Eco Tourism at Ulu Baram – Romancing the Wilderness of Ulu Baram
Ulu Baram is a potential ecotourism site in Sarawak, having all the key elements of flora, fauna, natural monument and local communities to suffice the industry’s niche market. On top of that, its authentic, historical and cultural heritage is quite distinctive from the southern hub of Sarawak. This tour, gives you the opportunity to spend your time with our welcoming hosts learning about their rapidly changing way of life and just how much they still rely on the rain forest for their daily needs, which is literally their supermarket.
Details of our program:
Day 1 : Miri – Sela’an-Linau – Long Buboi [L/D]
Morning, depart Miri via 4WD to Sela’an Linau approximately 4 hours. Arriving at Segah Sela’an Linau homestay at noon. After lunch, proceed by 4-wheel drive (45mins) to visit Long Buboi (Penan) Village, one of the 12 Penan communities in Sela’an-Linau. Tour the longhouse, visit their private room, have a dialogue with the Chief and/or his people. Witness a blowpipe demonstration and explore their herbal garden before returning to Segah-Sela’an via the same way. Swim and relax by Segah-Sela’an River. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
Day 2 : Lio Mato Village – Apau Ubi Sela’an – Segah Sela’an Linau [ B/BBQL/D]
After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to visit the Kenyah, first by 4-wheel-drive (45mins) to visit Lio Mato Village. Explore the village, witness the century-old fort which commands a panoramic view of upper Baram River, and visit the village school. Continue with another hour drive to visit Apau Ubi Sela’an, a 4-family farm-house. Explore the garden, tour the farm-house, and get involved with their daily chores while lunch is prepared and served. Return to Segah-Sela’an Homestay via the same way. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
Day 3: Sela’an Linau Waterfall Trekking [B/L/D]
Breakfast in the homestay. Today will be a Nature Retreat right in the heart of Borneo Wilderness, rejuvenating in the pools of Sela’an Waterfall at a drop of 100+ meters. The journey takes about 45mins by 4-wheel-drive followed by a 45mins trek to this secluded and spectacular spot in the midst of the dense dipterocarp forest. Swim, relax and rejuvenate while your host prepares a traditional “Pansuh” lunch with food cooked in bamboo. Return to Segah-Sela’an Homestay via the same way. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
Day 4: Long Sait – Sepigan (Penan Village) – Segah Sela’an [B/L/D]
After breakfast,proceed by 4-wheel-drive (45mins) to a small settlement at Long Sait. Upon arrival, embark on a thrilling journey in a long-tailed boat for a 40mins to Sepigan (Penan) Village, located at the upper reaches of Selungo River, a tributary of the mighty Baram. Explore the village, their garden of medicinal and edible plants. Participate in their craftworks. Return to Segah-Sela’an Homestay via the same way. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
Day 5: Departure to Miri [B]
After breakfast, pack and depart back to Miri via 4WD / Maswing and transfer to the airport for flight departure.