Dayak Culture Longhouse
Tanjung Isuy is a settlement of the Benuaq dayak at Jempang lake as the big lake at the understream of the Mahakam River. There is an original traditional longhouse in the village which welcomes visitors, and give possibilities for overnight at a standard Indonesian style of accommodation.
In Tanjung Isuy Dayak village, Woman can be seen weaving ulap doyo, the traditional free-fiber cloth typical of this area. Tourist Visitors can also see the guardian statues and the grave of a Benuaq king In this area, as the nearest Dayak village along the Mahakam River from Samarinda, we can see floating houses on Lake Jempang as a water buffer of the Mahakam River, a typical village is Jantur, which habitats are major from the South Kalimantan Banjarese tribe, which its original style, colorfull buildings, worth a visit on the way.
Upstream Tanjung Isuy there is a grand old longhouse in Mancong. Less Tourist visit the lamin ( Longhouses ) of Pentat and Lembunah, on the Ohong River. At the beautifull Ohong Creek which is a tunnul of low land forest Various species of birds, iguanas, and bekantan (Proboscis monkeys) can be found in the low-land forest trees along the river. .
Tanjung Isuy Travel InformationTour Destination :
Tanjung isuy & Mancong , Mahakam River, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Activity :
Cruise to spot low land rain forest and wildlife as proboscis monkeys, and lot of birds
Muara Muntai, Tanjung Isuy & Mancong, as Dayak Benuaq villages with Longhouses, settled along the Jempang Lake, surrounded with lowland rainforest and wild life.
Ohong Creek wildlife Jungle proboscis Monkeys and Birds
Fresh water Irrawaddy Dolphins at the Jempang Lake
Recommended visit time for the Mahakam River is 3 till 4 days.
Dayak Benuaq, Kutai and Banjar tribes
Flora & Fauna :
Low land Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife at the Mahakam River, Jempang and Semayan Lakes, and the Ohong Creek
Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, or Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities :
by public bus or chartered car from Balikpapan to Samarinda and by public ferry or chartered tourist houseboat cruising up the Mahakam River, or overland to Kota Bangun and by motorcanoe to Tanjung Isuy
Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan or Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Travel Distance to entry point :
400 Km from Balikpapan Airport, or 300 Km from Samarinda airport, East Kalimantan
Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 2 to 4 Days
Hotels & Accommodation :
guesthouses, local houses, homestay, or longhouse
Tour Grade :