Kuching - Sibu
The ferry ticket
The trip onboard was spent mostly sleeping or half sleeping to recover from last day with the Dayaks.
Sibu - Kapik
Kapit Line Express Ticket
Getting to Kapit is the first leg of the journey up the Rejang River and the trip there offers
a fascinating insight into life along Sarawak's mightiest river and the rain forests which border
its banks. The super-fast launches which do this trip, known as the 'Kapit Express' are narrow,
steel-bottomed boat powered by enormous twin diesels which generate a very big thrust and cover
the 130 km or so from Sibu to Kapit in a mere four hours!
||Inside Kapit Express|
You do not need to book in advance, simply go down to the Delta Wharf about half an hour
before it is due to leave and pay on board. You can sit anywhere you like - on the seats
inside, on the bench at the back, on the deck at the front or on the roof. The launches
call at Kanowit and Song as well as a number of smaller settlements and logging camps en
route but only long enough to let passengers on or off.
|A jetty along Rejang River
||Longhouses along Rejang River|
On arrival at Kapit you have a choice as to where you get off. If you intend to stay at
one of the hotels there get off at the first 'jetty' below the Kapit Longhouse Hotel.