Canopy Walk in Batang Ai, Sarawak

Sarawak Canopy WalkA unique Canopy Walk in Batang Ai, Sarawak is located just behind the one of a kind Longhouse Hilton in this beautiful national park. Guest of the hotel would usually make a trip here as part of the many activities so if you plan on visiting this canopy walk, you should make your booking to spend a night here.

The journey to the Canopy Walk or Skywalk is also quite interesting with fascinating encounters of rainforest flora and fauna along the way. On reaching the start point, it looks pretty steady and non frightening. But this is only the beginning with still a long way to go, that is about 130 meters in length of the total canopy walk.

Canopy Walk in Batang
Starting point of the canopy walk

At the highest point, the canopy walk is about 30 meters (100 feet) above ground level. For those with a fear of heights, please take note - do not look down. And the general rule of the canopy walk is that you should walk one by one with a gap of about 3 meters front and back.

At any one time, each flight of the canopy walk can take up to two or three people. But check with your local guide when walking.

Canopy walk lookout point to the Batang Ai Lake

The Batang Ai canopy walk is slightly different from most other canopy walks as it is divided at one point where you see part of the Batang Ai Lake on the right and a lush rainforest on your left.

There is also a nice lookout point at one part of the the canopy stations. This is where the treetop walk connects from one tree to another.

At the end of the canopy walk, it is a steep climb down. Some of the wooden stairs are worn and one must be careful. I hope that the management has looked into repairing this as it is one of the interesting experiences for anyone staying here.

Sarawak SkywalkEnd of the road. Can you see me in in the picture?

For those who are into these kind of outdoor activities and adventures, you can also check out my story on the Mulu National Park canopy walk as this is one of the best in Sarawak. The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hence it is world class. 

There are a few of these kind of Skywalks in the rainforest which is gaining popularity among nature lovers too. Overall in Malaysia, there are numerous canopy walk which can be found in every state here. See my article on all the canopy walks of Malaysia which lists down each individual one.

If you are heading to Sabah in North Borneo, you can also read my article about the incredible RDC canopy walk which is quite a unique experience due to the entire structure being made entirely from metal. This is also a popular place for bird watchers in the mornings and evenings. 

If you wish to visit this interesting place, you would have to stay here at the Hilton Longhouse in Batang Ai as the journey from Kuching takes about 4-5 hours by van or car and it is only one way to reach this place.

While you are here, you can visit some of the traditional Iban longhouses, do some jungle trekking and even do bird watching. This place is cut away from everything, so it is a recommended Borneo rainforest retreat waiting to be discovered. 

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