Sentarum National Park
to Danau Sentarum
Sentarum National Park (DSNP) ,is located in a remote area of the upper
Kapuas River called "Kapuas hulu" in West
Kalimantan province, of Indonesia Borneo, and situated close to the
Malaysian border of
Malaysian Sarawak, and is approximately 700 km. inland from the West
Pontianak. DSNP is an area of connected big lakes and
seasonally flooded by the tropical rains, as the water streams down
from the cloud Rain Forest hills of the surrounding area.
Danau Sentarum National Park is approximately 30-35 m. above
sea level, while the
surrounding hills are situated as high as 750 meter above sea level.
Daytime temperatures are
consistently between the 26-30 degrees Celsius, The driest months are
usually July, August,
and September. The area was established in 1985 as the Danau Sentarum
Reserve. While the borders are unclear, the main part of the park is
around 1250 square
Several Longhouses are found in the area of Danau Sentarum Park, The
longhouse of Sungal Sedik is located about 6 km. from the
district center of Lanjak. The longhouse
was a 14-household community containing about 100 residents.
The Sedik River territory is a hunted area for
the members of the at least five
other longhouse Dayak communities of Lanjak.
Kalimantan 's Danau Sentarum National Park wildlife has 120 species of
fish, Among them are the Asian bony tongue, toman,
betutu, jelawat, belida, ketutung, and the beautiful clown
loach. Other animals like proboscis monkey, orangutan, estuarine
crocodile, siamese crocodile, clouded leopard, great argus pheasant, false gavial, and
wooly-necked stork also inhabit this national park.
KERIHUN DANAU SENTARUM NATIONAL PARKS TOUR
Tour Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
01 ARRIVAL IN PONTIANAK (D)
Upon arrival at Pontianak, meeting service, transfer to hotel.
Free at your own leisure. Afternoon, short
sightseeing around Pontianak, visit the equator
02 PONTIANAK - PUTUSSIBAU (BLD)
Breakfast at Hotel, Free at your own leisure till transfer
to airport for your flight to Putussibau. Upon Arrival at Putussibau,
direct transfer to a lodge for overnight, in th evening we
an explore the Dayak people activities. Lunch will be served
en route, dinner and overnight at longhouse.
03 PUTUSSIBAU - BETUNG KERIHUN NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
After breakfast at lodge, we will drive to Embaloh River, on
the way we will pass farmlands.By longboat we cruise
upstream to Embaloh, from where we continue passing
rapids to Mataso village in-to Betung Kerihun National Park.
Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at prepaired jungle
04 BETUNG KERIHUN NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
After breakfast, trekking to explore the Betung Kerihun
National Park, the trails lead us through canopy bridges,
passing rivers, spotting wild animals and when
lucky we might see a wild orangutan. Lunch will be
served en route, dinner and overnight at jungle camp.
05 BETUNG KERIHUN NATIONAL PARK - DANAU SENTARUM NATIONAL
After breakfast, by boat transfer to Lanjak and continue by
car and speedboat to Tekenang village at the
area of Danau Sentarum National Park. Here we can explore
wildlife of the wetlands. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and
overnight at fisherman floating house.
06 DANAU SENTARUM NATIONAL PARK - PUTUSSIBAU (BLD)
Early morning start return trip to Putussibau, by speedboat
via Tekenang, the trip will take about 5 hours.
During the trip you an enjoy the two
different landscapes of Sentarum Lake and Kapuas River which
we pass, upon arrival at Putussibau, check in
at Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be served en route.
07 PUTUSSIBAU - PONTIANAK (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure, till departure time for your
flight to Pontianak, upon arrival at Pontianak, transfer to Hotel for
overnight, meals en route
08 PONTIANAK DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till departure
time for your onward flight from Pontianak airport to your next