Discover the real Bintan with this tour to Senggarang Water Village, a floating settlement built upon the sea. Your trip will begin with a transfer from your accommodation to the busy port of Tanjung Pinang, passing by scenes of local life in Bintan. At Tanjung Pinang, you’ll board a water taxi to Senggarang Village, one of the oldest Chinese settlements in Bintan. This village hosts two of the oldest temples on the island, one dedicated to the seafaring ancestors of the local Chinese community and the other to an ancient banyan tree located near the community. Back at Tanjung Pinang, you'll enjoy an Indonesian set lunch at a restaurant and have a chance to browse through the local markets for some fresh fruit and dried seafood. Relax with an optional massage at a local spa before heading back.
Discover the heritage of the former Riau Kingdom that once ruled their namesake islands and large parts of modern day Indonesia, Singapore, and Southern Malaysia. Your tour will start with a transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the pier, where you’ll board a boat with your guide to cross over to Penyengat Island. Once on the island, you’ll hop on a baechak (similar to a tuk tuk) with your guide and head around the island to see the sights. Penyengat Island has a rich cultural history as the former home of the Riau royal family and many sites are currently being nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. You’ll visit the former palaces of the Riau Kingdom, the Royal Mosque, the former forts of the invading Dutch, and many other interesting sites on the island. Finish off the day with a Indonesian set lunch at a local restaurant, then you’ll be able to enjoy a 60 min traditional massage at a local spa if you opted for this package.