PALANGKA RAYA – TUMBANG MALAHOI
Pick up from the airport and transfer direct to Tumbang Malahoi by car (approx 4 hours). Simple lunch on the way. On arrival, a welcome ceremony will be performed before settling into your room at the longhouse and resting. Later join the family of the longhouse for dinner. Gather after dinner to talk with the elders about the history of this longhouse and everyday life here, the culture and traditions.
[B/L/D] Simple accommodation in the Longhouse
JUNGLE WALK – MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
After breakfast, a local guide will take you trekking in the forest near the longhouse to see ironwood or rubber tree plantation areas. See how to take latex from the trees and listen to the Dayak agricultural philosophy. After lunch together at the longhouse with the family, visit a Kaharingan (the Dayak traditional religion) temple. Enjoy the evening with musical performance and dance. Learn some stories behind some particular dances and play traditional music instruments. [B/L/D] Simple accommodation in the Longhouse
PALANGKA RAYA – HOTEL CHECK IN
After breakfast, stroll around the village to see the bonehouses erected by families near their houses and learn more about the burial ceremonies. Many totem poles remain, particularly stunning are the hornbill poles, or ‘highways to Heaven’ for the departed souls. returning to the Longhouse, for a final meal. After this, we pack the bags and say goodbye to our hosts. On arrival in Palangka Raya, check into your hotel and enjoy a swim after the long road journey.
Transfer from and to the airport or hotels at start and end of the tour, all other transport, accommodation and activities as indicated on the itinerary, all meals during the trip, and English speaking and local guides.
Airfare, airport tax, alcoholic and soda beverages, optional tours, personal insurance