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True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch provided by The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking

True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch
4.5
True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch
By The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking
Recommended by 93% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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$78.17
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$78.17
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Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
9h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Bottled water and lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 2-way Hotel Transfer (selected hotels only within Kuching City)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel Address: Grand Margherita Hotel Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93748 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Dates: Daily Return point: Your hotel in Kuching City or Grand Margherita Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34790P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking
  • Please note: There are not pick ups from hotels in Damai or Santubong; arrange for transportation to Grand Margherita Hotel where you will be met instead
  • Please bring insect repellent, sun block, a hat, extra changing clothes, small towel
  • Please secure your glasses with straps if you intend to wear one
  • Dry bags are provided for guests who wish to take their belongings with them in the kayak
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

What time does True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch start?
True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch will start at 8:00 AM. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
How much is True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch?
True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch price starts from $77.24. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
What is the True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch cancellation policy?
True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
Which company provides True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch?
True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch is hosted by The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Rucksack Rainforest Kayaking on Tripadvisor. Discover and book True Sarawak Experience Day Tour, Including Lunch on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34790P5

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

caroleo175
caroleo175
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Kayaking trip
Easy kayaking down river. We were well looked after. Prompt pick up. Friendly guides and driver. Saw some monkeys a
Didyjacko
Didyjacko
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Fun, relaxing and different
We had a great day although our backs were a bit tired at the end of the day. Scenery was great. An extra special i
Melissa R
Melissa R
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Fantastic day of kayaking with spectacular views
This was my second time doing the kayaking trip and this time it was pouring rain and we absolutely loved the view
abigailw3323
abigailw3323
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Kayaking with a view
Before going on this day trip, Audrey was very prompt and kind with my enquiries about the details and what to brin
robbiek777
robbiek777
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Incredible Experience!!
This was my second time going to Kuching with a primary goal of Kayaking through the jungle and it didn't disappoin
EricaSoh
EricaSoh
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Fun but be aware of the sand flies
The scenery and activities are fun. My kids love it. The guide also friendly and 3 guide for 8 of us. They took us
NisaNune
NisaNune
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Amazing experience
We went during low season so there were only the 2 of us so it’s more like a private trip with 2 guides going along
luvmybacon
luvmybacon
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Sungei Kiri Sarawak - Bengoh to Semadang
Well worthwhile. Like a private tour with only the 2 of us for the kayaking. Easy going kayaking down the river mo
kiwicrusher
kiwicrusher
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A great day out of town on the river
This is a great day out of the city with a 1 hour drive into the country to the starting point. We were worried as
walkformilers
walkformilers
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Great Day Out
If you fancy doing something a bit different this is a really great day out. We did Package B which was Semenggoh a
jaag_8
jaag_8
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Rainforest Kayaking
Our family had a great day paddling down the river. Our 8 year old daughter rode with a guide and had a blast. Lu
RainbirdM
RainbirdM
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A brilliant day out!
We recently did the Package C day trip which included a trip to the Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve, followed by kayakin
eddylen
eddylen
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What a moment!
Everything is organized and done to secure the group on this beautiful river, which crosses so many wonderful lands
deeongalexia
deeongalexia
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Scenic kayaking and an authentic cultural experience!
The highlight of our trip was really our guides! We were pleasantly surprised that an entire family was a part of o
Nick H
Nick H
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Lovely day paddling down the river
Extremely enthusiastic, helpful leaders. Great day out paddling down the river, stopping lunch and and swim with th
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Rabiah
1 contribution
Family
Sunset cruise. I had a good time in the cruise. They provided us with free flow of orang juice and kek lapis. Oran utan conservatory was a good experience. They were so lany oran utan came out.
Written June 28, 2022
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Kok Jin Golding
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
We had fantastic customer service who responded to our late night texts for more information, helpful driver who is local and was conversant in both English and Malay, and kayak guides who were experienced and clearly knew their stuff.

But I would not be honest if I say this was worth the price tag of RM 285 per person:

Semenggor Orang Utan Sanctuary:
The tour's driver took us to the sanctuary, gave us the tickets and basically left us to our own devices thereafter. I'm not saying that there's more that the driver could've done, but if you have a valid driving licence and could navigate with Google Maps or Waze, there would be no reason for anyone to pay for a tour to see the orang utans. The instructor who did all the explaining about orang utans was from the sanctuary for which the entrance fee was RM 10 each (for foreigners) and RM 5 (for locals).

Anna Rais Longhouse:
Here, our driver doubled as our tour guide. We had some shots of rice wine which was inexpensive (RM 10 - 12 a bottle). Our driver then took us around the longhouse and gave some introduction and took photos for us as we walked. It was a shame that the driver couldn't provide more explanation than the most basic information about the longhouse and the Bidayuh culture that one could easily find from the internet. It felt like we could've simply driven here and did the visit on our own without needing a tour.

Lunch
Our lunch was prepared by our driver's sister and was as simple as it can be i.e. 3 dishes and some curry puffs and that was it. Wasn't even worth the time reviewing.

Kayaking
Absolutely no complaints here. The nature of the activity required experienced guides/instructors who, in our case, did an amazing job looking after us, besides taking plenty of decent photos. Unless you're some kayak veteran or are familiar with the rivers, I would not recommend doing this on your own.

