Semadang Bamboo Rafting

Semadang Bamboo Rafting

6 KM 3 Hours Minimum 3 Persons Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

Semadang Bamboo Rafting

Let’s get back to basic! Bamboo Rafting Package offers a unique and memorable experience with traditional raft along the beautiful river. This is not your typical bamboo raft with wooden chairs for passengers to sit. On this trip, you will use the bamboo-pole to control the direction and speed of the raft the Kampung-style. A bamboo raft is a long, clumsy aquatic vehicle and, with three to four people on board, it’s not always easy to maneuver the beast around the twists and turns of the river but it is still a great way to enjoy the lush tropical forest without having to walk through the jungles. A guide will accompany you throughout your journey. A warm home-cooked lunch will be served at our base camp after a fun day on the river.

Tour Details

What's Excluded

Be the Captain

Be the captain of the raft and experience the “old way” to ferry passengers down river while enjoying the beautiful scenery of tropical forest.

Complimentary Photos

Your guides with bring along waterproof camera to capture your moments on the trip and email it to you after the trip.

Warn Home Cooked Meals

Nothing beats a warm home-cooked meal after the trip. We serve local Bidayuh dishes with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Tengadak Fish Feeding By the River

Experience the unique Tagang fish feeding session of the Tengadak fish (Tinfoil Barb) before before your rafting adventure. Tagang system is the traditional way to prohibit excessive fishing in Sarawak.

Semadang River Available Mac - Nov

Trip Itinerary

9:00 AM - Meet up at Hotel / Meeting Point
Pick-up from your hotel in Kuching City and proceed to the Semadang River, in Padawan area. The journey will take around 1 – 1 ½ hours and offers scenic countryside of Sarawak rainforest.
10:00 AM - Kayaking the Semadang River
Arrive at starting point for a safety briefing given by our professional river rafting guides, try on your life jackets and helmets, grab your paddle and get ready to go!
10:30 AM - Trip Highlights
Stopover at Kampung Danu ro experience hand feeding feedstuffs to wild fish and quick stopover at Sibudak Riverbank for swimming in the mini cave & body rafting. The trip down river generally takes around 2 to 2 1/2 hours to arrive at the ending point.
1:00 PM - Lunch
Arrive at the lunch spot, freshen-up and get ready for lunch, shower facilities are available on site. (Corporate or large group booking lunch requests can be arranged upon booking. Please call +6011 6309 6899 to discuss)
2:30 PM - Depart to Kuching
Depart the base camp en-route back to your hotel in Kuching, estimated time of arrival back in Kuching is 4.00pm.


Semadang Bamboo Rafting
Minimum 3 persons
RM 268/person
  • 6KM Rafting Adventure
  • 2 hour 30 minutes on the river
  • All Rafting Equipment
  • Full Safety Briefing
  • River Fish Feeding session
  • Stopover at Sibudak riverbank
  • Bidayuh Home-Cooked lunch
  • Return Shuttle


We tried the bamboo rafting and it was a fantastic experience: it's physically and technically challenging, it connects you back with your primal instincts. The service from the team is impeccable! They really are fantastic and go all the way to make their guests experience perfect. We got the feeling of warm local hospitality that really made the whole experience better. From transportation, to equipment, to service, to food, everything was simply perfect! Read More
Matteo G
Aug 2019
We chose to do bamboo rafting, although about 2/3rds of the way through I switched to a kayak. Our guide was Luke, who was both very professional and great fun. Our trip was somehow both relaxing and exercise, as we took in the beautiful flora and rocky outcrops along the Semadang river. All of the staff involved had great senses of humour and kept everyone fully entertained. The lunch was delicious, and rather different from food you can find in the city. I'd definitely recommend! Read More
Elchanan S
Travelled with friends
After reading overwhelming reviews about Semadang Kayak, my friends and I decide to opt for this family run company for our bamboo rafting adventure. Our emails were replied promptly by McKenzie and when the day arrived, we were picked up by him from our hotel. The journey took about 40 minutes to the starting point and there, we were greeted by friendly Doring family and the crew. Read More
Farah Mazlan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Read some raving reviews about Semadang Kayaking while researching for best activities in Kuching. Finally decided on Semadang Kayaking as I was extremely impressed by the fact that Nat Geo has actually selected this young company to help with their documentary filming. Read More
Michelle Choo

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