The complete Bidayuh tribe adventure that brings you to the village above the clouds; Kiding village to experience traditional food, games and music, trek trough tropical rainforests and catch the beautiful sunrise at the village viewpoint.
Kampung Kiding is an absolute gem hidden in the mountains. Located high up and tucked in Mount Kiding, Kampung Kiding offers visitors unparalleled, cascading view from the mountain top. Being so high up, the village is disconnected from the main power grid and has to rely on diesel generators. The place is however very chilling throughout the day and thus, discounting the need for air-conditioning. Due to it being 500 meters up, visitors have to trek for two hours to reach the village though you might be able to flag down the passing motorcycles ridden by the locals.
You can find numerous interesting things here in Kampung Kiding, like big waterfalls, bamboo bridges and mountain top views.
Pick up at designated location within Kuching
Pick up at your choice of location within Kuching city (Additional charges applies for location outside of Kuching city, outside of 20km area in city centre)
We will stop by farmer’s market to buy some groceries. You will get to shop like a local, at places where locals can buy and sell their jungle and farm produce. Please note that villagers of Kiding Village will still require some supplies that are not available in the village.
Reach Kiding village junction. Warm up and start trekking to Kiding village.
Reach Kiding village after long drive from city, approximately 50 minutes from the nearest town. You can relax, rest and have welcoming refreshments at our Head Village’s house. His house will be your modest accommodation for the next two days.
Reach Kiding village. Relax, rest and have refreshments.
You will be served with home-cooking lunch, typical Bidayuh style. Take your own leisure time at the accommodation for a short break.
Please note that it can get hot and humid during the day, with currently no electricity grid connected to the village. Staying downstairs during the day is recommended.
Traditional games: Blowpiping.
Play our traditional game, called blowpipe. This game comes with modern twist, assume dart games but with the traditional blowpipe darts instead. You can compete with us to win dart competition.
Go on a tour around the village to check out the small community of 60-houses compound.
You will get to learn a bit of village history when you visit an old ceremonial house. You will also get to see normal livelihood among the villagers, socialize with some other villagers and also go up the village viewing point for an absolutely stunning view of the whole mountain range.
You will be served with another series of traditional Bidayuh food cuisine. Spend the rest of the night with us for some story sharing and leisure time. If you are keen to try our traditional costume, take the chance to try and take photo with it.
Lights off, sleeping time
Please note that currently we will be using generator at night and it will be off by 11.00 pm. You will have to be ready to sleep by then.
Wake up early to catch the sunrise from the village viewing point.
If you are an early-riser, wake up early to catch the sunrise from the village viewing point. Our host will provide you with hot drinks and placemat ready to sit and enjoy morning mist with the view. (Depending on the weather)
You will be served with breakfast, get yourself supplied with sufficient energy for the next trekking activity.
Safety briefing, warm up, start trekking to the waterfall.
You will be briefed on safety and have warming up before start trekking to the waterfall. Trekking will take about three hours, feel free to stop for resting and take photo along the way as there will be interesting view of large rocks, bamboo bridges architecture, paddy farms, fruit plants and other flora and fauna.
Please note that you will be given your lunch pack before start trekking.
Reach waterfall activities with packed lunch
Reach waterfall. You can change into your swim attire and enjoy swimming at the cool water but make sure you have cool your body down before that. You can take photos and videos at your own freedom. Also, take your own time to have your packed lunch.
Start trekking back to the village
Refill your water from our supply to remain hydrated along the trek back.
Reach the village, tea time and relax
By the time you reach the village, you may clean yourself up. You can also enjoy tea time and rest before having dinner.
Dinner time will be served with home-cooking Bidayuh style food. You can have your leisure time for the rest of the night.
Lights off, sleeping time
You can choose to wake up early to go see the sunrise again should you not manage to catch it the day before
Enjoy the morning mist with hot drinks while sitting on the placemat overlooking the sunrise. (Depending on the weather)
Say goodbyes to the local villagers, and start trekking downhill.
Depart the village and you will be drop-off at your next location in Kuching city.