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Reviewed 4 January 2015

We had a great time taking the Bamboo Rafting + Kayaking combo.

The best part about this entire experience was the great service & warmth provided by the guides (Mackenzie, Macquin & Luke). They were extremely friendly and knowledgable, and really made the effort to take care of us guests.

It was a scenic trip with several photo opportunities along the way. Although we didn't manage to catch much wildlife, we did see many interesting plants and natural formations.

Equipment was well maintained! Lifejackets looked extremely clean (unlike the mouldy ones often found in other water-sport locations) which was great.

The lunch provided was really nice. Cooked freshly, it had great flavour, and was also served in a very clean area!

Water was provided for the entire journey.

The photos taken along the journey (by the guides) were given to us in a complimentary CD - an unexpected surprise!

Thank you Edward & family for the great time :)

Date of experience: December 2014
9  Thank TMiin
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We booked a daylong tour visting the Orang Utan conversation center, rainforest kayaking and at least take a step into an original malaysian longhouse. Everything was great, from the pickup at the hotel in Kuching, Transfers (the droped us at the Airport in the afternoon, many thnaks), the activities, Food and the guide McKenzie. Thank you guys for this day and all the best for you.

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

We did the kayak, plus orang hutan sanctuary visit combo.

This is a day-long kayak trip on the Semadang River, about 30-45 minutes from Kuching, plus a visit to the Semonggoh Wildlife Centre.

We were picked up from accommodation and stopped at the wildlife centre first.

Visitors here need to be very clear that the orangs are wild, and you might not get a sighting. We were very lucky As we saw an adult and a young one.

From there, I have no idea how long the drive to the kayaks was. We enjoyed the drive up, looking at the sights, chatting with the guides.

It was a fun and easy paddle downstream on this gentle river. We enjoyed the amazingly beautiful jungle. It was so cool to be in the plants and landscape.

While it’s not a hard paddle, it’s quite fun negotiating the bends and curves of the river, and the rocks, other obstacles within it and gentle rapids. However, I was distracted by the scenery and got our kayak stuck a couple of times.

There were 3 stops, to visit a waterfall, for a great lunch and for a swim in the river.

The only disappointment was that we didn’t see much wildlife, birds or fish.

Our guides were amazing. Authentic, genuine, fun, informative, helpful and accommodating. The whole thing was really well organised. They provided water, a dry bag and of course lunch. It included use of all the gear. And they took photos, which they put on a disk for each guest. And the ride to and from the accommodation was really helpful.

You can bring your own camera if you can keep it dry. You should have some footwear, as the walk to the waterfall might be a bit uncomfortable otherwise. Sunblock and a cap/hat are essential.

It’s a relaxing paddle through a really beautiful part of the world. It needs to be at this pace so that you can enjoy it. The kids had fun being in the water, regardless of the pace. Our amazing hosts helped to make this a great outing.

Date of experience: October 2014
6  Thank yippopotamus
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

A really enjoyable and well run activity. Run by family and friends who are locals to the area, they provide a top quality service.
The scenery on this trip is spectacular, moving along the river at a decent pace surrounded by beautiful views of the rainforest. We stopped at a waterfall, where the tour guides got some pics on their camera which they later gave us for free on cd after the trip, after the waterfall we continued on to a small village along the river for lunch. Generally the food on a trip like this is very basic and not much effort goes in to it, but that's not the case here. The food was delicious(sedap in malay) and with plenty of choice.
Credit to Mackenzie and the rest the team for a great day out!

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank BigGez
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

The trip was very well organised from start to finish, Mackenzie was very helpful and informative about the surrounding area and jungle. Stopped of at a waterfall for pictures and later on for a swim in the river. Lunch was chicken cooked in bamboo and Midi (local fern) and rice and cakes and fruit for dessert.
A nice touch is the CD with photographs of your trip that even includes a map of the trip.
Fantastic way to view the heart of the rain forest not to be missed.
G Tyler

Date of experience: October 2014
8  Thank ajt142
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