Hi, i stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days.
Great place to visit, really friendly would highly recommend it. You can learn lots about thier culture and history. It was really nice just to talk to the local people, really welcoming. I advise you to message them before so you can ask which sites you want to visit, there are lots to do.
We spent a wonderful and exciting day and night there, between lointains, rivers et forests.
Joseph picked us up in Kuching in the morning to go to his village of 'longhouses'.
Then mini trecking 20 minutes, with a guide/carrier, to reach the spring waterfall. We had lunch of rice and chicken with vegetables and sauce cooked in large bamboos (Ayam pansoh): succulent. We took a little bath in this magical place.
We also had the chance to enjoy another beautiful place: the hot spring near the village and its clear cool river.
We met in this small village adorable people, and Joseph made us a very exciting guided tour that allowed us to learn and understand people Bidayuh, their history and their way of life close to nature, but formerly often attacked by other tribes.
Then we learned to use the 'sumpit' (blowdart), a long tube in which you have to blow to launch an arrow (the hunters' weapon).
Joseph lent us traditional clothes, and made some very nice pictures of us.
The dinner was absolutely delicious, we almost finished everything despite the very generous dishes!
Let's not forget the private concert of ''sirotuong'' and ''sape', traditional instruments with haunting sounds.
Program very well prepared by Joseph, while leaving us a flexibility of choice.
We loved those 24 hours.
If there was ever an experience to remember and look back fondly upon, this would be it...
Joseph was the most gracious host, and was ever willing to answer questions and show us what true life is like for the Bidayuh people. It was truly an amazing time spent in the longhouse with his extended family, learning about their history, their culture and way of life.
Joseph was an enthusiastic and excellent guide and driver. We had an enjoyable full day visiting Siburan and the longhouse at Annan Rais. Along the way we walked to waterfall, saw beautiful mountain views and enjoyed fresh bananas. Then we toured the longhouse and watched local crafts and tasted local products. Also learnt about tribal history and had lunch freshly prepared for us. Following this we had a dip in the hot springs.
There was assistance for me as I have limited mobility. I would highly recommend this tour.
We spent 2 nights in this wonderfull longhouse. All was perfect and we learnt a lot about bidayu culture. The owner JOSEPH is really kind and explain a lot of things. Our two childrens were very pleased to dis over another way to live. I recomend this experience at everyone !