MAHAKAM RIVER RAINFOREST TOUR EXPEDITION
Tour Package Duration 08 Days / 07 Nights
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM RIVER ( LD)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY,MUARA PAHU (BLD)
Short sight seeing at Muara Muntai Wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see Rain forest and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq, one of the Oldest Dayak Longhouse of East Kalimantan can be found here, Late afternoon by motor canoe to Tanjung Isuy for sightseeing and continue to Houseboat for dinner and overnight. Houseboat will cruise up to Muara Pahu.
Day 03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, UPSTREAM MAHAKAM RIVER(BLD)
Arrive at Muara Pahu, and visit the information center of RASI, which will give some background information about the last Fresh Water Dolphins at earth.Afterwards we will spot the fresh water dolphins around and move into the Bolowan River to see the Exotic Dayak culture collide with the Flora and Fauna here. Late Afternoon, continue upstream to Melak.
Day 04: MELAK, EHENG, OMBAU ASA, TERING, DATA BILANG (BLD)
Arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by Jeep / Minibus passing beautiful highland to reach the old longhouse of Dayak Tunjung. Afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the forest, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen. Afternoon to Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming. Return to houseboat and continue upstream to Data Bilang.
Day 05 & 06: DATAH BILANG, RUKUN DAMAI, LONG BAGUN (BLD)
Cruising the mighty Mahakam River, on the way stop at Datah Bilang, and continue to Rukun Damai to observe the way of life of the Dayak tribes and their Longhouses. Meals provided enroute and overnight at local house.
Day 07: LONG BAGUN, RAIN FOREST, RAPIDS (BLD)
After breakfast cruising by long boat between the high rocks passing the rapids. Then trek and explore the jungle. Afterwards return to the boat for downstream Mahakam River to Tengarong. Meals provide enroute and overnight on boat.
Day 08: TENGGARONG, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kertanegara. Where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items. Afterwards by car to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.
Packages Include :
All Accomodation as mentioned in the itinerary
All Meals ( BLD ) with Aqua, Coffee and Tea
Transport during whole tour upon choosen facility and availibity
English Speaking Guide
Entrance permits, and other donations
Porters during Trekking
Package Exclude :
Soft and Alcoholic Drinks
Medical Health care
All Airfares and airport Tax which are not mentioned and a part of the Tour Program
Tips and all kinds of personal expensis
Mahakam River Rain Forest Adventure
The Great Mahakam River as the third longest on earth, cascade down from the highlands, and is a crucial infrastructure channel between the coast and the deep interior. The river highway attract tourists who wants to travel into the jungle regions. The indigenous Dayak settlements along the Mahakam River of East Kalimantan is an ideal way to experience the incredible culture, where village elders practice traditional medicine and mark their status with intricate body tattoos and remarkably heavy ear adornments, we will be warmly welcomed guests in their traditional longhouses. East Kalimantan ’s dense jungle and wide terrain of wetlands have traditionally kept the region isolated from all but the adventurous travelers, and along the upper reaches of the rivers, you can discover the rich Dayak Culture. Along Borneo 's Mahakam River you can enjoy a sightful experience of traditional culture and grand diversity of exotic flora and wildlife from black orchids to fresh water dolphins and orangutans, and venture ashore for captivating jungle explorations and unforgettable encounters in our village visits. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of the Kalimantan Island!
The Mahakam River Expeditions are a collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna. Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.