Mighty Mahakam River Adventure Tour
Mahakam River of East Kalimantan, Dayak cultural treasures
that survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia
’s largest island can be discovered.
Mighty Mahakam River with it's length of almost thousand kilometers has
it spring in the hearth of Borneo near the Malaysian Border. the four
days Mighty Mahakam River will bring you to the wetlands, and large
lakes as Jempang and Semayang lake, with it's birding wildlife, and
fresh water dolphins, to end up in the traditional Dayak villages with
it's longhouses after you passed the jungle creek with longnose
proboscis monkeys which can only be found at
Borneo. Kalimantan ’s Mahakam River dense jungle and
wide terrain of wetlands can only be accessed by the water channels as
the highways into the deep
isolated region which kept the traditions of Kalimantan hide secure
from all but the adventurous travelers. The indigenous Dayak
settlements along the Mahakam River of Kalimantan is an ideal way to
experience the incredible culture, where you can experience
the practice of a medicine man, and explore the
woodcarving statutes. The Dayak Tribe mark their status with
intricate body tattoos and remarkably heavy ear adornments.
tour you will become warmly welcomed guests by the former
headhunters in their traditional longhouses, who now-a-days hunt the
Kalimantan rain forest for their meals. At Borneo 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
River Tours are a collection of exploratories and
dream journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite
places. We created this adventure for those who search a indigenous
Culture and unforgettable experience trip in
Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are
adventurous in body and spirit
MAHAKAM RIVER TOUR
Package Duration 04 Days / 03 Nights
01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM ( LD)
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.
02: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY,MUARA PAHU (BLD)
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
and continue to Houseboat for dinner and overnight.
Houseboat will cruise up to Muara Pahu.
03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, DOWNSTREAM (BLD)
at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank,
we see the Exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature pass alongside,
after a while we will pass the proboscis Monkeys Island, to spot these
rare red endangered Borneo longnose monkeys closely, before we move
into the black water peat swamp forest land of Jintan at the Delta of
Semayang Lake, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water
dolphins around and move into the Bolowan River. Late Afternoon, return
downstream to Tenggarong.
04: TENGGARONG, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
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, until departure
transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.