Cooking with Culture
2017 Tour depart: SOLD OUT
2018 Tours depart: 29 May
9 NIGHT FROM $2200
For the record, I am a 52 year old mum from Perth, Western Australia and for two amazing years I worked and lived under the rainforest canopy at Gunung Mulu World Heritage Area in Borneo. I visited Kuching regularly for both business and pleasure, attended some awesome music, food and cultural festivals and absolutely fell in love with all that Borneo has to offer.
On my return to Australia, I established Borneo Ethical Adventures and in a leap of faith, I follow my dream..
My dream is to share the treasures of the region with others, to improve the lives of the people I love, to get my hands dirty and help out, to bring others to help and to protect and preserve the forest and its wildlife for future generations.
This tour brings together my love for the people, the food and the stunning parks and rivers that earned Sarawak the title of one of the Top 10 Asian destinations to visit in 2017.
If Anthony Bourdain can't stop at only one visit to taste Kuching's incredible Sarawak Laksa, what chance does a mere mortal have!
But this tour is not all about cooking. Our small group doesn't follow the usual tourist trails. We'll take it all in at a pretty cruisy pace. We'll explore the 'must-see' tourist destinations in Kuching and Mulu National Park with expert local guides but I'll also introduce you to some hidden treasures that only the locals really know about. Oh, and you'll meet quite a few of them too!
Whether it's a tribal massage, Chinese herbalist, local markets or seriously stylish fusion food you are after - This tour packs a punch! Hell, even a simple hair wash and blow dry in Sarawak is an experience not to be missed.
In Kuching we'll stay in a beautiful boutique hotel on The Sarawak River and in Mulu we'll spend our nights under the rainforest canopy at Mulu National Park.
Flights and accommodation within Borneo are generally sold out at this time of year, but fortunately I have reserved seats and accommodation for myself and 9 lucky women.
So what do we have so far?.... Awesome walks, incredible scenery, some fresh jungle air, walking in the shadow of Anthony Bourdain, learning a few Sarawakian dishes to impress the friends back home, throw in a massage, a river cruise or two and a bit of giving back to the communities we visit. Now bundle it all together with a bunch of good women in search of fun and adventure. Only one thing to do now...grab a friend and reserve your place!
This tour starts and finishes in Kuching. Flights to Kuching are available through Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Air and Air Asia via Kuala Lumpur daily.
Kuching experiences: Accommodation, transport, escorted tours of Bako National Park, Semonggoh Wildlife Centre, River Cruise, Cooking Class, volunteering with Project Orangutan, Matang Rehabilitation Sanctuary, Night tour of the Kuching Food Festival, City Walking Tour and some evening meals
Mulu National Park: Accommodation, escorted tours of Deer and Lang Cave, bat exodus, sunset longboat cruise, Clearwater Cave, Cave of Winds, Batu Bungan longhouse craft market, cooking class and night walk. (Adventure Caving available on request)
Transport & Flights: All transfers and internal flights from Kuching to Mulu
Meals: all breakfasts, picnic lunches when required and some evening meals
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and other variables.
Cooking Classes, Kuching
Visit Batu Bungan Art and Craft Market
Kuching City Tour
Jungle Walks for Women