Luway National Park is nature
reserve famous of it's "Black Orchid" (Coelogyne pandurata)
whichblossoms between April
and December, grow s on shrubs in this 5,000 hectare reserve. Also
hundred of other orchid species also grow in this forest.
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.
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.
THE MAHAKAM RIVER
Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights
01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM
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.
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.
MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN &
BOLONGAN RIVER, UPSTREAM (BLD)
at Muara Pahu, and visit the information center of RASI, which will
give some background information about the last Fresh Water Dolphins at
earth.Afterwards we will spot the fresh water dolphins around and move
into the Bolongan River to see the Exotic Dayak culture collide with
the Flora and Fauna here. Late Afternoon, continue upstream to Melak.
MELAK, EHENG, KERSIK LUWAY (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 Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream to
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
departure transfer to your next destination.