Sarawak cultural tour in Borneo
Description of Sarawak cultural tour in Borneo
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetTravelling by bicycle, foot and boat for many of the excursions means that environmental impact has been kept to a minimum for this trip, whilst offering the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery in a relaxing manner and the famous jungles of Borneo from a unique and personal perspective. This tour of Borneo also focuses solely on the state of Sarawak, avoiding the need for domestic flights or extended overland train or car journeys.
Outside of Kuching, you will visit the famous Semenggok orangutan sanctuary, supporting the fantastic conservation efforts of this celebrated ethical sanctuary. On Gaya Island, a national marine park island, you have the opportunity to plant coral to support their on-going conservation efforts, and learn about their turtle-conservation project.
Our suppliers are focused on improving sustainability and reducing plastic waste. We are working together with them and the local guides to offer refillable water bottles and reduce offers of other single-use items such as wet wipes or straws on a more widespread basis.
PeopleThis tour focuses on involvement with local communities throughout Sarawak, highlighting the fascinating and unusual mix of cultures and history in Borneo. From modern cities, to rural communities and indigenous tribes, your educational and immersive journey will celebrate the traditions to be found across the country whilst ensuring proceeds go directly to the locals involved in your trip.
Throughout this trip you will stay with a remote farming and fishing community, learning about their day-to-day lives and trekking through the remote countryside, and sleep in a traditional long-house in the depths of the Rainforest with the Iban tribe, learning about their customs and enjoying the chance to get to know them over dinner.
We recommend buying crafts, home wares and gifts from selected organizations that we can suggest for you, so you can help support local communities and their skills and you also know that your money is directly benefiting the local economy.