CROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY (HoB004)
Early Birds: RM3,940
Miri – Lawas – Long Semadoh – Ba’ Kelalan – Long Bawan – Long Layu – Bario – Miri
Duration: 11D10N (30 June – 10 July)
Day 1 (B/L/D)
Transfer from Miri Airport and check-in to a selected hotel in the city. Evening Ice breaking dinner, safety briefing and itinerary run-through. Overnight in the city.
Day 2 (B/L/D)
Take a twin-otter flight to Lawas. The journey continues to Long Semadoh which is a 3 hours 4WD journey. Participants settle in at the homestays in Long Semadoh to freshen up and enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight at the village’s homestay.
Day 3 (B/L/D)
Tree and bamboo planting activity by the river with the community in Long Semadoh. Travel to Long Kerebangan and make a quick stop at a local soap production site to see how natural soap is made from the Tenem tree essential oil extracts. In the afternoon trek on a relaxing trail in Long Tanid along paddy fields and stop by at the old burial site called ‘Lengutan Anak Adi’ to see the ancient remnants of skeletons and broken jars. Overnight at homestay.
Day 4 (B/L/D)
A journey to Ba’ Kelalan and enjoy the amazing sights of mountain range scenery. Participants check-in at the homestays. The hike to the school will lead to the amazing view of Ba’ Kelalan. Final stop at the ancient stone carving site by the legendary giant ‘Upai Semaring’. Overnight at homestay.
Day 5 (B/L/D)
Participants will travel to Long Bawan, Kalimantan after breakfast. Short visit at Indonesia’s salt making house in Long Midang then arrive at Indonesia’s Immigration Post for clearance. Enjoy beautiful paddy fields scenery as you pass through small villages along the way. A visit to Cultural Field School in Trang Baru village for an insight into the cultural and musical traditions of the highlanders. Enjoy the panoramic view of Long Bawan from Buduk Upai viewpoint. Travel to Long Layu and overnight at homestay.
Day 6 (B/L/D)
Breakfast in Long Layu and trek along abandoned road passing through cultural sites and salt springs. Overnight in a jungle camp.
Day 7 (B/L/D)
6 hours trek to Pa’ Mada. Enjoy refreshments in Pa’ Mada before an hour’s trip to Bario to visit the Kelabit Highlands for its Bario’s famous premium rice. Overnight at homestay.
Day 8 (B/L/D)
A tour around Bario Valley. Trek to the top of Prayer Mountain for a breathtaking view of Bario and visit the oldest longhouse settlement in Bario, the biggest green energy farm in Sarawak, and other historical sites. Plant an edible crop with local people and end the day with a celebration dinner and overnightat homestay.
Day 9 (B/L/D)
Free and easy before leaving Bario. Check-in to a hotel upon arrival in Miri and then take a relaxing trip to the beautiful Tusan beach for a sunset seafood dinner and overnight in the city.
Day 10 (B/L/D)
Depart for Niah National Park. Take a short boat ride to cross the river to visit Niah Museum and proceed on the plank walk for 3 km to the caves’ main entrance to visit Niah Caves famous edible birds’ nests found high-up in the caves and the Painted Cave featuring prehistoric wall drawings and preserved remains of the humans from 40,000 years ago. Return to Miri and vvernight in city.l
Day 11 (B)
Participants will be given a warm send-off to the airport for the next adventure or head home with beautiful memories!