Mengkak Longhouse Tour

Mengkak Longhouse Tour

Tour Code: BAI3

Duration – 4 hours

Morning departure from Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat by motorised longboat. The Mengkak longhouse is located on the bank of the Engkari River, which is about an hour from the Resort & Retreat. The journey passes through scenic views of rice fields, and fish farms where the local fresh water fish, the red Telapia is farmed. The trip will take you up the rapids, paddling and poling in clear water before arriving at the longhouse.

Fish Farm on the Batang Ai

Fish Farm on the Batang Ai

View from Mengkak Longhouse over the river

View from Mengkak Longhouse over the river

Continue on to the Mengkak Longhouse jetty. You will receive a warm welcome by the longhouse residents, then visit the longhouse,  and share a moment of their day, either during the morning or the afternoon. Feel the pace of the rural life in the interior of Sarawak, as you share a glass of tuak (rice wine) and cultural performance with your Iban hosts on the Ruai – the communal enclosed verandah common to all Longhouses.

Tour the longhouse, watch the local inhabitants at work such as making mats, baskets, handicrafts, mending fishing nets, swim in the river or just relax by the river bank. 

After your picnic lunch, retrace your journey back to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. (Lunch included)

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
BAI3 Mengkak Longhouse 4-5 hrs Lunch $295 $165

$135

 

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale and Jean Kern (Mengkak)