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Cultural Tour Of Brunei

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highlights
  • Get a chance to see the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei
  • Enjoy some tea at a local tea cafe and see how the locals live their life
  • Explore the Water Village Cultural & Tourism Museum
  • Visit the largest water village in the world
30,000 people, living on 8km of water bound 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.

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 the port as you finish your ultimate Brunei village experience.
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“I enjoyed the tour as we learned a lot and tried foods that we wouldn't have even known about without the guide. I didn't appreciate the stop at the natural pharmacy. They closed us into a room for a presentation and then pressured us to buy very expensive items. We felt that we had to buy something or they wouldn't let us leave. Everything was way overpriced and not what we wanted at all. I don't like feeling forced to buy.”
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Water taxi fee
  • Local tea in the water village
  • Transportation to/from muara cruise terminal.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for your driver and guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Brunei, Brunei
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Good to know Dress standard: 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.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: Please note that the Water Village Museum and Gallery is closed Mondays, Fridays, and some public holidays: 16th May, 1st June, 18th June, 4th July, 15th July, from 17th July to 21st July, 24th Sept, 14th Oct, 24th Dec to 26th Dec 2015. The restaurant and other attractions are also closed Fridays from 12 PM to 2 PM for prayer.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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