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 Temburong

 

Temburong is the smaller part of Brunei, where traditional rural lifestyles are retained, and where Brunei's remarkable rainforest has been specially preserved in National Parks and Forest Reserves.

 

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Our Temburong Lifestyle tours give visitors an insight into this region, the lifestyles, the forests and some of the wildlife. Just 45 minutes ride in a covered water taxi from the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, Temburong is very accessible.  

These tours require less physical effort than our eco-activity tours in Temburong. They operate around the edges of Temburong's rainforest, rather than traveling deep inside. Visitors can still expect to spend time outside of air-conditioned coaches and buildings, looking, discovering, meeting people and experiencing the lifestyles and the environment. 

Our local guides have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.  

The day and half-day Temburong Lifestyle tours are an introduction to the area and make an enjoyable outing from your Bandar Seri Begawan hotel.

Our overnight tours give the opportunity to stay in a local longhouse.  This accommodation gives the opportunity to interact with local families and learn about the traditional culture.  Our accommodation at the longhouse is in air-cond rooms with adjacent bathrooms.   

Modern  adaptation of  Longhouse in Sibut with air conditioner, located near Temburong River.

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TOURS:

Temburong Lifestyle - Day Tour
7.25 hours
Tour Code:  IT1-C3BT
Starts at:  8.30 am (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB) 
Finish at:  3.45 (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB) 
Includes:  Water taxi and vehicle transport, morning & afternoon tea, lunch, experienced guide and local information.

Description: This tour is an introduction to Temburong's unique lifestyle with it's blend of traditional rural lifestyles, longhouse communities, crop cultivation and rainforest. Riding the water taxi from BSB through mangrove lined rivers gives an idea of the vast marine nursery. Look around Bangar town to discover the local market produce, followed by morning tea in a nearby cafe. A visit to the mini zoo, established by an Operation Raleigh group, is a chance to see some of the rainforest's secretive wildlife.  A gentle rainforest walk is an introduction to the eco-system, and the opportunity to experience some of the local rainforest. Lunch at an air-conditioned local cafe.  Visit the local historical museum. A longhouse visit gives a chance to interact with the local community and see how they live. (Dance display for groups of 9 plus.) Return to Bandar Seri Begawan by enclosed water taxi. 

 

Temburong Lifestyle - Half Day Tour
6.25  hours
Tour Code:  ITH-C3BT
Starts at:  9.45 am (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB)
Finish at:  3.45 pm (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB) 
Includes:  Water taxi and vehicle transport, morning & afternoon tea, lunch, experienced guide

Description: This tour is a brief introduction to Temburong's lifestyles, with it's blend of traditional rural lifestyles, longhouse communities, crop cultivation and rainforest. Riding the water taxi from BSB through mangrove lined rivers gives an idea of the vast marine nursery. Look around Bangar town to discover the local market produce, followed by morning tea. A visit to the mini zoo, established by an Operation Raleigh group, is a chance to see some of the rainforest's secretive wildlife.  Lunch at an air-conditioned local cafe. Visit the local historical museum. A longhouse visit ( Dance display for groups of 9 plus) gives a change to interact with the local community and see how they live. Return to Bandar Seri Begawan by enclosed water taxi. 

 

Temburong Lifestyle - Overnight Tour
1day
Tour Code:  ITO-C3BT
Starts at:  2 pm Day 1 (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB) 
Finish at:  2.30 pm Day 2 (Temburong water taxi jetty - BSB)
Includes:  Water taxi and vehicle transport, afternoon & morning teas, dinner, & breakfast, accommodation (air conditioned motel style) at our Guest-house, experienced guide

Description: This overnight tour gives time to fully enjoy the Temburong lifestyle, and to relax in the evening amidst the jungle sounds and community activities at the longhouse. The morning is cool and pleasant, with birds and other wildlife active; some guests request an early wake up so they can take a short walk as the day comes alive.  

The tour begins with a water taxi ride from BSB through mangrove lined rivers and this vast marine nursery. A longhouse visit gives a change to interact with the local community, enjoy afternoon tea, and see how they live. Visit the Batang Duri mini zoo, established by an Operation Raleigh group, to see some of the rainforest's secretive wildlife. Arrive at our longhouse, to settle in and meet the people. Dinner includes some traditional local foods, and the opportunity to join in the cooking. For groups of 6 plus visitors,  the community can add some eveing dance displays and the opportunity to join in the fun. In the morning enjoy a walk (tell our guide how active you want to be) through some of Brunei protected rainforest; learn about the local eco-system, and see the traditional crop areas (how many varieties of rice do they grow and why?).  Morning tea before returning to Bangar town to walk around the shops and explore the local market stalls.  Return to Bandar Seri Begawan by enclosed water taxi.  


Notes: 

1. A detailed Tour Description (in Adobe Acrobat format), with advice on what to bring, wear etc is available for every tour. Use the Enquiry link (below) to email us for information and bookings.

2. Intrepid Tours places a high priority on visitor safety. Safety equipment and operating procedures are in line with recognised international standards. 

3. Temburong is remarkably free of biting insects, and most visitors do not use any repellent. But some people are more susceptible than others, so please bring your favourite insect repellent that works for you.

 

Update: 9 July 2012

 

    

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