Home » Semenggoh Orangutan & Bidayuh Longhouse
Tour Code: OV-SSK4
Minimum Travellers: 2 Pax
Tour duration: Full Day
Activity Level: Light
Experience Kuching at her best with a trip to the Semonggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, to get an up close look at helping to rehabilitate, and protect the injured, captured and orphaned orangutans. The vast area of Semenggoh Rehabilitation gave these orangutans to roam freely, an ideal environment before they get to be release back into the wild. A touch of culture, as we take a visit to the Annah Rais to learn the unique architectural of the Bidayuh tribe and their daily living at the traditional bamboo longhouse that home to dozens of families.
Upon pick up from your hotel, and take a 30-minutes drive from Kuching to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Here at the centre the Orangutans are being nurtured to re-adapt, before releasing them back to the jungle life. You will have to chance to observe the semi-wild young orangutans, and some are tiny infants roaming free in a secure natural habitat.
Following lunch, depart towards Padawan for the Bidayuh bamboo longhouse at Annah Rais. Bidayuh are among some of the 40 ethnic tribes in Sarawak, whom are known for their expert craftsmanship with bamboo and you will notice this from the amazing structure of their longhouse. Join your guide to tour the longhouse that is interconnected by a wooden or bamboo walkway, embrace the laid back and leisure-paced lifestyle of the native. There are some herbs and handicrafts out on display for sale by the natives along the longhouse walkway. The highlight to look out for are the human skulls and the “Canon of Peace” relics, there are dated about 100 years old which are kept at the head house.
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