Mahakam River Rain Forest Adventure
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
Mahakam river highway attract tourists who wants to travel into the
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.
RIVER RAINFOREST TOUR EXPEDITION
Package Duration 08 Days / 07 Nights
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 up to Muara Pahu.
03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, UPSTREAM MAHAKAM
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,
continue upstream to Melak. Meals and overnight at houseboat
04: MELAK, EHENG, OMBAU ASA, TERING (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 houseboat and continue upstream Mahakam River (if
water level allows).
05: TERING, RUKUN DAMAI (BLD)
Breakfast, Cruising the mighty Mahakam River which becomes narrow the
more we cruise into the head waters to Rukun Damai village as a Dayak
Kenyah and Kayan tribal's Settlement with longhouse, art full
statutes, and totems, and traditional culture, tattoos, and long ears,
surrounded by tropical forest. Lunch, dinner at local restaurant, and
overnight at guesthouse at Rukun Damai.
06: RUKUN DAMAI, DATA BILANG (BLD)
Guesthouse, before we get downstream to visit Data Bilang
village, which is a dayak tribal village of the
Migrated Dayak Kenyah of the isolated Kayan Region, with
color full longhouse and mystic believes of kaharingan as a mix of the
Hindu religion and natural spirits. Data Bilang district is also home
to the native Dayak Bahau tribe, famous of it's Hudoq mask
ceremony for harvest and planting, overnight at Guesthouse Data
DATA BILANG, DOWNSTREAM (BLD)
breakfast at guesthouse, short sightseeing at Data Bilang village and
surround, before we start our journey by cruising downstream Mahakam
River to Tenggarong. Meals provide enroute and overnight on
08: 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. Afterwards by car to Balikpapan airport for
your next destination.