no quality compromised, very personalised service!!

May I wish Abbie and hubby great success in bringing sustainable livelihood back to the local villages yet keeping the authenticity of their tribes!! Thank you so much Abbie!! We will be back with our 'tribes' :)
Written 17 June 2019
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Thank you Seow Chin for such a detailed review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip to our backyard. Hope to see you, and your friend and family members next time. Have a great day!
Written 28 June 2019
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Piumsuratin
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Amazing Experience, very local and authentic! would love to come again. Great for anyone who would like a local villagers experience
Written 5 April 2019
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Irvandias Sanjaya
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Business
Our trip for 2 weeks program was really dope. Its priceless tour which I visited Begu and Kidding village for empowerment purpose. Recommended for those who are passionate on exploring nature
Written 31 March 2019
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Jie Y
1 contribution
May 2018 • Family
It is such a good experience with Backyard. Our group is with small kids and old folks, and all of the family members enjoyed the experience! I love the food that cooked by local and we had them in the small cottage in the juggle, so much fun!
Written 26 May 2018
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Thank you for your review, Pearl! Glad to know that you had a good time with us.
Written 28 May 2018
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MbUst28
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia30 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Amazing hike to Ban Buan Kukuot waterfall from Sadir Village, in Padawan Kuching, Sarawak, made possible by my amazing hosts Abbie and Dawson of Backyard Tour and their local guides Lawrence and Eva. They really took good care of me. If you prefer an authentic nature and native tour, Backyard Tour is an excellent choice.
Written 1 May 2018
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Hi Bus, Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again here.
Written 2 May 2018
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Cheri327
Maple Ridge, Canada43 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Had a great day with Abbie she picked us up @ the Airport we headed to a local village to see the Annah Rais longhouse. Had lunch made by a local lady with all local ingredients. Then headed to Semenggon to see the Orangutang we were lucky and seen 4 and one baby. Headed to the hot springs after it was a great day. Thanks again Abbie.
Written 7 March 2018
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Thanks Cheri for your review. Really glad to see you enjoy your trip at our backyard.
Written 9 March 2018
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K H
6 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Backyard Tours provided a great tour, included all kinds of transport, food, accomodation and activities for my buddy and myself (30, m, Germany).

I´ll just want to add some comments:

- communication and booking was super uncomplicated.
- the first homestay in Kidding was great! Very friendly hosts, nice people and great food! Having some beer with the chief was good fun too 😁!
- The second place in Lawrence village was not as good as the first one, but still a nice experience. At that point it has to mentioned, it was hard to beat Kidding, a lovely place, with even a private bamboo balcony 😁!
- the trips and activities at both location were excellantly choosen. Even the bad weather was not a problem! Walking through the mystic rainforest by heavy rainfall was a cool experience. We saw beautiful water falls and Andreas-fall and me-fall - it was indeed good fun!

Overall Abbie, Dawsons, all the local guides and people we met did a great job and we highly recommend your company! You offer something unique in a world of all that standard trips. You cannot find it frequently that you are one of the only tourists around several kilometers! The cultural and natural experience make that trip definetly unforgettable for the two of us.
Written 13 September 2017
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Thank you Korbinian for your review. We glad that you enjoyed it.
Written 16 September 2017
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