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Backyard Tour

Kuching, Malaysia
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Backyard Tour is a social enterprise based in Kuching that designs unique, personalized trips for travelers looking for an authentic experience with the rural communities of Sarawak.
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Sabrina wrote a review Jun 2022
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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!!!!!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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RainbirdM wrote a review Sep 2019
Kent, United Kingdom184 contributions255 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from BackyardTourMalaysia, Manager at Backyard Tour
Responded 7 Sep 2019
Thank you for your review! Glad to know that you had a good time with us.
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SyamsiahTan wrote a review Jul 2019
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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
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Seow wrote a review Jun 2019
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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' :)
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from BackyardTourMalaysia, Manager at Backyard Tour
Responded 28 Jun 2019
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!
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Piumsuratin wrote a review Apr 2019
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Amazing Experience, very local and authentic! would love to come again. Great for anyone who would like a local villagers experience
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Date of experience: February 2019
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