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Dinner with locals
Sarawakians are known for their hospitality, and Remote Lands can arrange for you to meet a group of locals, who will introduce you to your first sips of tuak, the potent Iban rice wine. Kuching is known for its excellent local seafood, including regional specialties such as mud crab in pepper sauce.
Tour the Main Bazaar, where shops and galleries are stocked with tribal handicrafts and artifacts from across Borneo, including beads, textiles and even spears.
Noodles & Tea Breakfast
Rise early for a Sarawak-style breakfast. Try famed noodle dishes such as mee goreng (fried rice noodles with egg, tomato, tofu and chilies), and sip on teh tarik, a frothy mixture of tea and condensed milk.
Visit the Sarawak Museum, devoted to the history of Borneo and to the lifestyle and culture of Sarawak's multitude of tribal groups. The museum is one of the best in all of Southeast Asia.
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Take in the UNESCO-listed iconic sites of Malaysian Borneo on this insightful 7-day luxury journey. You’ll visit a “living museum,” trek through the stunning Mulu National Park, hike through Asia’s longest cave, relax in hotsprings, and stay in some of Borneo’s must luxury accommodation, like Shangri-La Rasa Ria.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $2,250
Spend 9 days exploring some of Borneo’s best hidden spots on the sensational luxury journey through Sarawak. You’ll stop by a “living museum,” make friends with a “headhunting” tribe, trek through lush throngs of rainforest keeping your eyes peeled for orangutan, and stay in luxury lodgings like the Miri Marriott.
- 9 days / 8 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $2,500
Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Managed by Hilton
Resting in the heart of Malaysia’s beautiful rainforest on Borneo Island, the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Managed by Hilton is a four-star establishment that will cater to almost every travel desire. Guests can choose from 100 accommodating suites, each equipped with stylish wood furnishings, modern décor, in-room movies, high-speed Internet, as well as a refrigerator, and tea and coffee-making facilities. After settling in, patrons can swim in the spacious outdoor pool, play a game of tennis on the asphalt tennis courts, indulge in a massage at the spa and wellness center and take a stroll through the lovely garden. Other services include kids’ club and babysitting services, poolside snack bar, dry cleaning, meeting facilities, and more. After a day of excursions, enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the Nanga Mepi Restaurant. Here, guests will taste authentic Malaysian cuisine and sip exotic cocktails, while overlooking a scenic lake.
With a stunning view of the Sarawak River, Hilton Kuching offers all the luxury and convenience associated with the Hilton brand along with ideal placement on Kuching's waterfront. Each room is designed to promote comfort and relaxation with LCD televisions and high speed internet service provided. Facilities include a gym, pool, florist, and barbershop. In the evening, relax at the Waterfront Cafe or sample local cuisine at Toh Yuen Restaurant before grabbing a drink at Senso Bar. Hilton Kuching is approximately 25 minutes from Kuching International Airport (KCH).
Malaysia Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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