Banging Borneo - A Food Trail in Sarawak with Biking and Sailing Tour

$ 45.54 / AED 167.13 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Embark on a memorable culinary trail covering the hottest street-food destination in Malaysia
  • Take your palate on a roll with traditional Malaysian favourites - from Kolomee to Kek lapis
  • Hike through Kuching’s heritage trail for a taste of Borneo’s endless cultural beauty
  • Experience the cultural diversity of Malaysia at its harmonious best in Sarawak
  • Cruise on traditional Sampan boat on the Sarawak river for a feel of the Bornean way of life
  • Bike through rural kampongs - the best way to connect with mother nature

Activity Schedule

9am

Overview

Get a bite off Borneo’s incredible cultural and culinary joys with this hiking and biking tour with us - right from sinking into in the scrumptious street food and local fares to cruising on the Sarawak river and finally biking through the gorgeous Bornean countryside. Starting at Kuching - the City of Cats, this is the soul-enriching tour you don’t want to miss. A real taste of Borneo, it’s never ending beauty and of course, Malaysia’s mesmerizing ethnic diversity.

We start early morning which creates the perfect seat for experiencing the daily lifestyle and morning rush at Sarawak. You get to ramble around Kuching’s heritage trail, playing hide and seek with the hidden back lanes, temples and monuments, all the while discovering local food joints and traditional delicacies. Prepare to get awed by the architectural wonders the city offers and a food trail like no other, making this an excellent opportunity to experience Malaysia’s indigenous hits. Gorge on favourites such as Sarawak laksa, a rice noodles in spicy soup, Kolomee or egg noodles, Tebaloi which are sago biscuits, and Kek lapis, a multi-layered colourful cake.

Kuching is one of the hottest destination for sampling the best of Malaysian street food. The tour is spread across at least eight food haunts, giving you the chance to learn about classic eateries such as a Kopitiam which is a traditional Malaysian-Chinese coffee shop, a hawker centre or a traditional food court, street vendors, a kampong kedai café, a food trolley, and finally an old-school bakery. Quite the journey for your palate, we say, so take your pick and go full out with your inner foodie!

But what about exploring the cultural harmony, you ask? We got that covered too! Besides touring the magnificent temples and monuments, every time we stop at a food joint, we will fill you in with a little more of this country’s diverse and stunning history. Our guides are almost encyclopaedias of Borneo’s culinary and lingual heritage and you will hear fascinating tales of how the place is an example of a cultural hotspot.

The second half kick starts with unwinding on a native Sampan boat as we sail across the Sarawak river. This is a route for daily commute connecting the two sides of the city on each bank of the river, making it a synesthetic experience where you can soak in the Malaysian way of life. Landing on the other side, we will embark on an exquisite visual journey, biking through a remote kampong or village and traversing across a range of visual as well as gustatory delights. Feast your eyes on the magical beauty of the countryside and your tummy on the delightful local snacks.

A trip of a lifetime for travellers and tourists alike, this tour of Kuching makes for a sublime experience of Sarawak; not to mention, an absolutely authentic one!

INCLUSIONS

  • Local English-speaking guide (Bargaining skills and best shopping deals guaranteed)
  • Food samples and non-alcoholic drinks (It’s a food trail after all)
  • Raincoat (Everyone needs some protection)
  • Bike and helmet rental (It will be one helluva ride, we promise!)
  • Boat ride ticket (We will always get you the pass)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages (A slightly tipsy territory, we think)
  • Items of a personal nature (You own your deals)
  • Tips / gratuities (If you are feeling generous though, go right ahead)
  • Souvenirs (Because it’s your choice that counts)

Additional info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across destinations. After all, everyone deserves a small token of appreciation, are we right? Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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