2-3 Days Orangutan Tours at Berau Jungle
Berau as a region of East Kalimantan Indonesia province, has a natural heritage biodiversity at the main land of Borneo island in front of the coastal bounty Derawan archipelago with its Bajau tribe Derawan Island, Kakaban Jellyfish lake, Sangalaki island turtle beach and Maratua island bounty white palm beaches. Berau region un-explored jungle lands with mountain slopes and valleys filled with tranquil tropical rain forest is one of the largest untouched and diverse jungle of its kind in East Kalimantan.
The wild orangutan population at Berau, is the largest population of Orangutans at Borneo Island, and due of the tourism development of the Derawan Archipelago with its resorts at Maratua tropical bounty paradise island, Berau therefor has declared several regions as protected rain forest zones and wildlife jungle corridors to be conserved and developed for tourism activities.
Beside the tropical rain forest flora and fauna, the traditional culture of the native Borneo Dayak tribes, live in their authentic villages and longhouse settlements doing hunting, fishing, dry farming, collecting honey, gaharu (fragrant resin) and bird nests as their daily activities in the jungle. The main infrastructure channel into the Berau jungle area are the muddy fast stream rivers connecting the forest with the villages as the only access back road to the outside world.
The Berau Orangutan Jungle & Dayak Culture Tour Expeditions are a collection of Indonesian trips and dream destination journeys that reflect the adventure passion for travelers. We designed and created the Borneo trips for those tourist who are adventurous in body and spirit and ready to explore the off the beaten track, beyond the travel guide books written jungle trails. Those tourist will experience an exclusive unique culture and wildlife safari trip in the hidden exotic tropical flora and fauna of Borneo ‘s rain forest.
BERAU ORANGUTAN & DAYAK CULTURETour Duration 02 Days / 01 Nights
Day 01: BERAU, MERASA (D)
Upon arrival at Berau airport, meet your tour guide at the arrival hall, short briefing, before transfer by car/minibus for about 2 hours to Merasa Dayak village at the Lesan River, possibility for sightseeing in village to explore traditional local culture, evening free at own leisure, dinner at local restaurant, overnight at Guesthouse Merasa.
Day 02: MERASA ORANGUTAN JUNGLE TREK, BENUA BARU DAYAK VILLAGE, BERAU (BL)
Simple Breakfast at your local guesthouse in Merasa, before we head up by kayak upstream the Lesan River, for about 2 hours, you will enjoy the scenery of the river banks filled with tranquil greenery of lowland and towering dipterocarps trees which mark as the start of getting into the dark Borneo Jungle, during the motor canoe cruise you might spot various wildlife as otters, monkeys and birds species. Visit Pulau Bawan as the Orangutan Island in the Lesan River, afterwards a short jungle trek, upon the field condition, possibility to the waterfall, old Dayak grave and limestone cave. Late morning return by canoe to Merasa village to continue by car for about 1 hour to Benuaq Baru Dayak Kayan village, The Dayak Longhouse Culture and arts of Benua Baru settlement are of extra ordinary vibrant designs, characteristic flowing geometrical portraying jungle wildlife scenes wooden statutes. Long Ear and Tattoo Dayak Woman are the last memorable Dayak Culture signs, in the rapidly changing Kalimantan development. Continue by car drive to Berau, Lunch en route at local restaurant, transfer to airport, hotel or harbor where you can continue your journey to your next holiday destination ( 2pm )
BERAU JUNGLE ORANGUTAN & DAYAK CULTURETour Duration 03 Days / 02 Nights
Day 01: BERAU ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival at Berau airport, meeting service, transfer by car/minibus to hotel, upon flight schedule possibility for sightseeing in town, to explore the live of the locals, dinner at local resataurant, overnight at hotel in Berau
Day 02: BERAU, BENUA BARU DAYAK VILLAGE, MERASA ORANGUTAN JUNGLE TREK, BERAU (BLD)
Breakfast at Hotel, transfer for about one hour by car to Benua Baru Dayak Kayan village, you are welcomed by a Dayak ceremony, and will explore the Dayak arts of Benua Baru are extra ordinary and vibrant designs, statutes and the characteristic flowing geometrical used in portraying scenes of jungle life comes from Chinese and Vietnamese Dong Son influences. Woman with the Long Ears and tattoo can be found here as one of the last memorable Dayak Culture signs, in the rapidly changing Kalimantan development, continue by car for about one hour to Merasa village along the Lesan river, to catch a motor-canoe upstream for about 2 hours, you will enjoy the scenery of the river banks filled with tranquil greenery of lowland and towering dipterocarps trees which remark as the start of getting into the dark Borneo Jungle, during the cruise you might spot various wildlife from otters, monkeys to birds species. Visit Pulau Bawan as the Orangutan Island in the Lesan River, afterwards a short jungle trek, upon the field condition, possibility to the waterfall, old Dayak grave and limestone cave. Late afternoon return by canoe to Merasa village to continue by car for about two hours to Berau hotel, lunch and dinner en route at local restaurants, overnight at hotel in Berau
Day 03: BERAU (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free at own leisure till transfer time to airport or harbour in Berau where you can continue your journey to your next destination.