All in all, I would suggest that if you're interested in doing all of the aforementioned activities, you probably don't need to pay for a tour save for the kayaking experience. The tour doesn't add any value to your experiences that if you get there by yourself.
Written December 1, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Hi Kok Jin. This is an incredible review. We appreciate your thoughts on this package and will into it. Thank you so much. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. :)
Written December 30, 2019
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240mags
Sheffield, UK29 contributions
Family
Had an absolutely wonderful time from seeing orangutans, one with a baby, to an excellent lunch followed by canoeing for a couple of hours. It was so peaceful. The guides, who are all brothers, were very helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend this trip. Change of clothes is essential but not heavy boots. Only thing I would change would be to bring flip flops or water shoes for the walk to the canoe through some stones which were painful and slippy.
Written September 12, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Thank you for your review and for your advice for the rest of your future guests on the foot wear. Flip Flops or waterproof is best. Another suggestion is strapped sandals. :)
Written October 8, 2019
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teachersmate
south england198 contributions
This was a good choice. The whole day was well organised and ran very smoothly. Attention was paid to safety and individual needs,
The visit to the Orang-outangs was a highlight followed by Kayaking down a river with a stop for an excellent lunch of traditional foods. We also visited a long house.
Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
Written August 25, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Thank you for your review. Hope you've arrived home safely. Take care. :)
Written September 3, 2019
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Kyle B
11 contributions
Nice day trip - the guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Saw the orangutans at Semmengoh before the kayak trip. Kayaks were decent, river was a little low as there had been no rain but enjoyable scenery and delicious lunch before the long house experience which was interesting also.
Written August 13, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Thanks Kyle! Weather in Mid year is really hot. Best time for outdoor activities but we do hope for more rain soon to fill up the river. Haha!
Written August 15, 2019
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J C
Texas Gulf Coast, TX2 contributions
My partner and I recently had a great time on the Sarawak experience day tour.

We were promptly picked up by the team from our hotel in downtown Kuching on the day of the tour. The pickup time and expectations were well communicated and super simple.

We started the day at the Sarawak Orangutan preserve and were greeted by multiple Orangutans as soon as we entered. Our tour guide purchased our tickets and made the process simple. We saw 6 orangutans total, including a mother and her 6 day old baby! Incredible experience.

Next up we were driven roughly 45 min through winding jungle to get to the long house. We were greeted with a tasting of local rice wine, then spent roughly an hour touring the long house compound. It was a great insight into the local culture, and a nice learning experience on the trip.

Our tour guide then took us to the start of the kayaking portion of the trip, where we had a lovely lunch of local cuisine, cooked by the tour guides sister! It was delicious and filling, and they even were able to accommodate a vegetarian that was part of our group.

After lunch we got our life jackets and paddles and walked a short distance down some steps to start the kayak trip. The float was 11 km and took us roughly 2.5 hours, but the float time will vary based on your group and the river conditions. The trip is through beautiful bamboo forests and limestone rock formations that take your breath away. We saw monkeys and birds, and got plenty of great photos taken by our guide. The kayaks are comfortable and water is provided. The trip culminated with a swim in a deep river pool then a short paddle to the pick up area where we were taken back to our hotel after changing clothes.

Overall, we loved our experience, the guides were great, and we felt the price was very reasonable for all the activities we got to partake in.
Written August 11, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Wow JC! Appreciate this wonderful review. Glad that you and your partner enjoyed yourself. There's more to discover in Kuching. Hope you'll come visit again. :)
Written August 12, 2019
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Claire S
Vientiane, Laos5 contributions
Couples
We had such a great experience on this tour. We got to see five orangutans at the start of the day, spent several hours on the river, and explored a long house. The guides were helpful, funny, and informative. Would highly recommend.
Written July 23, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Thanks Claire! You're so lucky to see 5 orangutans! It rained the last few days and some guests were lucky to see 1 or 2 of them. Do come and see more of Sarawak in your next visit. :)
Written July 24, 2019
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LainneG
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
We did the day trip to the orangutan nature reserve followed by the Kayaking tour. It was fantastic. The Kayaking down the river was truly breathtaking! Professionally managed and wonderful guides! Would highly recommend!!
Written May 19, 2019
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DayTrip16861577636
Hi Lainne! Thank you so much for your review. Hope you took home some Tuak (Rice Wine) from Anah Rais. :) Have a safe trip in your next destination.
Written May 22, 2019
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Sam D
2 contributions
Family
Mostly great, hence 4 stars.
The kayakking on the river was lovely - we did 4km (with young kids) and it was perfect - gorgeous scenery, a stop at a waterfall and some gentle exercise.
The trip to the longhouses was less special, I felt our guide didn't bother telling us why they exist and why they are an important part of local culture.
The trip to Semmengoh was good, although we weren't lucky enough to see any orangutans. Our driver was kind enough to take us back for the afternoon session, too, but alas still no luck.
Vegan lunch was delicious, fresh and homemade (tick!)
However we were driven around in a crappy old van which was not very comfortable. And the day overall was overpriced - I didn't feel we got value for all of that, compared to stuff we've done elsewhere in Asia. If you can do the component parts by yourself, a savvy traveller could do it for half the price, i'm sure.
Written December 21, 2018
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Jasmine B
4 contributions
We went along the river in the dry season very low but lucky we didn't have to push.The instructors where very helpful and friendly taking pictures along the way. We then stopped along the way to have a local cooked lunch which was delicious.After if you do package C we went to a Longhouse this was a amazingly different experience,You can buy some food of the tribes highly recommend trying it. Before the river cruising we went to the oragantans this was amazing and fun we had around a hour and saw 9 it was about a metre a way. Highly recommend going at feeding time 9 am ☺️
Written August 29, 2018
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