Kersik Luwai National Park
Orchid species can be found at Kersik
Luway National Park as a Nature Reserve Upstream Mahakam River between
Melak and Barong Tongkok,
18 kilometers to the south. The "Black Orchid" (Coelogyne pandurata)
whichblossoms between April and December, grows on shrubs in this
5,000 hectare reserve. Many of other wild orchid
in the forest of Kersik Luwai Park. The reserve is located 300
kilometers from Samarinda and
can bereached in 30 hours by boat. Other tourist spots in this regions
include Jentur Gemuruh waterfall and Kersik Kerbangan, a forest
knownfor is wild orchids. Visitors usually stay at Sekolag Darat
village. Pepas Eheng village belongs to the Barong Tongkok district,
209kilometers from Samarinda . Plait work, rattan furniture and Tunjung
Dayak statues are made here. The village can be reached from Melak in
one hour by car. Muara Oahu is a district town at the meeting point of
the Kedang Pahu and Lawa river, in the Mahakam hinterland. Twenty-eight
villages, with a total population a bout 11,000 are found in this area.
The cultural heritage of the Dayak people is very much evident at Tolan
village. There are two traditional houses and a graveyard which are
worth seeing. The people here live from panning for gold, looking for
bird's nests and tilling the dry fields.
|Tour Destination :
Kersik Luwai Reserve and National Park, East Kalimantan,
Main Interest & Things to do :
Jungle Trek, orchid and fauna reserve
and Dayak Tunjung Culture
Dayak Tunjung and Dayak Bahau are the major tribes in this region of
The area along 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 Kersik Luwai Reserve.
Black and other wild orchids at Kersik Luwai Reserve.
Asa waterfall about 40 km from Kersik Luwai Reserve along the way to
Tering Lama is the place where Dayak Bahau and Hudoq ceremonies can be
found, it's about 50 km from Kersik Luwai.
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
Jungle Trek can be done between villages.
: Dayak Tunjung & Bahau
Flora & Fauna :
Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife
Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities :
by car or public bus from Balikpapan
to Samarinda, continue by public bus or car, or either public ferry, or
houseboat to Melak or Tering, estimated travel time is 1 day to Reach
Kersik Luwai Reserve.
Ending Point : Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Travel Distance to entry point :
Km from Balikpapan Airport East Kalimantan Indonesia
Tour Duration : Short
Get Through Visit 3 to 5 Days
Accommodation & Hotels :
Tour Grade :