Berau Rain Forest & Dayak people

largest untouched forest, traditonal way of hunting, fishing, and dry rise farming

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Berau Rain Forest & Dayak People

Berau is a sub region of East Kalimantan, and is natural heritage biodiversity, the Derawan archipelago as a paradise sea and beach island region. The rain forest at Berau is one of the largest untouched and diverse of it kind in East Kalimantan, with 52 mammalian species, 118 bird species, 18 bat species, 12 amphibian species, several reptiles such as lizards and 45 tree species. This forest has 39 species of feeding trees for primates, notably orangutans, and nesting trees.

The diversity is noticeable in the high populations of rare flora and fauna such as orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus mario), gibbons (Hilobates moulleri), sun bears (Helarctos malayanus), proboscis monkeys (Nasalir larvatus) and various plants like ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwagerii), bangkirai (Shorea laevis), agatis (Agathis), kapur ( Dryobalanops sp), kruing (Dyptherocarpus confertus), rattan (Calamus sp), forest durian (Durio), and forest rambutan (Cuponiopsis sp).

Berau is home to unique plants as the tampar-tampar hantu plant, which means “slapping a ghost” (Sindora wallichii).

The orangutan population is estimated to be between the 1.000 and 1.500 orangutans at Berau, and is one of the largest populations of Orangutans in an area at Kalimantan, Berau has therefor declared several regions as a protected rain forest zone due of its large orangutan population to be conserved.

The Dayak tribes, live a traditonal way of hunting, fishing, dry farming, collecting honey, gaharu (fragrant resin) from the jungle, and bird nests found in limestone caves of Lesan Karst. The main infrastructure channel into the area is the Lesan River, a muddy river as one of the main streams connecting the forest with the villages and give access to the outside world.

The Berau Forest 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 in the deep dense jungle with its 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.

Berau Travel Information

Tour Destination :
Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Jungle trek, Orangutan Island, and exploring the Flora and Fauna which can not be found anywhere else in the world, as only in at Berau from lowland to the limestone forest and rocks of the Karst.
High population of wild orangutans, jungle trails with towering tree up to 50 meters at the top of the forest for a amazing view over the emerald jungle of Kalimantan.
Tradition of the local tribes of hunting, fishing, collecting honey and gaharu, bird nests, and dry rice farming are the daily activities of teh local Dayak Lesan tribe.Derawan Archipel, beauty bounty island at the eastern coast line of Berau Kalimantan, white beaches with palm trees, turtle islands, manta ray, coral reefs, ad yelly fish lake, found atthe Derawan archipel with the islands Derawan, Kakaban, Sangalaki, and Maratua

Culture :
Dayak Kayan, Dayak Kenyah, Dayak Laay, Dayak Punan, Dayak Lebo, Dayak Lesan, Dayak Basap

Flora & Fauna :
Orangutan, Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Transport Possibilities :
Chartered car with 4WD for off the beaten track and canoe over the small rivers into the forest or Karst area

Tour Ending Point :
Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 2 to 8 Days

Accommodation & Hotels :
Simple Hotels, Local Houses or Jungle Camp

Tour Grade :
Moderate till Challenging

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