What you'll do
A 50-minute drive away from the capital of Malaysia, travellers will be embarking on a 3-4 hour trail through the protected rainforests of the Orang Asli Temuan community. Our Orang Asli guides will be teaching us indigenous knowledge such as identifying local flora and fauna and how they fit into their culture. As we are trekking through the tall, dense jungle, you can expect to learn about the existing rainforest species and relax by a cooling waterfall. At the end of the experience, we will then be given access to the local guide's home where we enjoy a post-hike homecooked lunch of Temuan dishes with his family. If you are a traveller looking to travel with a purpose, we guarantee a fulfilling Native experience while benefiting the communities you visit.
I enjoy obscure adventures, meeting different personalities, and becoming a steward to real stories. I first stumbled into Kampung Sungai Lalang in 2016 when I was pursuing my degree in civil engineering at the nearby university and have been a friend of the villagers ever since. We at Native, a travel-based social enterprise, create community-based experiences hosted by the Orang Asli in Malaysia for world explorers to immerse themselves in colourful local cultures. Our Native experiences are co-hosted with our fun-loving team: Faizul, Busi, Ebing, Zamairul, Sasha, Sean and Jason.
About the organisation
Native is on a mission to redefine what it means to be a "native" by providing a platform for the Orang Asli and travellers to tell their stories, cultivate genuine relationships, and learn about the different traditions in the world and their cultural strengths.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Native.
Our local guide and his family will be preparing a post-hike meal (local Asli cuisine) for guests at his home.
We've got you covered when it comes to staying hydrated during our journey! Please bring your own water bottle to refill.
Round-trip transportation from the pick-up point to the village is provided. Private bookings may make special arrangements.
The forests of Malaysia are dense and beautiful - and many critters call it home in the humid weather. We'll try our best to…
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Where you'll be
We will be visiting Kampung Sungai Lalang Bahru, a Temuan tribe settlement on the fringes of Selangor. The village is surrounded by forest reserves, picturesque hills and flowing rivers. Our journey starts at the village base; we will then move to the foothills of Hutan Sungai Tekala, where the locals wait to guide travellers deeper into the hills to relax by the river side and visit other sites of cultural significance to the Orang Asli.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 12 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Guests should gather at least 10 minutes before departure time at the meeting location, where we'll have a short briefing. Guests should bring sunscreen and wear long pants with covered shoes.
Temuan Village Trail with Native Guides