The Tringgus Trail (4WD Adventure) - Kuching, Sarawak Borneo
The Tringgus trail takes you to a beautiful and remote Bidayuh village beyond Bau and onwards on foot for 30 minutes in primary jungle with local guides to the Indonesian border. There are real skulls in the headhouse and life is lived in much the same way as it has been for centuries. On the way we visit a village which played a major role in the history of Sarawak, visit a birds nest trader and go to a local produce market. Lunch is Bidayuh style at our own place in the country. Next, the enormous Fairy Cave chamber where we will explain the geological processes involved in it's creation and then a second village, as remote as the first, whose inhabitants were famed for their ferocity! Our offroad segment takes us high into a nearby mountain range before we head back to Kuching.
Minimum no. of Persons
Pick up from Kuching City hotels is at 0820 unless advised otherwise.
Return time is at about 1800.
Things to Bring
Checklist Attire ~ If you use your own footwear and clothing make sure that they are suitable for caving. Footwear should be sturdy and preferably with rubber soles. Long trousers are preferred but, if you prefer shorts, they should cover the knee and not restrict movement. Clothing used in caves will get dirty and may be torn
Essentials to get you through ~ All guests should bring a towel, insect repellant and spare T shirt. Bring a water proof bag for cash and any electronic devices you decide to bring. Photography is not permitted inside the caves but there are no restrictions outside. If you wear glasses secure them around your neck with a cord
The Tringgus Trail (4WD Adventure)
or contact James at
Email - Kuchingoffroad@gmail.com
Phone - James 0128862347
- The adventure as described in a Pajero or similar.
- Expert commentary.
- Photos of you taken during the trip and sent by email along with a selection from our library.
- Bidayuh style lunch and drinking water throughout the day. Please tell us about special diet requirements in advance.
Rates Do Not Include:
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Personal purchases en route.
- Travel Insurance.
THINGS TO BRING
Sun block, sun hat, towel, insect repellent, change of clothing, walking shoes with good grip, sandals.
Kuching Offroad reserves the right to alter an itinerary or cancel a tour due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational conditions for the safety of guests.We accept no liability or losses due to failure to connect with other services and cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of baggage or personal item, illness or death resulting from activities which is beyond our control.We reserve the right to decline a booking or to refuse entry to accommodate any person(s) or group who in our opinion, are not suitable to occupy. In this case no reasons will need to be given and the contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party.When making a reservation you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions at all times.
~ A growing selection of adventures and expeditions which are graded according to physical difficulty and technical experience required.
~ No more than 6 guests in a group. A single expedition may have more than one group.
~ Premium, standard and economy packages are available
Cancellation Cancellation without incurring any penalty is allowed at least three (3) days prior to the day of arrival for. Penalty for late cancellation or no show is equal to the amount of the first night room rate
Pricing & Service Charges All rates stated in the website is inclusive to 10% service charge and 6% government tax unless specifically mentioned. We reserve the right to make changes to their pricing without prior notice.
Personal Property Kuching Offroad shall not be held liable for the death, sickness or injury to any guest or for the loss, theft or damage to any guest property however sustained or caused delay or illness howsoever caused to the guest whilst on their trip. It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure that their belongings are secure at all times.
1 Am I Fit Enough?
If you can climb 2 or 3 flights of stairs and walk a mile then you are fit enough for the easy expeditions. Intermediate expeditions require a higher fitness level but you don't have to be superfit or superman. Advanced expeditions are harder. Check the rating and fact sheet for the expedition which you are planning to do for a description of what the expedition entails. If you are a visitor to the region you will find that dehydration is a threat so drink plenty of water.. Going jungle trekking or caving before you have had a chance to acclimatise will reduce your effectiveness.
2 Am I too old (or too young)?
Our oldest guest was 67 years old whilst our youngest was 7 so it isn't about age it is about your physical condition, fitness level and outlook on life. Children below the age of 14 are welcome in their family group
3 I have a medical condition. Can I go caving?
Firstly, we strongly recommend that you see a qualified medical practitioner if you have any doubt at all about your state of health before going caving. In any event please inform us at the time of booking if you suffer from obesity, coronary heart disease, any condition which results in shortness of breath, epilepsy, disorders affecting your balance, loss of vision which is not corrected by spectacles or contact lenses, arthritis and other debilitating physical conditions or any other medical condition which may affect your ability to safely go caving.
4 Will I be Safe?
We go to great lengths to make your experience a safe one and have had no guests or staff members suffer injuries requiring medical attention to date. There are many caves in the area in which rock falls and floor collapses are a danger which we avoid and our route planning, preparation, equipment maintenance and guide training are designed to keep you safe. Accidents and illness can always, however, happen and we are prepared for them if they do.
5 How do I get there?
You have the following transport options:
Make your own way to a meeting point - we will send you a map. All meeting points are on major roads and are within an hour of the International Airport.
Your tour operator provides transport to the destination along with other services.
We arrange transport for you. There will be an additional fee unless the package includes transport.
6 Are the local people involved?
Yes. Our company is majority owned by Bidayuh interests and is part of the local community. Local villages hold the rights to the caves which we use and, in every case, benefit from your enjoyment of them as follows.
1 A proportion of the fee paid by every guest is paid to community funds.
2 Our guides are hired from the local community.
3 Local businesses are used to support our operation.
If you use your own footwear and clothing make sure that they are suitable for caving. Footwear should be sturdy and preferably with rubber soles. Long trousers are preferred but, if you prefer shorts, they should cover the knee and not restrict movement. Clothing used in caves will get dirty and may be torn
Please note that guests wearing inappropriate footwear (flip flops, high heels, light weight sandals) will not be allowed to enter the caves.
8 What should I bring with me?
All guests should bring a towel, insect repellant and spare T shirt.
you should also bring old clothing and footwear to cave in and a small pack.
9 What about the environment?
Caves are fragile ecosystems which support unique species the existence of which will be threatened if appropriate policies are not followed. We recognise that using the caves for tourism can be damaging and take the following steps to minimise it after consultation with the relevant authorities.:
* Most caves are used infrequently to avoid continuous disturbance * Guests are asked to follow our guidelines to minimise cave damage and disturbance * Where human traffic can damage the floor we monitor the state of the floor and take appropriate action if damage is noticed * Of the many caves to which guests could be taken only a small percentage are used for tourism * In some cases rubbish has accumulated in the caves. All caves which we visit are given a clean up before being brought into use * Our activities therefore have a nett positive environmental impact.
10 What about valuables, electronics and personal equipment?
If you don't need them with you we suggest that you leave them behind - we cannot guarantee their safety in the cave environment. Bring a water proof bag for cash and any electronic devices you decide to bring. Photography is not permitted inside the caves but there are no restrictions outside. If you wear glasses secure them around your neck with a cord.
11 What can I do and what can't I do?
Most importantly - enjoy the experience! But, for your own safety and the protection of the cave environment: leave nothing which you have brought in behind. Take nothing out that belongs in the cave. Follow your guides instruction at all times. Do not smoke. Do not eat food which you have touched with your hands until you have thoroughly washed them. Do not rush. Do not shout.
12 What about accidents, rescue and insurance?
Your safety is our number 1 priority however accidents and illness can happen and we are prepared for them. At least one of our expedition staff will have first aid training and our policies determine what steps are to be taken in the event of illness or injury. Our policies cover initial treatment, obtaining assistance, evacuation and hospitalisation. This may involve emergency services, private paramedics and cave rescue teams. We therefore recommend that all guests have valid personal insurance cover.