Cross Border Trek to Indonesia & Remote Highland Village Stay

Unique Village Homestay

2 and 3-Day Options Available

Amazing Cross Borneo Trek

Spend two or three days at a traditional, remote Bornean village

2-Day: When adventure meets culture: a cross border day trek into West Kalimantan, Indonesia and experience an overnight stay at a remote highland village in Sarawak on this multi-day trip in Borneo.

 

3-Day: Join us on this deep cultural experience in the Borneo interior with one night at a traditional village in Indonesia and one night in Sarawak on this remote multi-day trip in Borneo.

Tour Highlights

Trek across the border to visit one of the most remote villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Visit the Indonesian village live with traditional multi-tiered timber houses

Enjoy sumptuous dinner cooked in traditional Sarawak tribal style

Chill out at the tanju (local ‘bar’) to sip the best local brewed ‘tuak’ (rice wine)

Experience the warmth of the friendly villagers who seldom get to see foreigners

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2 Day Trip Details

Trip Details - 2 Day/1 Night

Price

Adults (13+): MYR 689

Children (7-12): MYR 344


Departure Time

08:15


Meeting Point

Hotel/hostel pick up


Availability

7 days a week, year-round


Duration

2 days, 1 night


Group Size

Min 2 adults max 8 adults


Difficulty

Moderate level for a hilly climb. Guests with heart conditions are not recommended to take this tour.


Included

  • All meals (local village meal)
  • Transport
  • 1 overnight stay at the village accommodation (basic facilities)
  • Local English speaking community guide
  • A good time

Not Included

  • Juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance

What to Bring

  • Medium size soft-sided rucksack with multiple sets of spare casual clothing, including long trousers and shorts for evening
  • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals or pair of flip flops
  • Water bottle 
  • Sleeping bag (if you have them) for more comfort
  • Personal care: small towel, toiletries, personal medication, personal first aid kit
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, extra tissues or toilet paper
  • Torch, raincoat or poncho, plastic bag to keep phone/cameras dry
  • Sun hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Extra snacks and drinks for the trekking

About Your Guide

Our community guides are from the local villages and more than happy to share their knowledge of local culture, farming and hunting techniques. They will also discuss the remarkable diversity of local fauna and flora so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the same time ensure safety and that you thoroughly enjoy this remote area! 

One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.

What You'll Do - 2 Day/1 Night

We’ll start this Borneo homestay tour by picking you up at your city hotel/hostel and then transfer you to the start of our adventure. We’ll begin by hiking uphill for 90min to a remote Highland Bidayuh Community, 1,500 ft above sea level, to see how the locals practice shifting cultivation. After checking in to the homestay, we’ll head off across the border and hike for an hour to one of the most remote villages in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan (no hassle with immigration or customs) where villagers live in very traditional multi-tiered houses and live solely on farming. Experience the warmth of these very friendly and simple villagers who seldom get to see foreigners coming to their village as the only access is by walking. Watch how kids pass their time playing football, spinning tops or swimming in the stream. 

 

Hike back across the border to the homestay on the Sarawak side for a sumptuous dinner cooked in traditional style. Chill out at the tanju or join the locals for a beer at their favorite village ‘pub’. Pass the night enjoying the best ‘tuak’ in the world specially brewed by the host himself

Your village experience continues the next day after breakfast with a hike to a waterfall at another nearby village 90 min away. Have a tour of the village after lunch and visit homes with collections of petrified wood before hiking downhill back to civilization! We’ll then transfer you back to your hotel/hostel and say our goodbyes.

Trip Details - 3 Day/2 Night

Price

Adults (13+): MYR 1158

Children (7-12): MYR 579


Departure Time

08:15 hrs


Meeting Point

Hotel/hostel pick up


Availability

7 days a week, year-round


Duration

3 days, 2 nights


Group Size

Min 2 adults max 8 adults


Difficulty

Moderate level for a hilly climb. Guests with heart conditions are not recommended to take this tour


Included

  • All meals (local village meal)
  • Transport
  • 2 nights in village accommodation (basic facilities)
  • Local English speaking community guide
  • A good time

Not Included

  • Juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance

What to Bring

  • Medium size soft-sided rucksack with multiple sets of spare casual clothing, including long trousers and shorts for evening
  • Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals or pair of flip flops
  • Water bottle 
  • Sleeping bag (if you have them) for more comfort
  • Personal care: small towel, toiletries, personal medication, personal first aid kit
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, extra tissues or toilet paper
  • Torch, raincoat or poncho, plastic bag to keep phone/cameras dry
  • Sun hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Extra snacks and drinks for the trekking

About Your Guide

Our community guides are from the local villages and more than happy to share their knowledge of local culture, farming and hunting techniques. They will also discuss the remarkable diversity of local fauna and flora so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the same time ensure safety and that you thoroughly enjoy this remote area! 

One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.

What You'll Do - 3 Day/2 Night

After we’ve picked you up at your city hotel/hostel, we will then transfer to the start point of the tour. Starting one of the most remote Borneo trekking tours around, we will begin our adventure with a 90min walk to a remote Highland Bidayuh Community, 1,500 ft above sea level, to see how the locals practice shifting cultivation. Step over the border peg and head off across the border and hike for an hour to one of the most remote villages in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan (no hassle of immigration or customs) where villagers live in very traditional multi-tiered houses and survive on farming.  

 

Experience the warmth of the very friendly villagers who seldom get to see foreigners coming to their village as the only access is by walking. Watch how the local children pass their time playing football, spinning tops or swimming in the refreshing stream. There is an additional option to help teach children English with the use of posters in the evening after dinner.  

 

We will then stay overnight on the Indonesian side before our second day’s activity begins.  We’ll start with a hike over two hills to explore a fascinating twin waterfall where you can enjoy your lunch in the beautiful jungle surroundings. A traditional lunch cooked in bamboo will be served (weather permitting) and afterwards, we’ll hike across the border and return to the Sarawak homestay for the second night before dusk for a sumptuous dinner cooked in traditional style. 

 

Chill out at the tanju or join the locals for a beer at their favorite village ‘pub’. Pass the night enjoying the best ‘tuak’ (rice wine) in the world, specially brewed by the host himself. The third and final day activity will see more hiking downhill to another nearby village on the Sarawak side where lunch will be served after chilling out at another waterfall closeby.  In this village, guests will visit homes that have collections of petrified wood before hiking downhill back to civilization!

Good to Know

  • Moderate level fitness for a hilly climb. Guests with heart conditions are not recommended to take this experience
  • Age Restriction: All participants must be aged 7 and older
  • Add-on side trip: Bidayuh Longhouse RM 60 per pax; Semenggoh orangutan RM 60 per pax (Side trip: lunch not included) 

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