Upper Mahakam River
Fascinating Dayak Culture of the Mighty Mahakam River, streaming almost 1.000 km into the deep dark hinterland. Kalimantan as a part of Indonesia Borneo Island, has an ecologic wealth and cultural heritage, that survive in the deep hinterland. Our Soul Package is designed for those with a litle time to explore the deepest part of the Island. It will lead you to the remote part of the Island passing the amazing rapids, as the path into the untouched jungle.
Tour Package Duration 09 Days / 08 Nights
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN (D)
Upon arrival at Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan meeting service then transfer by car to check in Hotel, Late afternoon by canoe sailing the River into Balikpapan Bay, to spot Proboscis Monkeys, and birds, dinner at Local Restaurant.
Day 02: BALIKPAPAN, MELAK, EHENG (BLD)
After breakfast, free at own leisure till transfer time to the airport of Balikpapan for flight to Melak. On arrival at Melak, transfer to Hotel, for check in, and refreshing, by car passing the beautifull landscape of mountains and forest with villages to Dayak Tunjung Tribe Longhouse at Eheng, the longhouse is still an active cummintu base longhouse with about 30 families, of farmers, afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the highland forest with pitcher plants and wild orchid species, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen, Lunch and dinner en route at local restaurants, overnight at Hotel in Melak.
Day 03: MELAK, MAHAKAM RIVER, LONG BAGUN (BLD)
Early breakfast, to continue by car transfer for about 2 hours to the harbor of Tering from where we cruise the Mahakam River upstyream for about 5 to 6 hours by speedboat, while you can enjoy the scenery of villages and jungle on the way while the river narrows, Lunch en route at local restaurant, Upon arrival at Long Bagun village, check in at guesthouse, for dinner and overnight.
Day 04: LONG BAGUN, RAPIDS, TIONG OHANG (BLD)
After simple breakfast full day adventure trip by long boat an amazing adventure when we will pass the several rapids between the high lime stone rocks, standing strait in the sky, with beautifall waterfalls, and jngle scenery at the top. Meals provided enroute and overnight at long house in Tiong Ohang village.
Day 05: TIONG OHANG, LONG APARI (BLD)
After breakfast, short sightseeing in Tiong Ohang Village, afterwards cruise the river to Long Apari. On the way you can enjoy the flora & fauna at both side of the river. In this remote area you will may see the Dayak people with the long ears. Meals provided enroute overnight at local house.
Day 06: LONG APARI, Surrounding (BLD)
Early morning after breakfast, whole day trek to the dense jungle & hunting with the Dayaks, overnight at Local House.
Day 07: LONG APARI, LONG PAHANGAI (BLD)
Breakfast, cruising downstream Mahakam River by motor canoe / long boat to Long Pahangai, arrival in the afternoon, meals provided, evening free at leisure, overnight at local house.
Day 08: LONG PAHANGAI, MAHAKAM RIVER, MELAK (BLD)
After simple breakfast by Long boat downstream Mahakam River passing the rapids. On the way you will enjoy the scenery of fascinating rocks, mountains and prime forest along the river, at Long Bagun we will transit for a speedboat downstream to Tering Harbor to continue by car to Melak, lunch and dinner on the way at local restaurants, Overnight at Hotel in Melak.
Day 09: MELAK, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
In the morning breakfast at hotel, untill transfer time to Melak airport, for your flight to Balikpapan, where you can connect to your next destination ( late afternoon arrival ).