Kota Bangun canoe cruise over the lakes

jump of point for canoe cruise over the Jempang and Semayang lakes

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Kota Bangun along the Mahakam River

Kota Bangun is a small city upstream Mahakam River, as a jump off point for a cruise trip over the big lakes of the Mahakam River. The Jempang and Semayan Lakes are wide water reservoirs of the Mahakam River. The lakes are the habitat of the fresh water dolphins, lots of birds, and a wealth of fish for the locals. Villages as Muara Muntai, and Jantur are fishermens villages, at the villages Macong and Tanjung Isuy one can find the Dayak culture and longhouse arts.

Kota Bangun Mahakam River Lakes Travel information

Tour Destination :
Kota Bangun, Jempang Lake, Semayang Lake, Muara Muntai, Tanjung Isuy, Mancong, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Kota Bangun is the transit place for short Mahakam Jungle and River tours, also the jump off point for other destinations as Kedang Kepala River, Tabang, Tanjung Isuy, and Mancong Dayak villages, The Semayang and Jempang lake, and the Fresh Water Dolphin spot can be reached easily from the Kota Bangun village.

Culture :
Dayak Benuaq, Banjarese and Kutai tribes

Flora & Fauna :
lowland Rainforest

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, or Samarinda East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Transport Possibilities :
Chartered private Tourist houseboat from Samarinda upstream the Mahakam River
Charter car or public bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda, continue by charter car or public bus to Kota Bangun, or either public ferry from Samarinda, estimated travel time is between the 6 hours up to a full day to Reach Kota Bangun.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan, or Samarinda East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :
250 Km from Balikpapan Airport, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 1 Day

Accommodation & Hotels :
Simple Hotels and guesthouses

Tour Grade :

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