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 (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 up to Muara Pahu.
03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, UPSTREAM (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,
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 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.