Iban Longhouse

Batang Ai


  • Stay overnight in an authentic Iban longhouse deep with the forest
  • Join your hosts in preparing meals and cultural activities and on guided walks or boat trips into the forest
  • Basic accommodation: private room with bedding, mosquito nets; shared bathroom and washing facilities
  • Suitable only for adventurous travellers but richly rewarding - an unparalleled cultural experience
  • A few higher-grade options available with air-con and ensuite bathrooms; enquire early for availability

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Iban Longhouse Overview

One of the most unique experiences in Borneo includes a stay at a traditional Iban longhouse. While sleeping arrangements vary, guests often sleep in the living quarters of a host family. Every family has their own section in a longhouse which typically includes a number of rooms, including a kitchen and bathroom. A communal area is included, a place for those who reside there to dine and socialize together daily. While it may not be a luxurious hotel stay with a wealth of amenities, it’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture and is often a highlight of a trip to Borneo.

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