Batang Ai is among one of the places where you can view wild Orang Utan (Wild Man of Borneo) in Malaysia. It can be reach by road and by boat into the interior area. Apart from Batang Ai National Park, Orang Utan also can be seen (view) in Jingin Village which is further up-river.

Day 1  KUCHING >BATANG AI >Jingin Longhouse

Pick up from your hotel in the morning driven through country road for 5 hours over 250 Km passing by pepper, rubber and cocoa plantations amidst green mountainous scenery with 3 stops along the way – first at a pepper plantation, secondly at Serian, a small town to buy some presents (Guide will advise) for the natives and lastly for lunch. Arrive at Batang Ai boat jetty in mid afternoon where a motorized longboat await to take you through the scenic Batang Ai Blue Lake and upriver for about 1¼ hours to Jingin Longhouse. This is an exceptional longhouse livelihood where the occupants depend solely on hunting and fishing. The only crop they plant is rice, their staple food. Upon arrival, you will see stripes of fishing nets framing the longhouse where there is a total of 11 rooms but lived only 7 families. Check in to the guesthouse adjoining the longhouse. In the evening, you will feast with the longhouse’s chief and folks with traditional dinner followed by a cultural welcome dance presentation. Overnight in the guesthouse.
(Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2
 JINGIN – observing and in search of Orang Utan

Breakfast in the longhouse. Morning, proceed upriver captivated in a hardcore river safari shooting rapids, polling and pulling the longboat through the undulating waterway for an entire day. Make a stop midway to prepare lunch; participate in the preparation of traditional lunch cooked in bamboo pots over bon fire along the bank of the crystal clear Jingin River. After lunch, continue the river adventure fishing along the way; Ikan Smar (Silver River Carps) the 3rd most expensive fish in Borneo are found here. Arrive at Empran Serogan where you will put up your tent or makeshift camp. Dinner and overnight in Capan.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3 
JINGIN – observing and in search of Orang Utan

After breakfast, proceed by longboat across the river to start the jungle trek for about an hour to Capan. Continue for another hour trekking along Capan, a meandering narrow shallow stream that flows from Gua Maias (Orang Utan Cave). You are now right in the middle of Borneo Rainforest. Cross your fingers as you hope for a glimpse of the wild Orang Utans, believed to be the largest group in one single settlement discovered so far. Rough it out for lunch. Trek back to Capan via the same way. Dinner and overnight in Capan.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4 
JINGIN – observing and in search of Orang Utan

After breakfast, trek for 45 mins to Jingin River and continue by longboat downriver through rapids back to Jingin Longhouse, fishing on the way. During dry periods the water level gets quite low and participants may have to help to push the boat downstream – an enjoyable experience./ Stop along the bank of Batang Ai for lunch with a mixture of fresh and canned ration cooked in bamboo pots over bon fire. Grab the chance to rejuvenate during lunch hour amidst the peaceful atmosphere of the tropical greens. The rivers are fast flowing, clear and very refreshing. Afternoon, relax, swim or talk with your boatmen through your guide  about the endless tales of their life history. Unique bird like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, butterfly like Rajah Brooke Bird’s Wings and Rhinoceros Hornbills are sometimes spotted here.  Return to Jingin Longhouse for Dinner overnight stay.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5 

-Breakfast in the longhouse. Pack and return to Kuching via the same way with lunch en route. Arrive Kuching by late afternoon. Ed of Tour.
(Breakfast & Lunch)


COST: This Tour is Currently NOT AVAILABLE Until Further Notice



* Tour as per itinerary
* 4 nights in guesthouse/tent/makeshift camp
* Meals as specified
* Tour Guide & Trekkers
* Air-con vehicle and boat trips


* Airfares
* Beverages
* Insurance
* Personal incidentals
* Items not mentioned



* Participants are required to be participative especially in pushing the longboat.
* Due to undulating waterway, participants are required to hop out and in of the longboat at times.
* Leeches are nuisance during the jungle trek.
* Be prepared to get soaking wet during the longboat journey.
* Conditions can be extremely rough to some people. Be prepared to rough it all out.
* Facilities are basic.
* Jungle trail for the sightings might change with or without notice

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