Read some raving reviews about Semadang Kayaking while researching for best activities in Kuching. Finally decided on Semadang Kayaking as I was extremely impressed by the fact that Nat Geo has actually selected this young company to help with their documentary filming.
Mackenzie and Luke came to our hotel to pick my family up punctually. After about an hour of car ride (part of it was scenic), we arrived at where the kayaks and bamboo rafts were stored and were warmly welcomed by Edward and MacQuin.
After some preparations and helpful briefings, we were on our way bamboo rafting!
It helped that my grown up kids had some prior boating experiences. It took me a little while to get used to it but before long, we were having a fabulous time rafting and enjoying the serenity, charm and beauty of the surroundings! There was no rush, no time limit... Just enjoy... After about two kilometres, we stopped over at a mini waterfall which was absolutely lovely and refreshing!
MacQuin, Mackenzie and Luke made the time spent at the waterfall extremely fun! They could even "control" the amount of water "falling" by moving some rocks around!! Amazing!! It was great that they were passionate about what they were doing! All of us had such a marvellous time at the waterfall!
Thereafter we changed to our individual kayaks while the three guys took over the bamboo rafts. They brought us to our next station where a wonderful and sumptuous meal was served. Later we found out that it was a family business and the boys' Mom, Sandra, was the one who whipped up the warm, lovely and yummy traditional meal! There was so much of love, joy and happiness felt when spending time with this lovely family eating and chatting!!
After the yummy lunch, we spent some time at their indigenous village. Mackenzie, a knowledgeable guy, shared quite a lot of the villages' history with us. We are grateful to him.
After the lunch, we carried on with more scenic and serene journey on our kayaks. The macho guys carried on to share interesting stories about their culture with us. They also pointed out different awesome sites to us which we would have otherwise missed out. We were pleasantly surprised by the CD (where all the pictures taken throughout the trip were stored) was being presented to us at the tea session after we have washed up.
The whole trip was indeed most memorable and enjoyable.
Thank you very much for making the bamboo rafting and kayaking adventure such a wonderful and marvellous experience, dear Edward, Sandra, MacQuin, Mackenzie and Luke!!
Thank you for putting in so much effort to ensure that we were well taken care of, our safety was your tip top priority while ensuring we had an awesome time!!
Your passion, care, genuine spirit and generosity is very much appreciated!
Do not leave Kuching without meeting this wonderful family and enjoying yourselves bamboo rafting and kayaking!!
PS. Helpful tips:
Bring along a set of change.
Proper pair of rubber footwear for watersports would be very helpful as the rocks are very slippery and it can be challenging.
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