Indigenous Culture and Food - Full Day (up to 10 Guests)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

388496


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The jungle foraging part of the tour may not be suitable for kids under 6yrs old.

Friendly: Yes.
I have ticked 'yes' to this tour being available to non-abled travellers because I personally know and understand such limitations. Unfortunately only some of the venues and activities on the proposed itinerary are easily accessible for those with disabilities - sorry, we have a lot of catching up to do here! I can of course provide a bespoke tour according to your needs, so please do let me know and I hope to be able to accommodate you : )

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Mandarin (fluent), Taiwanese (conversational), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Indonesian (conversational), Cantonese (conversational)

Come explore with me on a day trip with a difference to the interior of Brunei


If you want to escape the normal tourist trail and experience the authentic rural culture of some of the peoples of Brunei, then this day trip is for you! We visit places where old traditions are being kept alive by the Dusun, Kedayan, Tutong and Iban indigenous peoples, even though they're mostly living a very modern lifestyle nowadays.

Activities are really dependant on who's around on the day - in the past, I have taken guests foraging for jungle foods, caught freshwater crayfish, learned rattan weaving, seen ambuyat made, practised tribal dances, listened to tales of jungle folklore, tasted honey direct from the hive, even seen a wild boar being skinned!

Every tour is different, so please see the Itinerary section for some of the things we can see and do. I love discovering the lesser known parts of Brunei and meeting new people, so I hope you can too and join me on a tour that even the locals from the city enjoy coming on!

For more than 4 guests, then please contact me for a customised tour.

Itinerary

As some of our activities depend on the hospitality of locals on the day (especially in more remote areas), it's not possible to guarantee availability of any particular place/people to visit, but generally we'll cover at least SIX of these:

Tamu Pasar Tutong* - where different tribes and jungle foods come to market
Stingless Bee farm - see and taste a unique tasting honey
Sago processing farm - see how Brunei's national dish, Ambuyat is made from edible palm trees
Foraging for wild jungle foods with Dusun tribesman
Cooking Bamboo Chicken and Umbut on an open fire
Enjoying Lunch**
Tasek Merimbun - the largest blackwater lake in Brunei
Hike to a jungle waterfall
Dusun traditional dancing
Catch freshwater prawns with local fishermen in a jungle river
See traditional crafts such as rattan weaving and machete making

* Only available Thursday
** We always have lunch on this day trip!

It's your private tour, so just let me know what you prefer to do and I hope to take you on a day trip to remember : )

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

A modern air-conditioned car, electric windows (for groups up to 4)
A modern air-conditioned minivan/minibus (for groups up to 10)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and private transportation to and from your pick-up/drop-off point.
Light refreshments and local snacks are also included along the way, as well as a lunch of traditional local food and drinks.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 BND - All tour related expenses including admissions, a local lunch and transportation are included in the cost of this tour.
This suggested additional money is only required if you want to purchase souvenirs, extra snacks, give tips to other locals etc.

What’s Extra

Other: UPGRADE to a CLASSIC CAR - I can take you on this trip in a show-winning 1960's VW Beetle if you prefer (Max 2 people tour for comfort, as non-A/C), so please drop me a line for a customised tour if you would prefer this option.

Additional charges for pick-up/drop-offs outside Bandar Seri Begawan are shown below.

A Recent Review of this tour

I had an excellent day with Irene! She accommodated my last minute booking and build up a fun schedule. Definitely worth it!!!
Thomas Na

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    388496


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The jungle foraging part of the tour may not be suitable for kids under 6yrs old.

    Friendly: Yes.
    I have ticked 'yes' to this tour being available to non-abled travellers because I personally know and understand such limitations. Unfortunately only some of the venues and activities on the proposed itinerary are easily accessible for those with disabilities - sorry, we have a lot of catching up to do here! I can of course provide a bespoke tour according to your needs, so please do let me know and I hope to be able to accommodate you : )

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Mandarin (fluent), Taiwanese (conversational), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Indonesian (conversational), Cantonese (conversational)

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