Cascade Mahakam River Tour Adventure
Mahakam River Cascade down from the spring in the hearth of Borneo,
near the Malaysian Border of Borneo, streams over the East Kalimantan
Part into the Sulawesi sea. The five days Cascade Mahakam River tour
brings you to the wetlands and big lakes as Jempang Lake into the
traditional villages as Tanjung Isuy, to meet the former headhunters
with it's culture treasures in their longhouse. Now-a-days the Dayak
hunt the rain forest for their meat. During this tour you will cruise
by Houseboat as being a traditional wooden cruise boat into the middle
part of the Mahakam River streams, to explore the statutes, and
coffins, as a tradition of their animism believes. The Tattoo 's and
woodcarvings mark the traditions that the Dayak kept hide for all,
except the adventure travelers.
The Mahakam River is a source of intriguing history and Sultan
Kingdoms, who ruled the area's for centuries.
During this Mahakam Cruise trip, you will discover a virtual
mosaic of traditions flourishing in the bustling seaports and riverside
cities of Borneo 's Kalimantan island from the wide terrain of
wetlands and dense Jungle with the Dayak settlements at the river banks.
Mahakam River Safari Tour 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
THE MAHAKAM RIVER
Package Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights
01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM RIVER (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
sightseeing and continue to Houseboat for dinner and overnight.
Houseboat will cruise upstream Mahakam River to Muara Pahu.
Day 03: MUARA PAHU, KEDANG PAHU RIVER, MOUNT BAYAN, TERBISAK, CRUISE
UPSTREAM MAHAKAM RIVER (BLD)
at Muara Pahu, cruise upstream the Kedang Pahu River by canoe for more
then one hour by canoe to Mount Bayan to visit Terbisak Dayak village
known of it’s Longhouse of the Benauq Dayak tribe which is
still habituated by about 100 Dayak people living in their community
house, and traditions of dry rise fielding and hunting, continue
downstream by canoe, along the river bank, we will enjoy the exotic
nature and wildlife as otters, leaf monkeys, endangered roboscis
monkeys and birds, before we move to the delta of the Belowan river as
a black water peat swamp forest land, with opportunities to spot the
fresh water dolphins in the colliding stream of the Kedang Pahu and the
Bolowan River. Afternoon, return to houseboat for continue
upstream to Melak.
04: MELAK, EHENG, OMBAU ASA (BLD)
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 Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream Mahakam River to
05: TENGGARONG, BALIKPAPAN (BLD)
at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai
Kertanegara. Where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of
art and culture items. Afterwards by car
to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.