Brunei Water Village Experience
- 4 hours
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30,000 people, living on 8km of waterbound village for over 1,000 years. Forget Kevin Costner's terrible Waterworld film, this is the real waterworld! See it for yourself on this Brunei tour unlike any other you've ever been on.
* Explore the traditional Brunei water village, the largest of its kind in the world
* Get a taste of local life and grab tea in a local cafe
* Visit the Water Village Cultural and Tourism museum
* Travel like a local and hail a water taxi across the river
* See a lesser-known side of Istana Nurul Iman aka the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
There are two worlds in Brunei - one of development and modernisation and one of tradition. On this Brunei tour, you'll have glimpses of the former and get to fully experience the latter, immersing you deep into local tradition and culture in Brunei.
Your Brunei tour will start with a typical form of local transportation: hailing a water taxi to cross the river. On the other side is the Water Village Cultural and Tourism, museum where you will be taken on a guided tour of the various galleries and given background information on the Brunei water villages you'll be visiting later in the tour.
After this water village introduction, we continue our Brunei tour with more of a river tour by taking another water taxi to get to the water village. Along the way, see the lesser-known side of the Istana Nurul Iman, the biggest residential palace in the world. The palace has up 1,788 rooms and is the official home of His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei.
Our next stop is the Brunei Water Village, the largest of its kind in the world and a preserved national heritage site. It's an absolute must for anyone wanting to see and experience authentic local life in Brunei.
The village is home to 30,000 residents and has been around for over 1,000 years. Stretching about 8km, it is a self-contained community with schools, police stations, fire brigades, and mosques. The village is actually a cluster of smaller villages, each with their own leader or chief, known as Ketua Kampung. The villages are connected by a complex web of walkways and bridges.
We'll take you on a walking tour of the water village where you can mingle with the locals as they go about their everyday lives. We'll stop and for tea at a local café, which is the best place to really get to know the village and the people who live here.
During the afternoon, the scene at the jetty bustles with life as school children and adults come home from work on water taxis. Join the throngs of people and board a water taxi to return to the city and your hotel as you finish your ultimate Brunei village experience.