Home » Semenggoh Orangutan & Bidayuh Longhouse
Tour Code: OV-SSK4
Minimum Travelers: 2 Pax
Tour duration: Full Day
Activity Level: Light
This unforgettable adventure combines the awe-inspiring wildlife encounters of the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with a glimpse into the vibrant culture of the Bidayuh tribe. Witness the remarkable work being done to rehabilitate and protect injured, captured, and orphaned orangutans. Get up close and personal with these incredible creatures as you observe them in their natural habitat. The vast expanse of the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre provides the orangutans with the freedom to roam, allowing them to thrive before they are eventually released back into the wild.
To add a touch of cultural immersion to your experience, we will also take you on a visit to Annah Rais. Discover the unique architectural wonders of the Bidayuh tribe as you explore their traditional bamboo longhouse, which serves as a home for numerous families. Gain insight into their daily lives and traditions, allowing you to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Experience an unforgettable day of exploration starting with a convenient hotel pick-up, followed by a scenic 30-minute drive from Kuching to the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Witness the incredible efforts to nurture and rehabilitate orangutans, as they prepare to be reintroduced to their natural jungle habitat. Marvel at the sight of semi-wild young orangutans freely roaming in a secure and natural environment, including adorable tiny infants.
After a satisfying lunch, continue your journey to Padawan for a visit to the fascinating Bidayuh bamboo longhouse in Annah Rais. The Bidayuh tribe, renowned for their bamboo craftsmanship, showcases their expertise through the intricate structure of their longhouse. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, explore the interconnected longhouse through wooden or bamboo walkways, immersing yourself in the relaxed and unhurried lifestyle of the native community. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase herbs and handicrafts displayed by the locals.
A true highlight of the visit awaits you at the head house, where ancient human skulls and relics known as the “Canon of Peace,” dating back approximately 100 years, are carefully preserved. Let the rich history and cultural significance of these artifacts captivate your imagination.
This full-day adventure offers a perfect blend of wildlife encounters and cultural immersion, showcasing the efforts to protect orangutans and the unique heritage of the Bidayuh tribe. Prepare to be enchanted by the wonders of Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Annah Rais, as you create cherished memories of your time in Kuching.
Outback Venture is a specialized Borneo Tour company based in the heart of Malaysian Borneo’s most accessible and diverse tourism region Sabah , Kota Kinabalu. Fully licensed with extensive first-hand experience from a team of local insiders, we craft bespoke adventures that will help you make the absolute most out of your precious time…. and live out your wildest dreams.