Barong Tongkok along the Mahakam

west kutai regency along the mahakam River

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Visit Barong Tongkok Village

Barong Tongkok, is the capital of west Kutai along the mid Mahakam River, the village is nice to spend the night. Barong Tongkok is surrounded by mountains with small waterfalls, with simple lodges, souvernir shops, and land transport to take visitors to other Dayak villages arround.
Linongangmapan is between Barong Tongkok and Tering, An ancient megalith site is found here. To reach the location, one must walk for a distance of about 40 kilometers, Kersik Luway National Park, has many wild Orchids and pitcher plant species. Other tourist spots in this region are Jentur Gemuruh waterfall and Pepas Eheng Dayak village with an old Longhouse for 35 Families belongs to the Barong Tongkok district. Plait work, rattan furniture and Tunjung Dayak statues are made here.
Barong Tongkok village is the center of West Kutai Regency in Indonesia East Kalimantan Province.
Dayak Tunjung Tribes and Kersik Luwai Rainforest with it's famouse Black Orchid and wildlife.

Barong Tongkok Mahakam River Travelers Information

Tour Destination :
Barong Tongkok, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Dayak Culture and Jungle Trek
recommended visit time is 1 or 2 days
Dayak Tunjung and Dayak Bahau are the major tribes,Barong Tongkok actualy became the center of West Kutai Regency. The area along Barong Tongkok is filled with Rubber plantations, and lowland rainforest
a Traditional longhouse with 35 Dayak Tunjung families can be found at Eheng village about 35 km from Barong Tongkok.
Black and other wild orchids at Kersik Luwai Reserve about 25 km from Barong Tongkok
Ombau Asa waterfall about 40 km from Barong Tonkok along the way to Eheng. Tering Lama is the place where Dayak Bahau and Hudoq ceremonies can be found, it's about 50 km from Barong Tongkok.
Melak and Tering villages are jump off points to the hinterland of the Mahakam river if public ferries can't cruise further up the Mahakam river.
Jungle Trek can be done between villages

Culture :
Dayak Bahau, and Dayak Tunjung

Flora & Fauna :
Lowland Rainforest & exotic tropical wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
v Tour Transport Possibilities :
by Public Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda, cruise up Mahakam River by public ferry, or by chartered motorcanoe to Melak either Tering village, from here chartered cars have to be used to surround the area, no public transport is availeble here.Daily public buses go up to Melak and Barong Tongkok from Samarinda bus terminal.
Estimated travel time to reach Barong Tongkok is 1 to 2 days from entry point Balikpapan.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :
450 Km to from Balikpapan Airport

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 5 to 6 Days

Hotels & Accommodation :
Simple Hotels

Grade :
Usual

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