Thursday Market & Dusun Cultural Experience

Overview

  • Tour Departs 0615 hours. Approximate duration: 8 hours

 

What to bring along

Bring a set of dry clothes, hat, sunblock, sunglasses, proper trekking rubber shoes and gear, raincoat, insect repellent and water

The Homestay Alai Gayuh Anak Pulau (HAGAP) is located deep in the pristine forest of the Tutong district, isolated from the nearest residential area by approximately 20 minutes’ drive, just like Dusun houses in the past and located on a manmade lake. Not to worry, there is modern plumbing available in a separate building on land with separate bathrooms for men and women.

From the deck of the house, guests can comfortably bird-watch the many species that live in the area as they fly by and go about their daily lives. Guests will be guided into the forest, where they can look at all the different species of trees and plants that exist in the forest in abundance, far from the interference of people. If one is lucky, they can also catch glimpses of the much bigger wild animals in the area, including mammals such as gibbons, wild boars and deer as well as reptiles such as snakes and monitor lizards.

Itinerary

In the morning proceed to Tutong district. In this leisurely drive to Tutong district which will take approximately 1 hour from the city, you will witness the serene countryside of Brunei.

Stop at Tamu Tutong. This is where you can see and buy various local fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants and some local products such as keris, parang, traditional musical instruments and etc.

Arrive at Kg Bukit Udal for the visit to Nak Pulau to learn and have a better understanding on the Dusun tribes, one of the seven indigenous peoples in Brunei. Welcome drink will be served and there will be a short briefing about the history and the surrounding /facilities of the homestay.

Then proceed with the Forest Walk. This program will expose to visitors 3 different types of tropical rainforest which are the Mixed-Dipterocarp Forest, the Freshwater Swamp Forest and the Heath Forest.

All three of these forest types have their own geology/hydrology and their own unique plant species. Going there by foot will take about 3 hours (return trip). After the tiring but exciting walk, guests will be having a simple local lunch before departing from Nak Pulau and finally, arrive back at the hotel.

0615hrs Meet and greet with tour guide at the hotel’s lobby
0700hrs Arrive at Tamu Tutong
0800hrs Proceed to Kg Bukit Udal for the visit to Nak Pulau
0845hrs Arrive at Nak Pulau. Welcome drink and short briefing on HAGAP
0915hrs Forest Walk
1230hrs Arrive back at HAGAP. Lunch will be served
1330hrs Depart Nak Pulau
1430hrs Arrive back at the hotel

Note: The above itinerary is only a reference. Tour guides reserves the right to change itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.