Welcome!
Back to Index page To know us List of tours in Indonesia Check for departure dates See pictures of tours in Indonesia
                           
Tours in Sumatra

Back to Kalimantan main page

Tours in Java
Tours in Sulawesi
Tours in Irian (Papua)
Tours in Bali Island
Tours in Lombok Island
Tours in Flores
Tours in Komodo

     
   
MAIN INTEREST: Mighty Mahakam River, The Dayak Tribes, Black Orchid, Wildlife, River Safari, Jungle Trekking, Birdwatching and more....
ACCESS/ENTRY POINT:
BALIKPAPAN AIRPORT. Balikpapan is the largest city in East Kalimantan and has an international airport. The airport is accessible by daily flights from JAKARTA, BALI and other major cities in Indonesia, as well as international flights from SINGAPORE.
DURATION: 5 - 10 Days.
BEST SEASON: All Year Long.
GROUP SIZE: Min: 01 Person / Max: 15 Persons.
DEPENDENCIES: -

Our trips will take you to cruise the mighty Mahakam River and it's tributaries on a house boat, which meanders through thousands of kilometers through one of the worlds largest tropical rainforests, from its head water near the center of the island. This is the gate of one the greatest adventure in Indonesia.  

Here we will meet the Dayak Tribes, the indigenous people of Borneo Island. The twenty main Dayak tribes - once feared as headhunters have their homes in this river basin. We will observe their traditional way of life, longhouses, dances and also to meet the women with long earlobes and the men with beautifully elaborate tattoos.  

At some point will we use motorized canoes to explore the smaller rivers while watching the plants and animals feed and drink along these nourishing shores, wild orchids drip off trees, Bekantans (Proboscis monkeys), crocodiles, clouded leopards, crab eating macaques, giant butterflies and the legendary hornbill all live here.  

We will take a short trekking at a 5,000 acre Orchid Reservation close to the village of Kersik Luwai cultivates 27 different species of orchid including the very rare Cologenia Pandurata or black orchid.  

For the divers this province offers undoubtedly one of the undisputed diving highlights to experience in Indonesia: A majestic marine biodiversity and the thriving pristine reefs. Just east of this province, some seven islands are spread out in the tropical waters of the Celebes Sea exhibiting a wonderful profusion of corals, reef fishes and superior schools of pelagic fish, sometimes seen in the hundreds and even thousands. Many species of marine life found, notably in the brackish salt water lake of Kakaban, Sangalaki and Derawan Islands are endemic to that particular environment.  

The river cruise, wildlife and cultural trekking in the Mahakam River will be a perfect combination with the the beauties of this marine wildlife reserve at Maratua, Kakaban, Sangalaki and Derawan Islands.   Our trips start from Balikpapan, one of the major cities in East Borneo as this city served by regular flight services from Jakarta, Bali and Singapore.

Back to Top

5 DAYS MIGHTY MAHAKAM RIVER SAFARI Grade: Easy Start/End: Balikpapan Airport

DAY 01: AIRPORT ? LOA JANAN ? MAHAKAM RIVER

Arrive at Balikpapan Airport, drive to Loa Janan to board on the house boat and cruise tha Mahakam River. Meals and overnight on boat (L,D).

 

DAY 02: MUARA MUNTAI - TANJUNG ISUY - MANCONG - MELAK

Stop at Muara Muntai, a Dayak Tribes wooden village. Proceed on motorized canoe over Jempang Lake to Tanjung Isuy and to Mancong for grand long house and enjoy welcome dance by Dayak Banuaq tribe, Return to the house boat cruise up for Melak. Meals and overnight on boat (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: MELAK - TERING - EHENG - TREK - KERSIK LUWAY - MAHAKAM

Full day excursion by jeep for visiting Tering for dayak bahau long ears then return to Eheng the old communal long house at Eheng village. Trekking in the jungle to observe the huge trees, the return to KersikLuway for Black Orchid forest and back to the boat down river. Meals and overnight on boat (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04: TENGGARONG - LOA JANAN - BALIKPAPAN

Stop at Tenggarong to visit Museum and Royal cemetery. Proceed to Loa Janan and onto Balikpapan by car. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05: HOTEL - AIRPORT

Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your next destination (B).

Back to Top

 

7 DAYS MIGHTY MAHAKAM RIVER SAFARI Grade:Easy/Moderate Start/End: Balikpapan Airport

DAY 01: AIRPORT - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM RIVER

Arrive at Balikpapan Airport, drive to Loa Janan to board on the house boat and cruise tha Mahakam River. Meals and overnight on boat (L,D).

