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Bilit Village Homestay

Stay with a local family

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What we say: 3 stars

As an alternative to the touristy jungle lodges, it's possible to stay with a local family in the village of Bilit. Your accommodation will depend on who's willing to take you in, but you can expect a private room with a fan and shared bathrooms. The package price includes morning and afternoon river cruises and a night walk, plus you'll have opportunities to learn some Malay cooking and traditional dance. If you don't mind staying in a village instead of the jungle, it's a great way to support the local community. Additional nights are a bargain 50 ringgit per person and children get a 50% discount. Pick-up from Sandakan can be arranged. (Please note that we did not inspect the homestays ourselves.)

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    Kinabatangan River.  T: (013) 891 3078  
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Dbl fan share b'room 310 ringgit 310 ringgit 360 ringgit for two nights

    Added to Travelfish on: 25th February, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 25th February, 2013

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    Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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