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Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
9 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay is located 60km from Kuching City. It takes approximately one hour of pleasant drive from the city. Witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the rainforest and Padawan Mountain range along the way at Jalan Borneo Height. For centuries, the villages who are from the “Bidayuh” tribe used to stay on top of the two mountains. Eventually, they moved down from the mountains and stayed at the longhouse for more than 150 years. The longhouse is strategically located at a valley with river stream runs behind it. Annah Rais Longhouse is consists of Kupo Saba (front row), Kupo Tirakan (middle row) and Kupo Sijo (back row).
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath
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Meet the host
Joseph Reis E
Hosting since July 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (18)
Kenneth J
Kenneth J
Toulouse, France1 contribution
2 jours 1 nuit avec Joseph, et c’était génial! Merci Joseph pour ton professionnalisme et tout. Il connaît bien sa culture et il s’adapte à vos souhaits. Ce fut un moment formidable et inoubliable à Anna Rais. Je le recommande de tout mon cœur!
Visited August 2022
Written August 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

miyowiyo
miyowiyo
1 contribution
Stayed 1 night at the longhouse. The host was very accommodating and shared so many stories with us. We had lots of local and traditional food home cooked for us. Our stay included a guided tour and a chance to play with traditional blow darts. We were very lucky as there was a small wedding ceremony that we were allowed to partake in, and we got to dance and try more delicious delicacies. It was definitely the best night of our entire Kuching trip!
Visited May 2022
Written May 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KSTraveller73
KSTraveller73
2 contributions
We travelled with our 8yo and our host was so considerate and patient. Amazing experience to be able to experience the longhouse way of living. Mr Joseph was also very flexible to allow us to choose the activities we liked. Food was good and we even get to taste the traditional Tuak and local "whiskey". Highlight of our stay was the hot spring, rafting, jungle walk, visit to waterfall and traditional music presentation by Mr "Rambo". Thank you and well done Mr Joseph.
Visited May 2022
Written May 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nahim a
nahim a
1 contribution
Hi, i stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. Great place to visit, really friendly would highly recommend it. You can learn lots about thier culture and history. It was really nice just to talk to the local people, really welcoming. I advise you to message them before so you can ask which sites you want to visit, there are lots to do.
Visited March 2020
Written March 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emma D
Emma D
2 contributions
Vi havde en overnatning i Annah Rais Longhouse og det kan klart anbefales frem for en dagstur! Vi var på jungletrekking, besøgte vandfald og naturlige varme kilder, prøvede blowpibes, hørte en musiker fra landsbyen spille på deres traditionelle bambus instrument og lærte en hel masse om deres kultur og levemåde. Joseph var en virkelig behagelig og meget informerende guide og vi nød et døgn med hans store familie i langhuset, hvor alle var meget gæstfrie og hvor vi blev behandlet som en del af landsbyen ☺️
Visited March 2020
Written March 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Korin G
Korin G
9 contributions
We spent a wonderful and exciting day and night there, between lointains, rivers et forests. Joseph picked us up in Kuching in the morning to go to his village of 'longhouses'. Then mini trecking 20 minutes, with a guide/carrier, to reach the spring waterfall. We had lunch of rice and chicken with vegetables and sauce cooked in large bamboos (Ayam pansoh): succulent. We took a little bath in this magical place. We also had the chance to enjoy another beautiful place: the hot spring near the village and its clear cool river. We met in this small village adorable people, and Joseph made us a very exciting guided tour that allowed us to learn and understand people Bidayuh, their history and their way of life close to nature, but formerly often attacked by other tribes. Then we learned to use the 'sumpit' (blowdart), a long tube in which you have to blow to launch an arrow (the hunters' weapon). Joseph lent us traditional clothes, and made some very nice pictures of us. The dinner was absolutely delicious, we almost finished everything despite the very generous dishes! Let's not forget the private concert of ''sirotuong'' and ''sape', traditional instruments with haunting sounds. Program very well prepared by Joseph, while leaving us a flexibility of choice. We loved those 24 hours.
Visited October 2019
Written October 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Zakmuslim
Zakmuslim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
If there was ever an experience to remember and look back fondly upon, this would be it... Joseph was the most gracious host, and was ever willing to answer questions and show us what true life is like for the Bidayuh people. It was truly an amazing time spent in the longhouse with his extended family, learning about their history, their culture and way of life. Really unforgettable.
Visited September 2019
Written September 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Joseph Reis E
Joseph Reis E
Zak Thank you for your comments and review. We really appreciated it. Thank you.
Written September 17, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret R
Margaret R
Albany, Australia3 contributions
Joseph was an enthusiastic and excellent guide and driver. We had an enjoyable full day visiting Siburan and the longhouse at Annan Rais. Along the way we walked to waterfall, saw beautiful mountain views and enjoyed fresh bananas. Then we toured the longhouse and watched local crafts and tasted local products. Also learnt about tribal history and had lunch freshly prepared for us. Following this we had a dip in the hot springs. There was assistance for me as I have limited mobility. I would highly recommend this tour.
Visited August 2019
Written September 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Joseph Reis E
Joseph Reis E
Thank you for your comments and review. We really appreciated it. Thank you.
Written September 2, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

910yannickr
910yannickr
1 contribution
We spent 2 nights in this wonderfull longhouse. All was perfect and we learnt a lot about bidayu culture. The owner JOSEPH is really kind and explain a lot of things. Our two childrens were very pleased to dis over another way to live. I recomend this experience at everyone !
Visited July 2019
Written July 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Joseph Reis E
Joseph Reis E
Thank you for your comments and review. We really appreciated it. Thank you.
Written July 31, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oh Zi Jian
Oh Zi Jian
1 contribution
Overall, it is a nice experience at Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay. The explanation of the history by the owner, Mr Joseph is very clear. The welcoming dance and the blow pipe competition are very interesting. I like the local tradisional food the most.
Visited July 2019
Written July 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Joseph Reis E
Joseph Reis E
Thank you for your comments and review. We really appreciated it. Thank you.
Written July 22, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay

Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay must last at least one night. See all property details.