Lidung Payau Apokayan

isolated highlands of Borneo

Apokayan Dayak Kenyah & Kayan Culture

Lidung Payau Dayak Kenyah Village at the Apokayan Region in North Kalimantan Province of Indonesia island Borneo, is the land of the Dayak Tribes and virgin cloud Rainforest. The Apokayan Area is isolated and access to this area is very limited as only by unregular flights, or trekking from the Kayan River either the Mahakam River is the case for the adventurous travelers who will bring a visit to the Apokayan. The Apokayan Dayak arts are extra ordinary and vibrant designs, the characteristic flowing geometrical used in portraying scenes of jungle life comes from Chinese and Vietnamese Dong Son influences.

Lidung Payau Apokayan Travel Information

Tour Destination :
Lidung Payau, Apokayan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Dayak Kenyah and Dayak Kayan and Dayak Punan Culture with Jungle Trek
Jungle Trek can be done in the whole Apokayan area, recommended visit time is 4 or 5 days
Dayak Kayan, and Dayak Kenyah Culture are still intact,Rainforest and traditional farming can be found around almost each village the area of Apokayan
Jungle Trek can be done between villages

Culture :
Dayak Kayan, Punan, and Dayak Kenyah

Flora & Fauna :
Tropical cloud Rainforest and Wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan and Samarinda East Kalimantan, or Tarakan North Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Transport Possibilities :
by chartered car or Public Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda airport, continue by flight ( booking has to be done one month in advance ) to Long Apung.
By speedboat from Tarakan to Malinau, continue by flight ( booking has to be done one month in advance )to Long Apung.
To Reach Apokayan Overland, from Samarinda, cruise up Mahakam River by public ferry or chartered houseboat till Long Bagun, from here chartered long boats have to be used to get to the Boh River, and cruise up as far as possible, another 3 to 4 days trekking through tropical rainforest and mountains to Sungai Barang, from where you can navigate by chartered motor canoes or hikking to villages in the Apokayan area, estimated travel time to reach Apokayan overland is 8 to 10 days from entry point Balikpapan.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan East Kalimantan, or Tarakan North Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :
1200 Km from Balikpapan Airport, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 5 to 6 Days, and 14-18 days for trekking overland

Accommodation & Hotels :
local Houses

Tour Grade :
Moderate to Challenging

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