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Experience Life in a Native Village

2-day adventure

Experience Life in a Native Village

53 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.
Discover the traditions and culture of the Semai tribespeople.
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
2-day adventure

Experience Life in a Native Village

2-day adventure

Experience Life in a Native Village

53 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.
Discover the traditions and culture of the Semai tribespeople.
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment

What you'll do

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 the 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 hike one to two hours into the rainforest to search for the rafflesia flower, one of the largest on earth. Finally, we’ll swim in the cold waters of a nearby secluded waterfall. **For a 3Days 2Nights Adventure >> airbnb.com/experiences/1238383 **To Discover Natives of Mount Kinabalu >> airbnb.com/experiences/1248574

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, we are well on our way to INSPIRE others to travel and adventure while EMPOWERING the local communities we work with. I co-organize this with another Adventure Organizer, Jennyfer! She's of an even smaller native tribe originating from Borneo, the Kenyah people.
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Jennyfer
Jennyfer

What's included

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

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Where you'll be

Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station

This experience is available starting May 01, 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

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 4 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. Please take note that there will be no cellphone coverage in the village and no electricity at the hut.

What to bring

Sleeping Bag & Yoga Mat (if you have) - for extra comfort

More tips

Accommodations are basic with 2 outside toilets and we'll be staying in jungle huts built by our native friends. Also please take note there's no electricity and phone connectivity.

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

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2-day adventure
Experience Life in a Native Village
53 reviews
From Previous price: $200/person
53 reviews
From Previous price: $200/person
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