 

DAY 02: MUARA MUNTAI - MANCONG - TANJUNG ISUY

Stop at Muara Muntai, a Dayak Tribes wooden village. Continue on motorized canoe over Jempang lake and passing ohong river to Mancong for grand long house and enjoy welcome dance by Dayak Banuaq tribe. Return to Tanjung isuy. Dinner and overnight at the long house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: TANJUNG ISUY - MINTA - LONG IRAM

Breakfast at long house then observing ther way of the people life at the village then return to house boat and cruise up for Melak. Stop will be made at Minta village to visit the people making palm  sugar afterward up for melak. Meals and overnight on boat.

 

DAY 04: LONG IRAM  - RUKUN DAMAI

Return to the boat and continue the trip by boat on favourable water condition or by canoe for Rukun Damai. Arrive at Rukun Damai observing Dayak villages and cultural and afternoon trek available. Meals provided overnight at local house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05: RUKUN DAMAI - LONG HUBUNG - TENGGARONG

Breakfast at local house then down to Long Hubung for Hudoq dances (mask dances) by Dayak bahau tribes then down river for Tenggarong. Meals and overnight on boat.

 

DAY 06: TENGGARONG - LOAJANAN - BALIKPAPAN

Breakfast on your boat then visiting to the museum and royal cemetery at Tenggarong then down for loajanan and proceed to Balikpapan to your hotel. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D).

DAY 07: HOTEL - AIRPORT

Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your next destination (B).

Back to Top

 

10 DAYS MAHAKAM RIVER ADVENTURE Grade: Moderate Start/End: Balikpapan Airport

DAY 01: AIRPORT - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM RIVER

Arrive at Balikpapan Airport, drive to Loa Janan to board on the house boat and cruise tha Mahakam River. Meals and overnight on boat (L,D).

 

DAY 02: MUARA MUNTAI - MANCONG

Stop at Muara Muntai, a Dayak Tribes wooden village. Continue on motorized canoe over Jempang lake and passing ohong river to Mancong for grand long house and enjoy welcome dance by Dayak Banuaq tribe. Return to the house boat and cruise for long Iram. Lunch box, dinner and overnight on boat (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: LONG IRAM - RUKUN DAMAI

Arrive Long Iram in the morning. Proceed by motorized canie to Rukun Damai with stop at Datah Bilang for visiting the beautiful house carving and observe the way of the people life Dayak Kenyah which known well with their long ear and tattoos. Procceed up Mahakam river for Rukun Damai. Arrive in the late evening. Meals and overnight on boat on long house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04: RUKUN DAMAI - LONG BAGUN

Proceed to observe the life of Dayak kenyah and Punan at Rukun Damai and Long Merah and enjoy Dayak dances in the village. Return to the boat or long baot down river for Long Bagun. Meals and overnight on boat (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05: LONG BAGUN - CANOEING - TIONG OHANG

Proceed the trip on wooden canoe ro enjoy the rapids of Mahakam river on the way to Tiong Ohang. Overnight in tents (B,L,D).

DAY 06: TIONG OHANG TREK- LONG BAGUN

Continue by trekking half day through the jungle return to Long Bagun. Overnight in tents (B,L,D).  

DAY 07
: LONG BAGUN - LONG IRAM - MELAK
After breakfast proceed trekking down river for Long Iram to get public house boat and down river for Melak. Meals provided overnight on boat (B,L,D).  


DAY 08: MELAK - BENUNG - TREK - KERSIK LUWAY

Full day excursion by jeep for visiting the Dayak Bahau village. Trekking in the jungle to observe the huge trees, the return to Kersik Luway for Black Orchid forest and back to the boat down river. Meals and overnight on boat (B,L,D).


DAY 09: TENGGARONG - LOAJANAN - BALIKPAPAN - HOTEL

Breakfast on your boat then visiting to the museum and royal cemetery at Tenggarong then down for loajanan and proceed to Balikpapan to your hotel. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D).
 

DAY 10: HOTEL - AIRPORT

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your next destination (B).

Back to Top

 

 

BPW PT Persada Kusuma Wisata
Bumi Mutiara Block JC IV No. 13
Jakarta
INDONESIA - 16968
Phone: (+62 - 21) 827 1409
Fax: (+62 - 21) 827 1409
Email: office@indonesiatravelinfo.com
http://www.indonesiatravelinfo.com

 

2009 @ PT Persada Kusuma Wisata (Across Indonesia). All Right Reserved .............................................. Web Design by: Across Indonesia