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Native Life and Waterfall Adventure

3-day adventure

Native Life and Waterfall Adventure

8 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Experience life with Semai tribespeople and a secluded waterfall excursion
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
3-day adventure

Native Life and Waterfall Adventure

3-day adventure

Native Life and Waterfall Adventure

8 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Experience life with Semai tribespeople and a secluded waterfall excursion
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment

What you'll do

**This experience adds 1 more day to our overnight experience to the same village >> airbnb.com/adventurewithadi We’ll drive 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur to a traditional Semai village, where we’ll stay in huts built by our native friends. Guided by some local experts, we'll learn to weave accessories used for the Semai’s spiritual dances, practice shooting the traditional Semai hunting blowpipe and swim in a nearby river, just like the local do. Our meals will be a feast of indigenous dishes to be had in one of their homes. On day two, we'll start early to hike into the deeper parts of the forests, using logging roads to get to a waterfall so secluded that even some of the villagers haven't been to. We'll spend half a day here swimming and eating our packed lunch surrounded by an almost untouched piece of the forests. During the night, we'll do a short night walk around the outskirts of the village. Day three, we’ll hike one to two hours into the rainforest to search for the rafflesia flower, one of the largest on earth.

Your itinerary

Your hosts

I first visited the village in late 2016 to meet with one of the leaders of their Eco-tourism initiative, which happens to be the tribe name of the natives here, the SEMAI people. From personal experience and alike most of the indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, they are naturally shy people. But as we kept the friendship and built trust through a few concerted efforts of organizing trips here, they have slowly embraced us like family. Our Semai friends have helped us achieve our goal of INSPIRING others to travel and adventure while EMPOWERING the local communities we work with! I'm also co-organize this with Jennyfer, who comes from an even smaller native tribe originating from Borneo, the Kenyah people.
Adi
Adi
Jennyfer
Jennyfer

What's included

Accommodations
2 nights in a hut
Food
2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, snacks
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee
Transportation
1 car ride
Equipment
Creative supplies, outdoor gear

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Where you'll be

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate.

More tips

The activities meant to be shared are only techniques and methods used by our native friends. No animals will be harmed during the activity. Please inform us if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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3-day adventure
Native Life and Waterfall Adventure
8 reviews
From $250/person
8 reviews
From $250/person