Mingle with the Bidayuh people and discover lifestyles that are fast disappearing even in Borneo on this door-to-door Sarawak adventure. Spend the day at the Mongkos longhouse, not far from the Indonesian border. After a traditional dancing welcome, tour the farmlands, swim with empurau fish, enjoy a lunch cooked alfresco in natural “pots” (weather permitting), and savor the intimacy only an expert translator/guide can provide.
Spend the day with Bidayuh (Land Dayak) people at the Mongkos longhouse
Watch a traditional welcome dance and swim with enormous empurau fish
Enjoy an alfresco feast prepared in foraged “pots” (weather dependent)
Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers and guiding
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
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Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
It is said that Mongkos was named after the plant lungkos (Bidayuh for wild ginger)
On arrival visitors are welcomed with a ceremony. First they are greeted with drum music called “bidumbak”. A white hen’s egg is used to chase away evil spirits and visitors are then entertained with ‘langi pingadap’ (a traditional welcoming dance). Welcoming ceremony would end with a "belangi" dance in which the visitors are encouraged to take part.
Another dance called “Pak Dino” and “Dayang Diki” will not be presented. In this dance dolls are used to tell a story about a married couple. Because marriage between siblings is taboo for the Bidayuh, the couple was cursed and they turned into monkeys.
Other Attractions:The Silungkung Waterfall ( spiral waterfall ) not included in the Tour
Pangkak ( top spinning
Watch Bidayuh Women making baskets,bead items,woodcarving and many other types of handicraft.
Padi cultivation and farming are the main agricultural activities of the villagers. Among the crops they plant are oil palm,padi,pepper,rubber trees and miscellaneous fruits such as rambutan,mango banana,jackfruit and durian.
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.