Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned MiniVan
  • Return Tour Transfer to Hotel
  • Infant not occupying seat no charges
  • Water Bottle
  • Ethnic Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water


  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

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Hotel Pickup
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.

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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

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(888) 680-5731
(888) 680-5731
Product code: 11036P72

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