Ombau Asa Waterfall Mahakam Riverr


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Ombau Asa Waterfall

Ombau Asa is near Melak Town as the last city along the Mahakam River before the adventure begins. Here souvernirs, and other stuff could be bought, as the connection place between the Hinterland and the Coastal City Samarinda.

Ombau Asa Waterfall Mahakam River Travel Information

Tour Destination :
Ombau Asa, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Dayak Culture and Jungle Trek
recommended visit time is 1 or 2 days
Dayak Tunjung and Dayak Bahau are the major tribes,Ombau Asa at West Kutai Regency.
The area along Ombau Asa is filled with Rubber plantations, and lowland rainforest a Traditional longhouse with 35 Dayak Tunjung families can be found at Eheng village about 15 km from Ombau Asa.
Black and other wild orchids at Kersik Luwai Reserve about 25 km from Ombau Asa Ombau Asa waterfall is along the way to Eheng.
Tering Lama is the place where Dayak Bahau and Hudoq ceremonies can be found, its about 20 km from Ombau Asa.
Melak and Tering villages are jump off points to the hinterland of the Mahakam river if public ferries can not cruise further up the Mahakam river.
Jungle Trek can be done between villages

Culture :
Dayak Bahau, and Dayak Tunjung

Flora & Fauna :
Lowland Rainforest & exotic tropical wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Transport Possibilities :
by Public Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda, cruise up Mahakam River by public ferry, or by chartered motorcanoe to Melak either Tering village, from here chartered cars have to be used to surround the area, no public transport is availeble here.Daily public buses go up to Melak and Barong Tongkok from Samarinda bus terminal.
Estimated travel time to reach Ombau Asa and is 1 to 2 days from entry point Balikpapan.

Tour Ending Point :

Tour Distance to entry point :
450 Km to from Balikpapan Airport

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 5 to 6 Days

Hotels & Accommodation :
Simple Hotels

Tour Grade :

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